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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
Excellence in Seafood defined in Raleigh, NC. If you want the best service with perfect balance of attentiveness and anticipation. 42nd St Oyster bar is the choice in Raleigh, NC. Great ambiance and touch of history makes this a must do. Great music and roomy bar. Don't miss oyster bar, steamed oysters are perfection.
Drinks were top shelf! Appetizers were all excellent, especially the seafood bisque. Everyone's entree was just right and so delicious. Wait staff, even those on the floor and serving other tables were friendly and considerate. Look forward to returning soon.
We have a great time when we come here, the only problem that we had this time was that the last meal that came out was crab leg dinner and it was not hot while the other six meals were. The waitress offered to take them back but we declined due to all of us wanting to eat together at the same time.
We went for the first time last night. Fantastic seafood place. Live music on Friday & Saturday nights. Super fresh oysters and great service. We got a 1/2 peck of steamed oysters, they were huge. Fried green tomatoes topped with pimento cheese and fried shrimp were super tasty. Cornmeal crusted trout topped with crab meat & lemon caper sauce was great, HUGE portion of fish. The seafood combo with shrimp, scallops and wood grilled fish was delicious. We'll be back for sure.
Oysters on half shell were high quality. It takes a little while for the oysters to come out so order them as soon as you sit down. This slows down whole meal a bit but overall service is good. Fried shrimp were cooked just right and some of best I've had in NC or away from the coast. Fried oysters, baked oysters and crabcakes were all good also. Prices were very reasonable for quality seafood in downtown Raleigh. I will be back.
The food was great and our 2 waitress was Awesome...However, my dislike was the handling of seating..I reserved a party of 17 and only 15 arrived...As we all know most people are never on time...They refused to seat us with a partial party...Although I knew 15 were confirmed and enroute...Finally at 6:30 we had 12 people and decided to seat us after pleading with them...I had to explain people were traveling from out of town and they would be late...That's my biggest dislike...Thankfully our waitress made up and handled with great satisfaction!
The food was great and so was our waiter. Can't remember his name but, he was great as well. Our dinner was just as we thought fresh and cooked to our satisfaction. We all would definitely recommend 42nd street! It was my husband's Birthday. We all had a great time.
This is one of our favorite places for special occasions. The food is normally especially good. One of my favorites is the oyster sampler. On this occasion my wife got very sick from the food later that night, not like her, it was definitely something she ate that night.
We had a good meal here but had two challenges. First, the service was very slow. There were a number of large groups and they appeared to order and receive their food faster than our medium sized group. Second, it was very chilly inside to the point of distraction from the meal.
The food was good and came to the table hot and well-prepared.
"Five" is THE BEST server i have ever had. I travel for business a lot and dine out a lot. I have never had a server remember what i ordered last time i was there after dealing with so many other customers. He is very pleasant and respectful and i will only eat here if hes working
Celebrated Birthdays for my Mom and daughter-in-law on Sunday night (they were full-up on Saturday), and as usual, everything was excellent. The Cioppino is my "go-to" plate, and it did not disappoint. Other hits were the blackened Mahi & the Salmon. Had two buffalo shrimp plates as an appetizer, and it was very good.
Highly recommend has a place for a special event...we even took a cake, and they kept it in the fridge until the dessert. Had lots of fun...
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