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Blu Seafood and Bar

4.4
1231 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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About

Blu Seafood and Bar is upscale, casual seafood with innovative regional classics. Our place is comfortable with great food, some local, some global, but always fresh. Stop in and enjoy one of our specialty cocktails at the bar, a delicious meal on the outdoor patio or let us host your function in our private dining room.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00-10:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 286-9777
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tim Lyons
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Private party facilities
Please consider us for your next special occasion; Private Parties,
Graduations, Parents Weekend, Weddings and Special Events.
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Private party contact
Chris Riddle: (919) 286-9777
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Catering
Blu custom catering and events offers our guests an unparalleled experience with unlimited cuisine. Choose from one of our many catering menus to fit the atmosphere you are hoping to achieve at your event, or customize one of your own with our extremely talented culinary team. There are no bounds to what we can do, and the only limit is the imagination. Contact us at 919.286.9777 or at tim@bluseafoodandbar.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ninth Street
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Parking details
Parking in front of the restaurant, along the side, and in the adjoining Duke lot next door.
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Special events & promotions
We feature themed wine dinners on the middle Wednesday of every other month. Four courses of food, fun, and fine wine for only $55.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4
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4.4
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.2
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Tolly (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

I really like how the menu changes to include new dishes that take advantage of what is fresh and in season in fish. You can always count on Blu to have delicious seafood and a lot of choice.

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vipCoomome (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on November 13, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We are never disappointed. The food is routinely excellent and service is always great.

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vipwhomecoach (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on November 10, 2017

Blu Seafood has great seafood--fresh, well-prepared and much of it local. The clam chowder and crab cake were both outstanding--lots of crab, very little filler and nicely spiced; the clam chowder was the right level of creaminess, tender clams and clearly had a great stock as its base. My only complaint is the service can be slow. I was one of the only customers and yet had to wait over 5 minutes for a server to take even stop by to welcome me or take my drink order. I will go back, but the service needs to be much more attentive for me to become a regular.

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vipmamabrown (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent! I have never been for lunch and decided to go for lunch with a friend that I had not seen in 18 months. We loved the food- creative and delicious. The service was great. The restaurant was quite accomodating when we sat visiting after we were done with our meal. It was comfortable and quiet. The crab sandwich was really good and my friend loved the fish tacos.
I will be back.

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viptmcshu (Raleigh)
3.0
Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was just mediocre. Much better places to eat in Durham.

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MikeW (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on November 3, 2017

Have been several times and always enjoy dinner here.

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DHLmaven (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on October 31, 2017

Blu is an all-around good restaurant. The food is always delicious, and the "Blu plate specials" are an especially good value. They do not always have soup, including the clam chowder I love, so don't expect to be able to order it at all times. But there are plenty of other good menu choices. I find the service to be friendly and efficient. I mainly go there for lunch, and it is quiet and homey--you can have a good conversation with a friend.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

Great oysters and Shrimp n Grits. Service was attentive and great night with friends.

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Oxfordways (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on October 26, 2017

Blu has become our "go-to" restaurant. when guests visit, special occasions, and anytime I want wonderfully prepared food.

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vipCoomome (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on October 23, 2017

Fabulous as usual! This is our go-to seafood spot in Durham. We have never been disappointed!

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