A splash of saltwater in landlocked Raleigh.

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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OYSTER BAR HOURS

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 10pm
Friday & Saturday 11am – 11pm
Sunday 11am – 8pm

FISH MARKET HOURS

Thursday & Friday 10am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm

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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 rooted in 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 celebrates 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.

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, crab roe vinaigrette
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 $10
horseradish tartar sauce, lettuce, pickles

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

‘Chicken Fried Fish Collars’ $11
pickles, hot honey 

SIDES

Fries $2
add bottarga $1

Slaw $3

Hushpuppies $3

Side Salad $3

Tomato & Corn Salad $3

Sweet Potato Chips $2

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

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

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.

START HERE

Grilled False Albacore* $10
horseradish, black pepper, mustard greens, creme fraiche

Blue Crab $13
corn custard, tomato, sweet peppers, peanuts

Roasted Oysters $9
mushroom, scallop, pecorino, chive

Fried Shishito Peppers $8
bottarga, sofrito aioli, orange, cilantro

Grilled Fairytale Eggplant $9
XO sauce, cilantro, lime, fried shallots

Brandade $11
mullet, potato, grilled bread, herb salad

Butter Lettuces $11
bottarga, green goddess, hushpuppy crouton, dill

Charcuterie Board $17
house-cured charcuterie including bluefin tuna belly, swordfish pastrami, tuna rillette

Mullet Crudo $9
peaches, pickled pepper, vinegar, olive oil

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

Shrimp Cocktail $13
tomato jam, fresh horseradish, lemon

Seafood Tower $95
12 raw oysters, 12 raw clams, 1/2 lb shrimp cocktail, smoked fish dip, shrimp salad, marinated crab claws

MAIN PLATES

Scallop Agnolotti $21
poached shrimp, romesco, purple basil, garlic

Blueline Tilefish Chop $24
lady pink peas, Jimmy Nardello peppers, oyster mushrooms

Blueline Tilefish Confit $19
tomato conserva, spiced peanuts, squash, shiso

Blue Crab & Tomato Pie $22
heirloom tomatos, swordfish bacon, ricotta, thyme

Grilled Whole Spanish Mackerel $25
chimichurri, peaches, grapefruit, jalapeno, cilantro

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Whey Caramel Tarte $7
chocolate pudding, OBX sea salt

Peaches + Cream $6
grilled peaches, sweetened condensed milk, Campari syrup, bronze fennel

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, Umami

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, crab roe vinaigrette
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 $10
horseradish tartar sauce, lettuce, pickles

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

‘Chicken Fried Fish Collars’ $11
pickles, hot honey 

SIDES

Fries $2
add bottarga $1

Slaw $3

Hushpuppies $3

Side Salad $3

Tomato & Corn 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

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

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.

START HERE

Grilled False Albacore* $10
horseradish, black pepper, mustard greens, creme fraiche

Blue Crab $13
corn custard, tomato, sweet peppers, peanuts

Roasted Oysters $9
mushroom, scallop, pecorino, chive

Fried Shishito Peppers $8
bottarga, sofrito aioli, orange, cilantro

Grilled Fairytale Eggplant $9
XO sauce, cilantro, lime, fried shallots

Brandade $11
mullet, potato, grilled bread, herb salad

Butter Lettuces $11
bottarga, green goddess, hushpuppy crouton, dill

Charcuterie Board $17
house-cured charcuterie including bluefin tuna belly, swordfish pastrami, tuna rillette

Mullet Crudo $9
peaches, pickled pepper, vinegar, olive oil

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

Shrimp Cocktail $13
tomato jam, fresh horseradish, lemon

Seafood Tower $95
12 raw oysters, 12 raw clams, 1/2 lb shrimp cocktail, smoked fish dip, shrimp salad, marinated crab claws

MAIN PLATES

Scallop Agnolotti $21
poached shrimp, romesco, purple basil, garlic

Blueline Tilefish Chop $24
lady pink peas, Jimmy Nardello peppers, oyster mushrooms

Blueline Tilefish Confit $19
tomato conserva, spiced peanuts, squash, shiso

Blue Crab & Tomato Pie $22
heirloom tomatos, swordfish bacon, ricotta, thyme

Grilled Whole Spanish Mackerel $25
chimichurri, peaches, grapefruit, jalapeno, cilantro

END HERE

Whey Caramel Tarte $7
chocolate pudding, OBX sea salt

Peaches + Cream $6
grilled peaches, sweetened condensed milk, Campari syrup, bronze fennel

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, Umami

 

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.

 Woccocon

CLEAN & GRASSY FLAVOR
MEDIUM SALINITY
SMALL SIZE

Woccocon (pronounced Wa-ka-kan) Oysters are grown on the sound side of Ocracoke Island. After being settled by colonists in the 17th century, this little island earned the name “Woccocon,” probably derived from the nearby Woccon tribe. Over the centuries, the name evolved into its modern iteration: Ocracoke. 

Growing in the shallow waters of the Pamlico Sound, Woccocon oysters take on a clean, grassy flavor. Their proximity to the open ocean keeps the salinity level medium to high.

Slash Creek

SALTY & CLEAN FLAVOR
MED – HIGH SALINITY
MEDIUM SIZE

Grown near the sleepy fishing village of Hatteras, these oysters get a shot of briny ocean water twice a day during high tide. The salty high tide is balanced by the moderately briny Pamlico Sound waters, giving it a flavor and finish that create an exceptional raw oyster.

Meet the growers Katherine & Spurgeon here.

CATERING

Locals Oyster Bar offers catering to events held at Transfer Company Food Hall. To inquire about hosting your event at the food hall, email hello@localsoysterbar.com.

Our catering team will also come to your venue! Fill out the form below to inquire about having Locals Oyster Bar cater your event.

FISH MARKET

The Locals Seafood market at Transfer Co. Food Hall is now 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 10am – 6pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm

EVENTS

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