A splash of saltwater in landlocked Raleigh.

WHERE WE ARE

Transfer Company Food Hall
500 E. Davie Street, Raleigh NC
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OPEN
Thursday & Friday 5-10pm
Saturday 2-10pm
Additional hours coming soon!

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Locals Seafood Market & Oyster Bar

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

ABOUT US

We are open Thursday and Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 2-10pm. We will be expanding our hours and menu in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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.

Our menus below are subject to availability and change.

all sandwiches served with fries

Peel & Eat Shrimp $12

1/2 pound shrimp, drawn butter, cocktail sauce

Oyster Poutine $6

cornmeal fried oysters and fries, smothered in oyster gravy, thyme, lemon

Smoked Fish Dip $5

smoked fish, pickled onion, herbs, lemon, butter crackers

Fish Sticks $6

cocktail sauce

Bottarga Wedge Salad $9

iceberg lettuce, cured fish roe, green goddess, red onion, dill

Fish & Chips $12

beer battered fish, tartar sauce, lemon

Calabash Platter $MP

mix of fried seafood and hush puppies

Oyster Po’boy $13

cornmeal fried oysters, iceberg lettuce, pickles, oyster mayonnaise, hot sauce

Shrimp Po’boy $13

cornmeal fried shrimp, iceberg lettuce, pickles, oyster mayonnaise, hot sauce

Shrimp Roll $11

steamed shrimp, paprika dressing, pickled onion, herbs

Fried Fish Sandwich $10

beer battered fish, horseradish tartar sauce, iceberg lettuce, pickles

Raw Oysters

We serve a rotating variety of raw oysters based on seasonality and availability.

SINGLE $2.50
HALF DOZEN $14
DOZEN $26

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

At present, we are only serving our counter service and raw bar menus. In the coming weeks, we will begin table service in our dining room with an expanded menu.
Drink menu coming soon.

COUNTER SERVICE

all sandwiches served with fries

Peel & Eat Shrimp $12

1/2 pound shrimp, drawn butter, cocktail sauce

Oyster Poutine $6

cornmeal fried oysters and fries, smothered in oyster gravy, thyme, lemon

Smoked Fish Dip $5

smoked fish, pickled onion, herbs, lemon, butter crackers

Fish Sticks $6

cocktail sauce

Bottarga Wedge Salad $9

iceberg lettuce, cured fish roe, green goddess, red onion, dill

Fish & Chips $12

beer battered fish, tartar sauce, lemon

Calabash Platter $MP

mix of fried seafood and hush puppies

Oyster Po’boy $13

cornmeal fried oysters, iceberg lettuce, pickles, oyster mayonnaise, hot sauce

Shrimp Po’boy $13

cornmeal fried shrimp, iceberg lettuce, pickles, oyster mayonnaise, hot sauce

Shrimp Roll $11

steamed shrimp, paprika dressing, pickled onion, herbs

Fried Fish Sandwich $10

beer battered fish, horseradish tartar sauce, iceberg lettuce, pickles

RAW BAR

Raw Oysters

We serve a rotating variety of raw oysters based on seasonality and availability.

SINGLE $2.50
HALF DOZEN $14
DOZEN $26

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

DINING ROOM

At present, we are only serving our counter service and raw bar menus. In the coming weeks, we will begin table service in our dining room with an expanded menu.

DRINKS

Menu coming soon.

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.

Slash Creek

CLEAN FLAVOR
HIGH SALINITY
MEDIUM SIZE

These oysters are grown near the sleepy fishing village of Hatteras by grower Katherine McGlade. The salty high tide from the Atlantic is balanced by the moderately briny Pamlico Sound waters, giving it a flavor and finish that create an exceptional raw oyster.

Core Sounder

CREAMY FLAVOR
HIGH SALINITY
MED/LARGE 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 by Adam Tyler.

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 catering@localsoysterbar.com.

Starting in late May 2019, our catering team will come to your venue! Fill out the form below to inquire about having Locals Oyster Bar cater your event.

FISH MARKET

Our sister company, Locals Seafood, is opening a fish market next door to the restaurant. 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 will sell prepared foods alongside fresh fish, shellfish, smoked seafood, and much more.

Hours for the fish market will be announced closer to opening.

EVENTS

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