“Lots of great places to walk, and great restaurants.”

~~Bob & Mary Ann Pellow, Garner, NC


Dining in our New Bern, NC restaurants is a culinary treat where choices abound. From traditional Southern fare, fine international cuisine, or casual home cooking, you’ll find most everything to suit your taste. Seafood is excellent in New Bern and widely featured. Below, you’ll find a list of some of the varied and unique restaurants that historic downtown New Bern has to offer. During your stay at The Aerie, we’re always happy to make recommendations and secure reservations for you.


The Chelsea

335 Middle Street   (252) 637-5469
Regional and international cuisine located in Caleb (Pepsi) Bradham’s 2nd pharmacy location.





The Harvey Mansion

221 S. Front St.   (252) 635-3232
This 1797 house is a favorite destination for dinner. Delicious appetizers, elegant cuisine, homemade desserts and an extensive wine list. “White tablecloth dining”. Closed Mondays


Persimmon’s Waterfront Restaurant

100 Pollock St. (252) 514-0033
Waterfront dining for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Featuring local, seasonal and bold presentations. Two over the water decks and wonderful indoor dining areas to select from.


Morgan’s Tavern & Grill

235 Craven Street (252) 636-2430
Steak, Chops & Pasta in a rustic setting. Full bar.


MJ’s Raw Bar & Grille

216 Middle Street(252) 635-6890
Fresh steamed seafood with Maryland Crab special on Thursdays.


247 Craven

 247 Craven Street  (252) 635-1879
Lunch, Dinner and Tapas menu changes daily with exciting chef’s creations. Limited hours…call ahead or reserve online here. The oldest dining location in Historic New Bern.


Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse

202 Middle Street,   (252) 633-2088
Buzzy’s Barge & Piano Bar. Roof-top dining weather permitting. Open 7 days



 Christoph’s Restaurant & Bar

Double Tree/Hilton New Bern/Waterfront – 100 Middle Street (252) 638-3585
Quiet atmosphere, marina view. Beginning in April and continuing through the warm summer months, The Deck has live entertainment every Friday evening from 5-9pm. Jazz On The Trent is featured each Sunday overlooking the lovely New Bern Grand Marina.



Beer Army

313 POLLOCK STREET  (252) 288-5814 
MON – THU: 11 AM – 10 PM
FRI & SAT: 11 AM – 12 AM

The Beer Army Burger Company covers over 7000 square feet and houses the largest selection of beer in New Bern and the surrounding areas. We offer a full menu and bar, but specialize in fresh ground, never frozen burgers.




Savage’s Pizza

303 Metcalf   (252) 672-0103

Mon-Thu: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Fri-Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Savage’s Woodburning Pizzeria serves you New York style pizza made from a genuine wood brick oven using Oak and Hickory wood for the flame. Salads are made fresh daily, such as the antipasto salad and mozzarella and tomato salad. We also serve calzones, strombolis, subs, wraps, and appetizers such as mozzarella sticks, chicken tenders, french fries and more.



 Lawson’s Landing

529 South Front Street,   (252) 637-9307

Monday through Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Join us for a delicious meal overlooking the beautiful Trent River.




529 South Front Street,   (252) 637-9307

Thursday through Saturday: 5-11 p.m.

Join us for a delicious meal overlooking the beautiful Trent River.



Bay Leaf Indian Restaurant

309 Middle Street Unit 6,   (252) 638-5323

Lunch Buffet $9.99 Mon-Sat, 11am-2:30 pm
Dine In
Monday thru Thursday, from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Bay Leaf Chef Raman at Taste of Carolina 2014 competed against 31 different restaurants with first place on Entrée and second place over all.


Baker’s Kitchen

227 Middle Street,   (252) 637-0304

Sunday-Thursday 7:00am-2:30pm
Friday-Saturday 7:00am-8:00pm

We are a local, family owned Restaurant in historic downtown New Bern, North Carolina! Known for having the BEST French Toast in town, we make our own bread daily as well as an unforgettable butter syrup, you will not soon forget!


Cow Cafe

319 Middle St,   (252) 672-9269

The black and white Holstein awnings is the hint that Cow Cafe isn’t your ordinary eatery.  Nestled deep in the cow country of New Bern, North Carolina (or Moo Bern in cow language), we serve a full line of sandwiches, wraps, salads, plates and, of course, HOMEMADE ICE CREAM!


Coffee Shops


Sweet Peas Cafe

323 Middle St,   (252) 633-7900

Mon-Thu: 7:00 am – 6:30 pm
Fri-Sat: 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sun: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coffee, Sandwiches, Salads, Wraps, Art, & MORE!


Trent River Coffee Company

208 Craven St,   (252) 514-2030

Brewing fresh roasted coffee for over 20 years, Trent River Coffee Company is a well-known destination for great coffee and social gathering in the heart of downtown New Bern, North Carolina. Housed in a former foundry, this complete coffee bar and retail coffee shop offers a variety of coffees, teas, breakfast breads and pastries seven days a week.





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in the area by the Sun Journal numerous times

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Marty and Mike are wonderful hosts and make the difference for me on my frequent business trips to New Bern. What a difference to the usual hotel boxes in New Bern! Always again at The Aerie! Right down town, all the fine restaurants within walking distance. And what a breakfast! Thank you to Marty and Mike! ~~via TripAdvisor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ With private baths, modern amenities, and tasteful decor, The Aerie Bed and Breakfast reflects the late-Victorian heritage in which the house was built. We are known for our elegant, comfortable, and convenient accommodations, and beautiful common areas, complete with a back patio and pergola blooming most of the year.  All guests enjoy a full gourmet breakfast, free reliable highspeed wifi, cable tv, complimentary soft drinks, bottled water, and Keurig coffees/teas, and our evening social hour with wine, lemonade and hors d’oeuvres. Guests also have access to a full movie library frequently updated with the newest releases of movies, tv shows, and documentaries. Across the street, The Aerie Guest House and Conference Center offers two guest suites, a butler’s kitchen, and a meeting facility to host events and functions, with a courtyard abloom throughout the year. This is an eastern North Carolina facility perfect for small meetings, corporate retreats or wedding venues. Whether you are traveling alone or with a group of co-workers, we can accommodate your business needs at our New Bern, NC inn. We’re 1 1/2 blocks from our double-waterfront, 1 block from Tryon Palace, and 1 block from the Pepsi Museum Store and the center of town. Call 1.800.849.5553 to book a stay at The Aerie Bed and Breakfast. And don’t forget to visit VisitNewBern.com to... read more

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