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18 Seaboard

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Categories: Restaurants & Bars, American, Bar & Grill, Seafood, Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Week, Restaurant Week
18 Seaboard Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604
Hours: Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner Sun-Thurs 5-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 5-11 p.m.
(919) 861-4318
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Avg User Rating: 4 out of 5
Total Votes: 65
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Read Bill Leslie's Rave Restaurant Review of 18 Seaboard!

Here's a sampling:

Restaurant specialties include chilled cucumber soup and mandarin mojito which I am told are fabulous especially on a hot summer evening. Next time I will try pan roasted North Carolina trout or the cornmeal-crusted Carolina classics catfish. The restaurant also features a number of Tar Heel ingredients in its desserts.

2015 Triangle Restaurant Week menu : 


First Course

  • Sunny Creek Farms lettuce with Holly Grove goat cheese, candied pecan, pickled grapes and Raleigh City Farms herb vinaigrette
  • Crispy wahoo croquette with Pamlico Sound shrimp bisque, Heritage Farms bacon jam
  • Heritage Farms pork shoulder terrine with house mustard, pickles, grilled bread

Second Course

  • N.C. Coastpan seared fishwithangel hair pasta, house pancetta, dino kale, preserved lemon cream
  • Maple stewed Anson Mills wheat berries withacorn squash, pear, parsnip, walnut, spiced maitre d’ butter
  • Moore BrothersBBQ Beef Brisket withroasted sweet potato, charred broccoli, black garlic chimichurri


  • Peanut Sorghum tartwith sweet pears, cinnamon whipped cream
  • Blood orange sherbet with buttermilk and benne wafer
  • Hot Mug of Chocolate Cake with house made marshmallow fluff

Heritage Farms, Wayne County, NC – pork
Scott Farms, Wilson County, NC – sweet potatoes
RaleighCity Farm, Alamance County, NC –herbs, kale
Moore Brothers, Robeson County, NC-beef
Holly Grove Farms, Morris County, NC– goat cheese
Pamlico Sound, Pamlico County, NC – shrimp
Anson Mills, Richland County, SC – wheat berries
Perry Lowe Orchard, Wilkes County, NC – apples
Sunny Creek Farm, Bibb County, GA – lettuce
Locals Seafood, Carteret County, NC – fish

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WRAL & Yelp Reviews

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Jay N. Jan 15, 2015
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Went there last week for my girlfriend's birthday. Made reservations online which was convenient. The staff was very polite, knowledgeable and attentive.... (more)
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Greg S. Dec 29, 2014
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The restaurant is too dark. It goes beyond intimate and transcends into unpleasant. The service here is acceptable. It was slow in spots, but the staff... (more)
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Jessica G. Dec 28, 2014
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Took a chance on this restaurant with family, and it ended up being delicious! I had the grilled salmon salad and tasted the grits and mashed potatoes--it... (more)
johnway Aug 20, 2012
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Great good at decent prices, especially for lunch. You can't go wrong with the meatloaf.
davidgnews May 30, 2012
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For all of the fanfare, I have to say this was one of the most disappointing dining experiences in Raleigh. It was only mediocre at best, unfortunately as well as the service. Nice place other than that, but it's hard to put that on a 'return' list.
jrgoodmon May 10, 2012
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I love this place. Great food and good atmosphere.
davidecu Sep 28, 2011
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Week in /out best restaurant in Raleigh, food is always consistent and affordable. Jason Smith, owner and chef is very personable and walks around to great/ meet his guests. I have been dining here ~5 plus years on a regular basis. They use many NC -based products and support local farmers/ producers / seafood/ beef etc products so another great reason to dine here. Their menu changes seasonally as well, many in Raleigh do not. You can taste the difference in fresh , local ingredients.

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