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18 Seaboard

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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 239
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Amazing anniversary dinner

I made a reservation for our anniversary on a Sunday night. The staff was wonderful and acknowledged our anniversary a few times during our dinner. The server congratulated us, the manager stopped by and thanked us for coming on our anniversary, the chef sent out some complimentary bites for us to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Tricia316
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Raleigh,NC
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Raleigh,NC
Top Contributor
216 reviews 216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I made a reservation for our anniversary on a Sunday night. The staff was wonderful and acknowledged our anniversary a few times during our dinner. The server congratulated us, the manager stopped by and thanked us for coming on our anniversary, the chef sent out some complimentary bites for us to try, and the pastry chef sent out a dessert... More 

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

I've been to 18 Seaboard several times. It is one of our favorites and our "go to" place for special occasions. The food is consistently wonderful and the service is top-notch.

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

We've eaten at 18 Seaboard probably 6 or 7 times and have consistently been impressed with both the service and the food. The staff is attentive without hovering, and they truly seem to want to ensure that you have an enjoyable time. On several of our visits, the chef has stopped by our table to ensure that we're appropriately taken... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I have eaten at 18 Seaboard several times and are never disappointed although not amazed either. The service, food and ambience are all nice and consistent.

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United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Pleasant atmosphere. Food was OK, not bad but not exceptional. Servings were tiny. The presentation was nice but we all agreed we were still hungry after dinner. Service was a bit slow. Warning: Very overpriced! Parking is limited and the location is in an area which the city is trying to revive. Not safe at night. Have not gone back... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I am amazed at how many glowing reviews there are for this restaurant. Went on a Saturday night with friends based on the reviews. The atmosphere was nice. Modern, dimly lit. Nice big bar area. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The downside was that the food was just ok. We ordered 3 different meals and each described our choice... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
202 reviews 202 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

18 Seaboard is a quiet oasis amid the hustle and bustle of lunch time. We started with the scrumptious pimento cheese dip which is large enough for four to share. We both chose the outstanding meatloaf as our entree. It was so good that we decided to splurge and have dessert. The sweet potato turnover was out of this world... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

It's nice to find a quiet restaurant. The food is excellent, servers are attentive and accommodating. You never have to shout over the table because of high ceilings or poor acoustics.

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Morehead City, North Carolina
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

we have been wanting to go here for a long time and we were in the area for a show at DPAC and decided to eat here. LOVED it! We thought the atmosphere was very upscale and comfortable. Our waiter was excellent. We had cocktails and they were both good - I had the Pear and Ginger Mojito and Mike... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went last evening w/ spouse and another couple. First impression was the dining room was a little blah. Granted, there for the food but dining room didn't have or set the best atmosphere. Service was perfect. Timely, on the spot, but didn't overdue the interaction. Server made some excellent appetizer recommendations. Appetizers and desserts were best part of the meal.... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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