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The Chelsea: A Restaurant & Publick House

335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
252-637-5469
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Ranked #3 of 140 restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Most diverse menu of any restaurant I have dined at lately. My wife and I ate there on July 21, 2014. Excellent appetizers. The shrimp and grits dish is a must-try. The service is very good. Great location in downtown New Bern. The only challenge may be finding a parking spot on a weekday for lunch.

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Albany, New York, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I had a special Java seasoned steak sandwich that blew me away. This was the best steak sandwich I have ever had. My wife and her friend both had a friend green tomato BLT. We all argued about who had the better sandwich. Service was excellent, prices for lunch very reasonable and liked the historic venue. I would highly recommend... More

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Winterville, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We have never been disappointed with the food or drinks at the Chelsea. This visit was no exception. My husband made reservations for us to dine here for our anniversary. Food was excellent and service was very good. You have to try the bacon wrapped scallops!!!!! I did not give this a five star rating because we had to wait... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We were told this place served the best shrimp and grits anywhere. Since I am a huge shrimp and grits fan, and have eaten them lots of places, I was a real skeptic. I must admit, these were absolutely delicious. Plenty of large shrimp, fresh mushrooms, onions, andouille sausage sliced quite thin, and "the grits! They were great, smooth and... More

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Franklin, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The tables had white table clothes and great ambience. The restaurant is downtown and in an old home. The windows were nice to sit by and enjoy a quiet meal.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been to the Chelsea in downtown New Bern several times and I always feel the same when I leave. It's okay, but it's not somewhere I would ever feel the need to dine at again. If you gave me the choice of my top 25 places for dinner in Eastern North Carolina, it would never make the list.... More

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KY
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

There were so many great items on the menu that I didn't really want to go with the shrimp & grits since I've had it several times at other restaurants. I shared this with my server who confidently told me "You haven't had OUR shrimp & grits." He was right. It was a fantastic choice. I love a menu that... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I love their fried green tomato appetizer. I get it every single time I go. I just wish they had more vegetarian options.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Having a late dinner we shared and appetizer and an entree.. and found them both fabulous. Scallops and Grits we spectacular.... The Shrimp was done perfectly... not over done like is often the case. Very comfortable, reasonable and nice wines b y the glass.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Chelsea has some excellent food. I had some shrimp and grits. I definitely enjoyed the dish. And will return to the restaurant next time we are in New Bern.

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