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Oct 12, 2007 05:57 AM

Raleigh/Cary area

Hey - New to the area, hubby's b'day is next wk. & I'd like to take him out for a nice dinner tom. (Sat.) night. We live in Clayton, but anywhere within 30 min. or so would be fine. I'd love to find a reasonably priced FRESH seafood restaurant or I hear there is a Mongolian type rest. around. Also - I know this is a foodies board, but does anyone have any recommendations for night life? Would love to find a nice club for Disco &/or any good dance music after dinner. So far I'm leaning towards dinner @ Bogarts, Oishii or 42nd St. Oyster Bar. For dancing I've been told Lonbranch Saloon or Club Element in Smithfield. Any suggestions would be appreicated!!

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  1. Folks, night life and dancing too far afield from chow for us, so please keep your recommendations limited to dinner suggestions.


    4 Replies
    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      42nd St is a lively and fun place and the food is very good.

      1. re: webvanman

        When I think of great seafood in Raleigh, I think of Fins. It's not 12) deep fried jumbo shrimp for $8, mind you; Fins is a high-end restaurant. If that's not what you're looking for, try the NC Seafood Restaurant Market at the State Farmer's Market.

        I'm not familiar with Oishii

        1. re: Tom from Raleigh

          Fins received 4 stars from Greg Cox in a recent N&O review.

          That's where I'd go!

        2. re: webvanman

          The oysters at 42nd St are very good. I was terribly disappointed with the entrees the two times I went, but the oysters were good. A neighbor recommends not to stray from the daily entree specials.

      2. Noticed that you live in Clayton. This reply is way too late to solve your problem, but I just moved here recently and wanted you to know that I was delighted to find a great little restaurant right in Clayton and have made it one of my regular destinations. It's called Skylines Cafe and it is located on Rt. 70 in the Southern Village S/C. Not even opened for a year yet and it just keeps getting better and better. Thought that you might like to try it if you haven't already. Enjoy!