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The Chelsea

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335 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
252-637-5469
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 254
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    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
The best

Shrimp and grits absolutely the best. Got there for lunch. Best deal. Also Brussels sprouts sales was wonderful. Helpful, friendly, efficient staff. Great meal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Jim B
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Radford, Virginia, USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Radford, Virginia, USA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Shrimp and grits absolutely the best. Got there for lunch. Best deal. Also Brussels sprouts sales was wonderful. Helpful, friendly, efficient staff. Great meal!

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Dalton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I went with a couple and my three year old. I'm always nervous going to nicer restaurants with my daughter but the waitstaff was very friendly and there were other young children dining. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere. I got the paella risotto which I highly recommend! It was a huge portion and oh so delicious! My daughter got... More 

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Falmouth, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Saturday evening meal with the wife. Crab stuffed scallops for her were good but the potatoes were too buttered to eat. Butter BBQ chicken was covered with some type of nasty brown sauce (not BBQ sauce I had ever eaten) that I had to scrape off the breaded/fried meat and the underlying potatoes. Barely edible after that with the abundance... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was the ratings and reviews that convinced us to try The Chelsea. Unfortunately, none of the reviews came true. We came in for a late lunch, and the restaurant was practically empty. We were received promptly, seated quickly and our server was cordial. That's where the positive aspects of this experience ended. The service was sluggish at best. We... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

At with a party of 4 adults, one child. Service was a little chaotic, but it was a Saturday night during prime tourist season. The food at the Chelsea is always good, and always cooked right. My Steak was perfect and the sides, although not explained during ordering were good. We asked that the child's meal come with our appetizers,... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited here last summer and going through New Bern this summer I stopped again. The restaurant is in a historic building so it feels good, casual but elegant in it's heritage. Service is friendly, helpful and excellent in all regards. Shared the duck spring roll appetizer (six spring rolls) and they were tasty and well prepared. Followed up with... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We eat here quarterly live in town, great lunch and dinner location. Dinner pricey then we frequent on regular basis but, for a special treat amazing. Lunch prices great and plenty for portion size. Use as business location for lunches as well.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Never been there, from out of town so we stopped in.Our food was delicious,I had chicken dish that was probably the best I have ever had.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Stopped here on recommendation from local. Certainly not disappointment. Had crap cake that was superior, not too ready or spicy, just right. I had brussel spout salad with blackened chicken also recommendation of waitress, trust my waitresses to give me the lowdown. Again, highly recommend. One of our best meals while staying in New Bern. Only wish they could deliver... More 

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Franklin, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Just walking around the town and stopped in for a quick lunch. Food and wait staff were quick and sharp. The selection of food stuffs were good and the food was served hot. We were so impressed we returned another day for a late lunch/early dinner and were not disappointed. The best coconut cream pie I've ever had and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: 252-637-5469

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 to 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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