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“Great food but to crowded”

MJ's Raw Bar & Grille
Ranked #5 of 170 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Mebane, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food but to crowded”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

We love the crab cakes here but it's very loud and crowded and we had poor service this time. My husband ordered a beer twice and finally got it as we were finished eating. There was also a very loud table of men behind us that continued to use profanity and we had my 4 year old niece with us. So if you don't mind busy, loud and crowded then the seafood is really good

  • Visited June 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nice place!”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Nice little place on middle street, surrounded by a downtown feeling, so after your meal you can walk and window shop. The shrimp I had was very tender and a really nice size. Shoestring fries were delicious! Everyone in our party were satisfied with their sandwiches or crawfish. Would definitely go back.

  • Visited June 2014
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Nice Hometown Restaurant”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

We make an annual trip to New Bern, NC, to bring our son to camp. We have tried a number of restaurants in New Bern and we really like MJ's. We love their raw bar menu. The oysters were particularly nice tonight avoid the clams because they were really tiny. We also tried their Asian tuna salad and it was really good. The service is friendly. We have tried other fried entrees here in the past like shrimp and oysters which were also very good. The Main Street in New Bern is a fun place to walk around and browse if you have to wait a little while for a table. Come to New Bern and enjoy.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Hollin D
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“Good service, decent food”
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

The service was timely and friendly. The crab bake was pretty decent...not quite "Maryland quality" considering how much they refer to Maryland on the menu.

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Thank Michael M
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Crab Cakes!!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

If you go to MJs, get the crab cakes! I've had some other items from the menu, but the crab cakes keep me returning any time I'm in the area.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank beckynp
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