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tdallen Oct 12, 2007 05:57 AM

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!!

  1. The Chowhound Team Oct 12, 2007 06:00 AM

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


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    1. re: The Chowhound Team
      webvanman Oct 12, 2007 07:59 AM

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

      1. re: webvanman
        Tom from Raleigh Oct 12, 2007 08:46 AM

        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
          peetoteeto Oct 12, 2007 10:37 AM

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

          That's where I'd go!

        2. re: webvanman
          AreBe Oct 13, 2007 06:39 AM

          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.

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        Chard3 Jan 8, 2008 11:10 AM

        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!

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