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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

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508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603-1429 (West Street)
919 831 2811
5:00 pm - 10:00 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oysters were plentiful, several types. We split a dozen, 6 Blue point and Chesapeake. Delicious. Waitstaff courteous and knowledgeable, Worth the trip from Dolton, Il. Will make a second appearance.

Thank Ohyler R
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gluten Free Calamari was done to perfection. The pan seared scallops were fantastic...my family's words were " Delicious" ... Thank you to the kitchen in avoiding Gluten...well done.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
North Bethesda, Maryland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time here but, the food was delicious. It was date night for me. The atmosphere was nice. Our Waiter,was from Maryland. He was very knowable about the meals they serve which, helped when, I made the choice of a seafood platter. My side dishes were the Collar Greens and Bake Potato. I was able to get... More 

Thank Wilma M
Burnsville, North Carolina
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234 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This had to be the best oysters I have ever eaten. The place is a historical site in Raleigh and a very busy place. If you are in Raleigh and like seafood this is a place you need to visit.

Thank barnett202
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before there was a Glenwood South there was 42nd st. Great seafood , service and eclectic atmosphere. I love the mounted sharks on the wall. and the complimentary hush puppies. A must visit for seafood in town .

Thank James T
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I come here often for date night. The food is very and service is a hit or miss. Sometimes I feel like we are ignored and at other times we are laughing and joking with the waiter.

Thank Ebony B
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling through Raleigh and wanted oysters as usual. Tried the Bodie Island, Tangier Island and Chesapeake oysters. Tangiers had great taste, with good meat and shell shape. Bodie islands were also good, with the cup shape we see on NC sound oysters. Chesapeake were rather bland and very small. I have no idea how 2-21/2 inch oysters made the grade... More 

Thank mobjackoysters
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Raleigh must for oysters and raw bar. A little pricey but good for that special occasion or to hang out at the barb

Thank Susie B
Durham, North Carolina
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favorite places. The oysters are great, whether raw, steamed or fried. There are plenty of other seafood options as well and the desserts are good, too. Extensive brew list, great decor and atmosphere and friendly and prompt service. Love this place.

Thank Tom K
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried selections are always great and the service is some of the best you will find anywhere in Raleigh

Thank Beegee B

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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
Average prices
$8 - $33
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 27603-1429
    (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?