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6204 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC | Directions 2761235.857960 -78.701368
Who should drink more, patron or owner? – i began going to Hudson's about 6 months ago. I'm reserved and quiet ,so i tend to observe my environment. At first it was pleasing: bar service no complaints, the girls are hot and friendly, the food was but a bit pricey for the quality. Just like a bi- polar person, this place went from one extreme to the next. As i continued to dine at Hudson's i noticed a severe change in the staff's attitudes. Not toward the customers but rather the establishment itself and the owners. just recently i witnessed the owner or a owner get completely bombed at his bar and treat both female bartenders with such disrespect . i felt completely uncomfortable and sorry for the poor girls. The owner was screaming for his drinks and being belligerent, thats when i left because i was about to give this northerner a good old fashion southern butt whooping!!!!'
The last time I will go to Hudson's – Wow, I dont really know where to start. We ate dinner there on Wednesday with 2 friends and sat at the oyster bar. Neither server was friendly at all, it was like we were a burden on them for eating at their restaurant. I ordered the oysters which were half price from 4-7. Well now I know why they are half price, because the flavor was horrible. They were some of the worst oysters I have ever had. My wife had one of the seafood platters and she thought it was good, but nothing over the top.
I was really dissappointed in the overall service and quality of the food. They try to sell this place as an upper end restaurant, but it is nothing more than a hole in the wall. I would reccommend staying away.
Great Date.....Good Food – We went this past monday night....there was only about 10 other people there, if that.....It was 50 cents oyster night...so we enjoyed that.....There was only 1 server behind the oyster bar...so service was a little on the slow side....but he apologized for it repeatedly...and he was funny....and we didn't really mind....it gave us more time to watch the game that was on and enjoy the few date nights we actually get being so busy.....The oysters were good....it's not really 'in season' so they weren't gigantic, but i don't like it too big anyway....My husband had the fried seafood platter...the breading was a little bland, but there were two sauces to pick from....and it was a good bit of food too....I had the seafood newberg pasta.....very good....i get scared to order pasta out because it always ends up bland, but this was filled with flavor......oh, and from reading all the bad reviews....i was a little nervous using the gift certificate i bought from zspotlight for 1/2 price....but when i presented it....it was no problem.....our bill was $55.....we had 2 dozen oysters, a house salad, 2 entrees previously mentioned, a soda and a sweet tea.....All that for $55?? It was wonderful....Only the difference of $15 was charged to our card after the $40 certificate...and we tipped our server cash.......It's not a high class five star restaurant with 'stepford wives' type servers.....but its a good intimate date spot for seafood lovers......
All around great place to dine and relax – All I can say is WOW! Finally a place you can take your family and enjoy great food and hospitality. Ed and his staff are great. My wife and I eat there at least once a week and since they have opened we have never walked away empty or unhappy. The food is perfect! I recomend the Ahi Tuna! YUM!!!! If you are not into the fish thing,then the Hudson Burger is awsome as well. I think I have tried about 75% of there menu and I can't say that anything I have had I was unhappy about ordering. I highly recommend any body of all ages to eat,drink, and be merry at Hudson's Oyster Bar and Grill! Keep up the good work and I will see you soon!!
Best food around! – We do like to go out to eat! we are always trying new places. Good pizza, steaks, seafood etc.
We have a hard time getting away from Hudson's ! We probably go @ least once a week! Everything we
have ever ordered is Amazing! We tried the Ahi Tuna last night for the first time. there is NO fancy restuarant that comes close to how flavorful it was! The wait staff are always eager to serve and friendly.
I am usually not an oyster eater, BUT the fried oysters are heavenly. It is hard to believe they are fried.
Not your usual fried item. Oh my! don't forget about the Santa Fe oysters! They melt in your mouth.
The burgers are as if you custom made them @ home. Too much good stuff to talk about, you have to go for yourself!
I will never go back to that restaurant! – Our service was horrible. At first there were only 5 customers in the whole building and the one bar tender that was at the oyster bar did not check on us once. I was so disappointed at the food as well. We spent 70 dollars for a well done steak that we ordered medium rare, and oysters that I had to wait 20 minutes for after my date had gotten his steak. Then I go to there website to see if there is a contact email. Nothing there. I really wanted to send them some feedback, but calling is too personal. The "live music" they had playing were really noisy setting up for an "hour"! RIGHT NEXT TO WHERE I WAS EATING. And to top it all off, they cut the air conditioning off when it had been 102 degrees outside. I really couldn't even stand to eat my food. If I am going to pay almost 100 dollars for a meal, I want to be able to eat it in an air conditioned room. Are you telling me that they can charge that much for a meal but cannot afford air?
Great food, great service. – We had a meal here last Friday night, July 20th. On walking in we were pleasantly greeted and immeadiately seated at a nice corner table. Our waitress, Michelle, was very professional and helpfull in describing the special dishes on the menu that night and making helpfull suggestions. Our seafood was delicious and piping hot. Our dishes had obviously come straight from the kitchen without delay.
It was such a pleasure to have good food at a good price with very pleasant service. We'll be back.
Great Customer Service – My girlfriend and I had dinner last Friday night at Hudson's. We were greeted professionally at the door with a smile and hello. The food was awsome and the server was excellent...can't remember her name but pretty brunette!!! She took the time to tell us all the food and drink specials and where the oysters we had for our appetizer came from. By the way....The best oysters in Raleigh!!! Great experience and we will be back....Thanks Hudson's.
Mystery meat in Lasagna! – It was in fact bologna in the lasagna, but what no one has mentioned is that it also had cut up hot dogs for the meat substitute! If you don't know how bologna and hot dogs are made you should google it!
42nd st Oyster Bar completely outclasses this place! – This establishment had the lowest rating of any restaurant in Raleigh by almost 3 full stars! (according to last weeks paper) If you are looking for great oysters, great atmosphere, live bands, and classy people then 42nd St. is the place that you need to go! Now if you like spinsters, toothless men, bad food, and a really expensive bill, then this place is for you!
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