A splash of saltwater in landlocked Raleigh.

FOOD HALL COUNTER

Monday to Thursday
11am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm

DINING ROOM

Full service
Thursday, Friday, Saturday
5-10pm

FISH MARKET

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

WHERE WE ARE

Transfer Company Food Hall
500 E. Davie Street, Raleigh NC
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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 $10
radish, jalapeño, avocado, sweet potato chips

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

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

Shrimp Salad Roll $9
paprika dressing, dill, pickled onion

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

Calabash Roll $10
choice of oysters, shrimp or both
grilled cabbage slaw, oyster mayo

Calabash Basket $14
choice of oysters, shrimp or both
choice of side

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

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

Fish & Chips $13
beer battered fish, fries, tartar sauce, lemon

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

SIDES

Fries $2
add bottarga $1

Slaw $3

Hushpuppies $3

Side Salad $3

Butter Bean Salad $3

Sweet Potato Chips $2

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 $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

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

END HERE

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

This menu is subject to availability and change.

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

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 $10
radish, jalapeño, avocado, sweet potato chips

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

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

Shrimp Salad Roll $9
paprika dressing, dill, pickled onion

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

Calabash Roll $10
choice of oysters, shrimp or both
grilled cabbage slaw, oyster mayo

Calabash Basket $14
choice of oysters, shrimp or both
choice of side

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

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

Fish & Chips $13
beer battered fish, fries, tartar sauce, lemon

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

SIDES

Fries $2
add bottarga $1

Slaw $3

Hushpuppies $3

Side Salad $3

Butter Bean Salad $3

Sweet Potato Chips $2

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

DINING ROOM

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

END HERE

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

COCKTAILS

This menu is subject to availability and change.

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

 

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 or at private venues. To inquire about private events or catering, email us at catering@localsoysterbar.com.

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.