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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

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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
Great Seafood

Peel and eat Shrimp are excellent. Had them at both meals. The flounder sandwich was also very good. Chris the Bartender was very funny. Good Service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Theresa I
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Wendell, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Havelock, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I always see people sitting outside this place with their dogs in tow so my husband and I decided to try it for lunch one day (sans pooch). We were seated quickly by a friendly waitress. The menu was large but not overwhelmingly so. We were informed the seafood was fresh and caught that morning. I had catfish and fries... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We went here on our anniversary to sample local seafood. Our server, Morgan, was exceptional. The service was as good as you would expect in a 5 star restaurant. And the food was great. Best shrimp and grits I have had. And the steamed sampler was great as well.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Enjoyed lunch. Service was great our waitress was very attentive. Menu was diverse.and would satisfy almost everyone's taste. Fried clams were cooked evenly. Pretzel w/ crab dipo and cheese was filling

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virginia
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251 reviews 251 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just a little local stop on Middle Street but an extensive menu. Wife had shrimp salad sandwich, full of shrimp, good bread. I had flounder sandwich, fresh and overlapped the bun. Coleslaw nice and crunchy, hushpuppies tasty too. The place was hopping mid day on an Monday. Great value, friendly attentive staff.

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

MJ's is small but does have outdoor dining, weather permitting. The food is excellent, local craft brews, wines and fresh seafood. Our server, Alex, really made the evening with her outstanding attention and willingness to chat about growing up in New Bern. Another must in New Bern dining.

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Wendell, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Peel and eat Shrimp are excellent. Had them at both meals. The flounder sandwich was also very good. Chris the Bartender was very funny. Good Service.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good place to stop and have a wonderful meal whether you dine for lunch or for dinner. A casual setting offering a varied menu.

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Gainesville, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We tried this on our last trip and while the food was ok, it was over priced for what we got. The location was very nice and set high expectations, but the food other than the crab cake appetizer let us down.

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Durham, North Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great raw oysters and clams, very good crab cakes, overall excellent quality in a casual setting that is a better value than many nearby restaurants. The only reason I didn't give an "excellent" rating is that service was not particularly attentive and the waitress seemed very hurried when she did come by. I would definitely return for the food and... More 

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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200 reviews 200 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Best Crab Cakes south of Maryland. Let me rephrase that, I think they are better than any I had in Maryland. The service is good. The menu is fairly broad. Keep in mind it is a seafood restaurant. Over our stay (and on a prior visit) I have eaten here 3 times. My only disappointment was Oysters Rockefeller, and although... 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
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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