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"
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
At 42 St. Oyster Bar we work with our clients to develop a catering event that fits their menu and budget needs. For more information visit http://42ndstoysterbar.com/Catering.html
We offer two private lots. There is street and public parking also available.
RLine stop one block away
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
42nd Street Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews
I've been going to 42nd Street since the ...
I've been going to 42nd Street since the time it opened in the 80's. Great if you can get a booth off to the side and for couples. The waiter we had was not the greatest, but that was not typical of my experiences here. If you are in a large group, you do not want the 6 top in the heavy traffic zone. It is very noisy and you cannot hear conversations at the table and there are way too many people walking around. Very unsettling. The food was as good as always.
Outstanding on all possible counts from ...
Outstanding on all possible counts from the time we entered the restaurant until we exited. Dined with a couple of family members from out of town who are foodies and love oysters. We all love good fresh seafood and being from Boston, we hold the bar pretty high. Looking forward to a return visit.
The items listed for restaurant week wer ...
The items listed for restaurant week were terrible. We tried two different appetizers and two different entrees. None of them were good. Very poor quality for what they cost. A "$20 entree" should not be a small sad piece of breaded fish on a small plate with zero presentation. Very disappointed.
The portions were very small. The fried ...
The portions were very small. The fried green tomatoes with shrimp appetizer was delicious, but everything else was not very good. We were disappointed that we spent a lot of money, yet left hungry. We will not go again.
42nd Street Oyster Bar was fabulous! Nei ...
42nd Street Oyster Bar was fabulous! Neither my fiancé nor I like oysters, but we looked up the rest of the menu online before making reservations. We both loved our food! Our waiter made drink recommendations and we were both pleased with what we ordered. The atmosphere was wonderful, we sat in the back corner so it was quiet and private and romantic. It was a bit pricy, but we both agreed that it was worth it and that we would be back. Would definitely recommend to others!
Service was great! We had oysters for ap ...
Service was great! We had oysters for appetizers and they were perfect. For dinner we had the 42nd street platter and the bacon wrapped scallops with penne pasta. All the items on the platter looked and tasted bland. The pasta was just ok. I would come back but just for drinks and oysters.
We had not been to 42nd Street Oyster ba ...
We had not been to 42nd Street Oyster bar for several years and were looking forward to coming back while we were in Raleigh. The menu selections and food preparation were outstanding. There were three of us and everyone was extremely pleased with our selections. The ONLY down-side in our opinion is that we felt we were rushed to complete our orders. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu selections, and made valuable, welcome recommendations, but pushed us to make a quick app order, and once he submitted that, he immediately returned for our dinner order. I know turning tables is the way the waitstaff earn their money, but we've never felt rushed this way before. It was early evening and the dining room was not half full yet, so there was no reason to rush us so that someone else could have our table. Still, we had a delicious meal, however this detracted a little from the over-all experience.
Our experience was GREAT!! We celebrated ...
Our experience was GREAT!! We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and some friends of our surprised us and they were very accommodating to allowing us to bump our party from 4 to 8!! Thank you so much for the cheesecake!!
We have been going to the 42nd st. oyste ...
We have been going to the 42nd st. oyster bar for over 14 yrs. It has always been one of our favorite eatery's. The service has always been outstanding. I must say you have a Great thing going here , don't fix it!
The food was disappointing. My entree s ...
The food was disappointing. My entree salad with tuna was mostly iceberg lettuce and was not good. The shrimp cocktail looked like something you would buy frozen from a grocery store and the calamari was obviously out of a frozen bag. Our server was not very friendly and took offense when we asked her to keep the drinks coming. We were there to celebrate my friends 50th birthday and I can honestly say we will not be dining there again. The bands and the bar are fun but not dining.
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