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The Chelsea

335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-637-5469
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Food is always very good as is the service. Be sure to get the Mud Pie for desert. They are a New Bern staple. The owners are also big supporters of New Bern and very civic minded. A great place to meet and eat.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SallieBaxter
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service is very good. Prices for the quality and quantity are right on the mark. My favorite is shrimp and grits.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank jdh0604
Reviewed 5 days ago

Service was excellent. Excellent bar service. Food was exceptional. Some outside dining available in good weather.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tom P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant & owner 6 years ago was instrumental in our decision to move to New Bern . On chance we walked up the stairs on a break from house hunting & starving we were seated . Chris ( we found out the owner) straddled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ave2500
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I ate here while attending a lecture in town. I really liked the remodeling they did on the inside of this old building. I ordered the salmon which was just ok. I think the other food that was served looked really good....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Fred B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must try while in New Bern, you won't be disappointed. At the bar or a table make sure to have a seat and try one of each course. The tuna appetizer and chocolate ganache cheesecake are great ways to start and finish.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Franklin P
Reviewed November 9, 2018

Was in town for business & The Chelsea was recommended as a spot for a good meal, didn't disappoint, had the filet cooked perfectly with lots a flavor. Price was expected for a more upscale restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This Mess Hall Officer minus Mess Hall Cutie had the opportunity to have a "Seminar Lunch" at the Chelsea Restaurant. The menu choices during the Seminar were Brown Butter Bar-B-Que Chicken or Chicken New Orleans Pasta. Both these Lunch entrees are on the normal expanded...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mess-hall-review
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by the Chelsea for lunch. Pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices at lunch time. The restaurant is classic American. Black and white linens with glass top. Has a little bit of a 1920s but also Diner feel. We were seated upstairs. They do have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 43JJ12
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Southern BBQ Shrimp and Grits are fantastic!v Even if you've tried grits before and didn't like them, try these. I guarantee you'll love them! Creamy smooth and very flavorful. Southern charm is lacking, though. Past the perfunctory greeting at the door, might as well be...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank sarahenc2018
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December 25, 2015|
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Response from Kelly-Gary M | Reviewed this property |
Honestly never had that occur at Chelsea. Can't speak for their policy - but- I would think reservation is set , call ahead is secondary Certainly if during christmas season in general people socialize more then just... More
July 10, 2015|
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Response from 587brucev | Reviewed this property |
I like the Chelsea better over capt ratty never been to Morgan.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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 - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-637-5469
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