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799 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803-4905
516-935-5120
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you don't mind lots of noise Main Event is great!

Food is typical bar food. Always a good meal. There is a wait on the weekends unless you get there before 5:30 or after 8:30. Staff has always been pleasant and work hard to get your meals out in a timely fashion. Seating is a bit crowded. Extremely kid friendly!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 3, 2015
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English first
NY
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food is typical bar food. Always a good meal. There is a wait on the weekends unless you get there before 5:30 or after 8:30. Staff has always been pleasant and work hard to get your meals out in a timely fashion. Seating is a bit crowded. Extremely kid friendly!

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Syosset, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The food at the main event is usually anywhere from ok to real good. Service? Well it depends. It slows a lot when crowded. Last night was one of those nights. A lot of table insufficient help. We were tired and hungry. We waited forever for the meal to arrive. They served one of us a cold meal! After asking... More 

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Plainview, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

thee Main Event is a great lil sports bar/restaurant to eat at and watch sports events.the left side of restaurants has many tables for families to eat good food .the right side is a bar and also has quite a few tables to eat at and one can also eat your meals at the bar,they have a good variety of... More 

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Plainview, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here is not exceptional, but it is satisfying. The service is always prompt and accommodating. I have two grandsons who can be hard to please, and they are both able to find something to eat here. (We do get sick of diners!) The televisions can be jarring, but again it keeps the kids happy and quiet. What more... More 

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Plainview, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a neighborhood sports bar that also has fresh seafood and burger/wraps. They have a zillion TVs and it can get quite loud. Also kid friendly for the families. But mainly alot of men here watching sports. Women might feel a bit uncomfortable sitting at the bar since mostly guys.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Have been here several times. Its sometimes crowded and loud during certain sports but i have found the staff to be just ok. Not overly friendly basically just meh. Went on a quiet night and got dirty looks for laughing too loud. I work right by here so will go back but will seek out other choices first. Beer was... More 

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Long Island
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141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We were a group of 12 going to lunch. Before we went I made a reservation, took everyones order and collected the money. The day of the lunch I called and was given to Karen who was going to be our server. She took the order over the phone and reviewed it. When we got there at the reservation time... More 

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Plainview, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Always a good time and great food. Great place to bring kids, you don't have to worry about them being noisy.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Chose the restaurant due to reasonable proximity to my hotel, and an online menu that fit my mood. Ordered a strip steak which was truly one of the best I've ever had. Service was very good, and for the sports minded, TVs were everywhere. Surprised, and pleased with how quiet the restaurant was

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Plainview, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great place to go in a pinch! The food is good. The prices are fair. The service is good and we love the ambiance! It's a fun place to go and even if you are not a sports fan, the TVs provide a lively background.

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Additional Information about Main Event

Address: 799 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803-4905
Phone Number: 516-935-5120
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Plainview
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 799 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803-4905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Plainview
  • Phone Number: 516-935-5120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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