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Opened in August of 2010, Persimmons is a locally-owned waterfront restaurant located on the shores of the Neuse River in New Bern, NC. We feature an elegant yet casual atmosphere and three distinct dining venues: our downstairs great room, our private upstairs dining room, and our picturesque outdoor waterfront dining area. Persimmons focuses on modern cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients by our award-winning chef and hosting a variety of special events with waterfront dining, fresh food, and the friendliest service around.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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We have always liked this restaurant and were expecting another good meal. Not so much ! Shrimp and grits were laced with some kind of tomato sauce (over grits?) But it did have about a half-pound of collard greens ! Neither I nor my good...friend could finish it and 1/2 our bill was taken off. The fish and chips were equally disappointing. (How can you screw up fish and chips) ? The fish was very overdone - certainly not "flaky" but very dry with the fried crust of the fish being most of the meal. The best part of the meal was our server - Kathleen. She did a great job. Won't come back for a while, that's for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

3 ladies shared a delicious meal at this waterfront restaurant. What touched us especially, is that they were more than willing to share phone numbers and information of things to do while in New Bern. Lovely of them! We would return on another visit!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at Persimmons. We are from out of town and had heard good things, so we wanted to check it out. We made reservations online and I am glad we did. They were very busy when we arrived Saturday evening. Fortunately we...were able to sit outside, this inside was warm and loud. Our food was delicious and our waitress was attentive and friendly. Although we had a good experience, we didn’t realize this was such a family restaurant. There were a lot of families with kids under age 10. Not an issue, just be aware this is not a quaint and quiet place for a romantic dinner. The menu also seemed limited on entree options. However we were pleased with our meals. The water views are spectacular.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As soon as you arrive you are pleased with the beautiful setting of this restaurant. The inside of the restaurant is just as nice. The food is better than excellent! The chef really cares about the food he or she is putting on the tables....We got an appetizer that was to die for! Do yourself a favor and get the hush puppies! They were so good and served on top of homemade pimento cheese that was killer! I got the Sea Bass and my husband got the seafood pasta. Both of the entrees were really great and worth the price! We both enjoyed every bite and would definitely recommend this restaurant and come back here!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch. My husband ordered a shrimp sandwich with homemade chips. The cost was $16. The sandwich had three shrimp. We are local but won't be going back.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to a special Anniversary dinner, called ahead for reservations for table facing waterfront. Received table with a view of another person sitting on the outside patio directly in front of window!!! Was not good for either of us! Appetizer was hush puppies...(deep fried and burnt) with pimento cheese/peppers. Seafood of the day Catfish was deep fried, not grilled. Veggies were good. Would not recommend if you are looking for good food for a reasonable price!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I chose Persimmons because we could walk there from our B & B.T Our dinners were very good and the service was top notch. We'll return if we are in New Bern again.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 12 May 2021

My wife and I had dinner at Persimmons on our first night in New Bern. Unfortunately, we just happened to be there on Mother's Day and even though we had reservations, it was still very crowded and we ended up having to eat outside. My...wife had fish and chips, which were well prepared. I had shrimp and grits. Be aware that the chef adds quite a bit of collard greens to the shrimp and grits and if you don't like collards, (I don't) you should order something else.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 10 May 2021

Excellent service; perfect food ( except for the peel & eat shrimp which had not been shocked cold so the shells stuck!) :-( but the rest was superb an reasonable in price. Definitely going back; plus the cucumber G& T was a big hit!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

The staff and servers are great! The food, for the price is underwhelming. The others in our party had good meals which they enjoyed, shrimp tacos and grouper. My “mahi” and “ crab” were dense, tough, and tasted old. So tough we doubted whether we...were eating the real thing. Plus the flavor profile/combination chosen for this dish-horrible. Very disappointing. The atmosphere is great, the food for the most part is good, but not spectacular. For the price, just know you are paying for a water view. Thank you to the great servers!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from Lance C | Reviewed this property |
There staff are some of the best in town!
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130AliceP
4 July 2016|
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Response from Sheryl C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry that I don't know the answer. I would check the restaurant website.
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Edythe D
25 October 2015|
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Response from PersimmonsNB | Property representative |
We do not currently offer crab legs on our menu. We do, however, have excellent lump meat crab cakes.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant

Yes, Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant offers delivery services.

Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5