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Main Street Grille

252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357
+1 860-739-5300
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Ranked #18 of 40 restaurants in Niantic
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Bar
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

The hostess was friendly and accommodating, but that is the only positive thing I have to say about our dining experience. My daughter ordered a burger without onions and was instead given a chicken sandwich with onions. The waitress apologized but made zero effort to correct the mistake either by taking the item off the bill (common practice) or even... More

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Colchester, Connecticut
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Looking for a dinner spot overlooking the water, we found this inexpensive, competent restaurant by chance. The sunny afternoon and the second-floor deck across the railroad tracks from Long Island Sound were a perfect combination. Our waiter was quick and accommodating. Our reasonably priced wine arrived promptly, and he took our order and apologized for the rolls not being quite... More

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I used to frequent this restaurant almost every day last summer. Recently I have gone and been completely underwhelmed. The food is only mediocre, which would be ok if the service was great. Their new hires are awful. Prior to last night I had eaten there and had servers who clearly did not know how to wait tables. They are... More

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West Hartford CT
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88 reviews 88 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My mom lives in Niantic and every once in a while we head to Main Street Grille for dinner. Nice setting, great view of the water and EVERY time I go, clam chowder is on my taste buds. Chunks of clams, just the right amount of potatoes and great creamy broth make their chowder the best I've had in Niantic.... More

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Connecticut
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64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Had a nice meal for average price and would recommend you get a table on patio! We sat in the dining room and found service slow ( even though they were not too busy) server was nice but personality more on the side of cardboard box. They do not offer bottled water unless you order large one to serve whole... More

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Niantic, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

This place has a great water view but you have to deal with the train going by every few minutes. The food was good and reasonably priced. Overall a really good experience!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Southeastern CT is not a mecca of activity in late March, so considering we were within walking distance of this restaurant and just wanted a basic meal, our hopes were not high at all. Unfortunately, we were still disappointed. They are VERY obviously going through a renovation - including the man doing masonry work in the entry way of the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Someone else picked this place for a family gathering on a Sunday about noon.Only choice was the "brunch". Since there were handicapped people in the group, availability of such parking was verified by when booking. Upon arrival, we the handicapped, searched for parking and could not see any spaces out of about 50 labeled as handicapped. Parked where we could... More

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Niantic, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I rarely review restaurants, but I feel that my feedback just might help the management correct the situation. I have heard that it is under new management, and naturally I want them to succeed. The food was not good, at all. Our waitress was polite and friendly, but she had too many tables and was obviously stressed. I ordered the... More

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Waterford, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Until a few months ago, this was a lively, fun place with very good food.. Staff has changed and the food is of terrible quality. Since new owners took over, I have eaten there several times hoping there would be an improvement. Each time, it's been worse. New staff very unfriendly. I'm hoping it will change hands again and bring... More

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