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The Chelsea: A Restaurant & Publick House

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

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  • 231
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 9
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Excellent food and service

They have the best Shrimp and grits in the area and great presentation and service. Variety of wines to choose.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
violalady2
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New Bern, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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402 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

They have the best Shrimp and grits in the area and great presentation and service. Variety of wines to choose.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Food is excellent most of the time. Wine list is good. Both fish and steak are available. Downstairs seating is mostly in wooden booths, upstairs are small tables and a large room for group seating. Building is old, ask about the wall painting downstairs.

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New Bern, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

consistently good. We live in the area and eat here often, specials are unique and very flavorful, and the regular menu has plenty of favorites. You just can't go wrong here.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I have never had food taste this good in my life! The service was excellent. We moved here from Philadelphia where we pride ourselves on our food. This place actually made me forget home and made New Bern home for me right away! My wife and I will be faithful customers from now on and please do not change a... More 

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New Bern
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

One of the best restaurants to go to in New Bern!! Great selection of food and drinks!! One thing that could be updated is the dessert menu!! Great atmosphere and the staff is very friendly. Great place to celebrate a party too!! They have a banquet room!!

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Oldsmar, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The restaurant is very lovely...white linen table covers and beautiful decor...but don't let that fool you regarding the sensible pricing. They seem to be well known for their shrimp and grits (which I will try the next time), but I couldn't get over how amazingly delicious the vegetable risotto was. Staff very courteous and well versed on the menu. We'll... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I enjoyed a wonderful birthday lunch, here. The blue cheese burger was delicious and my friend's shrimp and grits will be the next thing I order when I am in town again. I wish I could remember the name of our waiter but he was fantastic. The service was friendly, quick and professional. The waiter even went out of his... More 

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Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had no idea where to eat in New Bern, so I checked out Tripadvisor for places near downtown and liked the reviews and cuisine. The fact that the building had some history sealed the deal. The food was awesome and our waiter was polite and attentive. The food came out within ten minutes by my estimate.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Good food and service. Definitely worth a visit! And nicely located for shopping and strolling in the New Bern downtown.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a wonderful meal. My husband had scallops Rockefeller they were so good. I had a pasta dish of shrimp and crab fresca which was excellent. Also the Caesar salads were very good. Our server was very pleasant and helpful with our choices.

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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 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?