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“Must go to restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of 18 Seaboard

18 Seaboard
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Ranked #8 of 1,439 Restaurants in Raleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Peace
Cary, North Carolina
Level Contributor
357 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Must go to restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was our first visit to 18 Seaboard after reading all of the positive reviews for the last several months. We weren't disappointed. Our server, Aaron, was terrific. He had a sense of humor and a sense of service. He was always there when we needed him and checked with us often. Our meals were also excellent. We had ribeye, salmon and scallops. All of our meals were prepared as we expected, hot and appealing. The she crab soup and cucumber soup were excellent as was the chopped salad. All of us enjoyed the meal. The atmosphere is just as you see in photos of the restaurant but not quite as nice as we expected. We will certainly return to 18 Seaboard soon as it was a great place to dine.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Rolesville, North Carolina
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254 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Great Dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

It was restaurant week in the triangle and this being one of our favorite spots; it just made sense to dine here. They didn't let us down. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. If you haven’t had a chance to eat here you really must give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David H
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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232 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Over Hyped”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Good food. Great service. I was told to eat here for lunch but schedule didn't permit therefore went for dinner. Food was good and very unique, but I was expecting more. The meatloaf was good but wasn't superb. Kind of looked like it came out of a large spam can. I know salt isn't healthy but a little more seasoning was in order. If not salt some other seasoning. I can say the bar tender knows how to pour a drink. When paying 13 bucks for a Blantons you expect to get a glass full. Good Job Sir/Maam. My wife enjoyed the Mojito. The food was okay but the serivice made the experience even better. I always give restaurants two chances unless they completely blow it the first time. I will return. I will try another entree next time. Keep up the great customer service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geepd36
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best night in Raleigh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013

We went for my husband's birthday. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and honest. They had a bday desert for him and we were not rushed out. Food was amazing! Our new favorite restaurant and can't wait to go back

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KellylynnRaleigh
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great find!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Once again, Trip Advisor proves invaluable.

Although restaurant was unfamiliar to me, based on high ratings, I chose 18 Seaboard for special celebration meal. Results were outstanding!

We split She crab soup and asparagus/romaine salad with blue cheese... great flavors and they brought us separate plates of both. Then wood fired filet, which was cooked perfectly. When waiter asked, we mentioned our steaks were not as warm as side dishes, altough we planned to eat them as is. Manager was at our table within 30 seconds and had them back to us sizzling within a minute.

Not a lot of ambience, but an inventive menu, well prepared food, with excellent service, and at a reasonable price. We'll be back.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WDSPonce
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