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Sting Ray Cafe

520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
+1 252-638-2280
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (31 reviews)
“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
“flounder” (29 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great meal. The service was quick and very attentive. Rachel recommended the black sea bass and I am glad I listened! It was delicious and the freshest fish I think I've ever eaten. Worth the walk from Middle St.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose here because it was directly across from tryon and the kids hadn't had lunch. My scallops and shrimp were delicious and the plate was only $13-14 and came with two sides. Much less than some other places so that was nice! Only complaint...More

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere! The people are so kind and accommodating! I have celiac disease, and they worked with me to find something that I could eat. They have plenty of gluten free options an are very careful with cross contamination. Definitely going back!

Thank kristenmryan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food at very reasonable prices, with extremely friendly and helpful wait staff. If you love fish and other seafood this is the place.

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have tried all the local favorites over the 8 years we have been coming to New Bern and this is by far the best. The fried flounder and fried spots were local and very fresh. They also have a wide choice of side dishes...More

Thank Hollin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was fresh and tasty. The service was nice and the place was in a convenient location. Went for lunch and we were not disappointed!

Thank Rick E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends had recommended Sting Ray to us and we're glad they did. It's not part of the "main downtown" of New Bern and the place isn't much to look at from the outside, but the food was excellent. The fried oysters melted in my mouth...More

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was craving seafood. A local recommended Sting Ray Cafe. Walked in at 8pm and got seated right away. Ordered the captains platter. Freshest seafood ever; seasoned just right and our service was great. A tad loud but when the food is that good, the background...More

Thank Eli d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend suggested we check out this place while in New Bern. My husband ordered oysters and shrimp. The oysters were not available on the half-shell . . . Just by the pint. They were steamed and placed in a bowl. Just not very appetizing....More

Thank VASusie58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for lunch and the waitress was slow to greet us and take our drink order. French fries tasted as if they were reheated in the microwave. Fish and chips doesn't come with "chips". If you otder water they chsrge $1.99 for the...More

Thank Kimberly G
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Sheryl C
9 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
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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