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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
good food simple atmosphere

We have never been disappointed here. A hardy fresh meal in a clean comfortable location. They specialize in seafood.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Pam S
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New Bern
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New Bern
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have never been disappointed here. A hardy fresh meal in a clean comfortable location. They specialize in seafood.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

I went on a Sunny, warm fall day and sat outside with my boyfriend. I ordered a water to start. When we ordered our food, I asked for a sweet tea. I didn't get it until I asked our server 2 additional times and our food had been served. The burger I ordered medium well was overcooked. Not just well... More 

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Morehead City, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Everything was amazing here. I am ready to go back. The platter I had was fresh and cooked perfect. The service was great. Small place good atmosphere.

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Raleigh, NC
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

MJ's is a casual streetside restaurant serving steamd shrimp,crawfish,clams, and oysters in season. Their special house salad with strawberry vinegrette is great also. Pick your own live lobster on Thursday! Get there early before they're gone. Hush puppies, the works, love this place!

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My wife and I went here for lunch with our 9 year old. I ordered the lobster mac and cheese (flavorless and lacking in lobster.) My wife got the signature crab cake sandwhich ( it would have been good if the bun was not so large and the cake so small.) The bun over powered the flavor. The service was... More 

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New Carrollton, Maryland
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65 reviews 65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stopped by for a bite to eat while visiting family in New Bern. It was a Saturday night so we called ahead and were able to get a table for 4 plus a high chair for 6:45. It was not very crowded at first but picked up as the night progressed. All four of us had some variation of oysters,... More 

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West Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a busy place. I have to say it's Good but not exceptional. I can't quite understand the crowd because I didn't eat and leave with a thought of desiring to eat there again. Again..it was good. Not great!

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Raleigh
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Cold, rainy afternoon and MJ's looked warm & inviting (and didn't have the word "rat" in it's name. For some people "rat" may be enticing... I digress...). The service was good and the food well prepared. We got there a little before dinner time, so the place was somewhat empty. But were reassured as the evening went on when MJ's... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It's just a great place to go simply put. Locals and vistors alike. Laid back, good food and drink in a fun atmosphere with a great and knowledgable staff. If you like oysters this is the place to go.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Was there on a Tuesday night and they had great specials on shell fish. I had one of the best crab cakes I've had since leaving my home state of Maryland-terrific! Highly recommend MJ's

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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
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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