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Main Street Diner

616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
1 (250) 354-4848
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for lunch on a beautiful summer day; we heard they had great burgers and the food did not disappoint. We were a group of 6 - four adults and two teens. Our waitress was very friendly and came quickly with our drinks and took our order - everything from Greek wraps, vegetarian pita, burgers, calamari - we... More

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Nelson, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bland basic place with 5 star prices. Not worth it at all. I have really tried to like this place and have finally decided to never go back.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate at this restaurant at least 4 times during the month we were in Nelson and other areas in British Columbia, July 2014. I'm fond of Greek food (that's well prepared) and this diner did not disappoint me. Husband enjoyed the fish and chips--light and crispy batter. Of course, I enjoyed the Spanakopita, leg of lamb, and fresh salads.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have stopped in here for years, just for the fish and chips. Every time I go back I am disappointed by the meal. Fish seams to get more soggy with grease every time, to a point where a single cut with a knife & fork produces a gush of greasy oil. I leave and say I will not go... More

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Vernon, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
66 helpful votes 66 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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