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131 Main

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17830 N. Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC
+1 704-896-0131
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Cornelius, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

131 Main Lake Norman is just so consistent in service and excellent food that it never fails to provide the venue to make great memories with friends. It is our 'go to' restaurant for entertaining family and friends. The staff genuinely made us feel that we were the most important table in the house.

Thank Tom K
West Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food is fabulous! Steaks, salads, pies are wonderful! Service is outstanding too. A huge slice of pie (seriously, like 1/3 of a pie) plus fresh bananas, whipped cream and chocolate syrup for like $8. Don't miss out;)

Thank Lifeisgrand123
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here several times because a friend lives nearby. I used to go to the location in Dilworth before it closed and loved it. This location is sooooo dark. And sooooo noisy, especially for a restaurant that is a bit pricy (the wine, anyway). You have to talk loudly to be heard so conversation is difficult. The wait staff... More 

Thank mjroctober
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've never had a bad meal here. The shrimp and grits were especially good. Good service as well. Very nice spot for a romantic night out or dinner with friends.

Thank Ksba
Managua, Nicaragua
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I LOVE this restaurant. I've been numerous times and I have never been disappointed. The service and food have been great every single time I've gone.

Thank lorechela
Mooresville, North Carolina
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161 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great food and service at 131 Main in Cornelius, North Carolina. The ribs, trout, prime french dip sandwich, baked artichoke appetizer, and 131 maniac cocktail all excellent. Service excellent. Recommend.

Thank Robert C
Denver, North Carolina
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food! Good atmosphere. Usually busy. Nice outdoor seating by a fire pit. The hamburgers, various fish and ribs are very good. One of our favorite places!

1 Thank PonyMan132
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband took me there for our anniversary this past New Year's Eve. Waitress was awesome as was the cornbread. I ordered a margharita and it was horrible so I switched to vanilla vodka and diet coke - diet coke was flat. I ordered the rainbow trout and it was good but the french fries weren't cooked. My husband got... More 

Thank sandismallwood
Cornelius NC
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495 reviews
413 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorites but for some reason, we have not been here lately so decided to visit it for Sunday Brunch last Sunday. Church ended at 10:30 and by the time we got everything together and got in the car and drove over, it was 10:50. They don't open till 11:00 so I got another couple of minutes to... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

I have only been able to visit 131 Main three or four times since moving to Charlotte, but it is my go-to restaurant for special events...most recently my birthday dinner. They are friendly, yet professional and we never want for anything during our meal. The cornbread skillet is a must-have, to kick off your meal. The menu has many great... More 

Thank WtrSprite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17830 N. Statesville Road, Cornelius, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cornelius
  • Phone Number: +1 704-896-0131

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