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Down on Mainstreet

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107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
(252) 940-1988
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Consistently good and friendly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
skevyhog
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My family had a great experience at Down On Mainstreet! The waitress was friendly & attentive. The food was delicious, especially the fried cheese grits! We stopped in for an early (about 5pm range) dinner on a Saturday evening & had a fantastic time. Well worth it & we will be back! :) I think this would be a great... More 

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North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We got drinks and the crab dip- the dip was amazing, tons of crab and great flavor! Our first drinks were awesome but then we ordered the "signature" Long Island Iced Tea and it tasted like straight tequila! And not the good stuff.

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Winterville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Nice old building, very much a local atmosphere. Was busy for a Wednesday night, with most all tables filled when we left. Smallish dinner menu but the items appealed to my husband and I. Had fettuccine Alfredo with a crab cake, which were both good. My husband had shrimp and fried grit cake In a flavorful cream sauce that had... More 

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Washington, NC
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ate lunch there during this special weekend, they were very busy but my group had a reservation, the waitress was excellent, had to wait approximately 20 minutes for my take out order. Food was good a little more expensive than other downtown resturants for lunch

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Washington, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a local restaurant that has far surpassed the expectations I had for it when it first opened. The food is great, the service is great, and it's a plus that the owners will come sit and talk with you to make sure your experience is acceptable to not only you the customer but to them as the owners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the high energy of everyone having fun. Always see plenty of friends. Everyone seems to be happy just to be working there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Chips were soggy, my cheesecake was still frozen. When we needed our waitress she was no where in sight.

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Edenton, North Carolina
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182 reviews 182 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Stopped in for lunch while on business. Service was great. I will say that if you sit upstairs it's a little dark, if you require glasses. I enjoyed their clam chowder, but the crab bites and tuna wrap weren't all that. The bites were just crab cake balls that are deep fried, and the tuna had a hint of fennel... More 

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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: (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 - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?