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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

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100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4941 (Front St)
252-514-0033
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Family visit

The other five members of my family were very happy with the restaurant and its food. There was one giant disappointment for me. My hamburger was the worst of my life. This was primarily due to my encounter with the hardest burger roll of my life. The roll was so hard that it crumbled into... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
David M
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New Bern, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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374 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The other five members of my family were very happy with the restaurant and its food. There was one giant disappointment for me. My hamburger was the worst of my life. This was primarily due to my encounter with the hardest burger roll of my life. The roll was so hard that it crumbled into dust when I bit into... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We make sure to eat at Persimmons every time we are in New Bern. The food choices are a 'foodie's delight' with love flavor blends and creations.

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New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I have been dining at Persimmons since it opened. Like a fine wine, it has gotten better as it has matured. We dined on February 13th -- a pre-Valentines Day dinner -- and the experience was wonderful! Two glasses of Prosecco to start and the Calamari in a Blackened Seasoned Rice Flour with Mandarin Orange Salsa. We... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Three couples came for yet another fabulous meal at Persimmons. The shrimp appetizer is to die for and my Red Snapper was wonderful. The chocolate truffles brought at the end of the meal just topped us off! Chef Gerry is gone but the food was still to his standard.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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186 reviews 186 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The decor is nothing special but it is on the water which is nice. Service was very good. We shred the fried green tomato stack which was great but the inclusion of ripe tomato slices detracted somewhat. We both got the lamb shank on risotto which was delicious.

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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

our party of four really enjoyed and shared several entries . All very tasty and good presentation. Spectacular view of the Neuse River

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I am not the type of person who frequents fancy dining!!! My husband chose this for our valentines dinner!!! I thought it was good!! We ordered pecan shrimp off the app menu!! It was awesome!!! I would have ate that for an entrée!!! I had ribeye and he had the chicken!! The ribeye was a large steak and tasted decent... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Persimmons was recommended to us as the place to go for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. We made reservations which we appreciated as when we arrived, they were not taking anyone who hadn't. We were promptly seated and our server started out great with drink orders but it got slow after that. We had a bottle of champagne and we... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The food and service at Persimmons was excellent! The chef does a really good job with presentation and flavors. I recommend the fried green tomato stack as a appetizer.

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Patchogue, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Was there for the first time yesterday for lunch. Special chicken vegetable soup was delicious! Love the view and overall atmosphere! Jason (our good looking waiter) was very attentive. Will go back soon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4941
    (Front St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: 252-514-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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