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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4941
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Ranked #11 of 140 restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Front St
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293 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

I dined on the patio at Persimmons during my first visit to North Carolina with a friend and my Grandparents who have recently become "locals." During a trip to "downtown" I immediately fell in love with the place and demanded to have dinner on the patio before I went back home - I'm so grateful I did! Savannah greeted the... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Couldn't ask for a prettier view in New Bern. We ordered the Tomato Tower, Shrimp and Grits, Fish Tacos and Cheese Plate. Everything was great! Fish tacos were outstanding. Four of us split the above, and then ordered Key Lime Pie and Peach Cobbler. Both were delicious, but the Peach cobbler was served with a scoop of over-the-top salted caramel... More

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Sacramento, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Persimmons is probably the best fine dining in the New Bern area. While it is not the best in the United States, it is the best you will find in New Bern. The food is all local (within 90 miles) and the view is amazing. This first snag is that the deck is first come first serve. So you if... More

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Midland, Texas
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We dined on a busy Saturday night upon the recommendation of our B&B hosts. They assisted with a reservation, which was very much needed. Dined inside--very windy outside, so inside dining was really better. Nice menu selection and specials. Entrees are in the $25-$30 range. Seafood was exceptional. The service was unfortunately really slow. Would give them another chance based... More

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I admit, we were lucky. We had perfect weather to eat outside on the waterfront deck, a fun attentive waitress, and fantastic food. Even the wine was exceptional so this made for one of the best dining experiences we have ever had. But there are a couple things you should be aware of. They take reservations for inside but not... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Wonderful food. First time and just loved it. Wish we could have sat outside, but very well appointed inside. I'm not a seafood person and was pleasantly surprised by the tenderloin. I also really appreciate that a lot of what they serve is local.

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Ogden, Utah
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had a spectacular experience at Persimmons last week; the service was incredibly good and everyone was so friendly. The food was fabulous--every bite of our entrees and dessert was delicious. The breeze and view right on the water were fabulous. We will return.

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New Bern, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We live in the New Bern area. This was our first time eating at Persimmon's and it was wonderful! We had a lovely lunch and ordered the daily special which was stuffed flounder, as well as fish tacos. For dessert......the award winning key lime pie which was fabulous. This restaurant is located on the Neuse River and does have outdoor... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We were back at Persimmons. Still great! We sat outside this time and enjoyed a nice day on the deck looking out over the Neuse River. The burger I had was right on and is #2 behind my all-time favorite burger at Abbey Road Grill in Cary, NC.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I visit New Bern several times a year and ocasionally do stop by Persimmons. The Restaurant is popular and busy and has good quality but I am disappointed with the service, of late. I was by myself so I sat at the bar, even though the bar was properly staffed, it took them a long time to provide me with... More

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