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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

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216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Some items are a bit expensive, but several reasonably pricdd choices too. Decent drink selection, friendly service. Some daily specials.

Thank Michellalisa
North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stopped in for a drink but ended up eating a late lunch. Great steamed seafood. Sit at the bar and enjoy the atmosphere, TV'S and watching them prepare your steam platter.

Thank honeygene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited MJ's many times and it is never disappointing. The prices are good for the quality of food.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Greenville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Manager visited other tables but seem to purposely afford the minorities table. The server was not very friendly and removed my husband's plate without asking if he was finished eating. It was a uncomfortable setting. I would not go there again.

Thank greenville0613
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each Thursday during the season for fresh crabs you can order steamed blue crabs. If you like crabmeat, but don't want to work for your dinner, my suggestion is their crabcakes. They are made with lots of crab and not many breadcrumbs.

Thank Foodbyme
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very good. Crab legs were ymmy and strawberry walnut salad was wonderful Service was good, will definitely return.

Thank MaryAnn C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always have a good time there. Food is excellent and the employees are so nice and friendly. Have had many different items from the menu. All were great!

Thank kathryn c
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son came from Costa Rica to visit. We took him and his wife for seafood. He ordered 6 raw oysters. They brought him 12 for the same price. He has been so sick he can't get out of bed except to throw up. My guess they were ready to toss them because they knew they were at BEST on... More 

Thank Linda S
New Bern, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the peel & eat shrimp at MJs. They are steamed with onions and are served with drawn butter and cocktail sauce. It's very filling and worth the price. I also really like the strawberry salad. They have an awesome dressing that adds just the right amount of tart to it. I like everything I've ordered at MJs. I've... More 

Thank CBarr617
Nalcrest, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

oh my, we had such a good lunch here. we started with the mac daddies, I don't think any where else will do as good a job on these tasty bites. also steamed mussels. between the 4 of us, we had an oyster po-boy, shrimp seafood basket, oyster basket & fish & chips. that catfish was so good. we just... More 

Thank kathryn h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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