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“Great little place to eat & relax!”

MJ's Raw Bar & Grille
Ranked #7 of 180 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed January 27, 2014

We, (two couples) stopped by Mj's for lunch on a Saturday. We had to park and walk 2 blocks because there was a parade getting ready to start. We were seated in a booth up front, where we could watch the Shriners parade. Brittany was our server and she was great. I had fried catfish with fries, with tomato soup. It was very good, and reasonably priced. The other couple with us had chili, and said it was delish and great for a cold, windy day. Brittany had a great sense of humor and kept out drinks filled. We will definitely stop here again on our next visit.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I stopped in at MJ's Raw Bar on a Monday night for a bite to eat and were not disappointed! We were initially seated at a table in the dining area but noticed the U-shaped bar at the rear. There were only two seats available so we hopped on the bar stools and made some new friends. The bar area is cozy and comfortable, waitstaff is very attentive, and food is delish! We had the First Mate's Platter of oysters, steamed clams, and steamed shrimp and all three were fresh, tasty, and leaves you craving for more. We split the entree' and then decided to have a few of the Monday night 50 cent wings which were tasty as well--we went with buffalo but there were some different rubs for the wings such as Jamaican. We met several other patrons and were told that the couple on the other side of the bar were the owners--the Lentz family. Super nice, welcoming couple that I noticed were eating the spice rubbed prime rib which looked wonderful! Can't wait to visit again.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stopped in for lunch while visiting historical New Bern. We both had fried flounder with sweet potato fries and slaw. Everything was very good, particularly the fries. Portions could have been a little larger. Service was very good.

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Reviewed January 13, 2014

We have visited New Bern, NC 6 times and have tried many of their restaurants. Although MJ's may not be "top shelf", it is cozy and friendly and have the best fresh seafood available at reasonable prices. Instead of "fancy" for New Years Eve, we've returned to MJ's three years in a row and have NEVER been disappointed. I highly recommend them.

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Eat lunch there 3 times a week and consistently have excellent meals, service and atmosphere. Don't miss this restaurant.

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