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MJ's Raw Bar & Grille

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$$ - $$$
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216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
+1 252-635-6890
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner here, although the décor may give you the idea that it is more of a cafeteria or diner the food is well above that. It was a busy Friday night and the place was hopping. We started with their pretzel smothered in crab dip, I had a cup of delicious Crab Claw Soup, followed by their Privates platter.... More 

Thank Brian O
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good seafood--causal and comfortable restaurant in the business section of New Bern. Full bar available and excellent draft beer selection.

Thank Michael27_46
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mainly a seafood, steam and raw bar, Maryland Style eastern shore, and local cuisine restaurant. Does have breakfast seasonal only, lunch and dinner year round.

Thank Scott H
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in New Bern! We love this small quaint restaurant. The always get oysters on the half shell because they are delicious. We also had the most delicious red pepper soup. Do not miss this place when visiting New Bern.

Thank heidelbury0679
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped at MJ's Raw Bar & Grille for lunch during our visit to New Bern's historic downtown. We loved it. My wife had the beef wraps while I had the Asian salad. Both were outstanding (my wife shared some of the wrap with me). We also enjoyed the atmosphere in there as well. It is small... More 

Thank Todd F
Kusadasi, Turkey
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were visiting accidental artist. So we leave our kids and have a drink there. There were also lots of tourists who came with boats and also locals. The waitress were nice and kind. No wifi. Otherwise very nice place while visiting New Bern.

Thank GardenKitchen
Bradley, Illinois
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206 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our seafood dishes at MJs. The dinning room is small. so there was a wait. I do not know if you can make reservations. BJs PRICES FOR THEIR SEAFOOD ARE VERY REASONABLE,for what they serve you. We would diffidently eat here again! We very highly recommend BJs RAW BAR & GRILL!

Thank Allen_M_54
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not what we expected based on other reviews. Shrimp was good and crab legs but potatoes, fries and sausage weren't great at all.

Thank MonsterTraveler53
Tazewell, Tennessee
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always read reviews and eat places that are recommended on TripAdvisor. This time the numbers wasn't right. The crab legs were decent, fries you couldn't eat, and the steam platter was not worth it. Overall bad experience would never recommend, and definitely not worth the money.

Thank Nicholefrederick
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for a quick bite and drinks. We sat at the bar and enjoyed some delicious oysters on the half shell and shrimp poor boys. Service was quick, food delicious and drinks perfect. A nice casual place to enjoy without breaking the bank!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 216 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-2142
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-635-6890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?