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616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
1 (250) 354-4848
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A lunch favourite of mine

The shrimp pita is the best and the fires are homemade. The diner salad is yummy because of the great dressing. A perfect lunch spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Nlesonloon
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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The shrimp pita is the best and the fires are homemade. The diner salad is yummy because of the great dressing. A perfect lunch spot.

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Nelson, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Wonderful service every time and delicious food! It is not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but the portions are large and the food is good. I always enjoy the pita melts or their unusual poutine flavours. If you're not feeling adventurous, the fish and chips are great too! Their Greek items are also wonderful.

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Nelson BC
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have lived in Nelson for over 20 years and have eaten at this restaurant many times over the past 20 years. The Main Street Diner has consistently served our family delicious, reasonably priced food. My favorite is the lamb dinner and I have yet to taste calamari better than theirs. My husband and I ate there again on Monday... More 

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Cranbrook
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It may have been just a very busy day for the staff, but ALL was good. Will be trying it again next summer.

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Fraser Valley, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After running errands all day we were hungry and noticed the Main St Diner. This Diner has a very comfy warm atmosphere, we arrived way past lunch and before dinner, on a rainy Tuesday afternoon, so it was still pretty quiet and we had the place to ourselves, at least for a little while. Our waiter was friendly and helpful,... More 

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British Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

You can be assured of timely service, even on busy days. I usually order the reasonably priced one piece of fish and chips which is great for lunch. My other favourite is a Shrimp melt on a skinny crust. You will return for that one for lunch! If you are doing dinner, might as well go for the rack of... More 

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Castlegar, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I usually avoid this place as it is way expensive and mediocre cooking...But you never know, might get better. Nope..Still super expensive and very mediocre..French fries today as usual were overcooked in fishy tasting oil, with 3 different kinds on plate, most looking like 'ends' and oversalted. Just crap, bad cooking......Fish on a different plate was overcooked, overbattered, kinda dry... More 

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Nelson, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Whenever I'm in the mood for fish and chips, I automatically think of "Main Street Diner"! My two girlfriends and I went for, not only catching up with each other, also knowing we would get a good meal for a good price, as well as good service, and that's exactly what happened. We all ordered the same meal and were... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was my go to spot for lunch for years, I always ordered the Britania Fish & Chips, but the last 2 times I have been up this year were utter disappointments. Oily, doughy, soggy. New recipe? New management? Sadly, I will now go else where

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Nelson, British Columbia, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lunch today: another great one. I've been a customer at the Diner for almost 30 years. There must be a reason I keep coming back, as Nelson has many excellent restaurants. (I go to them too, but I always return to the Diner for comfort food). The place is busy, which tells you something. The service is friendly and fast... More 

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  • Address: 616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 1 (250) 354-4848

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