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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
252-635-6890
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Ranked #8 of 140 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Greenwood, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We ate a MJ's twice while on vacation in New Bern. Both times all 4 of us were very satisfied with our meals. The first night we tried the hot crab dig & the mini crab cakes for appetizers - both were excellent with an abundance of crab. I had the shrimp & fry basket (listed as an appetizer, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Me and my husband went there today. I had an very yummy lobster Mac with hush puppies. And he had craw fish, shrimp, and oysters. It was all very good. And cute water and tea pitchers too.

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Winterville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Coming from New England where fresh seafood was pretty readily available, we thought living in eastern North Carolina, closer to the coast, that fresh seafood would pretty available, especially in restaurants. Not so in Greenville, NC so we have been looking for a place to go. Since we enjoy how quaint New Bern is, we like to visit so checking... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I ordered a turkey burger but received a veggie burger. I was hungry and ate it anyway. I did enjoy the Fish Eye white pino wine. Wine goes $6-$8 glass with many of the wines available for bottle purchase under $20 overall not a bad place. We walked by hungry. Fingers crossed my next order isn't confused.

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had several meals at MJ's, some better than others. But my husband really enjoyed all of the seafood he had: raw oysters, steamed shrimp and clams. My crab cake sandwich was not as enjoyable, but the Mac Daddies were pretty tasty. They are basically deep fried mac and cheese bites. The wings were average. But the service was excellent... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

First time in North Carolina and glad we stopped here for lunch, Great service and friendly casual atmosphere.. Our server was so much fun we had a great time.. First time trying shrimp and grits and have to say it was pretty darn good!!!! Everything was prepared just right and fresh. If were ever in New Bern again this will... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Good food on a great main street, downtown location. Nothing fancy, but it does meet all the requirements to be a great date-night locale. Crowded the night we went, but we did get a seat ant the bar and just decided to eat there. Good beer selections. Had the shrimp and grits. Not bad at all, but not nearly as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Our server Sarah was so helpful, friendly & fun. I had the Manhattan clam chowder and a spinach salad, both were delicious. Big chucks of bacon on the salad and the house vinagrette was tasty. Local IPA Sarah recommended was yummy. My son had the Mac Daddy's (fried mac 'n cheese) which were sooo good. I would highly recommend this... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Came in for lunch to a warm greeting from Bethany. She told me all about the specials and the menu. I chose the fish tacos which were so fresh and delicious along with fresh fruit. They have everything under the sun seafood as well as meat and burgers. I WILL BE BACK!

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Goodlettsville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I traveled to New Bern for a few days for a personal get away. I stopped by MJ's on my first day for a quick bite. The service was wonderful, and the crab cakes were one of the best I have ever had. I will be returning to New Bern and definitely MJ's!!

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