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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
9:00 PM
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42nd Street Oyster Bar

4.7
2887 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
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"

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Mon-Thur 5:00pm-10:00pm Fri - Sat 5:00pm-11:00pm Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 831-2811
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joe Rohrer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
West Street
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Parking details
We offer two private lots. There is street and public parking also available.
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Public transit
RLine stop one block away
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Entertainment
Live Entertainment (Southern Rock, Classic Rock, Top 40, Beach, Disco, Dance, Blue Grass, 70's, 80's,)

Friday and Saturday 10pm-1pm
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2887 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Consistently good seafood, nice atmosphere, and friendly staff.

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StevenR 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

The waiter was amazing, knew the menus like the back of his hand very knowledgeable and very friendly, also food was very great I had the 10 oz fillet mignon and my wife had the mahi-mahi we also indulges in the lobster tail it was amazing we were told they only do it three times a year and after eating it that’s just awful it was so delicious they should keep it on the menue in my opinion 5 star experience overall the price wasn’t all bad kind of high for my taste to be honest but well worth it

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kittie (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I celebrated Valentines at 42nd Street Oyster bar and the service and food was fantastic.

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Sally 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

We waited way too long for our reservation. I know it was a holiday but we had a reservation and waited 25 mins after that to be seated. The food was great and service was pretty good. I just wish the hosts were better at their job.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

My wife and I enjoy dining at the restaurant for the old time atmosphere, good seafood and generally good service. We ordered a shrimp cocktail to share, cheese potato, sweet potato, blackened grouper and salmon. Everything was delicious. The shrimp were fresh and crisp. The grouper and salmon arrived at our table piping hot. The blackened grouper was pretty spicy as I like it. The sweet potato was large and very good. The cheese potatoes OK. The hush puppies were delicious as always. The salads were fresh and crisp. Our server, Mara, was terrific. She was friendly, prompt and on the ball. We were seated in our preferred booth after a short wait on a busy Valentines Day evening. The restaurant does an excellent job planning for reservations. We are always seated promptly no matter how busy it is.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The service, food and atmosphere were great. We will definitely be back.

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RikR (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Shrimp and tomato risotto was excellent. Server was attentive. Made our Valentine's Day dinner a very pleasant experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great service our table was ready as soon as we arrived. Wait staff got our order perfect. Attentive but not intrusive

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

All of the wait staff was very attentive. The food was great and the prices very reasonable.

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RickA 
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

First time at Raleigh location, have enjoyed at RDU before. Service was great, Food was very good, atmosphere nice too. If you are looking for seafood and a pleasant meal wrapped around it, this is the place. Great hush puppies, careful to leave room for your meal!!

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ElizabethT 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The sampler oyster try was absolutely phenomenal. I haven't had oysters in awhile and that really hit the spot! We had a reservation at 7, arrived a few minutes late and were promptly seated. Our waitress was really sweet and helpful.

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42ndStreetDinner 
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

I hadn't been to 42nd Street for quite some time. It seems to have gone downhill. There were several mistakes in our order. Our server seemed distracted and did not bring requested items. She also took condiments away before we were finished with our meal. Also, the food was just "meh." For an establishment with such a reputation, and for the prices they charge, I expect a lot more.

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LynnN 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious as always! My son wanted crab legs for his birthday dinner and 42nd Street was the best choice! Kelly was an amazing server and was very attentive to our needs. And my son even got a free dessert for his birthday! All around a wonderful evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Delightful experience, as always!
Grilled fish was a bit over cooked for my palette; but everything else we ordered was DELICIOUS!

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Hungrypeeps (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Always enjoy dinning at 42 nd street!!

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