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131 Main

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17830 N. Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC
704-896-0131
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 153
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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 8
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good food & great service

Consistently great quality, with excellent service. Trout dish is hard to beat, kale salad is excellent, asian style slaw is wonderful, even the wedge salad is unique. Still miss the tuna burger they had a few years ago. My only criticisms are that the nightly "features" are generally versions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
JDiddy-NC
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Cornelius, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Cornelius, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Consistently great quality, with excellent service. Trout dish is hard to beat, kale salad is excellent, asian style slaw is wonderful, even the wedge salad is unique. Still miss the tuna burger they had a few years ago. My only criticisms are that the nightly "features" are generally versions of menu items with lump crab added, and that the menu... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My daughter and I always come here for the salmon. It is the best we have ever had. The bread is to die for and what can I say about the jams, yummy. Asparagus are always done to perfection and the place is very clean. Always a pleasure to come here.

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Floral Park, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

131 Main cooks only fresh food--no freezers used in restaurant. From the cornbread as an appetizer, (portion was very large) right through dessert --banana cream pie(to DIE for), this was one of the best meals I have had. I had the shrimp and grits and husband had the burger. First time eating grits and while these were very tasty--my feeling... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Value for money is poor. This location gives small portions and nickel and dimes customers. We ordered the double dip appetizer which came with a small scoop of cheese dip. Server recommended to my son to switch out side for his fish taco's and they charged extra $2 for a very, very small side Caesar. My side Caesar was as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We love coming to 131 Main - especially together as a family! The food and service are always consistently outstanding, and they are always ready for us when we arrive for our reservation. We seem to have settled into our favorites - I always order the cedar plank salmon, my husband the ribs, and my son the foot-long hot dog.... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My husband and I have been to 131 Main several times. We always take out of town guests here. The food is excellent; they offer a nice variety of dishes from steaks, fish, pasta, ribs, pork chops, fish tacos and other selections. The vegetables are DELICIOUS! Oh and the deserts are to die for - my favorite is the Banana... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a 4 couples go to dinner. We had reservations. The server took very good care of us and made the right number of visits to the table. All the food from the appetizers to the main course was excellent. I had the swordfish and it was prepared perfectly with a good flavor. The cornbread appetizer was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were there for Restaurant week. There were 8 of us and we had made reservations in advance. We knew it would be busy and it was. We were greeted promptly and then moved in to the bar area to wait. We were waiting for awhile but really had not noticed as we were enjoying our time together. The manager... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

15 of us attended Queen's Feast at 131 Main. The food selection was good. Our waiter Grant was so patient, professional and funny. Everyone's food was excellent, hot or cold according to the selection. 15 is an odd # and not easy to arrange tables when they have booths and other assorted tables. They took the time to arrange a... More 

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Came to 131 Main for Charlotte Restaurant Week with some family and it was excellent. I had the cornbread with fresh honey for an appetizer which was delicious. For my entree I had the prime rib which was literally amazing! Tender and perfectly cooked with a side of au jus and mashed potatoes, I would definitely recommend it. Our server... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17830 N. Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: 704-896-0131

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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