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247 Craven

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247 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560-2153 (Pollock)
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small establishment in New Bern that has a small and different menu than you will usually see. The food was excellently prepared and presented. Don't be afraid to jump out there and try something different on their menu. All items are fresh and homemade. The deserts were excellent. The service was attentive and friendly. You won't be disappointed, so... More 

Thank Eric B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had walked by a few times in the past, and the place was always packed...now we know why! The starters (fried green tomatoes and brioche with shrimp) were very flavorful and shareable. The pastas were nicely presented. The dessert sampler was fantastic...you get to pick any three of the menu selections, and all are homemade. Nice ambience and friendly... More 

Thank chuck_wilkerson
Atlanta, Georgia
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After booking a reservation at a nearby eatery (where I have been), a couple friends suggested that I change my reservation to 247 Craven. What a mistake! This place is small, with maybe a dozen tables, and loud, and hot (I don't think the A/C ws working on this visit). The cackling table of loud women on the other side... More 

Thank Mark H
North Carolina
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very small, quaint restaurant. Not for large dinner crowds. We were 4 couples and it was snug even though it wasn't fully booked. Loved the menu. Great flavors in the fried green tomato appetizer. The warm pimento cheese appetizer was delicious too. Had to ask for bread and the dipping olive oil was a little strong. We ordered... More 

Thank bctm
Charleston, West Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Wife and daughter ate at 247 Craven on a Friday night. At first glance the items on the menu seemed to have a lot going on with them, however, once the food arrived we realized that it all worked. Pimento Cheese app was served warm and was very good. Bouillabaisse special and Salmon were equally as good. Service was prompt... More 

Thank swimsmee
Apex, North Carolina
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242 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The owners of our B&B recommended 247 Craven for a special dinner for our quick overnight trip. The food and service were both top notch and it made for a special evening. It is rated highly among locals and I can see why.

Thank elandja
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love this place! We've gone for breakfast, lunch and dinner! The food is amazing, but the restaurant is very small.

Thank Brittany J
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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79 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Went to 247 Craven for sister on law's birthday. Seven of us. Superb service, excellent waiter. Most were more than pleased with their food. I had the hanger steak, excellent, some kind of potatoes, excellent, and kale! I realize kale is the new, whatever, but some at our table had lovely green beans, I suppose I could have asked for... More 

Thank JimBob2012
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We went for Saturday brunch after hitting the local Farmer's market. Great food!!! It's a small seating area with a few tables outside. It's a local favorite and has won multiple awards for best food.

Thank Leah F
Hamilton, Ohio
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

We visit New Bern 2 or 3 times a year and never miss the chance to eat here at least once. The food is imaginative and delicious. This is not a steak, chicken and burger place and that is a welcome change when eating out on vacations. Be aware that this is small restaurant so booking is essential. We always... More 

Thank Megan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
American, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560-2153
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: 252-635-1879

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?