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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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Winchester, VA
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went here for a Christmas event that hosted 150+ with delicious food, efficient service and friendly staff.

Thank John R
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Nice location. great food, nice variety of food, wonderful staff, nice atmosphere, music presented by Motown Legacy group was awesome.

Thank denethiap
New Bern, North Carolina
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

If you are looking for a perfect place for any type of function The Flame Banquet Centre IS IT! Beautifully decorated for each season & the staff is dynamite! The food is excellent in taste & presentation & offered at a reasonable price. Anthony & Crew made sure that our event was exactly what we wanted & exceeded our expectations!

Thank LindaEileen300
Monroe NC, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Attended a Christmas time buffet at this location. The service was good, pleasant and efficient except for special requests. Asked for decaf and the waitress never came back with it. The buffet included boneless chicken, roast beef and salmon. All was covered in gravies, salty yet bland. I would not run back to the Flame. Fortunately the group we were... More 

1 Thank Connie F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went into this restaurant on Sep. 25, 2016 for Brunch. When we entered we were greeted by the receptionist and we noticed the friendly atmosphere. We were promptly seated and asked for our drink order. The setup in this restaurant was a buffet and it was very large and inclusive. The food was delicious and the presentation was excellent.... More 

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Thank hmalpass17
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was a Fathers Day event. I've heard about The Flame, but all I received was a spark. The food was bland without flavor, also there were items missing from the line that took over 30 minutes to put out. The desserts were the worst. Hot Banana pudding shooters, Strawberry Shortcake Shooters were disgusting and wilted strawberries. This was a... More 

4 Thank Rev57
New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I had great expectations but was sadly disappointed for Sunday Brunch. Soup was too salty, salad bar was just okay, vegetables were okay, meats were dried out and not very good and desserts taste terrible. Would not recommend.

1 Thank MLittleton
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Food and deserts are so delicious. My eyes get excited by the beautiful arrangements, varieties of food. Hard to chose what to chose. Enjoyed it tremendously.

Thank Alice G
Roxboro NC
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

They were the caters that was used at the Convention Center when we had our Rotary District Conference. Food was excellent and the only thing that I would suggest is: at buffets, especially where you are serving hor d'oeuvres the food needs to be labeled, especially when it is a dip or sauce; I wasn't sure if something might have... More 

Thank channingway
Oceanside, California
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253 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2015

I heard from several co-workers that Flame was the best caterer in the area so I was excited to hear that they would be catering the USMC Birthday Ball in New Bern. What I wasn't prepared for was how absolutely terrible it would be. The appetizer salads had watered down dressing. The entree was a combination of salmon and beef.... More 

2 Thank Wanderlustlove22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 25
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating
Good for
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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