42nd Street Oyster Bar
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"
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Chesapeake, VA. (Oyster Bar Only)
Fried VA Sea Scallops
Regular or Cajun
Loved it! Great vintage Fish House!
Oysters! Fried Green Tomatoes! Shrimp & Grits! Crabcakes!
Lovely from beginning to end. Shoutout to Cole, our server. The food was super.
All the food was good. The service was attentive and pleasant. I appreciated the plexiglass dividers on the booths.
Everything was perfect as always! Our waitress Isabelle was one of the best servers we have ever had! We will be requesting her section our next visit, Thursday!
There is good reason that the restaurant has been a landmark in Raleigh for so long. Our experience was OUTSTANDING!
My first time dining here and definitely will be going back. Food and service was great and affordable.
Always a delicious meal at 42nd St. Impressed with precautions taken with new COVID-19 regulations.
Nate was great. Put a liner inside your yellow garbage bags if your gonna align them around the food. It’s gross and unsanitary . Otherwise really has a great time. Love the place.
1/2 peck oysters. YUM. Always fresh. Coleslaw rocks. Love all the fixings. Best hush puppies in town but need skip them if we have a chance of eating all the oysters. 1/2 peck was ~32 good size oysters
My husband loves this restaurant & we had a wonderful time celebrating his birthday! The service was outstanding & our waitress was phenomenal! ❤️
Service was great. Attentive, but in no way intrusive. Food was good. Nice evening. We were seated in a booth which all have plexiglass between them tables.
Such an amazing place !! Hasn’t let me down yet ! Will be coming back again . Food was on the spot. Service was on point ❤️
We were previously scheduled for dinner on New Years Eve but it didn't work out. So we rebooked for Saturday, January 9. Our reservation was confirmed at the front door and even though we arrived 15 minutes early, we were seated immediately. Mark was our "shucker" and he was very attentive, never let a glass go empty. He communicated with us during the entire meal and Cynthia who also worked in the kitchen joined in the fun. Hunter came by and spoke to us a couple of times. What a wonderful experience and yes, we will be back.
We had oysters, scallops, ahi tuna, crab legs, calamari - everything was fresh and delicious.
Usually this is great. Oysters just didn’t taste quite right. Shrimp and grits were great
Great experience as usual! Excited to go back again soon.
Did a great job, food was great, felt safe. Always a great place to take people new to the area or out of town guests.
Our experience was amazing! Would absolutely go there again!
Good food; drinks made incorrectly initially (espresso martini - initially they served coffee with vodka), but they remedied it.
Great oysters! Excellent dinner experience
Great food, great service, great location - as always!
My first time there and I will definitely be back again soon! Fast, prompt, and friendly service! Food was out of this world good!!! Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had!
We chose 42nd street for our anniversary due to their gluten free menu. Everything was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.
42nd Street never disappoints. If you've never been, it should be on your list.
Seafood was very good, especially the oysters (raw and baked)
Outstanding! The very best, as always. Their blackened bacon-wrapped scallops are superb.
Christmas dinner with my in-laws from out of town. It was the perfect spot! The value was perfect the food was delicious and I can’t wait to go back!!
Delicious food, great service. Definitely plan to go back.
Awesome service ( bartender entertained my pregnant wife with non-alcoholic drinks. As we were celebrating our anniversary. Oysters were delicious as usual and steamed correctly.
Just a great place to celebrate! Great food and staff! Cheers to the 42nd!!
The food and service was great. We took clients there and if you want an intimate setting, this is not it. If you want a fun setting where you feel like a local, you got it.
If you intend to impress, do not go anywhere else! My wife and I celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary at 42nd Street Oyster Bar and everything was to PERFECTION!
The Old Fashioned was outstanding, and the food just as great. Service was excellent! We were a party of 3 and all got separate appetizers and meals and all were delicious. Will make this a regular stop on my returns to the Raleigh area.
Wonderful food great staff..Great atmosphere...need to make reservations in advance
Bacon wrapped scallops delicious Steamed oysters were amazing! Service was outstanding.
First time here, food was excellent, staff was very friendly!
Great Service, wonderful food, nice atmosphere...a bit pricey but you pay for quality.
Great food, great service. A Raleigh classic!
Everything came out perfect and the waitress gave us a good flow with all of our food! We got the Cajun popcorn shrimp, garden salads, snow crab legs, oysters and chocolate silk cake! I recommend it all!
bathroom needed soap and I was met with a blank stare when I mentioned it.
You can order delivery directly from 42nd Street Oyster Bar using the Order Online button. 42nd Street Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 831-2811.
42nd Street Oyster Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 4348 OpenTable diners.
42nd Street Oyster Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.shop.42ndstoysterbar.com/category.sc?categoryId=3.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.