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Sting Ray Cafe

520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
+1 252-638-2280
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travelers talk about
“fresh seafood” (32 reviews)
“hush puppies” (55 reviews)
“flounder” (30 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
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Reviewed yesterday

Fresh fish for sale next door, friendly staff and an expansive menu! What more could a traveler ask for.

Thank Fascinateu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laurie and I had lunch there on Saturday. I ordered soft shell crab sandwich with fried okra and coleslaw. She ordered fried shrimp sandwich with fired okra with cole slaw. Nothing special but the food was delicious. Hush puppies, with butter, are brought to each...More

Thank Emma B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by this little place across from the NC History Center because the restaurant where I intended to eat lunch was closed. The interior is rustic, with a fish camp vibe. I sat at one of the wooden booths. The waitress took my drink...More

Thank Manatee4Me
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

My brother and his friend wanted to take us here while we were in New Bern. What a fabulous place!!! And the servings you get are awesome! Not used to this kind of great seafood in Connecticut! The service was great too!!! Everyone was so...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

went there very late but wait staff still very friendly. food was still fresh and we enjoyed our meal.

Thank jutta3535
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Our lunch was awesome, great shrimp and trout!! Super service!!! Great place for lunch or dinner! Everything was fresh!

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited for lunch as a family. The service was fairly prompt and friendly. We had fish and chips and flounder and shrimp and flounder and croaker. The flounder was delicious and cooked very well. The croaker was a touch over done. The fish and...More

Thank Carychris
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a very informal, casual restaurant but the food is top notch. Fresh seafood, simply prepared. Excellent.

Thank osborn987
Reviewed August 21, 2017

This is one of my boyfriend's favorite places and said they catch their own fish but it's small and I thought the portions were very small

Thank Annamarie C
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

we have been here a few times with our family...food is good love the hush puppies! many items are fried but tasty...would prefer real dishes instead of styrofoam

Thank Robyn J
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Questions & Answers
Sheryl C
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Tina J | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't serve breakfast, but they do start serving lunch around 11 if I'm not mistaken.
Dee R
May 17, 2015|
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Response from Kathryn S | Reviewed this property |
there's one when you are seated - but there are many 'daily' specials --so the menu is pretty standard fare -- I usually go with the daily catch --
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-638-2280
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