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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
+1 919-831-2811
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (297 reviews)
“hush puppies” (89 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couples night out, great atmosphere, excellent food and drinks. This is one of the original hot spots in Raleigh and still great.

Thank toolman-NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we've lived in the general area for many years, somehow we never made it to this restaurant until relatively recently. Perhaps it's because we don't often travel to the Glenwood South district. We finally stopped in for dinner on a Sunday night before seeing...More

Thank TarHeel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner there and my spouse enjoyed the oysters and we both loved the blackened bacon wrapped scallops too for an appetizer. We both had the blackened mahi-mahi, which was dynamite, and I even ordered mine extra blackened too, which came out perfectly too. The...More

Thank R84W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For this restaurant to have a 4+ rating is ridiculous. I love Tar Heelers, but please! There's one huge dining room and a large bar area with high tops and stools that transitions from a drinks to a raw bar. Booths surround the dining room...More

Thank hankbauer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the atmosphere, food, and staff. We also love that they take reservations! We celebrated our son’s birthday & they gave him a choice of dessert. The peanut butter pie was AMAZING!

Thank 4Jarretts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

42nd Street Oyster Bar was a great treat. They'll give you more than your money worth. They have a variety of choices to choose from and I had surf/turf. Myers steak was cooked as ordered and a large serving of xlarge shrimps and salad. Great...More

Thank James T
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

In Raleigh for the first time visiting our son up from Ft. Bragg. Heard about this place and got a last minute 8:45 reservation on Friday night. The place was very busy and has a great atmosphere. Barely sat down and a warm basket of...More

Thank Don G
Reviewed 3 October 2018

We had a group of 12 early on a Friday night. We wanted to sit in the Lounge and couldn't get reservations so the first of us had to be there when it opened at 4:30. Very helpful staff to rearrange high top tables to...More

Thank Levon M
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a review for their RDU Airport location! For years, while living in NC and when visiting NC, I have thoroughly enjoyed their downtown Raleigh location! Today, I was absolutely shocked by the amount, or lack of, lump crabmeat on the entree: Crab Mac...More

Thank unctompr
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Great post football game meal. Hushpuppies hot from the kitchen gratis are a nice welcome. Oysters on half shell, bacon wrapped scallops and fried green tomatoes were all excellent. It is nice to have a side and salad included with entrees. We had 6 different...More

Thank mikemag1
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Daniel C
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Response from jennmaybe | Reviewed this property |
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I would think they will be open!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
    (West Street)
  • Public Transportation: RLine stop one block away
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-831-2811
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