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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

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216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
252-635-6890
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 143
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  • 135
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  • 53
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  • 8
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great crab cakes

Overall, a good choice. Enjoyable atmosphere, good service, good beer selection on and off tap and a crab cake and sweet potato fries dinner that was much enjoyed. The house salad and the stone crab claw appetizer were pretty mediocre. Would definitely return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eugene G
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Holland Patent, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They just have the best fresh oysters! I stop when ever I'm here from NY. The fish tacos are really good and the beer is ice cold.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, a good choice. Enjoyable atmosphere, good service, good beer selection on and off tap and a crab cake and sweet potato fries dinner that was much enjoyed. The house salad and the stone crab claw appetizer were pretty mediocre. Would definitely return.

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Thank Eugene G
Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my third visit. The first two times I had the Carolina gumbo. Spicy, spicy, - fresh veg in a clear broth. YUM. MJ's decor is fast casual, arty chic with walls full of local art for sale and a very clever logo of a filleted fish beneath the initials MJ - The J is a fish hook. My... More 

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Thank harpnbard
New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A causal spot to eat for lunch and dinner with excellent food choices. Good prices and good daily specials! Strawberry salad and crabby patties are my favorite. I'm originally from Maryland and it's sometimes hard finding places in the south that serve good crab dip...this place has it though!

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Thank ashleyjackson9
Hamilton, Bermuda
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal of crab clusters, oysters, clams and stone crab claws. Every dish was fresh and the servers were on the ball with drinks.

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Thank Kerry D
New Bern, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Springtime dining outside is a treat. It feels very European with tiny cafe tables set up in front on the sidewalk. The spinach salad with grilled shrimp and strawberries is very good.

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Thank Virginia G
New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fresh seafood, chowder, salads, fish/shrimp taco wrap my favorites. My husband likes the fried shrimp. Good variety of choices on menu, eat here often, never disappointed.

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Thank Locals2016
New Bern, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is wonderful as is the food. Fresh oysters and good service. This is a fun, quaint restaurant in beautiful downtown New Bern, NC

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Thank Diana C
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

First visit was a couple of months ago when a friend and I enjoyed some of their garlic steamed mussels and a glass of wine. Went back today with some family. One got the shrimp and fries bucket, one got the calimari, and I got the fried clams. All were delish! The shrimp bucket was easily enough for two people.... More 

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Thank gocoastl
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Decided to go here based on reviews and was disappointed in service and food, there are about 12 tables and at least 4 wait staff however it took a while before we were waited on. We ordered crab dip appetizer and it was very good, however before we even got half way through the salads came out and before we... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 252-635-6890

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?