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Down on Mainstreet

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107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
(252) 940-1988
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    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
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Greenville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 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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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: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?