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About 42nd Street Oyster Bar
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"
Raleigh, NC 27603
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
Holy hell this place is noisy. First time visit and the place was packed, I'm so glad we made a reservation. The food was amazing and delicious, but it felt to me like we were just in a huge high school dining hall. I would suggest this for a fun night out with friends, not a good place if you want to be able to have a nice quiet conversation with the people you're with. We had to yell across the table to hear each other. Like I said, it's definitely a great place to eat as long as you're expecting that type of energy! Food was on point, everything was fresh and piping hot.
$2 St Oyster Bar is a mainstay of the Raleigh restaurant scene. It features fresh catch of the day ,oysters from all over the East and Gulf coast, great cocktails, evening Jazz groups, and classic Southern Coastal fare in a vibrant open kitchen setting. A must on your trip to the Triangle.
Service was exceptional and the food was great! The piping hot hush puppies were delicious. The calamari was very good as well. The cornmeal encrusted trout, recommended by our waiter Tripp, was also delicious. My husband got the broiled seafood platter and said it was good. He normally gets a fried seafood platter at other places, so that is high praise coming from him. Very much enjoyed our visit and will return.
Living in a more remote area of the midwest I am always on the lookout for fresh oysters when I travel closer to the seaboards and I found a good one in 42nd street. The oysters were amazing, the balance of the meal was too. My wife and our dinner guest were very pleased with the service, atmosphere and superb quality of the meal.
Well done to all involved!
Running 1/2hr behind but called ahead & had no problem rescheduling! Sat right away by a friendly hostess into a nice booth. Very attentive & well informed waiter took our order, hush puppies come with your drinks! I have food allergies& he was so helpful as to let me know what was safe, the kitchen took the extra time to batter & fry my seafood special without any complaints! Not cheap but amazing quality & freshness is 100%
I started off with a selection of 1/2 dozen oysters and they were fantastic. I followed this up with the pan-seared scallops with the twice baked potato and a glass of white wine. The service was just right, not too pushy and the food came out at the right time. Well done
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