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Bistro on Main

270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
(828) 526-2590
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Ranked #24 of 44 Restaurants in Highlands
Cuisines: Bistro
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Highlands, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Consistent food and great service. Always enjoyable and relaxing to visit Main Street Bistro.One of my favorite places to visit after a long day at work. Keith always has a glass a wine ready for me. Thanks Keith, Debbie and Sherri for being here.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

A friend and I decided to stop for lunch and couldn't have been happier with our decision. Totally recommend the Red Pepper and Gouda Soup...if I could only get that recipe!! Our husbands joined us for dinner tonight and we were not disappointed. There wasn't a bad comment to be heard...from Shrimp & Grits, Ahi Tuna, steak special, etc...everything was... More

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Townville, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had lunch at this nice spot on the main downtown drag. I had the Shrimp and Grits that were very good and very nice presentation, wife had the Chicken Salad sandwich that she also enjoyed. Service was good and the outdoor live music from lady on guitar and singing was a very nice touch. We looked inside of the... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for dinner and had no trouble getting a table, as the kids were back in school. The food was enjoyed by all at our table. I had the Ahi Tuna, which was excellent. Others at our table enjoyed shrimp and grits, a chef's salad and chicken pot pie. Prices were moderate, given the location in a resort... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We ate at Bistro on Main on our next to last night in Highlands, and the food was surprisingly good. I forget what fish I had, but it was covered with shrimp and the whole thing turned out to be very nice. It was a beautiful day, so we opted for the outside seating which proved to be very enjoyable... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

It's a casual and beautiful outdoor setting. Our food was very good, and the service was excellent - very friendly. If the weather's nice, it's a great place for lunch.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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105 reviews 105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We sat outside and watched the traffic go by and hear all the Harleys rumble by. We all liked we ordered and the portions were good.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I ordered the Sunburst Mountain Trout Salad, as it seemed an interesting way to serve trout. Being in the mountains, and in a nice restaurant, I expected a local, or at least regional trout. Instead it was Kokanee, which during spawning has the texture of, and tastes similar to, salmon. Kokanee is a Western trout, and it arrived on my... More

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Clinton, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We ordered fried green tomatoes and fried pimento cheese fritters for appetizers. Now I love f.g.tomatoes, but like our server said, the f.p.c.fritters were off the charts. Our apps came fast but our food took about 20 minutes. My mom got soup, my dad and brother got burgers, and i got f.g.tomatoes. Even though it was rainy outside and a... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The restaurant is very outdoorsy and exposed. If there is any wind it can be chilly. Even in mid-July I needed a jacket at lunchtime. There were lots of other diners with big plates of food. I found my food to be perfectly adequate, not wonderful but not bad either. The service was friendly but very slow.

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