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Cow Cafe

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319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
252-672-9269
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children
Description: Home made ice cream; made in store. Sandwiches and plate lunches....
Home made ice cream; made in store. Sandwiches and plate lunches. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • 105
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must try the apple pie!

First off, let me say I am not a huge pie fan, but the Cow has the very best apple pie I have ever eaten! It has nuts inside so allergies beware but they drizzle caramel syrup over the top of the pie. Top it off with a scoop of their freshly made ice cream---Yum! Speaking of ice cream, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Theresa B
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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was very good, restaurant was cute and the kids loved it but the staff......so RUDE, it felt like you were bothering them if you asked for anything. We will not be returning....and that is sad because we come here very often. They need to work on their customer service big time..and hire new employees that want to serve... More 

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Thank citygirl23232016
Rougemont, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here with no expectations. Food was excellent. Playroom in the back for children that kept the noise levels down. Even though it was quite cold a lot of locals were coming in for the homemade ice cream.

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Thank oaklor
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Bought some gourmoo popcorn we will wait to see what the kids have to say about it. Staff appeared to not really want to be there but I guess it was a holiday weekend.

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Thank Michael W
Greenville, NC
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The was a mother and son in front of us and a terrible stench in the building. It was hot in there as well. There were two employees standing by the door to the kitchen? but they didn't want to help anyone, the mother had been there a few minutes longer than us. We turned around and left.

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Thank DaveSlathe
milberrynewbern, Owner at Cow Cafe, responded to this review

We are very concerned when see any customer is not totally satisfied at Cow Cafe and want to follow up to get to the root cause of the problem, however, this reviewer is refusing to accept any messages and we cannot locate you in the Greenville telephone directory. Please contact the owners at Cow Cafe, 252 672-9269 so that we... More 

Jacksonville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

My first visit I saw a Sandwich Basket listed ... but it wasn't on the wrap menu. There was no problem in getting it special ordered. I could tell it was made to order with fresh fixings along with cranberry mayo and was delicious. The side of potato salad reminded me of the salad grandma used to make. Enjoyed it... More 

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Thank Judy-USMC
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

A unique ice cream store with lots of gifts and flavored popcorn and cool names. My favorite was Black Walnut Ice cream!

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Thank enigmasoule
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Needed a quick bite between an early lunch and a scheduled late dinner, so we stopped in to see if we can get something small. I ordered the "all beef hot dog" and a bag of chips for $3.00. The dog was still cold in the center. The bun was old. The tiny cup of soft drink was an additional... More 

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Thank King D
milberrynewbern, Owner at Cow Cafe, responded to this review

We are so sorry for your less than satisfactory experience at Cow Cafe. We take it very seriously when any customer does not have a happy experience at our business and we have followed up thoroughly on your comments. We have been serving the same high quality, all beef Oscar Meyer hot dogs for twenty-one years. We steam them so... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

First off, let me say I am not a huge pie fan, but the Cow has the very best apple pie I have ever eaten! It has nuts inside so allergies beware but they drizzle caramel syrup over the top of the pie. Top it off with a scoop of their freshly made ice cream---Yum! Speaking of ice cream, it... More 

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Thank Theresa B
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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156 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at the cafe. Neatly decorated, clean and all the food is a play on cow words. Great job on creativity. The lunch food was very good, but I felt it was a little pricey. The ice cream is made on site and was delicious.

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Thank Tanawha208
Stacy, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

loved the food and atmosphere. great place to eat with kids. the popcorn smelled awesome and we loved the little train that runs near the ceiling.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: 252-672-9269

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Home made ice cream; made in store. Sandwiches and plate lunches. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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