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Sting Ray Cafe

) #13 of 133 Restaurants in New Bern €€ - €€€ American, Seafood
520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
+1 252-638-2280
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (31 reviews)
“hush puppies” (58 reviews)
“flounder” (29 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
09:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood
€€ - €€€
520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

If you must have the properly ironed table cloth, this restaurant might not make you so happy. However, this restaurant is a very fresh change from the growing numbers of restaurants that are moving away from fresh fresh catch to the cost saving frozen variety....More

Thank Harrison T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent seafood prepared in that wonderful down east style. Interesting decor with photos and fishing stuff on the walls. Service is friendly. Prices moderate. Highly recommend.

Thank John A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant for lunch and was very disappointed. After being seated we waited for a while before anyone even acknowledged we were there. There was cole slaw on the floor under the table, which I stepped in. While waiting on our waitress we spent...More

Thank mrsl42388
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was told by several locals this was the place to get the best seafood! It was nasty! Service was a nightmare! The waitress were not properly trained on to tell one about the specials, different types of platters, and had to wait for...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh seafood, friendly staff. Great value. Casual atmosphere. Would definetly return. Most of the seafood is fried.

Thank TPatrickRichmondVA
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Great super fresh seafood caught that day at unbeatable prices. No frills dining near the water front, conveniently located close to Tryon Palace and the farmers market. If you want to bring fresh fish home to cook later, there is also a fish market they...More

Thank Lili P
Reviewed 27 April 2017

It was mentioned that I could by fresh fish and shrimp to take home. I went in and the men helped me to find a mild fish; they filleted and cleaned it for me and I bought fresh shrimp. They put them on ice for...More

1  Thank Donna C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

It just did not measure up to expectations. It was raining on a Tuesday night so not crowded. What was good? Fried green tomatoes, crab bisque. What was was poor? First piece of my flounder was thin. Fries tasted ok but were lukewarm. My hubby's...More

Thank sunnysideup70
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We discovered this great place by accident. When we arrived the place was almost full. That was a good sign. There was not much talking as most were eating and enjoying the taste. I got flounder and my wife got shrimp. Each was cooked to...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The food tasted bland at best and when I said I didn't like my meal the lady at the register said "uh oh" and proceeded to charge me for a horrible sandwich. (Fried grouper, btw). The staff seemed so nonchalant that it was sad and...More

1  Thank Quillon O
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Sheryl C
Does this restaurant serve breakfast?
8 April 2017|
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Response from Ana T | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch. I don't think so but it may. Sorry its not a good answer
Dee R
where's the menu?
18 May 2015|
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Response from Kathryn S | Reviewed this property |
there's one when you are seated - but there are many 'daily' specials --so the menu is pretty standard fare -- I usually go with the daily catch --
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-638-2280
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