About 42nd Street Oyster Bar
Raleigh, NC 27603
A Southern Seafood Tradition Since 1931.
The 42nd St. Oyster Bar is one of the South's most famous landmark restaurants, satisfying thousands of grateful patrons since its humble beginnings in 1931 as a grocery store offering oysters and draft beer.
Our Mission: To provide a remarkable experience by recognizing and appreciating that each guest is the most important person in the world while dining at the 42nd St. Oyster Bar.
We invite you to join us for dinner tonight!
“Eat seafood … live longer
Eat oysters … love longer
Eat clams … last longer"
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Mon-Thur 5:00pm-10:00pm Fri - Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment (Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Top 40, Beach, Disco, Dance, Blue Grass, 70's, 80's,)
Friday and Saturday 10pm-1pm
We offer two private lots. There is street and public parking also available.
RLine stop one block away
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
42nd Street Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
It was our Valentine's Day dinner (a few ...
It was our Valentine's Day dinner (a few days late). Thank God we made a reservation because there was a line out the door! The food was absolutely fantastic, our sever was prompt & friendly and the cost wasn't as bad as we were expecting. Definitely will recommend and return for another date night!
This is not our first time here and it i ...
This is not our first time here and it is a special place for us. On this occasion in particular, our waitress was exceptionally friendly and helpful. She was great. I like the atmosphere at 42nd, busy, but not overwhelmingly noisy.
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We live about an hour outside Raleigh, a ...
We live about an hour outside Raleigh, and 42nd St. is always on the short list when we dine in Raleigh. My go-to is Ciopinno, and as usual it was wonderful. Plenty of seafood items, and very satisfying. My wife had blackened Mahi with a Caribbean sauce, which was a great sweet & spicy compliment. We also got a side of collards (with ham!!) which was a great addition to the seafood. This place never fails to please!
The food was good but the service was fa ...
The food was good but the service was fair. Our waitress was rushing us through our meal. We barely finished eating our salad before she was rushing out our entrees. We weren't even done with the main course before she brought out our check
Made reservations here for Valentine's D ...
Made reservations here for Valentine's Dinner, didn't have to wait at all, it was very crowded (as was expected) however, you couldn't tell it by the service! Our waiter was attentive to our needs all throughout the night and the food (we got oysters and crab legs) was superb. I love 42nd Street!
We love 42nd Street! Usually go here for ...
We love 42nd Street! Usually go here for special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, but it is a wonderful place any time! Seafood is always fresh and cooked to perfection. I would definitely recommend this place for everyone. The best!
I always always enjoy 42nd street oyster ...
I always always enjoy 42nd street oyster bar! The food was wonderful and the service was amazing. They had a live band which always makes it a fun evening. Again, it was hands down the best place to be at on Saturday evening!
We were seated on time. Our waiter was g ...
We were seated on time. Our waiter was great in helping us choose from the menu, seeing on how it was a first time for some of us. He was very interactive. The drinks were great. A bit pricy but overall the food was really good. I would definitely go back.
We were celebrating a birthday. Our serv ...
We were celebrating a birthday. Our server was very attentive, the food was delicious and the mood was festive. We had 6:00 PM reservations and were seated promptly. While we waited for other members of our party, we sat at the bar during happy hour and my husband ordered the oysters on the half shell for .75 each. He really enjoyed them. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
The 42nd St. Oyster Bar is an institutio ...
The 42nd St. Oyster Bar is an institution in Raleigh. There's nothing else quite like it for a social event. I particularly like medium to large group get togethers. For this visit, I entertained a business associate from out of town for her first visit.
I had the crab cakes (fried) and thought they were excellent. The portions are generous and my habit of eating too many hush puppies caught up with me about half way through the second crab cake. My guest had the fried sea scallops. She thought they were very good and ended up taking some back to the hotel.
Noise has been a problem for me on previous visits; however, we had a booth on this visit and conversation was not a problem. They have a great selection of local micro brews on tap. Our server was attentive and the evening was a success.
This is the best restaurant in Wake Coun ...
This is the best restaurant in Wake County. In fact, just yesterday, I read the same things about 42nd street in the News and Observer. I have been eating at 42nd street for over ten years and have never been disappointed. Great service, great food and just a great place to dine.
The blackened bacon wrapped scallop appe ...
The blackened bacon wrapped scallop appetizer was a over cooked though we did not return it. Everything else was above average! The service was outstanding! We cannot remember the name of our server, but he is a young AA male who is in college. We have had him several times and he, by far, is the best server at 42nd. And yes, we have had others. The four of us were celebrating a birthday. The birthday person ordered the steamed lobster tail. It was exceptional! Suggestion . . . consider serving something in addition to the cornbread hushpuppies for initial appetizer. For example, whole grain raisin bread slices or toasted sesame bread would please the palate of some of us who are not over excited about hushpuppies. The cheesecake for the birthday person melted in our mouths.
We've been coming to 42nd Street for the ...
We've been coming to 42nd Street for the past three years during the Southern Farm Show for business meals. The ambiance is OK and food usually pretty good. Prices are high. I ordered a popcorn shrimp plate and can honestly say I've had much better shrimp at Captain D's and Food Lion's freezer section for about 1/3 of the price. It seemed like it was just run of the mill frozen shrimp from their food vendor. Not much flavor, nothing spectacular. Our waiter was attentive and courteous, though.
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