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Down on Mainstreet

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107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
+1 252-940-1988
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 51
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    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very Good Overall

I've been to Down on Mainstreet many times and have not been disappointed. They have a good appetizer sampler. The service and atmosphere are very good. I've never had a main course that was not good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Jim W
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Weaverville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've been to Down on Mainstreet many times and have not been disappointed. They have a good appetizer sampler. The service and atmosphere are very good. I've never had a main course that was not good.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten in this restaurant on several occasions when visiting this quaint little downtown area. . I have never been disappointed, never had a bad meal, never had bad service and that's a lot to say for someone who was in the service industry for 25 years. The shrimp and grits are to die for. But the many choices on... More 

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Gaylesville, Alabama, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

The gumbo was outstanding, the pimento cheese sandwich was indescribable, and my shrimp sandwich was great. I highly recommend for anyone visiting this amazing historic North Carolina town.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Always have had a good meal here. You have to get the sweet potato fries. Crab cakes are best around. Kabobs are very tasty.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We enjoyed a great lunch. Our waitress was friendly and provided great service. The environment was nice. I had the chicken salad wrap with broccoli salad and it was great.

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Washington, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Chili Cheese dip is one of my favorites. Probably the best fries I've ever had, Great celebration spot as the atmosphere is noisy anyway. Don't be surprised if you have to wait for a table during peak hours, the wait is worth it.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were in town for a long weekend cycling event. We liked this place so much the first time that we came back two more times during the weekend. They have a really solid menu with lots of offerings. The quality is great and so is the value. My French Dip was piled high with prime rib and they didn't... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've been to this restraurant 3 different times on two diferent trips to Washington and it is the best place to eat along the waterfront. Staff is friendly, laid-back but efficient. Food is not real fancy but is real good. Not foodie type of dishes...but down home good cooking.....Nice atmosphere...good for kids...nice place to sit on the back patio and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The owners have done a really good job by offering a solid menu with consistently good food and friendly service. It's always a good sign when you see the owners in a restaurant working. The only negative is the acoustics. It's definitely not a place for an intimate meal but if you want good food at a good price point... More 

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Red Oak, NC
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69 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love the laid back atmosphere here. The food has always been good, I really dont have a favorite but the crab cakes and french dip have both been ordered more than once. I enjoy sitting out back on the patio and having a cocktail with friends. Cool renovated building. As a side note, downtown Washington is one of my... More 

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Additional Information about Down on Mainstreet

Address: 107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
Phone Number: +1 252-940-1988
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-940-1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?