A splash of saltwater in landlocked Raleigh.

COUNTER SERVICE

Monday-Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday-Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm

FISH MARKET

Thursday & Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm

DINING ROOM

BRUNCH
Sunday 10am – 2pm

FULL SERVICE DINNER
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5-10pm

WHERE WE ARE

Transfer Company Food Hall
500 E. Davie Street, Raleigh NC
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Questions? Comments? Good jokes? Send us a note at hello@localsoysterbar.com.

Call us at 919-594-1459.

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HOLIDAY TO GO DISHES

We’re excited to offer prepared seafood items for your holiday meals this year! Our menu includes smoked fish dip, roasted oysters, tuna lasagna, crab cakes, oyster stuffing, and more. Orders close on December 18. Pickup will be 12/23 from 11-4 and 12/24 from 11-3 at our fish market inside Transfer Co. Food Hall.

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Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar

Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar
500 East Davie Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

ABOUT US

Tucked into Transfer Company Food Hall, Locals Oyster Bar is a taste of the coastline in the middle of landlocked Raleigh. We invite you to come on in, grab a seat, and get to know some of North Carolina’s most delicious and often under-appreciated seafood. Swap stories, share plates, and toast to a hard day’s work.

Brought to you by Locals Seafood & Person Street Bar.

Locals Oyster Bar is inspired by North Carolina’s seafood traditions. Oysters roasted on the beach. Shad roe with bacon. Fried mullet. Our state’s bountiful coastline created a seafood-rich, seasonal diet in the eastern part of the state for centuries. Our seafood restaurant seeks to celebrate this heritage.

Chef Eric Montagne knows a thing or two about seafood. He was born in Miami, where his father taught him how to fish in the ocean and canals of South Florida. This instilled an appreciation for the ocean at a young age. His family moved to North Carolina in 2000. Here, he continued to fish, picked up hunting, and explored the state from east to west. After a brief stint in the Rockies, North Carolina called Eric back and he put down roots in Raleigh. Chef Eric is excited to celebrate the seafood & traditions of his adopted home state.

The menus below are for our Raleigh location, and are subject to availability and change.

Chef Eric Montagne holds a blueline tilefish

This menu is available whenever we are open. It is subject to availability and change.

Carteret Cracker Smacker Dip $9
smoked fish, pickled onion, herbs, lemon, crackers

Ceviche Bowl $13
fish, shrimp, tomato broth, radish, jalapeño, avocado, cilantro

Peel & Eat Shrimp $12
house seasoning, drawn butter, cocktail sauce

Oak Lettuce Salad $7
radish, shallots, green goddess dressing
add fried shrimp $6
add grilled fish $8
add fried oysters $9

Seafood Sausage Roll $11
shrimp andouille, tartar sauce, pickled slaw

Blue Crab Roll $15
backfin & claw meat, drawn butter, lemon zest, chives

Calabash Roll $10
pickle slaw, oyster mayo, chives
choose shrimp $10 or oysters $13

Calabash Basket $16
fish & shrimp, hushpuppies, pickle slaw, lemon, tartar sauce
sub oysters +$3

Tuna Bloodline Burger
cheddar cheese, lettuce, mustard, pickles
single patty $7
double patty $10

Grilled Fish Sandwich $11
horseradish tartar sauce, lettuce, pickles

Fish & Chips $14
beer battered fish, fries, tartar sauce, lemon

‘Chicken Fried Fish Collars’ $12
pickles, hot honey 

Fish & Grits $15
farm & sparrow grits, tomato gravy, chives

SIDES

Fries $2
add bottarga $1
add gravy $1

Slaw $2

Hushpuppies $3

Side Salad $3

RAW BAR

Additional raw bar items available on our dining room menu.

OYSTERS–
We serve a rotating variety of raw oysters based on seasonality and availability.
Single $3.00
Dozen $33
served with your choice of lemon, cocktail sauce, mignonette, horseradish, and hot sauce.

CLAMS–
Single $1.50
Half Dozen $8

Dozen $12
served with your choice of lemon, cocktail sauce, mignonette, horseradish, and hot sauce

Carolina Raw Platter $35
dozen oysters, half dozen clams

Carolina Oyster Flight $33
Try a taste of the coastline with a dozen oysters of mixed varieties from around the state.

STEAMERS

OYSTERS —
Half peck $20

Full peck $35
shucked oysters, lemon, cocktail sauce, butter, hot sauce, crackers

CLAMS —
Dozen $16

Two dozen $30
shucked clams, lemon, cocktail sauce, butter, hot sauce, crackers

Our menu changes with the tides and can vary day-to-day. The menu below is a sample of what we might have available this weekend.

This menu is available to guests sitting in our dining room Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5pm – 10pm. Make a reservation here. Our counter service menu is also available during dinner.

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Speckled Trout Crudo $8
watermelon radish, black radish, chives, OBX sea salt, olive oil

Bigeye Tuna $9
OBX sea salt, olive oil

Bigeye Tuna Tartare* $12
grilled peppers, fried lemon, creme fraiche, chive, shallot

Roasted Oysters $3.50/ea
mushroom, scallop, pecorino, chive

Brandade $11
whipped potatoes, salted mullet, herb salad, boulted bread, grilled lemon

Smoked Scallops & Fingerling Potatoes $13
bottarga bagna cauda, chives, Spanish paprika

Escarole Salad $11
escarole, raddichio, green goddess dressing, pecorino cheese, bottarga, sunchoke chips, chives, dill

Grilled Squash Caesar $13
raddichio, fried oysters, pecorino, pretzel chips, tonnato caesar dressing

Charcuterie Board $17
house-cured charcuterie including swordfish pastrami, marinated sturgeon, swordfish lardo, bloodline chorizo

Shrimp Cocktail $13
tomato jam, fresh horseradish, lemon

Seafood Tower $95
24 raw oysters, 12 raw clams, 1/2 lb shrimp cocktail, smoked fish dip, daily crudo, tuna tartare

MAIN PLATES

Stuffed Cabbage $16
shrimp, tuna sausage, Anson Mills rice, spiced tomato broth

Fish Stew $21
poached wahoo, tomato broth, carrots, turnips, radishes, black lentils, head-on shrimp

Mullet on the Half Shell $17
persimmon butter, mustard greens, pecan, lemon

Grilled Wahoo $24
butter poached kholrabi, sunchoke chips, kholrabi greens

Grilled Whole Black Sea Bass $29
broccolini, shitake mushrooms, chili oil, lemon

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Whey Caramel Tarte $7
chocolate pudding, OBX sea salt

Paw Paw Rum Cake $6
paw paw caramel, grapefruit

Our menu changes with the tides and can vary day-to-day. The menu below is a sample of what we might have available this weekend.

This menu is available to guests sitting in our dining room Sunday from 10am – 2pm. Our counter service menu is also available during brunch.

START HERE

Seafood Pancake $16
green tail shrimp, root vegetable greens, ginger, shallots, shishito peppers, spicy mayo, sesame

Brandade $12
Whipped potatoes, salted mullet, creme fraiche, fried garlic, olive oil, boulted baguette, herb salad

Gravlax $14
speckled trout lax, shallots, capers, herbs, creme fraiche, benchwarmers bagel chips

Seafood Tower $95
24 raw oysters, 12 raw clams, 1/2 lb shrimp cocktail, smoked fish dip, daily crudo, tuna tartare

MAIN PLATES

Smoked Fish Benedict $15
Smoked Swordfish Pastrami, braised collard greens, poached eggs, bottarga bagna cauda

“Steak” & Eggs $17
bone-in fish chop, anson mills rice, sea island red peas, chimichurri, fried egg

Country Fried Fish $16
house made milk bread, oyster gravy, fried egg, salad greens

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit $13
shrimp sausage, fried egg, ruby streaks

Spanish Tortillia $14
Smoked Scallops, austrian crescent potatoes, eggs, creme fraiche, chives, dill, tarragon

Escarole Salad $11
escarole, raddichio, green goddess dressing, pecorino cheese, bottarga, sunchoke chips, chives, dill

SIDES

Grits $5
Sea Island Red Peas $4
Braised Collar Greens $4
Bacon $3
Breakfast Shrimp Sausage $3
Toast $2

SWEETS

Apple Donuts $9
arkansas black apples, cinnamon, cane sugar, hickory syrup

This menu is subject to availability and change. We carry a wide selection of wine & beer, not shown here.

COCKTAILS

Seawolf $10
Luksusowa, Aperol, Lemon, Crude Bitters

Seaside Negroni $12
Conniption Gin, Cocchi, Cappelletti, Averna, Crude Bitters

Buffalo City $9
Buffalo Trace, Fino Sherry, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters

Montgomery Burns $9
Montenegro, Grapefruit, Beer

Umami Daiquiri $13
Kill Devil Rum, Egg, Lime

Oyster Shooters 
Bloody Mary Mix, Raw Oyster
Choose your liquor:
House gin, vodka, tequila $8
Flying Pepper Vodka $10

COUNTER SERVICE

This menu is available whenever we are open. It is subject to availability and change.

Carteret Cracker Smacker Dip $9
smoked fish, pickled onion, herbs, lemon, crackers

Ceviche Bowl $13
fish, shrimp, tomato broth, radish, jalapeño, avocado, cilantro

Peel & Eat Shrimp $12
house seasoning, drawn butter, cocktail sauce

Oak Lettuce Salad $7
radish, shallots, green goddess dressing
add fried shrimp $6
add grilled fish $8
add fried oysters $9

Seafood Sausage Roll $11
shrimp andouille, tartar sauce, pickled slaw

Blue Crab Roll $15
backfin & claw meat, drawn butter, lemon zest, chives

Calabash Roll $10
pickle slaw, oyster mayo, chives
choose shrimp $10 or oysters $13

Calabash Basket $16
fish & shrimp, hushpuppies, pickle slaw, lemon, tartar sauce
sub oysters +$3

Tuna Bloodline Burger
cheddar cheese, lettuce, mustard, pickles
single patty $7
double patty $10

Grilled Fish Sandwich $11
horseradish tartar sauce, lettuce, pickles

Fish & Chips $14
beer battered fish, fries, tartar sauce, lemon

‘Chicken Fried Fish Collars’ $12
pickles, hot honey 

Fish & Grits $15
farm & sparrow grits, tomato gravy, chives

SIDES

Fries $2
add bottarga $1
add gravy $1

Slaw $2

Hushpuppies $3

Side Salad $3

Seasonal Side $3

RAW BAR

RAW BAR

OYSTERS–
We serve a rotating variety of raw oysters based on seasonality and availability.
Single $2.75
Half dozen $16

Dozen $29
served with your choice of lemon, cocktail sauce, mignonette, horseradish, and hot sauce.

CLAMS–
Single $1.50
Half Dozen $8

Dozen $12
served with your choice of lemon, cocktail sauce, mignonette, horseradish, and hot sauce

Carolina Raw Platter $35
dozen oysters, half dozen clams

STEAMERS

OYSTERS —
Half peck $20

Full peck $35
shucked oysters, lemon, cocktail sauce, butter, hot sauce, crackers

CLAMS —
Dozen $16

Two dozen $30
shucked clams, lemon, cocktail sauce, butter, hot sauce, crackers

DINNER

Our menu changes with the tides and can vary day-to-day. The menu below is a sample of what we might have available this weekend.

This menu is available to guests sitting in our dining room Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5pm – 10pm. Make a reservation here.

START HERE

Blackfin Tuna Tartare* $12
grilled peppers, fried lemon, creme fraiche, chive, shallot

Roasted Oysters $9
mushroom, scallop, pecorino, chive

Grilled Swordfish Pastrami $11
sauerkraut, charred cabbage, capers, pears, fish demi-glaze

Smoked Scallops & Fingerling Potatoes $13
bottarga bagna cauda, chives, Spanish paprika

Whole Fried Shrimp $12
head on shrimp, lime, black pepper, basil, yum yum sauce

Fried Shishito Peppers $9
sofrito aioli, cilantro, orange, bottarga

Charcuterie Board $17
house-cured charcuterie including swordfish pastrami, smoked tuna rillette, albacore currywurst, tuna bacon

Red Drum Crudo $7
seaweed, olive oil

Bigeye Tuna $9
sea salt

Shrimp Cocktail $13
tomato jam, fresh horseradish, lemon

Seafood Tower $95
24 raw oysters, 12 raw clams, 1/2 lb shrimp cocktail, smoked fish dip, daily crudo, tuna tartare

MAIN PLATES

Tuna Bolognese $19
ricotta gnocchi, sofrito, pecorino, savory cream

Striped Bass $21
farro piccolo, grilled acorn squash, marigold, crab roe

Mullet on the Half Shell $16
pickle butter, arugula, pea shoots, lemon

Grilled Whole Vermilion Snapper $29
perpperonata, butter beans, olives, mint

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Whey Caramel Tarte $7
chocolate pudding, OBX sea salt

Peach & Pear Hand Pie $5
cinnamon anglaise

Paw Paw Rum Cake $6
paw paw caramel, grapefruit

BRUNCH

Our menu changes with the tides and can vary day-to-day. The menu below is a sample of what we might have available this weekend.

This menu is available to guests sitting in our dining room Sunday from 10am – 2pm. Our counter service menu is also available during brunch.

START HERE

Seafood Pancake $16
green tail shrimp, root vegetable greens, ginger, shallots, shishito peppers, spicy mayo, sesame

Brandade $12
Whipped potatoes, salted mullet, creme fraiche, fried garlic, olive oil, boulted baguette, herb salad

Gravlax $14
speckled trout lax, shallots, capers, herbs, creme fraiche, benchwarmers bagel chips

Seafood Tower $95
24 raw oysters, 12 raw clams, 1/2 lb shrimp cocktail, smoked fish dip, daily crudo, tuna tartare

MAIN PLATES

Smoked Fish Benedict $15
Smoked Swordfish Pastrami, braised collard greens, poached eggs, bottarga bagna cauda

“Steak” & Eggs $17
bone-in fish chop, anson mills rice, sea island red peas, chimichurri, fried egg

Country Fried Fish $16
house made milk bread, oyster gravy, fried egg, salad greens

Sausage, Egg & Cheese Biscuit $13
shrimp sausage, fried egg, ruby streaks

Spanish Tortillia $14
Smoked Scallops, austrian crescent potatoes, eggs, creme fraiche, chives, dill, tarragon

Escarole Salad $11
escarole, raddichio, green goddess dressing, pecorino cheese, bottarga, sunchoke chips, chives, dill

SIDES

Grits $5
Sea Island Red Peas $4
Braised Collar Greens $4
Bacon $3
Breakfast Shrimp Sausage $3
Toast $2

SWEETS

Apple Donuts $9
arkansas black apples, cinnamon, cane sugar, hickory syrup

DRINKS

This menu is subject to availability and change. We carry a wide selection of wine & beer, not shown here.

COCKTAILS

Seawolf $10
Luksusowa, Aperol, Lemon, Crude Bitters

Seaside Negroni $12
Conniption Gin, Cocchi, Cappelletti, Averna, Crude Bitters

Buffalo City $9
Buffalo Trace, Fino Sherry, Sweet Vermouth, Orange Bitters

Montgomery Burns $9
Montenegro, Grapefruit, Beer

Umami Daiquiri $13
Kill Devil Rum, Egg, Lime

Oyster Shooters 
Bloody Mary Mix, Raw Oyster
Choose your liquor:
House gin, vodka, tequila $8
Flying Pepper Vodka $10 

FEATURED OYSTERS

Our oyster selection is focused on North Carolina’s cultivated & wild oysters. The tides, season, and weather will determine which oysters we are shucking tonight.

We’re particularly excited to showcase North Carolina’s burgeoning cultivated oyster industry and the growers themselves. Learn about two of North Carolina’s cultivated oyster varieties below.

While these oysters are featured here, they may not be on our raw bar menu tonight.

 Tarheel Tiderunner

BUTTERY FLAVOR
HIGH SALINITY
LARGE SIZE

Grown in the famous Stump Sound, Tarheel Tiderunners have a classic Carolina oyster flavor: high salinity with a buttery, meaty flavor. The flavor lingers, giving you a taste of the coast for minutes after you slurp down your first Tiderunner.

This oyster is like the cultivated equivalent to the wild Stump Sound oyster. They have a very similar flavor, but Tarheel Tiderunners are clean, single, and easy to shuck. 

Core Sounder

CREAMY & SWEET FLAVOR
MEDIUM SALINITY
MEDIUM SIZE

Much like their namesake, Core Sounder oysters embody the heart and soul of the people, heritage and history of a classic coastal NC community. They are grown in the waters of the Core Sound, a body of water recognized by the state for its outstanding water quality. Eat these, and you’ll taste the essence of Down East.

Grower Adam Tyler loves how much they taste like home. Meet Adam and learn more here.

CATERING

We offer catering to events held at Transfer Company Food Hall and at private venues.

To inquire about private events or catering, fill out this form or email us at catering@localsoysterbar.com.

Photo by Workshop Media

FISH MARKET

The Locals Seafood market at Transfer Co. Food Hall is open! Locals Seafood has delivered high-quality North Carolina seafood to Triangle customers since 2010. Our own restaurant kitchen uses Locals’ product, so you know it’s good.

The fish market sells prepared foods alongside fresh fish, shellfish, smoked seafood, and much more.

If you are looking for a specific item, we recommend you call us before heading to the market. Call us at 919-594-1459 and ask for the fish market.

MARKET HOURS
Thursday & Friday 11am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4pm

EVENTS

Come see us at events at the oyster bar and around the Triangle. Click on the event name below for more information.