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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 - 22:00
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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 40 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
Dover, Delaware
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We stopped in New Bern on our way to Charleston. The owner of the B&B told us to go here for a nice dinner. Wow were we surprised. The food was outstanding. Good service too. Very small but a good wine list and very interesting menu. Everything we tried was excellent. Not inexpensive.

Thank cds0310
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Dinner at this small, casual American-style restaurant was a top tier experience, with creative servings from the chef. Our group tried many dishes, and without exception all were wonderful. Don't forget to try the dessert sample: the portions are huge so all can share, and delicious!

Thank Jody M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A relatively small range of options for lunch, but the sandwiches are all excellent. Dinner options are carefully selected to be both delicious and seasonal. Desserts were all lovely.

Thank Edward P
Salisbury, North Carolina
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445 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My wife and I shared an appetizer of pimento cheese & crab (lots of crab meat) and then she had the trout special with parsnip puree and I had the sweet potato ravioli with peanuts. All were very tasty. Service was friendly and efficient. And the waiter was very good in steering us to a bottle of wine we would... More 

Thank Gene K

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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
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?