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Sting Ray Cafe

520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
+1 252-638-2280
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • 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 5 days ago via mobile

we have been here a few times with our family...food is good love the hush puppies! many items are fried but tasty...would prefer real dishes instead of styrofoam

Thank Robyn J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great home cooking and reasonably priced. If you like fried seafood, this is the place to go! Good selection of fish, oysters, shrimp and scallops.

Thank PartyofFour_NC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great local fresh food with fish market next door. Not fancy but definitely worth going to twice. Service great. Great local fresh caught seafood.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After waiting almost an hour for soft shell crab dinner waitress came to say they ran out of crabs. After picking an entree I didn't really want but settled for, grilled snapper, waited another half hour or more to finally get a piece of fish...More

Thank PinkStarJelly
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 13 July 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
Sheryl C
9 April 2017|
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Response from Tina J | Reviewed this property |
No, they don't serve breakfast, but they do start serving lunch around 11 if I'm not mistaken.
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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