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247 Craven

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247 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560-2153 (Pollock)
+1 252-635-1879
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Bern, North Carolina
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

247 Craven is just about the only restaurant in quaint downtown New Bern that reaches out to foodies and wine connoisseurs. A very nice small dining bistro with a creative menu that changes frequently. It's somewhat California chic with a hint of the South in its menu items. That said, the servers lack the sophistication typically associated with such a... More 

Thank Mikee355
New Bern, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is not bad. Food was good but not as good in our opinion as some of the other restaurants downtown.

Thank danac29
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here several times. We always call and check the menu prior to going here. They have a constantly changing limited menu. Service is always top notch. Staff is very attentive. Food is very good. They are one of my higher rated places to eat in New Bern. We have eaten at every restaurant downtown New Bern and this is... More 

Thank Ethanaton
Lynchburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday Brunch is something to look forward to when vacationing. Lots of options to leisurely enjoy with a specialty drink in a cool atmosphere . 247 Craven is a cool spot with good specialty drinks but the food came up a bit short. The intent is there and I think it will improve with time. Our dishes were just a... More 

Thank Charles C
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stay away from this restaurant read this post !! Food was overpriced restaurant congested very loud can't hear yourself think almost have to yell to talk to each other put a tiny table in the corner after made special reservation and try to reserve specific desserts for special occasion which I was guaranteed they would keep special cake request for... More 

Thank Scott H
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

From the outside it looks like a small unassuming diner but, do not be fooled! This place is fine dining at its best. The deep fried oysters were amazing, both of our entree's were absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. The cocktails were nice but would of liked to seen a bigger selection. We had the strawberry cake for dessert,... More 

Thank Steve G
Leland, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

The menu choices were excellent; varied, delicious and quite different from usual Eastern Carolina fare. Everything was delicious. Be sure to make reservations. You'll need them.

Thank BlackBart789
Benson, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Met family for a pre-Christmas Sunday brunch. I wanted a sit down restaurant as opposed to an all you can eat buffet and this is why I chose 247 Craven. The atmosphere was cozy and the service was fine but not memorable. We all ordered breakfast type foods and those that chose scrambled eggs found their meals barely warm to... More 

Thank Debra W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We were lucky to make reservations for the Friday of Christmas weekend. This is a small restaurant that takes pride in each dish. We were told the menu changes often with fresh available ingredients. There were 5 of us and nobody was disappointed. We will be back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
New Bern, North Carolina
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We returned the night before Thanksgiving with our family from out-of-town. Although the restaurant was full, the tables were spaced nicely and it was not too noisy. The food and the service were absolutely excellent. Creative preparation, everything cooked properly, nice specials and some nice finds for wine. A very nice experience. This is still the best restaurant in New... More 

Thank lsbrodsky

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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$12 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 247 Craven St, New Bern, NC 28560-2153
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-635-1879

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?