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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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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 63
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  • 35
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food and best view in New Bern

Good entrees and a very good crab dip. Not a place to take the young kids or if you are trying to keep the check low. Excellent for couples or business dinner. Service was a little slow. Would definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
themogle
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Jacksonville, NC
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went for father's day, 2 families of 4. We got a great table and great service! We were late about 15 minutes and it was no problem. Service great, food great, prices surpassingly reasonable for such a nice location. Will definitely go back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The view is nice. After having a 30 minute wait was seated along the bench wall. Not exactly a place to go for a cozy dinner. Needs to focus on the quality of food and less on the presentation. I'm sorry but if it taste bland or out right bad then no matter how pretty it is on the plate... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped into Persimmons after walking through New Bern's beautiful downtown with a friend. It was hot and the waterfront location seemed very appealing to us. The very first thing I noticed was how gorgeous the building itself was! Persimmons is very pleasing to the eye. Upon entry, the cleanliness and classy decor were very soothing. The hostess made a... More 

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los angeles
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Not sure if it was due to the busy weekend, but sitting down at 8pm, we were the last ones to receive our check at 10:45pm - on 2 appetizers, 1 entree, and a kid's meal. Suffice to say our kids were ready to kill us and we nearly cancelled our order, but we did enjoy sitting on the breezy... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the meal at this restaurant. The fish dish and salad was generous and well prepared. There was music on the deck but it was hot and we sat inside. We were dressed for the water(casual) so this place was just perfect. The location is very nice.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Good entrees and a very good crab dip. Not a place to take the young kids or if you are trying to keep the check low. Excellent for couples or business dinner. Service was a little slow. Would definitely go back.

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Port Republic
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72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Nothing to go into great detail about. Location is great. Service is ok. Some nice drink options. Menu is very limited and uninspired. Plenty of other great places to eat in New Bern. If this place place wasn't on the water it would be closed. Lots of cars in the parking lot and thought the place was packed. I'm not... More 

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New Bern, Nc
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Four of us came by boat to Persimmons as we have done many times before. We live in New Bern. It is a lovely setting on the Neuse River. It was a long awaited restaurant and for a long time maintained an excellent reputation. Within the last 6 months, the chef has changed and so has many other things at... More 

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Dean Q, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

One of our biggest challenges in efforts to offer the freshest food possible is often the time it takes our kitchen to prepare our dishes. Nonetheless, we recognize the time you waited for your lunch order is beyond our expectations of what we aim. Your feedback is extremely helpful as we continue to make changes and improvement to our menu... More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Went for dinner. As usual the food was lackluster. We have never had a really good meal there. We are local so try back once a year or so to see if they are any better. My husband had the scallops. Small portion, no salad included and bland. I had the fried green tomatoes and a beet salad with chicken.... More 

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Dean Q, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are terribly sorry that your meal failed to meet our expectations. In our ongoing effort to make and improve on our menu we take all of our customer's feedback very seriously- good or bad. Providing examples of the specific dishes you tried is extremely helpful. Thank you again, and we sincerely hope you give... More 

Lexington, Kentucky
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Be prepared to wait if you are in town for Seafarer or Seagull drop off- but if you are looking for a quality meal at a non-chain location with a nice view, give Persimmons a try.

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Additional Information about Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

Address: 100 Pollock St, New Bern, NC 28560-4941
Phone Number: 252-514-0033
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: American, Seafood

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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, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic
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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