We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
+1 919-831-2811
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (284 reviews)
“hush puppies” (86 reviews)
“cioppino” (18 reviews)
Closed Now
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (888)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 881 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My first time here but apparently I've been missing something because we arrived abut 5:45 and by 6:15 it was crowded. I ordered a cup of the New England Clam Chowder, it was very thick, not the best I've had but definitely not the worst....More

Thank Godis J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised on a stopover in Raleigh Durham International Airport that there was an Oyster Bar -- but there it was, and since I had a long layover, decided to get some dinner. All we had was the Oysters Rockefeller -- usually I prefer...More

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Uber driver recommended it and it was one of best airport meals I have had. Had bacon wrapped scallops salad. Delicious. Can’t wait to eat here again.

Thank Art B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in town for business and stopped for dinner on a Monday evening. Luckily they weren't busy and I sat at the oyster bar. Was quickly greeted and brought a menu by the server. The waiter was very friendly and took my drink order and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A must do, I have been there several times and food is always fantastic. But most of all the customer service outstanding

1  Thank jeromet240
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times in the last six months and it is consistently very good on food and service! Seafood is very fresh and service is excellent. Highly recommend but reservations are needed.

Thank Leasa G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No seafood for me and that’s OK. They have great steaks and great drinks. Who needs oysters? My wife loves the Martinis.

Thank dabish0p
Reviewed 15 March 2018

I am moving to Idaho and don't know when I will get another chance to eat oysters. It was either 42nd Street or another favorite in Williamston, NC - Sunnyside. My friend took me to 42nd Street for a peck and a pound and I'm...More

Thank Veritas1955
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We met friends here for dinner. The food offerings were numerous and each dish for the four of us was terrific. The building is an older open structure, so expect noise, but the atmosphere offered all kinds of history. Enjoy all the choices-tuna, shrimp, oysters,...More

Thank NCJim397
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Consistently delicious fresh seafood and steaks. Business casual atmosphere and excellent service! Parking is generally plentiful thanks to the overflow lot across the street.

Thank Lisa S
Nearby HotelsSee all 88 hotels in Raleigh
Holiday Inn Raleigh Downtown
466 reviews
.30 km away
Days Inn Raleigh Downtown
580 reviews
.38 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown
788 reviews
.51 km away
Sheraton Raleigh Hotel
146 reviews
1.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Second Empire Restaurant
446 reviews
.27 km away
Taverna Agora
301 reviews
.29 km away
Clouds Brewing
117 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby Attractions
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
1,941 reviews
.60 km away
Joel Lane Museum House
22 reviews
.61 km away
CAM Raleigh
38 reviews
.66 km away
Legislative Building
17 reviews
.66 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Daniel C
7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from jennmaybe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it sure is.
Roger P
28 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from coastal4me | Reviewed this property |
I would think they will be open!
Improve this listing

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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing