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

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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!

Very quaint and intimate. Great service and the food was awesome and reasonably priced! Loved how it was downtown next to great little shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Jessica J
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Very quaint and intimate. Great service and the food was awesome and reasonably priced! Loved how it was downtown next to great little shops.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

The service was fast and efficient even with the 14 or so spots at the bar filled with diners and one server. She was super. Shrimp and fry bucket and chicken quesadilla were decent. Place is small and was crowded even after 8 on an off-season Tuesday.

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Traunstein
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wonderful fresh and delicious sea food. Good atmosphere. Not very large so get there early or call for a reservation.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love going to MJ's it's so cozy, friendly, food is GREAT service is great they know how to take care of their customers.

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Syracuse, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on way through New Bern while on vacation. Very busy on a Saturday evening. Make reservations. It was a sunny evening, so we sat outside. Very good seafood. Grilled Bermuda Triangle was delicious, would have like a little more seasoning on the scallops though. The waiters was very helpful. When I asked about some seasonings, she brought... More 

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Beaufort, SC
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great people. Fun place. Serious seafood and raw bar. Spent a week in every corner of Florida. This is the only place I found stone crabs (except at Joe's in Miami Beach at about 3x the price). Couldn't recommend it more highly for people who like a small, pleasant restaurant with great food and service.

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Western Ireland, Ireland
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Recommended by a co-worker in Malaysia, MJs Raw Bar & Grill was beyond our expectations. Our server, Alex, was wonderful ~ catering to all our needs with fast service and smile! We had a table of seven with everyone ordering something different and everyone raved about the food! Oyster Rockefeller and Calamari received special mention. This is definitely on our... More 

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Havelock, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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

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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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