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Main Eatery

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643 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-4913
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were at the Frazier museum and one of the actors recommended this place to us. It was a very delicious choice. The chicken soup tastes very good. We ordered meals # 1 and # 5 with a tuna and turkey sandwich. The place is super clean. The ambiance with the clasic music makes you feel that you are in... More 

Thank Nathmar S
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129 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Especially on Fridays they have Lemon Meringue Pie! But order it with your entree, they run out early! We tried their famous KY Sandwich, an opened face ham and turkey sandwich smothered in cheese sauce and sprinkled with bacon bits! Oh My, it was so filling an we just ordered half orders! Barely had room for our pie!

Thank Arlene F
Ankeny, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Soups, salads, deli sandwiches, baked potatoes, etc. You order near the entrance and pick it up from a window. We enjoyed our food, although it wasn't really anything special. But the interior was kind of fun.

Thank IowaGirl-in-Germany
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Great little sandwich shop with a decent view. The food was okay. Nothing special. This is a serve your self type of establishment. Place you order and they call your number when it's ready. Perfect for casual business lunch.

Thank Jeremiah S
Frederick, MD
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We stopped while touring the Main Street area, based on their menu. So glad we did. Their deli sandwiches are excellent. I also tried the chicken noodle soup. Excellent. Thick and rich with homemade noodles. Very clean and welcoming inside. Loved it.

Thank Saltydog088
Prestonsburg, Kentucky
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

My wife and I stumbled upon this restaurant as they were getting ready to close. But the owner said to come in and he would stay open for us. We had sandwhiches and a salad. all were good. Service was friendly and the atmosphere was nice and cozy.

Thank steveslj
Mequon, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Perfect spot to stop when you need a break from museums on Main St. My wife and I both had one of the specials, which were both very tasty. The place has a mature, relaxed feel to it and seems to have quality beyond the ordinary sandwich joint. Very pleasant music mix playing. Prices are reasonable. If ever in the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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310 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Very close the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience and the Louisville Slugger Museum, this little cafe is a real gem. The owner was very friendly and helpful in ordering. There are many different kinds of sandwiches, soups, and salads. The lunch special prices are super. $6-8. I had a Kentucky ham sandwich and some chicken noodle soup. Very, very good. Service... More 

Thank mpugh22
Tilghman, Maryland
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170 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I have eaten here two times and both were great. The soup and sandwich combo with drink is around 7 dollars or so and the portions are good. I had the half tuna on rye with lettuce and tomato. The bread was marbled and quality the tuna was the sweet type, but not overly so.. The soup was a New... More 

Thank Born_to_go61
Louisville, Kentucky
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Have lunch here, take some veg beef soup home with you! Great place to stop for lunch if you are around Main Street

Thank Susan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202-4913
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 502-589-7200

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