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“Casual atmosphere and good food.”

MJ's Raw Bar & Grille
Ranked #4 of 173 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed April 2, 2014

We arrived late to New Bern and were looking for a place for dinner. This place was very busy and lively so we put our name on a waiting list and were surprised to be seated within ten minutes. Wait staff was very friendly and ordered a seafood platter with mussels, shrimp and oysters. All very good and service was fast. Love when a restaurant has personality and this place does. Location is also very good. We walked around afterwards to get a feel for New Bern and will look forward to coming back to the area. We were not rushed and did not feel the need to finish our meal and move on. Would return and try more seafood choices on the menu.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014

The first thing I have to point out with this place is the speed with which the food was brought to our table. My wife and I ordered a crab cake sandwich and softshell crab sandwich and they were brought to us in what had to be less than 4 minutes. It was outstanding!

My softshell crab sandwich was decent. I just wish the crab was bigger, but her crab cake sandwich was among the best I've ever tried. Lots of crab, no noticeable filler. It was worth the money. The fries are clearly homemade and their Jamaican tarter sauce was an interesting take on tarter.

I also had a slice of their key lime pie after lunch and it was purely delicious. I was very pleased with this place. Great for somebody who's not from around New Bern, like us, and enjoys a lot of seafood options. We had a difficult time deciding what to get!

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Thank Mehands
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful Sunday afternoon lunch at MJ's. Strawberry salad is to die for! Enjoyed potato skins and wrap as well. Will be back again to try steam bar.

Thank Caytoncristy
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Sailing ships and other boating decor sets the scene for a wooden booths with a mini sports bar in the back. It's not just the atmoshpere, but the cheerfully served tasty food and the clientele (local business folks and visitors, like a pastor getting the low down before stepping in front of a congregation). A range of entrees are served and then you can walk out the door into the middle of New Bern..

Thank Rick O
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

we eat here for lunch almost every week. monday they have 50 cent wings. Chesapeake are the best. thursdays. dungeness crab legs. enjoy the bar

Thank Snarkyimp
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