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KathleenC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favorite place for seafood, St James Seafood is has delicious, fresh, and creative dishes and appetizers, with superb & accommodating service. We are obsessed with the Nautilus seafood tower (for 3-4, but perfect main meal for two), and we haven’t explored the rest of the menu as much as we’d like. Great cocktails and wine selection too.

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IrishAdvantage
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food in the time of coronavirus -- Helped a friend celebrate her birthday there last Saturday. Food was fantastic, and I was a bit relieved to see that tables were separated from each other by a larger gap than usual, and they were not skimping on the bleach when cleaning tables!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great service that was attentive but warm and welcoming. Every recommendation we ordered was truly exquisite. We’ll be back!

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LaShawnN
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely amazing!! The staff was so attentive even though it was a packed house. Food was delicious “Everything” we had taste exactly as described.

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DeannaS
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was fine...probably the best we have had in NC so far. But it wasn't outstanding. The crab dip tasted pretty much like straight hot mayo with a tiny bit of crab flavor. The fried calamari and oysters were very good. The shrimp and grits were also good, and we got the banana pudding donut for dessert and it was pretty good...the donut was a little dry. The prices were very high for the quality of the food...oh, and the drinks were good as well, but also pricey. So, we probably wouldn't go here again mainly because of the pricing, but the food was pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The brussell sprouts were the hit of the evening!!! Our entrees were good, I had the lobster roll and my dinner date had the scallops, the scallops looked amazing!

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vipFarnumB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perhaps the best restaurant in Durham, and there are a lot of great restaurants in Durham!

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JoshuaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place knows how to prepare seafood! Do yourself a favor and slip on by and try some fresh oysters and simple prepared seafood! Fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood tower was banging, as always

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoy the food, restaurant and staff. Our table was in the bar area, and I don’t think we’ll sit there again. It got crowded with people standing at the bar and it felt like they were in our space

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vipMichaelH
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Best seafood restaurant around. Very cool decor and atmosphere. Recently reopened so hopefully the service will get ironed out and revert back to consistently good rather than disappointing.

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LydiaD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I experienced was very nice the atmosphere was very nice the gentleman that served us was very nice and courteous I would recommend other friends and family members to check out Saint James if they get a chance only thing I didn't like was that they didn't have a bigger choice of the fried fish I prefer Croaker or either the red snappers and they did not have that but other than that everything else was great

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vipfishbones
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

St James is definitely back full force. Fabulous fresh seafood. Oysters shucked perfectly. Love this place.

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vipncregular
Raleigh
22 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really good seafood at Saint James! My first time and I was expecting a "fine dining" vibe and you won't get that from the atmosphere. Very nautical theme with lots of maritime style lighting fixtures and some Red Lobster looking sea captain paintings. But, the service was really good and so was the food. Oysters Ashworth (like Rockefeller) was so good we ordered a second round. Several of us had fried shrimp and scallops (Calabash style) and it was very, very lightly breaded and was terrific. Super desserts (banana doughnut and silk chocolate pie) and are super big, so one is plenty for 2 folks and could even pacify 4 guests.

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vipPama9912
London
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sea food

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mtp51
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My husband ordered the calamari and it was just fair. I had the lobster roll and it was served cold. I expected it to be hot. The lobster was a bit rubbery.
The old bay fries were delicious as was the coleslaw.
Excellent ambiance and service. Our meal was $50++ so the value wasn't there.
Perhaps we ordered the wrong meals.

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Suzanne
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service- oysters and seafood stew-mmmmmmm, oh and the Jungle Bird cocktail- delicious! looking at the tables near by, everything looked awesome!

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vipMDH01
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, with great food and service. I'm excited this place has come back as strong as it did.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The beat seafood place in Durham. Somehow the second time was better than the first!! Can’t wait to try the sandwiches next time.

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vipMHCH
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great on a busy Saturday night! We will be back soon.

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EricN
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service & prices. We will definitely be going back.

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Lala
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were phenomenal! We had a great night out and will return. Definitely save room for the banana pudding donut!

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MariaT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and attention was outstanding! We will continue to be frequent flyers

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AlDavid
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible seafood and excellent service! So glad St James is back open.

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Robert
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good seafood and really good service. We had two different kinds of oysters and steamed clams for apps. Both were excellent. My wifehad the lobster roll and being from Mass. she is pretty picky. She loved it. Fish of the day was Trigger, I had it fried and it was fantastic!!

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EBee
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I am 70 and did not know our table was upstairs. Now I know to request lower level

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place! The atmosphere, food, presentation, and service! Our waitress Julie was the absolute best!!!

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JoyceW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We enjoyed our time at Saint James. I wish we had sat upstairs. The food was delicious. It was a little noisy. The sun was a problem when we got there but it soon went down. The service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh seafood in trendy urban chic setting. Staff is always very accommodating, and friendly.

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vipLoves2eat
Raleigh
125 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing place! So glad they reopened! We ordered the Nautilus Tower, and it was so delicious!

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vipKaitlinB
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming to Saint James! The food is always fabulous as is the ambience. So happy they are back!

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YeseniaS
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was knowledgeable of how the food is made and how it tastes, Incase you look for recommendations. Drinks paired well with the food offered. Seafood was fresh and sauces served complimented well. We ordered crab, shrimp, and scallops and all weird delicious and tasted differently. Dislike when everything tastes the same. Will be coming back.
My only feed back was Aguachile: description had no peppers in it. Aguachile must have peppers, it’s in the name.

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vipJimR
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had waited for St James to reopen to enjoy our first dining experience there and we were not disappointed. Only 4 weeks since they reopened they served up the best seafood we've eaten anywhere with excellent customer service from the moment we walked in the door to 90 minutes later leaving. The perfect combination of attention to our dining experience, delighting our taste palates, wrapped in a pleasant unhurried atmosphere. We'll be back and bring others.

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vipYadacama
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad they have reopened!

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Bill
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Steam pot was overcooked and the menu is not great. The atmosphere and service was good thought.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great that they're back with excellent food and ambience.

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ChrisC
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first trip back since they reopened after the disastrous explosion around the corner. They haven't lost a beat. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner on a Wednesday. They were packed, which tells you something when so many other places are barely occupied in the middle of the week.
Enjoyed a perfect cocktail, oysters, curried scallops, a wonderful Sea Bass, along with salad and desert.
Service from our favorite waiter, Josh, was courteous, friendly and knowledgeable, as always.
It is our favorite full service seafood restaurant in the Triangle!

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PhilipC
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food and service but very slow on delivery of drinks and food

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YvonneF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were thrilled Saint James had reopened and enjoyed every morsel of our dinner. We even recognized a young lady who was our server on a previous visit and were glad to see her!

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BryanT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the mussels and the BBQ shrimp very much. Really liked the atmosphere and the tiki drinks.

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Saint James Seafood Restaurant and Raw Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 847 OpenTable diners.