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247 Craven

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247 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560-2153 (Pollock)
252-635-1879
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Today
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Disappointing brunch

After reading all the positive reviews on this restaurant we were able to fit in a Sunday brunch before leaving New Bern . The food was ok , but basically a plain breakfast you could get anywhere ; service was good but food was just blah .

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
BBinNC
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

After reading all the positive reviews on this restaurant we were able to fit in a Sunday brunch before leaving New Bern . The food was ok , but basically a plain breakfast you could get anywhere ; service was good but food was just blah .

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New Bern, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We visited 247 as a group, I ordered the Sea Bass. Sadly there was nothing to eat. The head and tail made up over 75% of the fish and the everything left over was fried so intensely that is was not edible. It was a very expensive mistake $30.00 plus

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New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We attended the Valentine's Day special menu dinner and were dazzled. One of the best meals we have ever had. We had the arugula salad, oysters, grouper, and poached lobster. Everything was just perfect. I had the wine pairings, which were perfect for the courses, although not top shelf. Yes we saved room for the special chocolate torte. A very... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Always something new to try on the menu...Wait staff knowledgeable and polite Great place to go for special occasions. Also a great lunch menu.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Great food. Great ingredients! 247 Craven is my go to restaurant when I am in New Bern. I have never been disappointed. Great Service, yummy food!

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had the pleasure of eating at 247 Craven last week. Everything about the experience was memorable. We were a party of nine and the seating and service was excellent. The menu is limited which I find refreshing. The diner is only ordering one entree so fifty poorly prepared choices seems like a waste. We tried most of the dinner... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have lived in New Bern for a few years and have frequented the local establishments regularly. Today we had brunch at 247 Craven and we were not disappointed. The salads, sandwiches, shrimp, breakfast dishes and biscuits were out of this world. The Bloody Mary's, champagne and wine were excellent as well. Highly recommend the lettuce wedge salad, the mushroom... More 

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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105 reviews 105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The menu at 247 is as interesting as you will ever find. I always look for something different and rarely ever really find it. Craven's is one of the "finds". Small, intimate, great suggestions from servers who know the menu and the last minute entres that the chef comes up with. Local produce and local as much as possible. My... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great food but you cannot talk to the person across the table from you. No sound absorbing curtains or wall covering. When one person talks loudly everyone else has to start talking loudly and the noise level raises. Very unfortunate because the food is very good. Best in New Bern.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My only wish is that the menu changed more often. This is a little gem of a restaurant with friendly staff and great homemade deserts. Local ingredients are highlighted in the dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 247 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560-2153
    (Pollock)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: 252-635-1879

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?