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The Chelsea

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335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-637-5469
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Litchfield, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent food. Easy walk to location if you're staying in downtown New Bern. Has nice small bar area.

Thank harrywaterhouse
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful flavors in the chicken bruschetta! Loved the fresh zucchini and crispy Parmesan! Great place in NB!

Thank Carly P
Navarre, Florida
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a gray, cold, drizzly day and sneaking in to The Chelsea a little early got us a table upstairs by the window. Big menu, but we stuck with basics - The Cheesecake was good although I didn't find any/many of the promised chorizo....my bride's daily fish special might have been the better choice....prices are good, service is good,... More 

Thank BobTNavarre
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several recommendations brought us to The Chelsea and we were definitely not disappointed. The shrimp and grits was suggested and what a treat it was. Large portions and flavor galore! This will definitely be a restaurant to visit again, and again, and again!!!

Thank betsyjt
Greenville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I attended an author's benefit luncheon and was very impressed with the taste and presentation. I had chicken breast with a wonderful sauce spread deliciously on top. I'm told that the chefs are excellent and my experience confirms it. Several years ago my wife and I dined at the Chelsea and enjoyed the food and atmosphere also. Consistency is an... More 

Thank Edward S
cleveland, ohio
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the bbq chicken it was one of my favorite dishes I've had at a restaurant. However I found this dish more of a southern bbq , the chicken has some spice and it had a brown gravy on top which was superb by the way! We also had the special Mac and cheese on the side which was... More 

Thank sunflower418
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had not noticed that we were supposed to meet at 11:30 not 11:00. My waitress, Caroline was very attentive and brought me a glass of wine. I ordered the shrimp and grits which was her recommendation. They were scrumptious. The flavors blended beautifully and the grits were unbelievably creamy.

Thank Ana T
New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I base this review on one dish: shrimp and grits. I've had this dish anywhere it's considered a local staple, and I must say THIS is the best I've ever had. Period. Better than Charleston (gasp). Better than Savannah. Other dishes here have been okay (the brown butter bbq chicken is awesome), sure... but forget them. Eat the shrimp and... More 

Thank Phillip D
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a broad selection of items on the menu and everything is FANTASTIC! And the restaurant itself is beautiful.

Thank owens1996
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Held a beautiful bridesmaids' luncheon today at The Chelsea. The upstairs room was perfect with the sun beaming in and a view of the New Bern skyline and river. Regardless of the selection from chicken bruschetta, shrimp and grits or burgers, the food was fresh, delicious and beautifully presented. Randall was attentive and anticipated our every need. Over the course... More 

Thank Kathy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?