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Main Street Diner

616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
1 (250) 354-4848
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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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144 reviews 144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

BIG plate of calamari and salad! As good as any Greek restaurant I've visited. May go back and try something different next time.

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Port Alberni, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was a very busy time we went for lunch but the service was fast and very friendly. The food was very tasty and reasonable prices.

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Richland, WA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In Nelson, a number of restaurants have pushed their sidewalk dining out into the street on covered raised platform patios. The Main Street Diner is one of these and it presents a very pleasant venue to pause for a casual lunch. Their menu is filled with Greek selections. I selected the spanakopita from the appetizer menu with tzaztiki dip. It... More 

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

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