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Friday's 1890 Seafood

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2207 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Food was ok!

We gave Friday's another try. The food is average, some can use more seasoning. DO NOT TRY THE CRAB CAKES.... they are just crab flavored balls of stuffing!

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 12, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a hometown favorite. When I travel to New Bern, I stop in here every other trip. They have a large variety on the menu and you can eat in or take out. If you are visiting, this is a good economical option. If I am going seafood, it is fried. I ordered the combination of 2, shrimp and... More 

Thank PurpleTrippin
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206 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We gave Friday's another try. The food is average, some can use more seasoning. DO NOT TRY THE CRAB CAKES.... they are just crab flavored balls of stuffing!

Thank DavisFamilyBayboro
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Go to WalMart and get seafood from the frozen section and you will have a better meal. Nice atmosphere but not nice seafood!!

Thank japrathr
Nags Head, North Carolina
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We saw the add in our campground brochure. Said let's try it. Found the place and it looked rather dismal. Tried it anyway. Salad bar was fresh with adequate choices. Menu had many choices but was a bit confusing. I had the fried fisherman's platter. It was good but a better choice would have been broiled. Our server Linda was... More 

Thank Robert B
Ernul, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Service was terrible and food came to table only slightly warm. We will not waste our time or money there again!

Thank Jackie L
Ontario, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The food was OK, but uneven in quality across the dishes. The restaurant seems run-down and suffering from the competition. Service was great though, with plenty of consideration given to the toddler in our group. I would not rush back to this restaurant.

Thank SKC5960
New Bern, NC
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Incredible. Ordered the crab cakes and, search as I might, could find not a speck of crab. When I talked the manager, he said Friday's featured "essence of crab". I asked him if he'd like to be paid in essence of money.

Thank FJB3187
New Bern, North Carolina
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have been here twice. Our first time was so dreadful we were sure it was an isolated event. Service dreadful, we watched the staff eat and shoot the breeze only a few tables away, while we waited over 20 min for cold, greasy food. We live nearby, love seafood, and the locals praise this place, so we tried again.... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friday's is kind of run down but the food is very reasonably priced and tasty. Excellent fried chicken and fish.

Thank racerqueen3
North Carolina
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Friday's is an excellent choice for seafood in the area. The portions are nice and the food is always fresh. The price isn't ridiculous either. If you order crab cakes get the Maryland one, not the other. Hint-hint.

Thank cyberdiva1908

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2207 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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