42nd St Oyster Bar

42nd St Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant, Bar, and Cocktail Bar$$$$
Central Raleigh, Raleigh
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  • Juakeia H.
    "Try the shrimp and grits..YUMMY!"(3 Tips)
    Simon P.
    "Freshly shucked oysters and crab cakes to due for - love it :)"(24 Tips)
    Kellie
    "The Seafood Bisque is the best!!"(3 Tips)
    Ella L.
    "I love the cheese potatoes and salads."(3 Tips)
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  • Brandi B.
    Steamed oysters were under done and seemed too reliant on toppings.
  • Dennis
    DennisJuly 15
    Everything is good. Get reservations. Some of the best and freshest seafood I have ever had. Oysters are fresh and God with a wide array of choices. Shrimp, scallops and tuna -amazing.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff B.June 11
    Low quality seafood sold to thousands of uninformed tourists.
  • Carinne S.
    The appetizers were good.
  • Ember B.
    Ember BakerFebruary 24
    The shrimp and grits are beyond good! They have a variety of raw baked and fried oysters for any level of oyster eater to enjoy.
  • David C.
    David ChangDecember 4, 2016
    New England clam chowder, 42nd Street plate with swordfish, salad with balsamic.
  • Ohyler R.
    Ohyler RussellAugust 21, 2016
    Oysters and cocktails
  • Ella L.
    Ella LeeAugust 9, 2016
    I love the cheese potatoes and salads. (coming from a vegetarian!)
  • Debbie M.
    Debbie McDonaldApril 20, 2016
    Good 42nd St Oysters
  • William V.
    William VaughanFebruary 11, 2016
    Great place for us over 40 people to go to grab a drink and be thrust back to the 80's! One of my favorite places in NC for a weekday drink!
  • Will B.
    Will BumgarnerJanuary 5, 2016
    Oysters, crablegs, filet, cocktails, atmosphere
  • Alice n.
    Alice n WhereverDecember 28, 2015
    The cioppino I ordered was made to perfection!
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LewisNovember 29, 2015
    Buffalo shrimp
  • Julee P.
    Julee Peck JonesOctober 24, 2015
    Great bands
  • Simon P.
    Simon PiggottOctober 20, 2015
    Counter service extraordinaire! Freshly shucked oysters and crab cakes to due for - love it :)
  • Chad P.
    Chad ParkerOctober 2, 2015
    Raleigh Dining Requirement!
  • Jenni
    JenniJune 23, 2015
    Amazing bacon wrapped scallops
  • Brian H.
    Brian HowlettJanuary 22, 2015
    Best oysters in Raleigh !!
  • h
    hNovember 17, 2014
    Decent seafood, nothing notable.
  • O'kiss
    O'kissNovember 14, 2014
    I liked baked oysters, especially Rockefellers
  • O'kiss
    O'kissNovember 14, 2014
    Wine list is great, but I decided to try local US wine - was not that much happy with my choice
  • Brandi N.
    Brandi N. CompanySeptember 20, 2014
    Try the fried shrimp
  • Todd W.
    Todd WilliamsSeptember 2, 2014
    Raleigh's Best Seafood Restaurant. Seafood bisque is amazing. Crab and artichoke dip is outstanding. Oysters Rockefeller are off the hook (pardon the pun). And that's just appetizers. Great beers
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DixonAugust 7, 2014
    Oyster Bar.
  • Forrest N.
    Forrest NewkirkMay 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Shrimp and Grits awesome!
  • Ana C.
    Ana CastilloMay 20, 2014
    $.50 oysters at happy hour if you sit in the lounge area!
  • Nick L.
    Nick LindMay 3, 2014
    Best Seafood in the Triangle! A little pricey, but in my opinion, it's worth it!
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BarkleyApril 28, 2014
    Great table by the Oyster Bar. Service was quick and friendly. We had steamed oysters and shrimp which was all delicious.
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LaymanJuly 22, 2013
    Best steamed oysters around. And that cheese potato... I could eat about 8.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GentryJuly 14, 2013
    Great food and atmosphere. ..
  • Sara H.
    Sara HauserMarch 10, 2013
    Great service. Fabulous fresh grilled salmon.
  • Drew
    DrewDecember 2, 2012
    They have an oyster shell recycling drop-off point out back.
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JohnsonSeptember 5, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the backened Salmon or the Cajun Fried Catfish, you will luv'em both!!
  • Nikki J.
    Nikki JohnsonSeptember 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is my favorite restaurant in the entire world!!
  • John B.
    John BealeMay 28, 2012
    Love this place!!!
  • Randy M.
    Randy MillerMay 6, 2012
    Great seafood place. Menu and service is great. The apple pie is to die for. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdwardsApril 10, 2012
    Try the Blackened Swordfish
  • Eric E.
    Eric EdwardsApril 10, 2012
    Try the Lobster Bisque
  • Taylor O.
    Taylor O'CainJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure to make reservations if heading there Saturday nights. Friday nights are a little less important.
  • Will D.
    Will DevineDecember 31, 2011
    The Oysters Rockefeller are spectacular.
  • Jess M.
    Jess MOctober 1, 2011
    Really good! Make a reservation for the week-end.
  • Garrett S.
    Garrett SheaSeptember 30, 2011
    The crab legs r great
  • Juakeia H.
    Juakeia Hines-WaldenSeptember 25, 2011
    Try the shrimp and grits..YUMMY!
  • Erik E.
    Erik EscuroSeptember 25, 2011
    My meal: Delirium Tremens, Fried Oysters and Oysters Rockefeller
  • Stacie D.
    Stacie DavisSeptember 2, 2011
    Half price martinis on Thursday!!
  • Karen C.
    Karen Carter-LoflinAugust 15, 2011
    My "Rare" ahi tuna was VERY WELL DONE...service was slow...will try again...Maybe?
  • Scott A.
    Scott AlexanderMay 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You gotta wash your hands with the fishermans salt. Sounds lame, mind-blowing.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TysonApril 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Great Wine List.
  • Guy S.
    Guy SmithMarch 3, 2011
    had THE best dinner in a lonnnggg time at 42nd st recently!! Kudos to Steven K!!!
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TDecember 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    nice selection of beers and several great NC beers on tap. go thursday night for music.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TysonJuly 11, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go to 42nd St on Monday nights. All wines by the glass are half price!
  • Laurent
    LaurentApril 26, 2010
    Good grilled swordfish
  • Gary C.
    Gary ClarkApril 19, 2010
    The cajun fried oysters will slap you and perk you up. They are soooo... good. And if you're a collards fan, they know how to cook em up here. Read more
  • Kellie
    KellieMarch 23, 2010
    The Seafood Bisque is the best!!
  • Eric B.
    Eric BostromMarch 19, 2010
    Some of the best chicken wings in Raleigh. For real.
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TysonFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Oyster an shrimp mon- fri 5-7pm for 50 cents in the lounge
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan TysonFebruary 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Great food and great beer and wine selection!
  • stuart d.
    stuart davisJanuary 25, 2010
    i just had some wonderful seafood...
  • Carolyn T.
    Go listen to live music Thursday nights :) Read more
  • Chazz S.
    Chazz SizeOctober 27, 2009
    Go to 42nd St. and sit at the bar to order a peck of steamed oysters. Don't forget to order the cheese potato, too. Oysters are shucked in front of you. Good stuff. Read more
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