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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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Hardy, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Looking for a good local place to get seafood TA lead us to MJs. We weren't disappointed. We started with raw oysters which were good. Then we had first mates platter loaded with seafood all cooked to perfection. My selection was the Tritan Tri-Bake. I was worried it would be too rich but it has just the right amount of... More 

Thank GMAS11
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite seafood restaurant in New Bern. I like this place better than the Captain Ratty's. Last, both my girl friend and I had lobster tail dinner. It was delicious! It offers daily special as well. - Casual and great food!

Thank SallySapp
Southport, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had the flounder sandwich special with tasty fries and salad and Maryland crab soup. It was all good - food, service, value, and local feel. Will come back if in the area again.

Thank Tlstech
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In New Bern for a conference and asked the locals dinner suggestions and MJ was the winner. I must say the staff were super friendly and helpful and the crab were so sweet,meaty and delicious. They also.have in house made desserts which are my weakness 😊. Pecan pie also weakness so a house made pecan pie was my decision. Delicious!!!... More 

Thank Oretha H
Rhoadesville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was good and it was a nice option for a casual, family dining experience. The staff was very friendly. They sell their house vinaigrette, which we bought to take home with us for something a little different.

Thank allisonjoyholtzman76
Bentonville, Arkansas
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230 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy small place with quaint bar. Very good food. Try the shrimp po boy or the seafood pasta . Local draft beers are plentiful. Cold French fries were a disappointment but the waitress happily brought hot fresh ones when informed that ours were cold.

Thank jams4golf
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Was setting up a new salon for AVEDA today in downtown New Bern, NC. At the recommendation of the salon owner, I headed to MJ's. She said that this was her go to place for lunch and we'd surely enjoy it. The waitress, Denise I think, was not quick to the table. I think what bothered me more than anything... More 

Thank 2tan4u
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to enjoy super fresh seafood, especially their selection of raw oyster & clams. Steamed shrimps were also perfect, tasty, juicy and cooked to perfection. Will definitely return!

Thank Cyrille L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

MJ's has a great menu with a unique chef's approach to standard fare. My favorite is their Signature crab cake sandwich,. They have a great selection of seafood. The barkeep knows his craft and can usually prepare an outstanding version of any drink you request.

Thank Sandra W
Morrisville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maryland crab cake sandwich with lump crabmeat was really good. So was the Bloody Mary for only $5. Also ordered the fried flounder and added shrimp. Shrimp was a nice size and tasty. The flounder was disappointing because I would have expected it to be at least from the local area. When I inquired as to where they get it,... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
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?