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18 Seaboard

#16 of 1,134 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Contemporary
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18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009 (Peace)
919-861-4318
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 256
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  • 117
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Curve ball in the name!

food was great but the menu does take you by surprise. I guess that's a good thing. We went in thinking heavy on seafood but it had a great variety of food on the menu. We went there for a date night and were pleasantly surprised.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
mparikh
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times before and meals have always been excellent. This meal was disappointing for both me and my husband. My husband ordered the tomato app and he said it was good but a lot smaller portion than in the past years. He ordered lamb and smoked tomato lasagna. The meat in the lasagna did not appear to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

food was great but the menu does take you by surprise. I guess that's a good thing. We went in thinking heavy on seafood but it had a great variety of food on the menu. We went there for a date night and were pleasantly surprised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I like 18 Seaboard for the ambience and consistency of the food and service. We were seated promptly but then had to wait a fairly long time before anyone took our orders - trainee wait staff slowed things a little, but you have to learn some time :-). We were pleasantly surprised by an amuse-bouche to start us off. We... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had a very nice lunch at 18. Quality food quality service. Owner came to the table to make sure all was good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our dinner was very good! Everything tasted so fresh. I love the way the place is decorated as well - and I never say that! It was my son's birthday and as a very lovely touch the chef himself, Jason, brought out his dessert and thanked us for coming in. It was all quite lovely and we will be back.

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Raleigh, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love everything about this place! The owner is there, the food is scrumptious , the wait people are friendly and knowledgeable and the location is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent Brunch! I'm not a fan of grits, but something about the grits here are amazing! Only place I will order them and they are cheesey & creamy every time. All other food is also very good. Very cute place for brunch.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

So for my 20th anniversary I wanted to take my wife out somewhere nice as we don't usually go to nice dinners to upscale restaurants. We live close to all your food chains so it's just easier to go there when we want to eat out. I did a ton of research on the best restaurants in Raleigh and this... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

A friend and I went for lunch yesterday...we both had salads...one with shrimp and one with salad...as usual it was delicious. Chef/owner Jason Smith brought over a taste of pineapple sorbet to finish - and it was just the finish needed in this Raleigh heat!

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Saw this restaurant on TV and tried it. Only served brunch on weekends and not regular lunch menu but when asked if something off the lunch menu could be made they did.

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Additional Information about 18 Seaboard

Address: 18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009
Phone Number: 919-861-4318
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009
    (Peace)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-861-4318

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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