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Main Street Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Greek, Diner, Canadian
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616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
1 (250) 354-4848
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Golden, Canada
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161 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy a delicious lunch. It's first impression is misleading but a great place for a variety of options. Great lunch options, superb fries, and delicious, homemade coleslaw.

Thank CanadianCycleTravel
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best oatmeal and granola we've ever tasted. I would go back to Nelson just for the granola. Heaven!

Thank C2342HFlisam
Spokane, WA
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I each ordered the Kronos dinner ($18 CAD), which includes a greek salad with 2 pita triangles and hummus and tahziki, along with the entree of 1 spanakopita, 1 spanakopita that was just 4 cheeses, roasted potato wedges, roasted veggies and some orzo pasta that claimed to be baked but didn't taste that way (it was still... More 

Thank SpokaneMom
Nelson, Canada
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

The Diner has been a stable choice for many years for us. We recently had a meal there after an absence of more than a year. Both menu choices the fish and chips and a greek plate were prepared to perfection. Despite the crowd the service was friendly and efficient. We'll keep coming back.

Thank Glam60
Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband had the feta,red pepper, mushroom poutine, and couldn't get enough. Sooo good with a corona beer. I ordered the Greek Sampler and was awed. Greek salad was scrumptious. Fresh made hummus. We licked the plates clean. Never disappointed with this place

Thank Karren F
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

At first glance it seems strange a diner would be a place for an evening drink, but this was the exception. The evening menu consisted of fine Greek dishes at surprisingly low prices. I had the leg of lamb and was genuinely surprised at the quality of the meat and the speed of the service on a moderately busy evening.... More 

Thank Dan B
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We have been going to this diner for years and always make a point of visiting on our trips to Nelson, which is why our experience this past week was so disappointing. It wasn't so much that our meals weren't very good (5 of the 8 were fine), rather it was the poor attitude we were greeted with and the... More 

2 Thank Trevor K
British Columbia
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We love to stop by the Main Street Diner in Nelson. Our very favourite is always the Greek Sampler but we haven't had a bad meal. The servers are good and always fun and in the summer a spot on the sidewalk patio is friendly and rather festive.

Thank Ourlabradoodles
Rivers, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

after walking through Nelson we were very hungry - and we stopped at the right place! we each ordered something different and each of us was very happy with our food (that almost never happens). The price was very reasonable too!

1 Thank mennotoban
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Was our last night in Nelson before heading home to Surrey and gave this place a try. Decided to change it up and try something different and that's when I discovered the athenian burger, probably the most delicious burger I've ever had in my life, I'm not kidding around. Fast service, very friendly and accommodating staff. I just wish the... More 

1 Thank Devon H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Greek, Diner, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 1 (250) 354-4848

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