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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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11:00 am - 9:30 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 31
    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
Dinner on the water

The view at Persimmons is outstanding and the service was excellent. However, we were immediately concerned with we arrived at out reservation time to be told our table would be ready in just a few minutes, they were a little behind and had twenty-four tickets in the kitchen. Too much info! The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Eric T
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Raleigh, 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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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The view at Persimmons is outstanding and the service was excellent. However, we were immediately concerned with we arrived at out reservation time to be told our table would be ready in just a few minutes, they were a little behind and had twenty-four tickets in the kitchen. Too much info! The food preparation was average and the portions small... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Our server was Michael, who was a native of New Bern and shared several interesting stories. We had eaten a large lunch so were interested in light fare. The fried green tomato stack was so good as a shared plate and then salads with flank steak/shrimp all with a Benton Lane Cab Sav. Atmosphere was trendy but quiet and the... More 

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Wendell, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The best calamari I have had in a very long time, so tender and delicious. The Oysters were also very good. I will definitely go back when in New Bern again. Melissa (Mel) our server was excellent and attentive, as was Alyssa. I really enjoyed listening to Melissa describe the food. The desserts were also excellent. The ice cream sandwich... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Calamari melt in your mouth,one of the best ive had around, great view, excellent service! wife cant wait to go again.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had lunch on a cloudy March day. I mention the weather because the restaurant is on the water a couple of blocks from Historic Downtown and it would have been great to sit on the large outdoor deck overlooking the river. Our server Derek was great and the Persimmon burger and salmon were really good. We like the decor... More 

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New Bern, NC
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, wait staff great, food is very good. Outside seating is nice when weather is warm. Highly recommend for date night or family night.

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New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food was very good but the restaurant was so noisy that we couldn't carry on a conversation at our table. Sorry, but we won't be back.

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went to Persimmons because we wanted outdoor dining on a beautiful warm March day. We were seated on the deck, an awesome outdoor setting along the Neuse River. Our server was very welcoming and enthusiastic about the menu and had us excited about our decision to order fish tacos. We were not disappointed. They were different from other restaurants... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our party had the cheese crab dip, crab cake sandwich, fish tacos, and fish and chips. Fries tasted like real potatoes, fried wontons were tasty, crab cake was mostly crab meat, fish and crab were nicely breaded and not greasy at all. Huge half salad with delicious tomatoes, even in March, and yummy chickpea "croutons". Wish we had room for... More 

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

First time here with family of five adults and we enjoyed it very much. Water views in all directions, big table with lots of table space for food, drinks and condiments. Great service from Jason and others who helped. Friendly and fun wait staff. The food was very tasty lunch fare, burgers, crab cake, beef brisket fries were wonderful and... More 

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?