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Down on Mainstreet

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

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good time

The food was perfect and the waiter was great. Everyone was nice and accommodating. We love the atmosphere. The fried pickles were great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Brian H
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Wilson, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were in town for a softball tournament and wanted to support the local businesses. We were a group of 8 adults and 2 kids. They seated us after only about a 15 minute wait even with a full restaurant. We had drinks appetizer dinner and dessert and every thing we got was so good. Great service great food. Nice... More 

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Wilson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food was perfect and the waiter was great. Everyone was nice and accommodating. We love the atmosphere. The fried pickles were great!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Down on Main was recommended as a good place to eat. It was a very busy place but there wasn't a wait. There was also outside seating in the front and back if you prefer that. I like sitting in the air conditioning in the summer. The restaurant is located in Downtown Washington, NC. Service was a little slow but... More 

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Charles Town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went several times to this little place on the Pamlico River. We went for lunch one day and had a fantastic Ahi Tuna. We went the next night before the fireworks display and had some of the best oysters ever. The staff was friendly and very helpful when making suggestions. We would have gone back the next day if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fun place to eat, responsive wait staff, and tasty food. I love the down home environment. And the restaurant s located in the mddle of charming Washington.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?