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 my first time trying this restaur ...
It was my first time trying this restaurant and my date and I really enjoyed the décor, the food and all of the many choices. It was hard to decide but to solve that problem, we plan on going again to try out another to selection from the menu.
I had a Couples Date night. My wife and ...
I had a Couples Date night. My wife and I has been to 42nd Street many times since we have move here from Texas. 42nd Street never disappoints! Food was great and our friends love this place. If you like good food +nice dinning, 42nd Street Oyster Bar is the best in Raleigh! Bacon Wrap Scallops is the Best!
My husband had fried shrimp, which he li ...
My husband had fried shrimp, which he liked OK. I ordered two appetizers...the Buffalo shrimp & grits and the mussels, both of which were very good. Our friends had some type of fried seafood, which they really liked. Being there is like going back in time; we love the ambiance. The service was fairly good, but not as good as it has been in the past. We'll be back.
Wide variety of seafood options. The oys ...
Wide variety of seafood options. The oysters were very fresh and nicely sized, same with the raw clams. The Manhattan clam chowder was very good with lots of clams and was served nice and hot. The only issue with my entree, the sautéed shrimp with garlic and Cajun seasonings, was not enough broth. The pansear scallops were perfectly done, and the collard were delicious. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive.
Business meal while in Raleigh, was not ...
Business meal while in Raleigh, was not my first nor last trip here. Service was exceptional and great recommendations. I did feel the food was a little off from my past experiences, it was not bad but from past visits it has always been over the top. Will not stop me from going back...
We are a regular & love your restaurant. ...
We are a regular & love your restaurant. We give you a 8 #/4. The only reason why we don't give you a 9 or 9+ or a 10 is for one reason, it depends on two areas of service. One, who is cooking your dish & 2, who is your server that evening. No question, your restaurant is the best restaurant in North Carolina for seafood. We have had the very best seafood anywhere one night & then just good seafood another night. For instance, our last visit 2 nights ago, when the server brought out our hushpuppies to start our evening out, they were semi burnt or over cooked. The cooked over cooked the hushpuppies But the server should have caught that, right? I spent 39 years in the foodservice industry & I have my culinary degree. I am only giving you my honest opinion. Thank you for everything you do & continue to be the best. I know that I continue to tell everyone I know about your fine restaurant.
My first trip to 42ndSt Oyster Bar was o ...
My first trip to 42ndSt Oyster Bar was on New Year's Eve. The atmosphere was hoppin', the place was packed....And it was only 5:30. The busy atmosphere was lively and fun and the warehouse structure is fabulous. Our waitress did not miss a single beat and was on top of every little thing. Service is clearly a priority here! We enjoyed the oysters Rockefeller for an appetizer and they were delicious. I had the Chilean Sea Bass special and it was quite unique. It was very good. We had cheesecake for dessert with strawberry sauce - I can honestly say it was the best cheesecake I have ever had. It wass light, fluffy and creamy, and had real strawberries in the sauce. My husband and I enjoyed it all very much, but as it is very pricey, it will probably be a special occasion place for us. Thanks for a great New Year's Eve!
First time I had tried this restaurant e ...
First time I had tried this restaurant even though I have been to Raleigh many times. I liked it so much I am going to purchase gift certificates for family members I have in Raleigh. I also see this as a venue for business dinners for a large group.
Had a nice dinner date with my SO celeb ...
Had a nice dinner date with my SO celebrating a number of months together. The food was very good and service impeccable. A bit pricey but you're paying for atmosphere and service in addition to a well prepared dinner.
We came in not knowing what to expect an ...
We came in not knowing what to expect and were pleasantly surprised by how large the restaurant is. It is kitschy inside, filled with sea-life decor and fiberglass fish, which is fun to stare at. We sat down and were immediately treated to the best hushpuppies I've had in a while. They were definitely the high point of the meal. I ordered their 42nd st. Chardonnay and was disappointed. The food we got came out in a timely manner, but was overpriced and pretty much gross. I got the crab and shrimp fettuccine and my boyfriend got fried calamari and shrimp. Do yourself a favor and spend your money somewhere else.
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