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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#38 of 1,254 Restaurants in Raleigh
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (West Street)
RLine stop one block away
919 831 2811
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 116
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Rdu location

The restaurant downtown was good. The airport location licking. Crab cake burn on the outside and hushpuppies hard. Wine- (Pinto) was fine and waiter friendly. Tightly seated to be excepted for airport. Nothing to wait in line for..

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Sherry G
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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335 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The restaurant downtown was good. The airport location licking. Crab cake burn on the outside and hushpuppies hard. Wine- (Pinto) was fine and waiter friendly. Tightly seated to be excepted for airport. Nothing to wait in line for..

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Sunnyvale, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is the review for the location at RDU airport. I was in a bit of a rush and asked the waiter if they would have breakfast ready for me in 15 minutes. He enthusiastically said yes. The breakfast in fact arrived in 7 minutes. Kudos for that. I ordered the Carolinas omlette, with eggs, lump crabmeat and hollandaise sauce.... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Went after a day of meetings. Great beer and ale selections... Wine list looked good. We went early but plenty of buzz, and it is a Happening (There Friday) when the band cranks up! Mussels, 42nd Street Oysters, and Fried Shrimp were our choices. No complaints on service or atmosphere... And food was super!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to relax after work with fresh oysters and divine martinis! Definitely a cosmopolitan hot spot!

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Raleigh, Nc
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the best and most fun restaurants in Raleigh. If you'll only be in town for a couple of days it should definitely be on your short list of restaurants!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

42nd street is a Raleigh classic! My favorite thing is the crab legs, but it's hard to go wrong hear. 42nd street is great for a date night, but also has several large table for big groups. They often have large business dinners. Friday and Saturday have live music and a dance floor, which makes for a great night out.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

They have great oysters and the bands that play are always great! We love to go hear the bands even if we do not eat there.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My sister and I have been here a few times and we always share a peck of raw oysters. Terrific! A little bit pricey for me, but use it for special occasions

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Apex, North Carolina
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food and service are always good. The oyster bar is always a special treat. The fish are always fresh and cooked to perfection. Make sure you make reservations as the place is usually packed on weekends. Good food but definitely pricey.

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Sarasota, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had some time to spend and this was a good place to do it. The staff was friendly and attentive. The selection of beer and beer on tap was acceptable. The food that came out of the kitchen showed a genuine pride in presentation and preparation... Yes, one can tell these things when you know what to look for.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    (West Street)
  • Public Transportation: RLine stop one block away
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919 831 2811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?