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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

#12 of 1,141 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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2015

I really enjoyed the Angus Barn. The owner gave us a tour. She was very courteous and friendly. The meal was great, and I really enjoyed the new cigar bar.

Thank Charles D
Tarboro, North Carolina
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

First off, the restaurant is beautiful inside and the staff is amazingly friendly. Their oysters are probably the best we have ever had. The Oyster Sampler will give you 2 of the Oysters Rockefeller which has spinach, bacon, parmesan, 2 42nd St. Oysters which has breadcrumbs, spicy butter, bacon, and parmesan, and 2 of the Pimento Cheese Oysters. You have... More 

Thank Jeremy C
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

I've been eating here for years, always great! I would recommend it to any and everyone. Oyster bar is always on point. Might have to make reservations on Friday and Saturday it can get very busy

Thank Rodney R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good thing we made reservations- it was packed! Very comfortable restaurant- courteous service and large menu with great food choices! ( Even a few non-fish options!)

Thank ironpen
High Point, North Carolina
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2015

Our company Christmas party was here and the food and service was the best. For we had 8 people and had made reservation's prior. We arrived 5 minutes early and was taken to our table at arrival, no waiting and the wait staff was quickly to take our drink orders and get the night going for us. The meal was... More 

2 Thank Tarheel-2629
Memphis, TN
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The service was great and the food was delicious! We ordered the buffalo shrimp as an appetizer while others enjoyed the oysters. The bread/hush puppies were so good! I must have had at least 3 of them before my entree came out. I ordered the petite filet wrapped in bacon and it was combined with... More 

Thank MoPorter
Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Always great fun. The seafood is fresh and atmosphere is really good. It is also a great place to have drinks after work. Easy to park

Thank Rookie1111
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Went there four anniversary. Very busy resturant. The food was excellent. I would suggest reservations. You are ln the city so there is plenty to see before or after dinner. We will go back again

Thank Joel B
Carolina, Puerto Rico
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541 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

I had a glass of Malbec starting out.... then I ordered a cup of chowder and it was super.... next was a shrimp cocktail, with 2 different sauces to dip in!!!!!! then the shrimp and grits..... it was very tasty and my servers were superb..... I would go there again in a second

1 Thank gary c
Portland, Oregon
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200 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

nothing negative here they seated us fast gave us outstanding service and food for a decent price $35.00 per person inclusive but well worth it. Ill be returning here!

Thank Milespert

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $33
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?