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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
We really love this place, but the last couple of times we've gone has been disappointing concerning the food. If you are going to charge $32 for Ahi Tuna, I would like to get more than 3, 1 inch by 3 inch pieces of fish on my plate. And it was overcooked as well. I also ordered the sweet potato and it came with nothing on it, and I had a salad to start and asked for blue cheese dressing that came with ranch instead. The place was really noisy and full of out-of-town business people. Our server was excellent though... overall it was a 1 for food quality however.
42nd Street is a fun place that feels like (old) Raleigh in a good way. The food is good -- though we didn't have the steamed oysters (next time). The ambiance is fun. The service was very good. We will go back when we are looking for good food, a place to relax, and a fun time.
As always, 42nd Street delivers. Server / service was a little off tonight - nothing to be too concerned about - perhaps this was a new person or too many tables to fast. Enjoyed the pan sauteed scallops -cheese potatoes (very good but a very small serving - little bit disappointed in that).
This was a birthday dinner, and all four of us were thrilled with the dinner. It was a little noisy, but we had been there before and that was not the case. So all in all, it was a very positive experience. We all highly recommend it!
We had made a reservation and were seated as soon as all of party were present. We were pleased to be seated in a booth which keep it a bit more private. Food was well prepared and our server was attentive. We were celebrating a birthday so I was happy everyone enjoyed their evening. Plan on returning.
A large amount of food and very good. Can totally recommend fried oysters and fried flounder. Place was quite filled up for a Tuesday evening and so it was noisy but could still talk. Will definitely be going there again. Lots of NC history on the walls.
We celebrated our anniversary here and it was an overall wonderful night! Blackened grouper close to perfection, but sautéed shrimp and scallops could have been better. An attentive Michelle added to our special night and we will definitely return again.
We could only get a reservation at 10pm. However we showed up around 9 maybe before. They seated us right away. Hush puppies come immediately and are delicious!! My husband ordered a steak and he said it wasn't spectacular but it was good. I ordered fried oysters & fried calamari. The oysters were excellent and the calamari was ok. I wish I had just ordered the oysters. This has been a long tradition of Raleigh and I try to go here when I visit. They started live music around 10 in the bar area. You could hear in the main dining room which was a nice thing. Definitely give it a try if you never have.
Thereste two things I did not like. We were cramped in a corner and it was hard getting out of the booth. There was a table so close to us, which is not a deal breaker. The atmosphere was vibrant. Server was great the second thing was that I don't believe that I was eating butter...it smelled like margarine, even the garlic butter for my crab legs was melted margarine. Yuck!!! But it was fun and the band 120 min was soooo good I would go back for the band and bar area
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