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18 Seaboard

#11 of 1,105 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009 (Peace)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not get the same impression as the rave reviews from the local newspaper and others on Tripadvisor. If you are downtown - this restaurant is a nice option, but there are better choices. The food is good, the service is fine, the noise is everywhere. Not a place for an intimate dinner. I prefer 42nd Street Oyster Bar... More 

Thank RaleighGirl714
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Creative, eclectic dining experience, a pleasure to visit and eat. European style fine dining, but many dishes are inspired by Cajun and North Carolinian cooking. Delicious taste surprises abound!

Thank EvanPnz
Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take your special person here for that special occasion. Lovely atmosphere, attentive, courteous service, creative, delicious food using many local ingredients. This is a great chef-owned place.

Thank NewYorkEliza
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food and service was excellent .. will definitely go back. The atmosphere was not very loud even with people chatting at the tables which was nice. sometimes the sound really travels but again was very nice atmosphere

Thank cae725
Greensboro, NC
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and service at 18 Seaboard have always been exceptional. OK, so the price is a bit high for the area, but not by much and well worth it.

Thank JWBrownIII
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 18 Seaboard restaurant has been around for a while now even if it appears to be new. By that I mean fresh and modern atmosphere yet experienced staff and highly consistent kitchen. If you are in the Capitol area of Raleigh, this is a great place to catch a reasonably priced meal that should include one of their incredible... More 

Thank Hooman42
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant never lets me down! The food and drinks are always delicious!! I've been with friends and with my husband.

Thank Nessagill
Greenville, NC
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In a 1/30/2014 N&O article, this restaurant was listed as one of the best restaurants in the Triangle. I don't know what the guy who write that article was thinking. We had meh comfort food. There's no reason to return.

Thank Philip R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tonight my husband and I went out to 18 Seaboard for the first time. I didnt know anything of the place, he picked it. We arrive about an hour and a half early for our reservations and wanted to sit at the bar and have a few drinks. Promptly we were welcomed by Jason, the owner, and I said to... More 

Thank Jamie P
Montreal, Canada
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419 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I rated the burger joint across the street from 18 Seaboard "Very good" - for a burger joint, so I guess to be fair across the rating platform I also have to rate 18S "Very good". Although if you compare it to other restaurants who put themselves in the upper middle class of dinning in Raleigh, 18S is just average.... More 

Thank Rob B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Seaboard Ave, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27604-8009
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: 919-861-4318

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