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

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  • 39
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  • 8
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good seafood.

Nothing fancy about this place. Just good food and fast. We were seated right away and the service was friendly and efficient. The fried shrimp and oysters were awesome. They serve beer and I think wine. I recommend this place if you need to cure that seafood fix.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

What a great experience. We had the MJ steamer and it was excellent. Great service, great food and priced right. Reserve your table they get busy.

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Port Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nothing fancy about this place. Just good food and fast. We were seated right away and the service was friendly and efficient. The fried shrimp and oysters were awesome. They serve beer and I think wine. I recommend this place if you need to cure that seafood fix.

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North Carolina
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My gf and I stopped for lunch. I had the oyster stew and she had the crab soup. Loved the oyster soup with a little salt and pepper. My friend thought the crap soup was a little strong for her taste and they removed it from the bill which was very nice. We followed soup with the crap dip muffin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The food at MJ's is great. Shrimp and grits were so good having them daily only made them better. Choices are numerous and all are all local favorites.

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Chesapeake
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stopped in for an appetizer and although delicious, we felt it was overpriced for what we got. We ate at other restaurants in town for much cheaper. They do have a lot of different types of beer if you are looking for that. Nice service.

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Port Saint Joe, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Our friends that we were visiting indicated this was the first Grille that they visited when they were looking to relocate to New Bern. They said how satisfied they were and suggested we go there. GREAT ADVICE! The atmosphere was warm, service was great and the (Virginia) oysters were tasty. Our server William was very attentive and friendly. Price was... More 

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Hillsborough
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

When we moved her 18 months ago we visited here and got the Shrimp for Two. We went back a number of times and raved to anyone who would listen about how good the shrimp and fresh-cut fries were. We would split the $16 order and both had a satisfying amount of food (the shrimp and fries are great, by... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Best crab cakes in town, and the fried mac n cheese is such a treat. My other favorite is the strawberry salad. Expect to wait for a table on weekends, but a great spot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I'm a local and dine frequently at MJ's (at least twice a month). The food is super. But, when paying with cash the servers automatically assume the Change is theirs to keep. I inform them if my payment includes their tip. But, it's becoming a habit with the wait staff to assume their tip is included.The first time I gave... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We went to Mj's a couple of years ago and everyone loved their meal. However, today the service was poor, it was quite hot where we were seated and my simple burger was really not great. The meat was not seasoned, and it had 1 tomato slice and a single American slice of cheese. It was edible but frankly a... More 

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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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