New Bern Restaurants: The Nicest New Bern Riverfront Restaurants

New Bern is North Carolina’s second oldest city. Beyond the historic aspect of the town, it is perfectly positioned where the Neuse and Trent Rivers meet. The beauty of the historic architecture with the combination of the stunning blue rivers makes for a wonderful ambiance, especially when dining in New Bern restaurants along the Riverfront. So which restaurants should you feast at while staying in a New Bern Bed and Breakfast? Take bbonline's recommendations for New Bern's best Riverfront restaurants.

Captain Ratty's Seafood Restaurant
202 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 633-2088‎

Where better to enjoy your meal than on the rooftop of Captain Ratty’s Seafood Restaurant. Located off the Riverfront Downtown, guests enjoy a relaxing and delicious meal with an ocean of stars overhead. The restaurant is primarily seafood dishes of fish, scallops, shrimp, and crab, but the menu offers scrumptious burgers, steaks and pasta options as well. They also have a wonderful kids menu available with choices that will keep the little ones satisfied. Service can be a bit spotty, but the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere will keep you coming back for more. Besides, you could get lucky and be greeted by Captain Ratty himself. It is recommended you make reservations for this fine dining establishment.

335 Middle Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 637-5469

Chelsea’s has one of the most creatively unique menus you'll find in New Bern. Items include beef tenderloin stuffed with spinach, sundried tomatoes and Feta cheese, and beef liver sautéed with bacon and onions and served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes. If you are looking for a seafood dish, try the shrimp and fried green tomatoes remoulade, coconut curry scallops, or shrimp and grits. You will want to hurry on over and order these scrumptious selections, as Chelsea’s menu changes almost daily. Upstairs has a fine dining option, while the first floor has a more casual environment. Regardless, while staying in a New Bern Inn, stop by Chelsea’s for a wonderful evening with family and friends. Disappointment will not be on the menu. Reservations are recommended.

Morgan's Tavern & Grille
235 Craven Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 636-2430

Located Downtown, Morgan’s Tavern and Grille has a fantastic atmosphere. Exposed brick walls and lush plants are placed throughout the establishment providing a tranquil feeling, but do not be miss led. Morgan’s is a lively restaurant that is entertaining for everyone with the aid of the staff. Morgan’s employees not only work as a stupendous team, but are extremely knowledgeable with their wine, beer, and food, providing pairings that are just divine. However, if you’re not in the mood to have wine with your entrée, have no fear. The entrees are so delicious they are flawless served on their own. New Bern restaurants are complete with Morgan’s Tavern and Grille on the list.

Harvey Mansion Historic Inn & Restaurant
221 South Front Street
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 635-3232

Harvey Mansion Historic Inn and Restaurant is a bona fide 17th century Riverfront mansion. The architecture is absolutely stunning, certainly setting a romantic mood for two. Any local will tell you that this establishment has one of the best menus of New Bern restaurants. From the scrumptious seafood bisque and fresh baked bread, to the bacon wrapped filet mignon and pomegranate honey glazed duck breast, guests will enjoy every morsel, and let’s not forget about the decadent desserts like pumpkin bread pudding and vanilla bean crème brûlée. You will be delighted with your dining experience from beginning to end. To top it off, the fine dining restaurant has reasonable prices and a charming staff. Also located on premise is the cellar bar for guests to indulge in an after dinner drink.