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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 #7 of 140 restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Asheville, NC
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173 reviews 173 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

MJ's is right in the middle of New Bern on, uh, Middle Street. If you come here expecting a nice, quiet dining experience, you'll be turned off, but if all you want is some reasonably priced fried seafood and maybe some raw oysters or steamed clams, and don't mind the noise, it could be just up your alley. We walked... More

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mt gretna pa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Stopped in downtown for lunch. A local gave us three or four choices with MJ's at the top. Greeted professionally, seated and immediately approached by a pleasant waitress. Drinks real quick. Waitress made some suggestions and didn't seem disappointed that our order was on the light side. Nice soup, fresh crispy fries and wonderfully cooked tuna in the wrap. We... More

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The Villages, Florida, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were happy we chose this place for seafood. Crab cakes & catfish was great. Our server, Brittany, was so friendly. She highly recommended we try the Key Lime Pie. It was awesome! I would return to this place on our next visit to New Bern.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We loved this restaurant we have never been to New Bern but walked by and to our amazement it was very good the MJ'S strawberry salad is sooo good please though use fresh chicken that was not good over cooked and I could tell it was left over your killing a good thing but my husband got the stripped clams... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My Oyster Poor boy was great for sure.. but the star of the place was the Fries... not sure what the difference was, but they were an 11 on a scale of 10. Calamari was excellent as well.. cozy and busy, but enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great time at MJ's. The crabcakes are comparable to those of that at Baltimore's Harbor. They have a great selection of liquors and the atmosphere is fantastic. Their crawfish and fried flounder are so good and their seafood is better tasting and a better value than the seafood restaurants on the Atlantic. Customer service was great. Shout... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant we intended to go to was closed in the middle of the afternoon. A woman on the street said she just had a great meal at MJ's. We went there and had a wonderful meal. My husband had the best crab cakes outside of Maryland. I never had better shrimp. The couscous was a great change.

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Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the raw bar and ate here twice during our recent stay. We look forward to eating here next time.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

All of the food was great & the service was quick & competent. Our meals were all varied and tasty. The prices are good for a TOURIST attraction. Were there twice in one week and was happy both times with different folks to please.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We love the crab cakes here but it's very loud and crowded and we had poor service this time. My husband ordered a beer twice and finally got it as we were finished eating. There was also a very loud table of men behind us that continued to use profanity and we had my 4 year old niece with us.... More

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