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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#11 of 1,137 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603 (West Street)
+1 919-831-2811
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is by far the best seafood restaurant in Raleigh. My wife and I eat there quite often because we love steamed oysters and shrimp but that's not all they have to offer. This is a full service restaurant with an oyster bar and a full service bar that makes excellent mixed drinks and a good select of beer and... More 

Thank Tom A
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is quite large with a bustling, fun atmosphere. Some would say loud...but. The food (crab cakes and peel-and-eat shrimp) were very good. Not tops for well, well above average. We were seated promptly (despite being late for our reservation) and service was consistently polite and prompt. Will certainly do it again. Note: There is construction that affects access... More 

Thank Conrad F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and venue. Fast service all the food is well prepared and come to the table fast. The freshest seafood anywhere around.

Thank Rickrdu
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very busy restaurant. Make reservations. Great seafood and a busy bar and friendly employees and open kitchen👍🍷🍸🍺🐟🦐🍤

Thank Joel B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service has always been excellent, never let us down. Food is also high quality and fresh. You can eat in the bar area, at a table or booth. Parking is generally available in the area, though they have valet parking.

Thank DaveInRaleigh
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not bad nor great narrow selection of oysters Wife had sea bass I grilled grouper both ok house salad not interesting sides out of a can Sever was good did not rush you but food came out at a nice pace Somewhat over priced

Thank Tom P
Garner, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must GO for everyone to at least try it out! We have taken so many people over the past years. We took some family members from TX and they loved ir. Reserved an island and ate steamed oysters, crab legs, shrimp, and the 42nd Oysters (baked and Parmesan cheese) are wonderful.

Cary, North Carolina
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382 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is one of our favorites. I am always impressed the way they honor their reservations and this night was no exception. On a busy Saturday night we arrived a few minutes early and were immediately seated in our preferred booth. We ordered blackened grouper and grilled salmon. Both were prepared perfectly and served piping hot. The salad portion... More 

Thank JoeBoxter
Newark, Delaware
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe I'm jaded when it comes to seafood restaurants but I have to say that at 42nd Street the food was fresh and well-prepared. The wait staff is friendly, attentive and efficient. The atmosphere is mid-century industrial and the dining space is very large. It was a fun experience to eat there. I appreciated the white cotton tablecloth that is... More 

Thank bluetang20
Princeton, NJ
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and a great selection of oysters. The menu also had a nice choice of seafood dishes. The restaurant has a nice friendly vibe. Prices were slightly high for what you got.

Thank susannTheGo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $33
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    (West Street)
  • Public Transportation: RLine stop one block away
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-831-2811

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