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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 245
    Excellent
  • 118
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Birthday Dinner

This restaurant was walking distance from our B & B. Suggested by the Inn Keepers who made reservations for us. I ordered the shrimp and grits which also included shavings of sausage, array of diced vegetables and shredded cheese. My wife ordered a pasta & shrimp dish with cream sauce. Both dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Randy W
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was walking distance from our B & B. Suggested by the Inn Keepers who made reservations for us. I ordered the shrimp and grits which also included shavings of sausage, array of diced vegetables and shredded cheese. My wife ordered a pasta & shrimp dish with cream sauce. Both dishes tasted fine. I ordered a drink which had... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here while visiting for a weekend. They came highly recommended by so many people we had to check them out. We were not disappointed. The lunch food was very good and the portions were generous. The drink menu looked so good we want to come back and partake of them in the evening. Great service also.

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Miami, Florida
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent shrimp & grits. Crab cake sandwich made a nice, tasty lunch. Salads fresh and delicious. Servers were very attentive and quickly found a highchair for our grandchild. Shrimp, salmon, and fish very good.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Best grits we have ever had! Also, very great service and we all enjoyed our food! Highly recommend the Brown Butter BBQ Chicken and the Shrimp and Grits!!!

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South Bend
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

The food here was absolutely excellent, but was very disappointed with our waiter. My husband and I are a young couple and we were celebrating our first year of marriage. We could tell that our waiter tried to be personal to all the other tables around us, but did not care to be as nice to us. He had an... More 

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New Bern, NC
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Good food but poor service! Unacceptable for the price. I listen you but it will be awhile before we come back.

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Statesville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Food service was slow. 45 min to get bread and food arrived at 1 hour. Salmon was ok, but risotto bland. Short ribs where excellent but sides were tasteless. I got vegetable risotto and it was excellent. Drinks were not really special. Overall it was just ok at best. Very expensive for average result.

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Breckenridge, CO
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great food with diverse menu. Semi fine dinning, some items below $20 a plate several above and some near $30 I think. Quality service. Great Osso bucco and great shrimp and grits.

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Conowingo, Maryland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

When visiting New Bern, North Carolina, everyone says that The Chelsea is a must go for dinner. Our visit was lack - luster. Our server was polite, but we saw the bus boy more often as he kept our drinks full. The food was average; my shrimp and grits were over done as if the mushroom, onions and tomatoes had... More 

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Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Chelsea was an OK restaurant, nothing special. I had stuffed scallops and vegetables and an appetizer which left me hungry at the end of the meal that I went out for ice cream afterwards. Not he best place I've eaten in New Bern, but adequate.

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Additional Information about The Chelsea

Address: 335 Middle Street, New Bern, NC 28560
Phone Number: 252-637-5469
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
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
Average Prices: USD $4 to $20
Cuisine: American, Pub

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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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