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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%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (32 reviews)
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“flounder” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank osborn987
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 14 August 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
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Great home cooking and reasonably priced. If you like fried seafood, this is the place to go! Good selection of fish, oysters, shrimp and scallops.

Thank PartyofFour_NC
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Great local fresh food with fish market next door. Not fancy but definitely worth going to twice. Service great. Great local fresh caught seafood.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 2 August 2017

After waiting almost an hour for soft shell crab dinner waitress came to say they ran out of crabs. After picking an entree I didn't really want but settled for, grilled snapper, waited another half hour or more to finally get a piece of fish...More

Thank PinkStarJelly
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Great meal. The service was quick and very attentive. Rachel recommended the black sea bass and I am glad I listened! It was delicious and the freshest fish I think I've ever eaten. Worth the walk from Middle St.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We chose here because it was directly across from tryon and the kids hadn't had lunch. My scallops and shrimp were delicious and the plate was only $13-14 and came with two sides. Much less than some other places so that was nice! Only complaint...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere! The people are so kind and accommodating! I have celiac disease, and they worked with me to find something that I could eat. They have plenty of gluten free options an are very careful with cross contamination. Definitely going back!

Thank kristenmryan
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Sheryl C
9 April 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
18 May 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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