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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
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Let's start with the positive. Great food and atmosphere. Then the waiter takes over and all goes wrong. First and foremost he hears that we are celebrating someone's going away. He says are you stationed and Cherry Point and then replies I'm sorry and how bad it is here. My first thought was if it's so bad then why are... More

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Warrensburg
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went there because of all the hype about the shrimp and grits, and we were not disappointed! Amazingly delicious. My wife also had this delectable filet mignon and crab cake tower. Wow! We both shared entrees and went home very, very happy, and it didn't bankrupt us either. The service is also very friendly and prompt. This place is... More

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New Bern NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Luncheon menu is great with many southern favorites. Must try their Bacon, Lettuce and Fried Green Tomatoes, best there is. The shrimp and grits are to die for. Right in the middle of downtown New Bern. Banquet room is nice and banquet food is very good.

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New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Chelsea is a staple in New Bern. There is always great food at the Chelsea. They have great specials. Although it can be pricey, I recommend this restaurant for special occasions.

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Sanford, NC
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153 reviews 153 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate here tonight and found the food and service at the top of our list of great places to eat!! We had the shrimp and grits and a shrimp and scallop dish with clam chowder and the calamari appetizer. The calamari was cooked perfectly, the clam chowder was full of clams and other goodies and the shrimp and grits... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Chelsea is a great place to be on a Saturday night. The food and serivce are good, people watching interesting (especially "first date" patrons...) and libations reasonably priced. A New Bern institution, the Chealsea stiill delivers a decent meal at a decent price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We always try to make time to eat there Every time we visit New Bern. The appetizers are outstanding and we love the crab soup

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Greenville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here a few weeks ago as a celebratory dinner. We got there right before the dinner rush so we were greeted and seated promptly. We were a bit nervous at first as the waitress forgot my husband's beer but she seemed to be on point after that. We ordered an appetizer, drinks and our... More

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Bayboro
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133 reviews 133 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The food is always good and the service is good and prompt! This is a nice spot for quiet dinning! I would not recommend this place for children, because their children's menu is very limited!

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new jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This place came highly recommended and we thought it was ok and service matched feeling about the food

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