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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#11 of 1,127 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (West Street)
+1 919-831-2811
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Durham
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Saturday evening around 9:30 PM. Love that the menu is printed daily to ensure availability and freshness. They even had a live band playing a variety of Top 40 and Country selections. At this time of evening, we did not have a wait. Walked right in an was seated. While the service was average, they seafood was very good,... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another visit to 42nd street for a dozen oysters and a couple drinks. Fortunately the Oysters were very tasty but unfortunately the service was horrific. Our waiter needed basic manners not to mention some much needed customer service training and time management. I hate giving a negative review to such a wonderful place. I still tipped well, as I know... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Being by myself I hit the oyster bar. Steamed, solid and fresh. Side of slaw and I was all set. Good hush puppies.

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Thank cdaddy2015
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good place for family, friends or groups to have some good seafood and has a great atmosphere.

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Thank kinkung2017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This place is the best sea food place in Raleigh NC. Fresh sea foods and good cook ( cook on the embers, cook in a double boiler, cook in a liquid etc) There is live music on Friday and Saturday night.

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Thank Afmutlu
Charlottesville, Virginia
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83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been a bit spoiled lately having been in NOLA the week before eating amazing seafood food and oysters there. I found the quality of oysters here poor in comparison. I just got a single dish to go before my flight: Rockefeller Oysters. Surprisingly I could not discern any ingredient apart from Parmesan cheese, spinach and the oysters themselves. The... More 

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Thank Michal F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best seafood genre places in Raleigh. Been eating here since the 1980's. Was disappointed they closed several years ago for lunch, but dinner still open. Also located inside RDU airport.

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Thank Chickenman2016
Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Raleigh on business and was surprised to find a fairly genuine oyster bar in hush puppy land. Happy Hour special on oysters means how many can you eat. Good food, reasonable prices, and good atmosphere. It did get a little noisy...not NY loud, but noisy nonetheless. If you're into moving feasts, stop here for a dozen oysters on your... More 

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Thank Howard L
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travel to North Carolina on business several times a year, and had my client refer us to 42nd Street Oyster Bar for dinner before flying back out the next morning. I did not have high expectations for quality oysters and seafood in land-locked central North Carolina,but was presently surprised by both the atmosphere and quality of the food that... More 

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Conroe, Texas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at the downtown location a few days go, great fried oysters and hushpuppies. So great, am getting some fried calamari at the airport on my way back to Houston!!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    (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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?