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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#12 of 1,096 Restaurants in Raleigh
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429 (West Street)
919 831 2811
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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121 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant offers a wide variety of seafood from fried, grilled and steamed entrees. The atmosphere is lively and it is good place to go for an evening out.

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stuart fl
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting friends in the area and they took us here for -- OYSTERS! We sat at the "bar" and the oysters are shucked right there in front of you. Everything we had was great and so was the service. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Windermere, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did I fly all the way to Raleigh North Carolina to have Florida grouper? Lol. No but it sure was nice to see it on the menu. I was in the mood for seafood. And I was in the mood for fresh caught fish. My options were swordfish from South Carolina, salmon from Canada, mahi mahi from the gulf, and... More 

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Clayton, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We frequent this restaurant often. It has great food and a great atmosphere. Our service was fantastic. As evening sets in you can stay and enjoy the live music. Makes for a great date night.

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Thank fireflyboutique72
Wilson, North Carolina
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to 42nd St Oyster Bar and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere is awesome and the food is even better. The margarita was to die for! Will be visiting again!!!

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Thank angatkbrown
Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for a date night and enjoyed our food. We also had a great server. The bacon wrapped blackened scallops were recommended by our server and didn't disappoint. Much larger place than I imagined and a satellite location in RDU airport.

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Thank SBEarly
Holly Springs
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable service our server was FIVE UNBELIEVABLE our drinks were at table and also a tray of clams on the half shell before we had to order them we have only been once felt like family or we have going there for years also his expertise of menu and meals outstanding the food was the best I have eaten the... More 

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Thank John T
Plano, Texas
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161 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this restaurant for a salad and beer prior to my flight. The salad was good and they did offer one local craft brew plus the usual beer mix. This is probably the best option at RDU terminal 2.

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Saxapahaw, North Carolina, United States
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was nervous about coming here at first after reading some of the lackluster reviews, but I'm so glad we decided to give it a shot. I came with my husband and his parents on a Friday night around 6:00 and the place was already pretty slammed. We had friendly, attentive service but the best part was the food. Everyone... More 

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Thank Tara C
Seattle
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113 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the RDU airport before heading home. The Shrimp/Oyster PoBoy w/ fries and the hamburger were all excellent. Will definitely look for the “non-airport” location when we have more time in Raleigh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $33
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429
    (West Street)
  • Public Transportation: RLine stop one block away
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919 831 2811

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