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Main Street Diner

616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
1 (250) 354-4848
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Vernon, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Every time I go to Nelson, I eat at Main Street. Like sitting outside in the road and watching people pass by. Food is wonderful even if the portions are small. Service fast and friendly and a good choice of Beer. Fish and chips are my first choice at this Restaurant.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Nelson brims with good places to eat and this is a good choice for a quick tasty meal. We enjoyed the spanakopita and the fish & chips. Both the pastry and fish batter were light and crispy. The staff were friendly and kept the ice water coming on a hot summer's evening.

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

On Wednesday July 16, 2014 I went to Mainstreet with some friends. This is an annual tradition dinner we have for 5 years running. I have previously written a great review and sent countless people to the diner from the annual event I put on in Nelson every year. This year I was very let down and am struggling of... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I saw the neon 'diner' sign and thought my choice would be simple, so I set my palate setting to burger, but I was compelled to change my selection when I saw the offerings at the Main Street Diner. Besides regular diner fare, they also offer a surprising variety of Greek selections. As expected in Nelson, lots of vegetarian options... More

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Nelson, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went for fish and chips with friends this weekend. The chips were very disappointing, soft and cold. The fish was not much better. Overall we were not happy with the food at all. Not to mention the small portions. I have been to The Dock on Ward St for fish and chips, recently and their portions are much bigger and... More

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Victoria, Canada
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93 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Found this place on a Sunday night a short walk from my hotel. It was very busy but the service was good. Had the "Christos Chicken Wrap" for $12.95. I thought it was expensive for what I was served. The fries were a bit soggy. Not a memorable experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place on Baker Street in the heart of the town has little in the way of atmosphere, but the quality of the food is excellent. We had fried oysters with a ceasar salad side, and they were the plumpest, juiciest and most delicious oysters we've ever had. Don't miss them.

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Nelson, Canada
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82 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This has been one of my favorite restaurants in Nelson since 1995. Whether it's busy or slow the food always comes within 15 minutes usually quicker. The meals are always great. The fish and chips is great for a family dinner. Verland Harris incredible whether it's a sandwich for lunch or the lamb meal for dinner.

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Red Deer, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We've been to the Main Street Diner every year for, at least, 8-10 years, and we have never had, either, a bad meal, or bad service, and this time was no exception. My husband and I went for dinner on a Thursday evening, and it was quite quiet, which was unusual for this restaurant. We both ordered the lamb wrap... More

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good place to get some comfort food. We got a fish and chips plate and a version of a gyro, both were delicious. I also enjoyed a Black and Tan to go with the wonderful fry plate. Prices seem a bit high, but this is nelson. I would go back. My husband's only comment was on the tiny little table.... More

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