Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in Historic Downtown New Bern offers an Award Winning Chef featuring foods from our local farmers, and New Bern's only waterfront dining with exquisite river scenery located on the Neuse River.
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.4
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4.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DonaldG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The fish and chips was great and the peach cake desert was outstanding.

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Dorsey4502
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Ordered hush puppies shrimp burger - good but only had 4 medium shrimp on it. Service wasn’t that great - servers were pleasant but were running in & out between deck & dining room. Hard to catch their attention. It was nice to go out for lunch so I’ll be back again.

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Foodie
Wilmington
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The location on the waterfront is beautiful. The crabcakes were delicious.

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SherylG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and great service. Outdoor seating with social distancing a huge plus!

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LaurenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I wish there were other few options for drinks that are not alcoholic.

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KevinR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Not worth the money. Food was simply ok, I have had better pasta at Applebees. My server was nice but forgetful. My wife water class had something in it. My water class stayed empty all dinner. I got my app and my wife never got hers. We got an app we didn't order. Immediately, after I got my apple we got our dinner. Again it was horrible but not what we expected.

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RobM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting on the water. Dinner on the deck outside is the best atmosphere. The food is outstanding. Staff very respectful and as a whole very courteous of Covid-19 standards. Would eat there every night if I could.

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SandraB
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing in every way!

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JASBJS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The meal we had was very delicious. It was pricey but we knew that going into the experience and it didn't seem outrageous. Our server was extremely helpful and kind. She didn't pressure us and allowed us to take our time. Even with COVID precautions we had a wonderful time. The only regret is that we opted to sit inside when we made the Reservation and wished we would have opted to sit outside. Next time we will be sitting outside.

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AmyJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hush puppies and creole butter shrimp were fabulous.

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MHHHH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Awful experience. Food was cold and didn’t taste good. Electricity went off several times and the AC didn’t work.

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LeahK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views and delicious food! Can’t wait to bring my parents here!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. The spinach artichoke dip was the BEST EVER! Thank you for making my birthday dinner special. We will be back.

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CandyK
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding. I had the crab cake with fried green tomatoes. The view was great. Service was ok but the view and food made up for the service.

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SpencerP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was nice. We were being rushed by the waitress wanted a nice slow evening.

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Camille
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The place is fantastic, open table was great BUT we always have a problem with service. Didn’t have the wine we wanted, could not get hot coffee and they would not make a fresh pot for us! Waitress said they don’t make a fresh pot after around 8:30

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Food was pretty good and the view was nice but the service was just ok

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Lauraj
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Needed more air conditioning. Was uncomfortably warm inside.

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DavidW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting on the river, and the evening breeze was wonderful. The restaurant was busy, at least on the deck. Staff was attentive but seemed almost overwhelmed. Delicious appetizer and entree, but the coconut cake was a bit dry. I look forward to my next visit there.

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vipDatengtdining
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Loved the fried green tomatoes. Our waitress was friendly and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience5

Seating was quick but waited 15 minutes before the waitress even came to acknowledge we were sitting there. Bar drinks tasted like there was no liquor in it. Only ordered 1 drink because of this when we usually would have had 2 or 3. Food tasted great but as a party of 4, 2 plates came to the table and then 5-10 minutes later the other 2 plates came. A higher end, high priced restaurant should bring all plates together. View on the waterfront was beautiful and the restaurant is clean. We will go back to give them a second chance, but the service and food did not line up with the price point.

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JayceeS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the restaurant & using Open Table for reservations. On the special instructions, I asked for a table with water view. When we arrived, we were lead to a table with perfect view of the water. I was very pleased. The food at the restaurant was delicious & service was great. Will use Open Table again for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped here while on vacation. It was amazing! The steak and crab cake with risotto was a rainbow of flavors in my mouth!

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EmmaEl
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Menu slightly reduced with pandemic but that's okay. Food well prepared as usual and staff doing their level best with distancing, masks and all.

Will continue to support this and our other home-town restaurants!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and professional. Social distancing guidelines and face masks were implemented so we felt very safe. Food was delicious as always.

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DiegoC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Perfect outdoor dinning in their deck with waterfront views

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JFacs
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

If you want to have a quiet place to enjoy a special dinner with you family.... This is a place to go...

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vipgocardinals
St. Louis
40 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience5

outside seating was amazing. Food NOT good. Hushpuppy apps cold and stale,
mahi fish dry and likely old. The salad was decent. Prices VERY high compared to value.

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Want2bfoodi
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Steak very tough, crab cakes tasted off. Wife's bass okay. Wings were good. Wouldn't eat there, but view and location good.

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RandyD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Stop here each year on way to Emerald Isle. Great southern food. Beautiful view.

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MikeM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, beautiful river view and outstanding service made for a wonderful evening!

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PorcshiaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was great! The food was delicious. We drove from Topsail beach- well worth the drive! The view is spectacular! I give it 5 Stars!

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Goodbite
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Food was very disappointing. We ordered some of their appetizer biscuits with butter and jam. Terrible! Hard as a scone. I ordered the 3 fish tacos dinner. #1 they where cold. #2 they had large pieces of raw/plain kale in the tacos. #3 The flour tortillas looked good and had nice texture but again cold. #4 the cost $21.00 for 3 tacos w/no sides. My wife had the Sea bass she wasn’t impressed and for $27.00 you would think it would come with more than a 1/2 of a pickled beet. The only saving grace to the evening was the views. We sat outside on the back deck area. Beautiful between the marina and river views.

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vipBStep
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful waterfront location, creative menu, friendly staff. Shrimp burger and malt chips were amazing. House made biscuits and strawberry jam. Farm to table. A little pricey, but worth a little splurge.

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SusanM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in all ways. Beautiful outside dining on the Neuse River. Music was great too. This is the place to bring your visiting friends and family to make an impression. Always a good time.

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viptarheelmd80
Savannah
68 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time there. Made reservation for outside but was told at reception the reservation was inside. Showed confirmation of outside request but no dice. Inside table or nothing. Food was good, fairly varied menu. Entrees did not arrive at the same time, one of our party had to wait. Band outside was loud and it was hard to have a discussion inside. Others in the group liked it more than I. Server was very pleasant.

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TNATHENA
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved the view! The food was very good; we had the shrimp and grits and the Ribeye with mac and cheese and was cooked correctly. Bryan was an efficient server and apologized for the wait for food. We try to be understanding, right now, as COVID has an effect and the wait was not unbearable. Worth the drive!

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MariaM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Seating outdoors was very safe; the view was breathtaking. Good food made of locally-grown organic ingredients. We’ll be back.

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PaulaK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can not beat the view.
The food is fresh and fabulous.
You will want to return.

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JosephL
Edinburgh
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Not wonderful, noisy table next to us using profanity, with staff at the table but no caution.

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Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Toast. Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (252) 514-0033.

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 1239 OpenTable diners.

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