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Bistro on Main

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270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
(828) 526-2590
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We brought our dog & it was a little windy. They insisted that we could sit inside the restaurant with him if we were cold! No one does that 😊 we sat outside where they brought the dog a bowl of water! The food was great! I had the Lobster Bisque also ordered the pulled pork & a burger! My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We chose to eat on the outside patio after a long day's hike and had a nice, relaxing meal. While it has a casual feel, the food was on par if not better than some more expensive restaurants. I was expecting a casual menu but a lot of the options were creative and included high end, locally sourced ingredients and... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

We brought our dog & it was a little windy. They insisted that we could sit inside the restaurant with him if we were cold! No one does that 😊 we sat outside where they brought the dog a bowl of water! The food was great! I had the Lobster Bisque also ordered the pulled pork & a burger! My... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

After visiting waterfalls during the day we were afraid we wouldn't find a restaurant with good quality food and a casual atmosphere. But we found it with this quaint Bistro. The staff was super friendly and the menu was diverse. We had fried green tomatoes and lobster bisque to start. For dinner we had chicken pot pie in pastry and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

The food was exquisite! As well as the handsome waiter with the earrings whom was polite, attentive, and a joy to have serve me. My dining experience at the Bistro on main was a great pleasure and I'd recommend it to anyone!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On May 15, my mother and I hosted a bridesmaid luncheon at Bistro on Main. The ambience was beyond perfect for the occasion. The venue was unique and elegant. The linens, flowers, and table settings were picturesque. We had pimento cheese fritters as appetizers, and they were mini bits of southern heaven in your mouth. The berry lemonade reminded me... More 

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Thomasville, Georgia
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41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We enjoyed a very nice lunch last Friday sitting outside on the patio under the umbrellas. Our waiter was excellent, can't remember his name though, nice young man with glasses, though. Two of us had burgers and they were excellent, cooked just right and juicy and great home made fries. The other in our party had a chicken sandwich and... More 

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Highlands, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a most wonderful Valentine Dinner. Food was exceptionL as was service and atmosphere. Very enjoyable evening. Highlands' Hidden Gem - Main Street Bistro.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We loved this place! Ate there several times during our stay. The best food in Highlands! The fresh local trout was excellent as was the rest of our meal. The owners brought special tastes from the chef.

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Tennessee
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16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Decent atmosphere and service. Our appetizer was fried pimento cheese and was amazing. Unfortunately this is the only positive thing I have to say. The potato salad was absolutely horrific....couldn't tell if it was a bad recipe (red potatoes, sweet potatoes and miracle whip) or if it was spoiled. Only had one bite. Ordered the turkey apple and Brie sandwich... More 

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Atlanta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Food was creative, delicious and well prepared. Incredible flavors and everyone said their dish was great. Service was excellent and we had a large group.

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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: (828) 526-2590

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bistro

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?