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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in and gave hostess our name and telephone number. Were told 1 hour 10 minute wait. Guess what they NEVER called us back. Pitiful

Thank Zephyr2016
Lorrach, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner, food was nice and price reasonable for what you get. Location in town good, service friendly and professional. There was a good balance between annoying because of the waiter permanently asking if all is okay and discrete service. Well done. Nice seafood, large servings. I can recommend the place

Thank Splash73
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch, meals and specials food and drinks are always great. Highly recommend going, bar does close early, 9pm / 10pm... recommended if you love seafood, try the seafood angel hair pasta cheesecake entree.

Thank Scott H
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Owner and service great. Good choices of food and drinks. Will go back there. Variety of choices.

Thank iapalucci
Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my family of four for a late afternoon lunch. We ordered appetizers, soup, and chicken tenders for our little one. It was recommended by the shuttle worker at the Palace. We told him we wanted real food, not the normal chain restaurant. Well, he was spot on. Duck Confit Egg Rolls, Caesar Salad, Fried Green Tomatoes, Cream of... More 

Thank Loyd T
Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Three stars because the food was fantastic, but the service was lacking. We were celebrating our anniversary and decided, based upon the online menu and reviews, to dine at The Chelsea. We were seated at a lovely table, only to be greeted by a server (Karen B.) who told us nonchalantly that the drinks on their website (martini menu, 18... More 

1 Thank Wendy S
Hartland, Michigan
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Our waitress, Ivia, was fabulous. Sampled two soups, one grits and three wines before we settled on a fabulous meal and wine. Taking the grits home for breakfast

Thank Patricia M
north carolina, United States
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Just popped in our way to Myrtle Beach, had no idea this little jewel was there. We had a lovely lunch, in what was obviously a very popular with the locals restaurant downtown. Menu is quite impressive, reasonable, and food is excellent. We will return next time we get to New Bern.

Thank Martha H
Pittsboro, North Carolina
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had Thanksgiving Dinner at the Chelsea and the choices were just fine. Both had the elk chops just for a change. Mine was perfectly done (on the rare side), nice and hot. My husband's was barely warm so he sent it back (no problem) and it returned just right. BUT...that should not have happened. Yes, it was a busy... More 

Thank Pamela S
Watertown, Connecticut
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Heard rave reviews from people about this restaurant. So glad we tried it--it did not disappoint. My husband tried the "cheesecake". It was delicious! Not being as adventurous I had the chicken bruscheta. Equally delicious! Also had the crab soup---rich and yummy!!

Thank Campbells_11

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?