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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
+1 919-831-2811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (275 reviews)
“hush puppies” (85 reviews)
“cioppino” (21 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time recently with my boyfriend who loves this place. He had hyped it up so my expectations were high. I was not disappointed! We sat at the bar waiting for a place to eat dinner and got drinks and steamed...More

Thank Erica G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a business associate here last night, service was great, appetizers were great, dinner was outstanding and the drink selection should make everyone happy. I don’t eat desert as a rule, but brought the key lime home to my son, he said it was “awesome...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just moved last year to Raleigh and was craving seafood. Ventured downtown to the Oyster Bar. Many people told me they love it. Having been there only once I don't think I can really say how good the restaurant is but my fish was overcooked...More

Thank DianeMarie071349
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for breakfast. The server was pleasant and did a good job. I had 2 eggs, bacon and hash browns and a cup of coffee. The food was good and came out the way I ordered it. It was $15.89 a little pricey but everything...More

Thank tonia1965
Reviewed 1 week ago

42 Street oyster bar is a favorite among friends and colleagues. I can’t eat seafood but there’s always plenty of other things I can enjoy. The rest of my group just loves the seafood here and it’s always a fun outing.

Thank gatortunor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service (Gee) and recommendations, cold beer and good wine. The oyster sampler was tasty. Both the bacon wrapped scallop and grouper entrees were excellent. Will return when back in Raleigh!

Thank GWilsonSC
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time at 42nd Street and I was very happy we went for dinner. Great atmosphere, service and food! A lot of fun historical pieces throughout the restaurant to look at if you have a wait. I had the ahi tuna salad...More

Thank natashasg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This food is great. I have been several times and have enjoyed myself. I always get some fresh oysters and the portion are great for the price.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

42nd St combines great seafood with a fun atmosphere. The restaurant is always busy so plan ahead or plan on enjoying the bar first. They typically have live entertainment late on the weekends which amps the energy (and noise) up.

Thank BigGuySteve
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited out by old friends to check out 42nd Street, which has been a Raleigh standby for years. The ambiance is great old-Raleigh, lively but not overly raucous, and the food appeared fast and it was all excellent - their 42 St combo...More

Thank Jeffrey R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
    (West Street)
  • Public Transportation: RLine stop one block away
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-831-2811
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