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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 #5 of 145 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
New Carrollton, Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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New Bern, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

My friend and I decided to go for a burger for lunch and she suggested MJ's. Wow, their burgers are hot, fries done to perfection and our waiter was attentive and friendly. We'll go there for our burgers from now on!

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Lavonia, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went on a Saturday night and although they weren't really busy, we had to wait 45min for a table...but we did have a party of 10 and it was a REALLY small place. Our food came very quickly but it was all just OK. Nothing stood out for any of us and we all got different dishes. The raw oysters... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Good service and a fun atmosphere. Po boy sandwich was great with the Jamaican tartar sauce. Good local beer selection as well

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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97 reviews 97 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Thursday means $1 off BEER! Pan seared Scallops were many & cooked just right with a salad made a perfect lunch. My two partners each had the soup and licked their bowls. Always have a good meal here and will come back for dinner soon.

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North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stopped here for lunch. My husband ordered raw oysters. He said they were some of the best he has ever had. He had soup and salad. There were shells in the soup which wasn't good. I had fish tacos with cole slaw. Both were excellent. We would go back but not order the crab soup.

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Additional Information about MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

Address: 216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
Phone Number: 252-635-6890
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
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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