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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” (39 reviews)
“hush puppies” (62 reviews)
“flounder” (33 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
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520 S Front St, New Bern, NC 28562-5651
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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.

Thank Stephen P
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!

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

Thank Eddie D
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Sting Ray's. The food was really good. Highly Recommend. I would drive back to New Bern just to eat there

Thank ricktssf
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This place used to be a great eastern N.C. go to for great fresh seafood. It’s not any more. Excessive amount of salt on everything they cook. The prices have been greatly increased and the quality of food and portions have been greatly reduced. I’m...More

1  Thank ES765
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Stopped for quick lunch.... after hearing good things. Right off the bat... Hush Puppies were a 10! Great start. Oyster Stew was also excellent.... Shrimp Burger good too.

Thank bmwbillk
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Had very bad shrimp there for dinner. Had turned the corner from bad to almost rotten! Never going back........

2  Thank LindaEileen300
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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