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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Great place to eat

For a little place the food and service was excellent. You can not have a bad meal there. The owner is around all the time and makes sure everyone is on point. Everything is freshly made to order.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For a little place the food and service was excellent. You can not have a bad meal there. The owner is around all the time and makes sure everyone is on point. Everything is freshly made to order.

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Raleigh, NC
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is small, but the menu is big. The service is excellent and the staff is friendly. The menu offers both land and sea options. We had the hot crab appetizer with chips and bread for dipping. It was hot and packed a nice flavor. My wife had snow crab legs, which were sweet, meaty and tasty. I decided... More 

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Easton, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Went for first time from Pa. had late lunch Fri with server Dimitri.His 2nd day/ he was awesome!!! Loved food sooo much went back Sat nite for fried shrimp & raw clams. Sat at bar with daughter, had drinks and dinner(crab cakes!) Another great experience thanks to Chris our server-bar tender. Keep up the fantastic work, see you soon!

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Palm Desert, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a tiny place with a tiny bar. That is packed at lunch. In old downtown New Bern, NC, MJ's beckons the crab cake lover to enjoy the very best. It was crowded but we found a place on the high tables at the bar. Ordered the crab cake sandwich and experienced a taste explosion on the palate. Wow!... More 

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North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I'm a shellfish (and fish fish) lover - raw, steamed, fried, gumboed, stewed....you get my drift. If you want some great basic mussels, oysters, shrimp, etc, great beer, cocktails, and even decent wine, do grab a seat at MJ's!! Slurp slurp :-)

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Iberia, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food was great and everyone was friendly. Several items were on special with lots of fresh seafood. Interesting setting and obviously popular with the locals. Very enjoyable evening

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High Point
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I went here with my family at lunch time. We waited over an hour for our food and only got it after complaint. The food itself was disappointing at best. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Rochester, New York
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

They seated our family of 10 quickly (we were having a late lunch so that helped) and our server, Morgan, was excellent! Food was good, prices reasonable, and we didn't feel rushed even with our large group that included children. Would certainly return in the future!

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Columbus OH
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I looked forward to this restaurant based on reviews and was disappointed. I ordered the Shrimp and Grits which I love, and they were only ok. Not bad but not worth the calories. Grits were dry and bland, there were 3 medium shrimp on top that were also dry and a few more shrimp in the grits. I had to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Here in new Bern on vacation stopped here for lunch. The food was great but my service was really crappy.

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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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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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