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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

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100 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560-4941 (Front St)
+1 252-514-0033
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Wilson, North Carolina
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A little pricey, but several nice beers on tap. Crab cake and shrimp and grits were both good. Waitress Tracy was wonderful, attentive. Wonderful waterfront views.

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Oxford N.C.
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had lunch today at Persimmons---prompt seating, great service, and great farm to table food. I had the crab cake sammy with sweet potato fries and my husband had the shrimp and grits. There was not a tiny morsel left on either of our plates; it was delicious! Our total bill was 28 dollars. (We drank water.)

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Thank enonfarm
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for lunch on such a beautiful weekend here in New Bern. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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402 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been here before and it is still very good. Had reservations and service was excellent. We ordered oysters on the half shell which were good, then just appetizers, fried green tomatoes good, and the shrimp and grits spicy and very good.

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Thank AnnC576
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

United States
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have kind of weird hours in that they are open for lunch, close again then open later for dinner. Menus are different for lunch and dinner. My husband doesn't eat seafood, and could have dined on the lunch menu. But when we went at 4pm (we eat early), they only served drinks and missed the lunch menu. We looked... More 

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Thank Julie M
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately we do close from 3pm until 5pm so our staff can prepare our fresh items for dinner. Everything we prepare is made fresh daily, we utilize farm to table as well as our very talented kitchen staff to make everything from scratch. I'm very sorry that we did not offer anything of interest to... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived and seated at 6:45. Ordered drinks. The drinks and bread arrived quickly. Then the waiting starts. 22 minutes before we get checked on. Food made it out in 45 min. I wish I could say it was worth the wait. However, I think the only seasoning that they had today was copious amounts of salt. That did not go... More 

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Thank Ethanaton
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. I do apologize that your experience is not what it should have been. We are working to correct these issues and hope that you will give us another try in the future. More 

Arlington, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good friend, who believes in the farm-to-table movement, highly recommended this restaurant and chef to me as a place not to miss during my trip to this lovely town. I was not disappointed. I arrive early enough in the evening to chat briefly with the chef, Antonio Campolio, about his guiding philosophy of buying local, buying fresh, and experimenting,... More 

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Thank buenavoyage
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and your conversation with our fantastic Chef Antonio. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Burlington, Kentucky
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch during a business trip to New Bern. Our waitress was incredible. Great value on the food and the fish tacos were awesome! View was amazing!

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Thank ncff221
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you here in New Bern again sometime! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently had lunch and now want to make sure I enjoy dinner the next time in town. Waterside eatery with lots of outdoor seating. Was a cool January day so dined inside. Really enjoyed the crab cakes and fried green tomatoes. The menu was different with some interesting options. Service was friendly and fast. Small bar area to enjoy your... More 

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Thank Eric B
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! So glad to hear you had a great experience and we look forward to serving you again soon. More 

Allentown PA
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in New Bern on our way from Outer Banks to Wilmington. This restaurant is right on the riverfront and very clean, with excellent food. Christine, our server, provided southern charm (even though she told us she was from Chicago). The service was what you expect in the gentle south (I'm from PA and have learned to not expect much... More 

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Thank GingermomAllentownPA
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so very glad that you enjoyed your dining experience here with us. Christine is a definite asset to Persimmons and we are glad that you enjoyed our southern hospitality. More 

Apex, North Carolina
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting on the water was the highlight of this place. The food was good but not to be remembered. The portions were very small. The service was fantastic.

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Thank FairFlock
Amie H, Manager at Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry to hear that our food was not to be remembered. If you have any suggestions, we are always open to feedback from our customers. Please feel free to inbox me at any time. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 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 - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC 28560-4941
    (Front St)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-514-0033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?