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Sting Ray Cafe

520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
+1 252-638-2280
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fresh seafood” (40 reviews)
“hush puppies” (63 reviews)
“flounder” (34 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
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520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I thought the staff was really nice and they provided fantastic service to us even though we showed up right near closing. The food was exactly what you would expect from fried seafood. It was not exceptional but it was really good.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Johnathan J
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sting Ray Cafe has fresh catch of the day menu options as well as all of the classics you look for at a seafood basket restaurant. We had great service and the hushpuppies were so yummy!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank denaf3120
Reviewed 9 November 2018

I ordered the fried shrimp and clam platter with two sides...fries and onion rings for $11.99. Couldn't eat it all so I brought is home. It was delicious and just what I expected from the owner who has been running local fishing boats for years....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chazmanian
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Have been here multiple times when we have visitors from out of town. Their clam chowder soup is not thick and chunky. Selection and variety of food is good. The salmon sandwich is good. Fries are good. I got the crab salad and was amazed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Debra S
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Very tasty, fresh fried flounder. The accompanying French fries were excellent and the hush puppies were amazing. All reasonably priced, too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank janebK2352LT
Reviewed 29 August 2018

First off you have to pay 30 cents for water. Reason given was to pay for the Styrofoam cup it was served in. Waitress was very friendly. Food was good but one order was taken and served incorrectly. Price was adjusted. Would not return in...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank googanheimer
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Stingray Cafe is a great place to eat. We walked right in and there was someone that greeted us right away. The waitress Susie gave us good very good service. I've been for dinner and lunch, both times were outstanding. It was fresh seafood each...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pamela C
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

What a treat this place is! A must if you visit New Bern. All freshly caught fish and shellfish, including the best oysters I’ve had. Friendly staff. All the usual side dishes you expect in the South. Wonderful location.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank stephenpG8689PG
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Fresh seafood menu. Down home style, food served in baskets. Nothing fancy as far as ambiance is concerned, but the food makes Up for it. Locals eat here, a sure sign that the food is good. Try The oysters, they are a treat!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Barbara Y
Reviewed 21 July 2018

this restaurant is a very clean, down home eastern north carolina style local seafood house... nothing fancy, what with food served in baskets, strofoam cups, and plastic forks.... but... the staff is very nice, the service very prompt and attentive, and the seafood is delicious...VERY...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Eddie D
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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