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Bistro on Main

American, Bistro
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270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
18285262590
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 77
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming Euro feel

Hillside bistro on main street looking down on shoppers. Laced with red umbrellas it is a delightful happy place outside seating the best. Good solid menu choices and well trained staff. Good value I will return and recommend especially on a nice day when you can sit outside..

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Main Street Inn must have the friendliest staff in town. We had a very large group for lunch and they went out of their way to make our meal fantastic. The fried green tomato appetizers and bloody mary's were fantastic. Great atmosphere.

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Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hillside bistro on main street looking down on shoppers. Laced with red umbrellas it is a delightful happy place outside seating the best. Good solid menu choices and well trained staff. Good value I will return and recommend especially on a nice day when you can sit outside..

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

If you order the chicken pot pie be prepared to eat - it's HUGE even by Trump standards. The fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese fritters were the highlight. Staff was attentive and easy going. We were right at home in the mountains.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Main Street Inn did a fantastic job for my groomsmen brunch the weekend of my wedding in Highlands, NC. They graciously opened early and fit the large group in. The meals were fantastic, while I had the shrimp and grits, a friend had the pot pie which he claimed was a good as it was big. It was huge. I... More 

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Brevard, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were on a day trip to Highlands, NC. We noticed some people dining al fresco outside the Main Street Inn and decided to give it a try. We both ordered the blackened catfish and shrimp wrap special and it was out of this world. The service was great, the atmosphere was delightful, and the weather couldn't be beat. All... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I come to Highlands a few times a year. Today was the first time we have eaten at the Bistro on Main. It was wonderful!!! The deep fried pimento cheese fritters were melt in your mouth southern goodness. Everything we ordered was excellent! Plus enjoyed sitting outside with view of downtown Highlands. Ryan was an excellent server... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Bistro on Main offered an extraordinary groomsmen brunch experience for our party of nearly 20 groomsmen and male relatives. The kind and attentive staff served delicious appetizers, entrees and beverages amid the restaurant's charming atmosphere.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I stayed an the Main St. Inn and ate lunch this past Saturday at the Bistro. Beth was the hostess and did a great job of seating me. I thought I was meeting some people but when they didn't show, she made me feel right at home. After inquiring about some hiking in the area, she directed me to the... More 

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Robbie L, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and recognizing our staff, Beth was pleased to see her name mentioned. We hope to see you on your next visit to Highlands. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Stopped in and the restaurant was very inviting and also dog friendly, as soon as we arrived they brought my baby a water bowl and some local treats from the local dog boutique Highlands Mountain Paws., what a lovely experience we had! Great ambience, great food and great service! A must while you're visiting Highlands!

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Robbie L, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review you and your little one are welcome here always. I love the title of your review "Very Gouda Experience" I know that you loved the roasted red pepper gouda soup - too funny. !!!! More 

Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

After six hours of riding, we arrived in HIghlands and went to the Bistro to eat. It was a very good, relaxing experience. Seating was outside, on a terrence above the sidewalk. The tables are not that close together. Our server, Gioni, provided efficient and friendly service. I had a grilled cod sandwich served on a sub type roll which... More 

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Robbie L, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending time with us on your visit to Highlands we really appreciate your review. Gioni also thanks you for mentioning his name. Our staff works very hard and such feedback makes this all worth while. Hope to see you on your next visit. Robbie Lang More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: 18285262590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bistro

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