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The Flame Catering and Banquet Centre

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2301 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560-4307
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went into this restaurant on Sep. 25, 2016 for Brunch. When we entered we were greeted by the receptionist and we noticed the friendly atmosphere. We were promptly seated and asked for our drink order. The setup in this restaurant was a buffet and it was very large and inclusive. The food was delicious and the presentation was excellent.... More 

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Thank hmalpass17
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

This was a Fathers Day event. I've heard about The Flame, but all I received was a spark. The food was bland without flavor, also there were items missing from the line that took over 30 minutes to put out. The desserts were the worst. Hot Banana pudding shooters, Strawberry Shortcake Shooters were disgusting and wilted strawberries. This was a... More 

3 Thank Rev57
New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

I had great expectations but was sadly disappointed for Sunday Brunch. Soup was too salty, salad bar was just okay, vegetables were okay, meats were dried out and not very good and desserts taste terrible. Would not recommend.

Thank MLittleton
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

Food and deserts are so delicious. My eyes get excited by the beautiful arrangements, varieties of food. Hard to chose what to chose. Enjoyed it tremendously.

Thank Alice G
Roxboro NC
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128 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2015

They were the caters that was used at the Convention Center when we had our Rotary District Conference. Food was excellent and the only thing that I would suggest is: at buffets, especially where you are serving hor d'oeuvres the food needs to be labeled, especially when it is a dip or sauce; I wasn't sure if something might have... More 

Thank channingway
Havelock, North Carolina
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232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2015

I heard from several co-workers that Flame was the best caterer in the area so I was excited to hear that they would be catering the USMC Birthday Ball in New Bern. What I wasn't prepared for was how absolutely terrible it would be. The appetizer salads had watered down dressing. The entree was a combination of salmon and beef.... More 

1 Thank Wanderlustlove22
Oriental, North Carolina
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258 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

had heard a lot about this Sunday brunch went today plenty of food price reasonable bring your church bulletin for a fifteen percent discount. Food was ok nothing exceptional but plenty to eat and to choose from. Expected much more. Traveled from Oriental NC just to come to brunch about 25 miles. I don't think we will do it again.

1 Thank Tony S
New Bern, North Carolina
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Flame is only open on Sundays. It's a good family buffet for after church on Sundays. There are always plenty of choices from salads to desserts. It's a good comfort food experience. Make reservations for special Sundays like Mother's Day, Easter, they fill up fast.

Thank grrrlynda
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

I wanted to advise if you plan to enjoy their buffet you must call in advance. We enjoyed the Easter buffet very much and planned to return for Mother's Day. The morning of The Flame publishes a large ad in the Sun Journal...reservations are required. I immediately called. They were filled. Plan ahead and call in advance.

1 Thank Dennis1952
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Previously have enjoyed the extensive Sunday buffet which has a generous assortment of choices, and so reasonably priced.

Thank Camperjonjon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560-4307
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: 12526331193
The Flame is available to cater both on-site at our beautiful banquet center that can hold up to 300 guests or off-site at a venue or location of your choosing! We travel regularly to the following NC towns: New Bern, Jacksonville, Havelock, Newport, Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Greenville, Washington, Kinston and Oriental. Call us! (252) 633-1193. We have event planning office hours Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm. Your dedicated event coordinator will help to create a memorable experience for you and your guests on the most special day of your life up to this point! The Flame Catering has the ability to custom create menus filled with all of your favorite items, the ability to create a "kitchen" at a venue that may not have on-site cooking equipment and a reputation that we're extremely proud of! Every Sunday you can join Chef Smoke for his award winning brunch from 11:30am - 3:00pm! You'll find hand carved prime rib, a saute station, full salad bar and dessert bar as well as a fabulous array of entrees, casseroles and seasoned veggies. Please try to call ahead for reservations for parties of 6 or more. If for some reason you aren't able to reach us on the weekend or after hours please come anyway! Sunday Pricing: $16.95 Adults / $8.95 Children (Age 4-11) New Bern's most popular holiday buffet! Price will vary, please call for details or visit our website. Relax with your family, save yourself time and join us! Reservations ARE required for all holiday buffets.

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