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“A must stop for out of towners”

42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill
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Ranked #10 of 1,455 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $33
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: West Street
Transit: RLine stop one block away
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A must stop for out of towners”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I remember being on a delta flight years ago and asking where to eat in Raleigh and everyone around me suggested this place. Well every time I am in Raleigh I eat here 2-3 times. The soups are amazing, oysters are fantastic and the quality of food is above average! The staff is full of go getters who know what's fresh and will make suggestions accordingly if you ask! 15 years going strong and I have yet to have a bad meal!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
369 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Airport Location Is Great”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The downtown Raleigh location is extremely consistent and the RDU location is no different. The airport location basically has a menu close to the downtown location. The clam chowder and salads are great. This location also serves breakfast which is great as well. This is a welcome restaurant for the airport as well.

  • Visited July 2013
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Huntersville, United States
Level 6 Contributor
552 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“Great great place, a must for visits to the area”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

I love love this place, the Norfolk Shrimp is so incredibly gold and is a house speciality. There are very few seafood places like 42nd Street, they always have 3-4 fresh fish that can all be grilled, broiled, blackened or lightly-blackened. The place is huge but make a recommendation to avoid the wait. The mashed potatoes are so good that i always get a double order, no skin in them and they are very smooth. There is also a house speciality cheese-potato which is a twice baked potato with cheddar melted on top. It is a great crowd, fantastic service, and very historic place for Raleigh. Right now it is in the 30s on TripAdvisor out of 900+ restaurants, and I believe it could even be higher, give it a try.

  • Visited June 2013
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North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Outstanding FRESH seafood”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

I had Oyster stew, and wish I had had the bowl instead of the cup. Some of the best I have ever had and certainly the best in a long time. Wife had shrimp/scollops over linguini and she loved it. The warehouse atmosphere does not turn me on but it is very popular. This certainly is worth a visit. We have been here before but not in a long time, but we will return.

  • Visited July 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
227 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great food, atmosphere and service.”
Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

In business since 1931, this was a great place. Super bar with local beers on tap. Service was fantastic, the best I have had in a long time. Food was delicious as well. They specialize in oysters and sea food so stick with that.

  • Visited June 2013
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