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42nd St Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill

££ - £££American, , Seafood
508 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27603
+1 919-831-2811
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (260 reviews)
“hush puppies” (86 reviews)
“cioppino” (22 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 14 June 2016

Every time I'm in Raleigh, which isn't often enough, I plan my trip around dinner at this restaurant! Their fried oysters are the best I have EVER eaten, and on this trip, my step-father said his oysters on the half shell were as good as...More

Thank jainsc
Reviewed 7 June 2016

I have been here several times but I just cant seem to make it past the chowder. We have tried some of the apps which were good. The steamed shrimp are very tasty. Great service good drinks. its a total do again. I will even...More

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Cool atmosphere- I had the shrimp and grits- good but grits were almost too rich. Also had the fried calamari- a little salty. Can be a bit loud so for a business diner, it can be difficult to hear. I would go back again with...More

Thank Sharon R
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Had high expectations of this establishment and was looking for a nice evening with my wife while on vacation. Sad to says the dinning experience was simply par and regrettably very over priced for the quality. It's claim to fame is oysters and our sampler...More

Thank Brent N
Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

I haven't been here in years but it used to be fav when traveling to Raleigh and I am glad to know it is still as good as I remember. Many fond memories of past meals here with friends . This visit I enjoyed the...More

Thank K L
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly, everyone at the table ordered a shrimp dish at this oyster bar...and all entrees were amazing and cooked perfectly. We did order an appetizer of oysters which were great! We loved the 1930's feel of the dining area and the huge oyster bar; felt...More

Thank AonMileFailte
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The 42nd st oyster bar is my go to place for delicious seafood inland . I have been some two dozen times and have never once had anything I didn't enjoy . From Fried grouper bits to Oysters Rockefeller appetizers . To peel and eat...More

Thank CFI1985
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Great food! Oyster bar service is excellent. Live music on weekends. Great menu with excellent selection of broiled, steamed or fried seafood.

Reviewed 31 May 2016

We were looking forward to visiting the 42nd St for quite a while and recently took some of town guests. We were so disappointed when the whole meal just went in the wrong direction from the start. The trouble started when we tried to order...More

1  Thank MrClarasDad
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were celebrating my wife's birthday, as usual at 42nd Street Oyster Bar, and all five of my local family were there, again, as usual. Started with the Best clam chowder, went to oysters on the half shell, went to king crab legs, and, finally,...More

Thank Robert M
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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