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The Flame Catering and Banquet Centre

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2301 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560-4307
+1 252-633-1193
Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

I wanted to advise if you plan to enjoy their buffet you must call in advance. We enjoyed the Easter buffet very much and planned to return for Mother's Day. The morning of The Flame publishes a large ad in the Sun Journal...reservations are required. I immediately called. They were filled. Plan ahead and call in advance.

1 Thank Dennis1952
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2013

Previously have enjoyed the extensive Sunday buffet which has a generous assortment of choices, and so reasonably priced.

Thank Camperjonjon
Havelock, North Carolina
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2013

The shrimp bisque is to DIE for. The food is a fancy twist on southern NC favorites. My family and I go for every holiday, and everybody is always so excited for it! Chef Smoke always comes out to get to know his customers, and very friendly staff. We love it!

Thank Jordan B
New Bern, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

The Salvation Army had the pleasure of enjoying the high-quality food and cozy goodness of The Flame more than a year ago and I remember the food being REALLY good!

1 Thank RoadDog908
Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2012

It is a great fancy place to go to eat,Cute waiter named Dakota, Nice manager named Tom.great food,great friendly service.I hope you like this place.

Thank kaitlynn s
New Bern
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

Been here several times for banquets and it is greasy flavorless standard banquet fair. Would never go out of my way to book this for any event.

2 Thank TwinsPlus2More
Winterville, North Carolina
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

Have eaten here multiple times over the years and never been disappointed. Smoke, the owner, caters too and never fails to please. The food is always tastes great no matter what it is. No bad choices here.

Thank Dee D
New Bern, NC
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Took our extended family there for Mother's Day Brunch. The door staff were quick to get us seated and to get us our drinks. The normal style here is a brunch that is absolutely delicious and varies from prime rib to seafood. There is a mix of fried, broiled and baked so everyone had something they really liked. The desert... More 

4 Thank clloydm
New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2012

We come here every Sunday for Brunch. The variety and taste of the food is excellent. The wait staff is excellent as well, especially Tom and Chad.

1 Thank keesies
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

We ate here with friends who llive in the area. The place is modest, but the food is really good. So many dishes to choose from and they're all tasty.

1 Thank seamssewlongago

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
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Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560-4307
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-633-1193
The Flame is available to cater both on-site at our beautiful banquet center that can hold up to 300 guests or off-site at a venue or location of your choosing! We travel regularly to the following NC towns: New Bern, Jacksonville, Havelock, Newport, Morehead City, Emerald Isle, Swansboro, Greenville, Washington, Kinston and Oriental. Call us! (252) 633-1193. We have event planning office hours Monday - Friday from 9am-5pm. Your dedicated event coordinator will help to create a memorable experience for you and your guests on the most special day of your life up to this point! The Flame Catering has the ability to custom create menus filled with all of your favorite items, the ability to create a "kitchen" at a venue that may not have on-site cooking equipment and a reputation that we're extremely proud of! Every Sunday you can join Chef Smoke for his award winning brunch from 11:30am - 3:00pm! You'll find hand carved prime rib, a saute station, full salad bar and dessert bar as well as a fabulous array of entrees, casseroles and seasoned veggies. Please try to call ahead for reservations for parties of 6 or more. If for some reason you aren't able to reach us on the weekend or after hours please come anyway! Sunday Pricing: $16.95 Adults / $8.95 Children (Age 4-11) New Bern's most popular holiday buffet! Price will vary, please call for details or visit our website. Relax with your family, save yourself time and join us! Reservations ARE required for all holiday buffets.

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