Our signature dishes are inspired by past community leaders and historic places in New Bern, North Carolina. We hope you enjoy our restaurant here on Historic Broad Street. You can expect great food and service in ways that uphold the tradition of our community.

Sonny Boy shrimp

Inspired by William ‘Sonny’ Dove (1943-2020) who is locally known for his work at Oscars Mortuary. Sonny was also known for eating his shrimp burger with ‘hot sauce and a little ketchup’.


The Five Points area of New Bern, including Broad and Queen Streets, served as a hub for black-owned businesses, starting in the early 1950’s.

Tryon Fried Fish

Celebrating our city’s history as the state’s first capitol, the Tryon Palace served as the first state house building and Governor’s residence. Now the palace is a historic site and museum.

Pembroke Pork Chop

Pembroke is a close-knit African-American family community; land and home affordability allowed for an influx of black homeownership and resilence throughout economic downturn.

Papa Bear Burger

Inspired by William Smith, better known as “Papa Bear”. He served his famous rib tips in this very building. Along with Frank Pollock and Robbie’s Rib House, Papa Bear wanted to leave a legacy for black owned businesses in the broad street community.

Ghent Grilled Chicken Breast

The Ghent historic community was known for its streetcar track, with a trolley
line running from one end of town to the other. It was operated by the the New Bern-Ghent Railway Company from 1913-1929

Mayor Morgan Hot Dog

Inspired by New Bern’s first black Mayor, Leander Robert ‘Lee’
Morgan Sr. (1931-1999), Morgan served two mayoral terms (1977-1981 & 1989-1993) and is known for his love for an ‘all-beef hotdog with chili, cheese and onions’.