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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Historic Site
“Great for history buffs. The very knowledgeable staff make this place amazing! Our tour of the palace was engaging for all ages. The grounds are beautiful. The kitchen staff was really informative. It is breathtaking. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Bar
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“I love taking family that is visiting from out of state here. The decor of the restaurant is fabulous and unique. The food is delicious and if you are in need a something quick their takeout is fast and convenient.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Park
“Great tours. Great walk around the Palace. One block away from home. Trent River on the back side of Tryon Palace”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“New England Seafood. From Maine to the Chesapeake fare, live lobsters, clams, oysters and all the rest. Properly prepared. limited seating, indulge yourself, close your eyes and your back in a casual New England Seaport Restaurant. Reasonable pricing, good service cafe and indoor dinning. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best waterview, on deck dining. Get there early if you want the deck. Great appetizers to share.”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This building was originally used by the investor of Pepsi and it now is a lovely American bistro.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“The Nuese and Trent rivers converge at this point. Great Views! The Cunningham drawbridge is also right to walk across and view the 2 lovely marinas.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“home grown and owned little space and patio big gathering place for local and friends”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“For a quick drink, beer, and hotdog.....only 2 blocks east on Broad. Bands are a hit here. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Perfect for the person with a large sweet tooth! Great baked goods and an even better breakfast menu! The portions are large and every time I go there we leave with food for later. :)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Pepsi store is both store and history center , cheapest cold drinks in town with authentic soda bar.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“great place my favorite roof top dining 4 stories up great view of city and waterfront”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Cute little hipster bar. Love that they have a book exchange! Makes it easy to pretend you are reading when you are no longer interested in speaking with your neighbor. ;)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Good burgers and local craft beer in a beautiful old converted bank building. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“A wonderful civic theater. New Bern is loaded with talented performers. The Civic Theatre has produced some of the best plays around. Check out a performance when you visit. You will not be disappointed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Open on Saturday and Tuesday. Handmade items and food. A must see spot for our locals.”
  • 8 locals recommend