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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 - 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: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
a nice little place

I was a solo diner on this expedition. and ordered the crab cake sandwich. It was bit on the thin side but for the price was good. Enjoyed sitting out side and people watching. I will be back. i was surprised that in the city that invented pepsi they only served coca cola

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
DavidZ267
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Small venue with a couple of outside seats. Don't let that fool you because this is a gem! Craft beer selection, very reasonably priced and no skimpy portions! Great for small children, families or drinks and a night out.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was a solo diner on this expedition. and ordered the crab cake sandwich. It was bit on the thin side but for the price was good. Enjoyed sitting out side and people watching. I will be back. i was surprised that in the city that invented pepsi they only served coca cola

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New Bern, North Carolina
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We used to go to MJ's on a regular basis. Then the food and service seemed to lose it's luster. Several times in the recent past we have slow service & incorrect orders -- when it wasn't busy -- and food that just wasn't up to par. Too bad, because this used to be one of our

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New Bern, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

MJ's is a relatively small restaurant where you feel comfortable immediately. The staff is friendly and welcoming. You can have dinner at the bar, a booth or a table for two. Food is always tasty and service attentive. Going back again soon.

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NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

we go there often for steamed shellfish - oysters, clams, mussels, crab legs, shrimp, crab cakes, salads and beer and wine. Love this place

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Newport, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Came to New Bern to see a show this past Sunday and wanted to find a nice spot for good food. Our usual spots are closed on Sunday so I reached out for advice. From Facebook recommendations of friends that know the area, we chose MJ's. The wait staff was very helpful and friendly and the food was delicious. Six... More 

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Greensboro
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant was a nice find, small with a very welcoming atmosphere. I had the blackened tuna, it was prepared perfectly with nice side dishes. I would suggest they offer some bread. The prices were reasonable and service was very good. Try it out!

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Old Fort, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Shrimp po-boy was tasty; not as large a portion as one might find in New Orleans, but enough, and very good. Sweet potato fries were the best I've ever tasted.

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North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

While staying at the Doubletree we walked to MJ's for dinner. My hubby got crab cakes, blacken salmon and shrimp and grits. I ordered spinach dip and chicken quesadilla. We had no complaints about our meal. Everything was fresh and hot. The wait staff and hostess were awesome.

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Halifax, NS
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

I cannot stop raving about this place. From the service to the food everything was perfect. I had the asian salad with ahi tuna. It was cooked to perfection and the taste was amazing. I would go back to New Bern just to eat here again! AMAZING!!

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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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