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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-635-6890
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (83 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
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Reviewed yesterday

Best place for seafood in New Bern, great crab dip, crab cakes, and steamed shrimp. A great place for dinner. The strawberry salad is also great.

Thank cdsmithcpa
Reviewed yesterday

Oh, did I mention CRISPY? Light, perfectly fried bite size nuggets of pure deliciousness nestled in a soft on the inside, flaky/crunchy on the outside real New Orleans bread roll. Little dish of coleslaw for your choice and a side of Sweet potato fries made...More

Thank Kathryn S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by MJ’s thanks to a recommendation from hotel staff. It didn’t disappoint. We were welcomed with a smile and seated promptly. They have good selection of craft beers. There were new items on the menu. To start we enjoyed their new sweet chili...More

Thank Demaris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

MJ’s is one of our favorites. They have excellent fried seafood, Poboys and crab cakes. The strawberry salad is excellent, too. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Thank KarenMGardenGrove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch as it was ranked 5 on our Newbern list. The wait staff was on point. I wish I could say the same thing about the kitchen and prep. Their oyster shucker butchered the raw oysters. What a...More

Thank guystalter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first time visit and we expected something nice considering it was ranked #5. Boy where we disappointed. My husband ordered a half dozen oysters as an appetizer. Three of the oysters were butchered and covered with little pieces of shells. They were...More

Thank kstalter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

MJ's has been around NB longer than I have, but so have a lot of things I don't care to eat. Don't get me wrong, it's a nice clean restaurant with friendly enough service. Bottom-line, there are better choices nearby with better prices. The menu...More

Thank A&J R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is where the locals eat fried seafood. The best deals on the menu are any of the seafood baskets. MJ's also has a nice selection of craft beer.

Thank 779lyndas
Reviewed 13 January 2018

On a whim, I took a good friend to dinner at MJ's on Thursday evening. A small establishment, I noted it was clean, played music from my era (70s-80s) and that my companion and I were quickly and courteously acknowledged and seated., Joe was our...More

Thank MumsieDawgma
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We had the soft shell crab sandwich and a lobster roll, along with sweet potato fries and a caesar salad. All were great. The Oysters Rockefeller appetizer seemed like a small serving (4 large and one small oyster), but it was delicious - everybody around...More

Thank ColoradoPlains
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Response from ChristineSaxton | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-635-6890
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