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Down on Mainstreet

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

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Wildlife festival weekend

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
eileen6527889
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Washington, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Washington, NC
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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
Senior Reviewer
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 reviews 5 reviews
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
Top Contributor
179 reviews 179 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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Raleigh, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you think Washington is a sleepy little town, and you just need to get out amongst some 'folks', come to this place! Set up in an old store front, the atmosphere is lively - a big open bar in the middle of the restaurant adds to the festive environment. Tables set up in the old storefront windows are the... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Been here many times for business lunches as well as with friends. I highly recommend it. The food is great. Never had anyone complain about anything. Not the best for small kids as tables are close together.

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Washington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Good food, varied menu. Average prices for a small town downtown restaurant. Service might depend on arrival time: it can get VERY busy. Staff is friendly and working to please. They Succeed. Mostly younger crowd, maybe a bit loud at times for seniors. Yes, worth a return trip.

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Greenvliie, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My wife and I ate lunch at this difficult to find restaurant yesterday. From the name you'd think finding it would be easy. Well, the sign is in an inset dark area behind a big column painted in rather small letters over the doors. But we found it anyway. And the food was worth the effort. They have a good... More 

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Bethel,NC
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've been going to this Main Street restaurant for several years now and it has consistently great food at reasonable prices...I especially like the chicken salad wrap and their iced tea is very good, unlike lots of other places. The only negative about the place is the acoustics. If it's crowded, which is often, forget having any type of conversation... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?