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The Chelsea

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335 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-637-5469
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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New Bern, North Carolina
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Chelsea has a lively bar crowd. The place is always packed. Food is good and lots of menu options. Fun place to go with friends. Great venue for large parties.

Thank Virginia G
Raeford, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

great sandwiches! Recommend the Ruben the roast beef club and the Louisiana chicken sandwich. The fish and chips are the best we have had in NC. Fish and fries were not dripping in grease and was just perfect. The atmosphere was great! Our waitress was not very friendly, but not rude...professional enough to still warrant a tip. There was another... More 

Thank bbj0872
Havelock, North Carolina
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330 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped with friends for lunch while we were shopping in New Bern. There were a few glitches with the friendly staff, but the food was really good. There's plenty of seating and a stream of locals stopping in for lunch.

Thank SharonB2
New Bern, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I got Chelsea when we want good food. I always go for the bacon wrapped scallops and gouda grits while my husband always selects the seafood special. Last time was the best with stuffed scallops and asparagus. Always perfect!

Thank _asapwal
Swansboro, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the horseradish salmon It was delicious! We liked the location and the restaurant inside was ecletic,much like NYC.

Thank Brenda F
New Bern, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chelsea catered my son's wedding reception. The food was excellent along with the service. We had special meal for some of our guest, same price as a regular meal! I have also been to the restaurant several times. Again the food and service was great.

Thank Sandy L
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216 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful food and service. My wife and I are here on business and have eaten here several times already. Beautiful building with great atmosphere. I had the Rib Eye which was awesome and my wife had the fish and loved it.

Thank Furnman61
New Bern, NC
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and presentation. Fabulous shrimp and grits as well as their tuna steaks. A must for dinner or lunch.

Thank claudiaNewBern_NC
New Bern, North Carolina
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a landmark dining establishment in New Bern NC. They serve some wonderful food along with fabulous dining areas. Yes they have rooftop dining and they also have a nice banquet area. Fabulous staff along with cooks who take pride in each dish. Well worth the stop.

Thank Kevin B
Concord, North Carolina
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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were in New Bern for two nights, went to two nice restaurants and apparently ordered entrees that were not good both nights. Base on other reviews of Morgan's Tavern, which I reviewed, and Chelsea's, we did something wrong, so it must have been our choices. The Chelsea is a very nice restaurant in downtown restaurant that... More 

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?