We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sting Ray Cafe

520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
+1 252-638-2280
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (33 reviews)
“hush puppies” (58 reviews)
“flounder” (31 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (320)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 318 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Consistency is the key. Everytime we ho here the food is always so delici3! Their seafood is always nice and hot everytime! The wait staff is always so friendly. Oh and did I say the food is good. My husband and I have no complaints.

Thank ttccnejm
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was starving and in the area at the Farmer's Market, didn't want fast food so I went to Sting Ray Cafe. Great fresh food, I had some fresh fish, Can't remember the name, it was caught that morning with cole slaw. The waitress staff was...More

Thank Karen H
Stay in the know!Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Florence.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 5 days ago

good food served southern deep fried style. benefits from being owned by professional fishermen. the chowders are varied by catch but always good ,especially for taking a chill off in late fall and winter not fancy but good with super service

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were only 2 other tables occupied in the restaurant, so there was no wait for lunch. The waitresses were friendly and accommodating. The friend shrimp and oysters were great and cooked just right, but they were the only things that were edible. The sides...More

Thank Lee D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crab dip was very good. We had crab bisque; it was thick and creamy but had no crab in it. My husband loved it, reminded me of canned cream of mushroom soup. Friend enjoyed the seafood stew but a lot had spilled on the...More

Thank Terri_DeLucaMacMahon
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The place was not overly busy with more than half the table empty. First thing you should know is that you can’t get a beer or other at Stingray. No Problem, we love water. Upon...More

Thank Robert N
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We received friendly and prompt service that was eager to please. The hushpuppies were too sweet for our liking, as was the tarter sauce that was made with sweet pickles. We ordered broiled catfish (go with the fried) and fried shrimp and scallops-all of which...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch with a friend visiting from out of town. I’ve been here when you have to wait for a table, but today was not crowded. Their seafood is really fresh and the menu provides lots of choices. They also...More

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 22 December 2017

My husband and I were on a family vacation recently in New Bern NC and wanted to get away for a couples outing. We ventured to the downtown waterfront on the advice of several family members to this great seafood restaurant called the Sting Ray...More

Thank kareneaster
Reviewed 12 December 2017

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

Thank Fascinateu
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 hotels in New Bern
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Bern Riverfront
1,247 reviews
.36 km away
Courtyard New Bern
331 reviews
.70 km away
Bridgepointe Hotel and Marina
486 reviews
.80 km away
Palace Motel
5 reviews
2.11 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bay Leaf
558 reviews
.33 km away
Morgan's Tavern & Grill
1,443 reviews
.39 km away
Bakers Kitchen
867 reviews
.26 km away
The Chelsea
791 reviews
.43 km away
Nearby Attractions
North Carolina History Center - Tryon Palace
750 reviews
.10 km away
New Bern Fireman's Museum
111 reviews
.43 km away
Carolina Creations Fine Art & Contemporary Gallery
99 reviews
.37 km away
New Bern Farmers Market
49 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sheryl C
9 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
18 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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 --
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing