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“Wonderful food, even better service”
Review of Captain Ratty's

Captain Ratty's
Ranked #8 of 173 Restaurants in New Bern
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $29
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 19, 2010

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The food was excellent, and our waitress was extremely personable. They made us feel very welcome, which certainly added to our enjoyment. would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed September 5, 2010

After waiting for more than an hour for rooftop seats we were finally seated, complete with a sarcastic greeter and unprofessional waitress. Our food took another 35 minutes to make it to our table, meanwhile, the waitress did not once check to see if we needed anything. When she finally did and we requested refills, she brought us expired soda in bottles!! My food was not properly cooked (burger), and my husbands crab LEG (not a bundle, ONE LEG) was $14.95. Overpriced and over glorified! Will never visit such a disrespectful place again!

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Reviewed August 15, 2010

Tried Captain Ratty's based on recommendations from people in the area. The atmosphere was the only non-negative point. The inside decor was fitting for the location, nautical and rustic.

The service was poor. We had to wait 30 minutes for our entree, and drinks were continuously empty. The shrimp and oysters tasted rotten. I only took one bite of the shrimp and left them (they smelled horrible). My kid's flounder looked and tasted like it had been cooked overnight because of the texture and taste. All this for a meal that was 15 to 20 dollars per plate. Never, ever go to this dump. The name is fitting, it is a rat hole.

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2  Thank llvngd
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Reviewed August 5, 2010

Recommended by the Hilton but it was a bad choice. The crab cakes(their specialty) were terrible. Too much bread, too much Old Bay seasoning, hardly any crab! The green beans were frozen and tough. The shrimp were the only local seafood according to the waiter and they were fine but nothing remarkable. The only good part of the meal was the wine and the corn muffins which were very good. The serving staff was very unprofessional including the bus boy who occasionally came and removed one plate then left all the others on the table - bizarre. The waiter commented that he was so busy - this is his job, right? He was not familiar with the food on the menu either. Finally, the food was was far too expensive for the quality, taste, and presentation. Don't waste your time. I'm sure there are better restaurants here. A tourist trap for sure!

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1  Thank traveler5M
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Reviewed July 16, 2010

I used to go here but they don't serve Bass Ale any longer and I'm on a boycott until it comes back. However, I love their shrimp quesadillas. They are just enough and not too much.

The specials can be okay. The chowder is flat out nasty. It has the consistency of Elmer's glue. Get rid of the heavy flour thickener. What? You don't think customer's will notice you took shortcuts?

Thank JourneyDr
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