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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#34 of 1,141 Restaurants in Raleigh
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (West Street)
RLine stop one block away
919 831 2811
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 172
    Excellent
  • 126
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reliably good food

Have eaten at 42nd St. for many years. Always good, always reliable, always busy, always well trained staff. Make a reservation especially on the weekend. Asking for a booth if you are a small party so it's not so noisy. Best hushpuppies in town. Fried oysters are amazing and so are the side... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
ncmoose99
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

After looking in North Carolina for 6 years, I finally found a great restaurant. Classic ambiance, fantastic food, served hot and the service is impeccable. You have got to try the cioppino, It was wonderful. As good or better than Scoma in San Francisco. My "Go To" restaurant in North Carolina from now on.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have eaten at 42nd St. for many years. Always good, always reliable, always busy, always well trained staff. Make a reservation especially on the weekend. Asking for a booth if you are a small party so it's not so noisy. Best hushpuppies in town. Fried oysters are amazing and so are the side dishes. Come hungry. Lots of food.

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Durham, North Carolina
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I never thought about eating here before but I tried it because of tripadvisor reviews. We were both very impressed with the quality of this restaurant. All of our food was awesome. I had the shrimp and oysters and my lady had the crab cakes with black eye peas on the side. She thought the rumalade sauce was too spicy,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

excellent southern seafood---staff is knowledgable, professional, personable. best hush puppies in town. Very family-oriented and large enough to handle big dinner hour crowds. Service faster than and better than comparable large restaurants

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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Order the bacon wrapped scallops appetizer and don't share it. That is all I have to say. But seriously it is amazing! We love 42nd street and it deserves a higher score than it has. I do not recommend the shrimp and grits but anything else on the menu is great. They are a little pricy but it is fresh.... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Enjoyed our meal. It was good, but based on recommendations, we really expected wonderful! Thought shrimp served on platters should have been a little larger. All was good and tasted fresh. Overpriced in my opinion. Waiter was not as attentive as he should have been, however, the restaurant was very busy.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

My son is new to the Raleigh area and 42nd St. was recommended to him by a co-worker as a place to take us on our visit. It lived up to our expectations, as we heard it was the best seafood restaurant in Raleigh. When we pulled up to park, it was evident that it was a hopping place, there... More 

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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
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115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We came hoping for good crab cakes, and were not disappointed. They were wonderful, full of crabmeat, not other filling - very, very good! One of our party was disappointed in the shrimp and grits, though, finding them too salty. They were busy, and service was very slow - in fact, we thought we were forgotten. When the waitress eventually... More 

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Jacksonville NC
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

What a time I had here for my birthday on July 4th. This place is Excellent. I live about 2.5 hours from Raleigh NC on the coast and me and my wife came to Raleigh to spend the weekend for my birthday. I had heard from friends about this place and also saw it on Trip Advisor and wanted to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For years, this restaurant has been consistently good. Whether you want seafood, beef, or pasta dishes, you can't beat it. The atmosphere is outstanding.

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Additional Information about 42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone Number: 919 831 2811
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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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, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?