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799 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803-4905
516-935-5120
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent sports bar.

Decent food not fantastic but a solid sports bar vibe. Under staffed and service that is eh at best. I wouldn't run back there anytime soon.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
PW11803
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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164 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food not fantastic but a solid sports bar vibe. Under staffed and service that is eh at best. I wouldn't run back there anytime soon.

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Miller Place, New York
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284 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The main event is the best place to watch a jets or giants game with your friends. 24 beers on tap,lots of drinks especially their 10 dollar martini menu! Sports memorabilia is found all throughout the restaurant. And the service is as excellent as their food!

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Thank danfriedmanmd
Plainview, New York
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We have been to the Main Event many times. The men seem to prefer this sports restaurant with its many TVs. It is very family friendly. I just find the noise level so uncomfortable so I prefer not to go there, but I must say ALL the food is excellent and is always prepared the way we order it, as... More 

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Thank LindafromPlainview
Bridgeport
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Large menu with many choices. Not cheap but large portions of delicious food. Tv's everywhere with sports games to view. Waitress was excellent and very friendly. Salads large with plenty of choices. Kids love this place. Nuts at certain playoff times. Worth going here.

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Thank Mora1234
Oceanside, New York
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

the servuice is excellent!!!! I was in there on Oct 4th with my cousins and she has an allergy to pepper. The waitress (do not remember her name) was extremely attentive to that fact and made sure that anything she ordered had absolutely NO pepper in it. Even the salad dressing.

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Thank rrickman
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The St. Pius X Senior Club has Monday at the Movies on the first Monday of the month at the Plainview Old Belthpage Library. Afterwards we have lunch at The Main Event. I usually have one of their very tasty wraps and coffee or soda. The Seniors really enjoy getting together there. The service is excellent. They give us separate... More 

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Thank kathwalsh
NY
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Food is typical bar food. Always a good meal. There is a wait on the weekends unless you get there before 5:30 or after 8:30. Staff has always been pleasant and work hard to get your meals out in a timely fashion. Seating is a bit crowded. Extremely kid friendly!

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Thank rltpita
Syosset, New York
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

The food at the main event is usually anywhere from ok to real good. Service? Well it depends. It slows a lot when crowded. Last night was one of those nights. A lot of table insufficient help. We were tired and hungry. We waited forever for the meal to arrive. They served one of us a cold meal! After asking... More 

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Plainview, New York
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

thee Main Event is a great lil sports bar/restaurant to eat at and watch sports events.the left side of restaurants has many tables for families to eat good food .the right side is a bar and also has quite a few tables to eat at and one can also eat your meals at the bar,they have a good variety of... More 

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Thank ANDRAIDER
Plainview, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here is not exceptional, but it is satisfying. The service is always prompt and accommodating. I have two grandsons who can be hard to please, and they are both able to find something to eat here. (We do get sick of diners!) The televisions can be jarring, but again it keeps the kids happy and quiet. What more... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 799 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY 11803-4905
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Plainview
  • Phone Number: 516-935-5120

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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