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The Chelsea

335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-637-5469
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheesecake” (25 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wouldn't have given Chelsea a second look, other than driving by it almost daily if it wasn't recommended by another individual that live in New Bern also. On Friday's I participate in a group outing with about 8-12 individuals. Well someone selected Chelsea's and...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant was recommended by the owners of the bed and breakfast we were staying in that night. We were not very hungry so we ordered the hamburger and it was delicious and not overly expensive. The restaurant itself was nicely decorated but it was...More

Thank Lovebeingnana
Reviewed 6 days ago

had a nice shrimp linguini and some risotto. good and filling. great service and friendly atmosphere. we would return.

Thank susanrn4851
Reviewed 1 week ago

I participate in a monthly dinner meeting upstairs here for 70+ business women and Pat & Nicole take care of us perfectly... and trust me... some of our group are a little fussy. Meanwhile downstairs, they offer stellar service as well, along with scrumptious food...More

Thank WriteAwayJane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my visiting family, two adults and three kids, to the Chelsea for lunch today. The Shrimp and Grits my son and I had were without a doubt some of the best we've ever had. All of the dishes we were served, by a friendly,...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last time we were there, and I do mean THE LAST TIME, we had to stand there waiting for over 30 minutes for our RESERVED table. And on those occasions when we were seated the booths are so tiny and the chairs so hard it...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service were fantastic. My wife and I both really enjoyed it. Looking forward to our next visit.

Thank weathergeek2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The shrimp and grits was the best we ever had. Service was great and they gave us a comp. dessert for our 50th anniversary. A must place to eat in New Bern.

Thank vlscott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic shrimp and grits! That is all I have to say. YUM! I would go back just for this because you can't make them like this at home.

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently visited New Bern and this restaurant was highly recommended as a "must try" location. We ate dinner one evening and my wife ordered a dual crab entree and was served a soft shell crab that was grossly overcooked in overused...More

Thank Bob D
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25 December 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
Malcolm B
11 July 2015|
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Response from Bruce V | 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
US$4 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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