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The Chelsea: A Restaurant & Publick House

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335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 215
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 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
Chelsea

The lamb chop special was outstanding! Wait staff were pleasant and courteous. Great location. A bit noisy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Phlis
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

The lamb chop special was outstanding! Wait staff were pleasant and courteous. Great location. A bit noisy.

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Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Chelsea was our reason for visiting New Bern. We wanted to see the building that had been the pharmacy where Pepsi was formulated. We had an excellent dinner and a wonderful dessert. Since we all have different tastes, you can check out the menu on-line as we did before we visited.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had the Paella and it was very good. The shrimp were not overcooked and were delicious. Also got a Mac 'n Cheese side dish that was divine. Good wine choices.

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McLean, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We had a great experience at The Chelsea! I planned a surprise party for my mother-in-law's birthday from out of town. I easily communicated with Chris regarding set-up, food recommendations and florist recommendation. The party was a huge success and everyone spoke about how outstanding the food was, only equaled in quality by the attentive staff. Thank you Chelsea! I... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very much a favorite restaurant in New Bern. Especially love the asparagus appetizer and the tuna dinner. So delicious!

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Cary, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were in New Bern for one night and this place was great. I only review when a place is good. My husband, who is not a foodie had a risotta pallea with saffron threads, shrimp and whatever---he inhaled it. I had a steak filet cooked to perfection with a crab cake and smashed potatoes with asparagus. Couldn't finish it... More 

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Bayboro
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158 reviews 158 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We always go to the Chelsea for their lunch, it rarely disappoints!!! Good food at a very good price! A must stop when you are in the area!

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Carle place
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I visited this quaint restaurant while visiting relatives This was my third time and never been disappointed. The menu goes from steak to Burger's. The service is very good and friendly, and Chelsea makes a great white Russia. The restaurant is in a great place down town,near a lot of shops.

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North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Noise, but this is a truly old building, not quite sure how they could deal with this, but worth going.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a great well established restaurant that has something for everyone. From great burgers to excellent steaks, priced reasonably and family friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?