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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 #9 of 140 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We (my wife & I) had an enjoyable dinner here last week. The crab cakes were excellent, the beer (Beer Army IPA) perfectly chilled and fresh, and the service perfect. If we lived closer, it would be a restaurant we'd eat at regularly.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Service was outstanding but the food was just okay. We were a group of 9 and only 3 were really impressed with the food. Would give it a second chance of redemption because of the service.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were in New Bern for the night and needed a place to grab a quick bite and a good beer. We were dressed very casually and didn't want a full meal at a fancy place. It was a Saturday night and the place was hoppin' but there was no wait. We were seated immediately toward the front of the... More

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West Milford, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lunch options in historic down town New Bern are varied and plentiful, but not on Mondays. We found this little gem after two places we had actually been looking for were closed. We shared three delicious, reasonably priced appetizers -- mini crave cakes, crab stuffed mushrooms, and oysters Rockefeller. All three were truly outstanding. Excellent draft beer and house wine... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I were on a little week-end getaway and decided that MJ'S would be our dinner choice one of the nights. We knew we made the right choice the moment our server came to the table! If she was an example of the way they are expected to treat customers than this place will be around for quite... More

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

On our way through the area, we checked tripadvisor for a good place for steamed oysters. We found MJ's and were not disappointed. Steamed oysters were done perfectly, we also tried their wings, fried mac and cheese and crab dip on special. We met Brittany, mentioned in several other reviews and received great service. She also recommended the key lime... More

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