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Bistro on Main

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American, Bar, Pub
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270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741-8446
18285262590
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful foods with excellent taste and portions. We enjoyed lunch outside and they welcomed our dog to be with us. Prices very reasonable.

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Thank S_Scrib555
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us! Please return soon and often. And our canine friends are always more than welcome! More 

Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a lovely late lunch at this charming bistro. The service was wonderful. Everything about the place was warm and cozy on a rainy day. Food was tasty and we appreciated the large menu with lots of options. Would definitely go back.

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mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us at Bistro on Main. We enjoy our guests company! Please return soon and often. More 

Greenville, North Carolina
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed eating lunch on the patio and enjoying the beautiful day and music. Fruity lemonade was refreshing and unique. Pimento cheese fritters were so tasty! Great selection of sandwiches, salads and burgers. Friendly staff and you cannot beat the location. Enjoy the beauty of Main St in Highlands!

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1 Thank foodlovr22
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thanks for dining with us! It is our pleasure to serve you, and we hope that you return soon! So glad you enjoyed our menu selections! More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Friendly staff and dog friendly. Both indoor and outdoor tables. A B&B that welcomes pets. Light menu - salads and sandwiches

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Thank Gregory V
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Glad you joined us and enjoyed your visit. Please come again! More 

Tampa, Florida
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59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Have wanted to eat here for awhile but now that I have doubt if I'll go back. Sandwich was good but side salad was room temperature and slightly soggy. My mistake for not saying something after the first bite. If you plan to split a sandwich ask what charge would be. Server was friendly and efficient.

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Thank Chicagoan619
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

We do hope that you will come again! We appreciate your feedback. Holly enjoyed serving you! More 

Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bistro has been one of our favorite places. This past weekend the service was poor and yellow jackets made the ambiance lacking. Twenty month old grandson was stung and attitude was - oh yeah, they are out this time of year - not can I help - would you care to eat inside?? An unexpected bummer!

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Atlanta, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm big into vegetables and most restaurants don't do them justice...they are often served as a garnish alongside your protein & potato/grain. But, the chef at this restaurant served several delicious and seasonal veggies with my dinner entree of fish. It was beautiful to see and so enjoyable to eat...plus, you just feel better when you eat this way! Can't... More 

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Thank Shane K
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Shane, Thank you for visiting us again! Please return soon, and often. I am passing along your compliments to the chef. Looking forward to your next visit. More 

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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this place out after reading the reviews on here. We were seated fast and the food was good. Our only downside was our waitress was really slow could have just been a bad day for her because everyone else seemed to get fast service. Only other downside it was a little hot but we were outside... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We asked a local where to eat and ended up at the Bistro on Main. The food was good and we enjoyed people watching as we ate. The service was good too.

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mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Bistro on Main! Please return soon and often! More 

Orange Beach, Alabama
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place to sit outside. They need to address seating area it has gravel,and very difficult moving chairs in, and out also rocks for sidewalk very uneven, and easy to stumble or fall. We had green fried tomatoes for app, and they were just ok. My husband had a chicken blt which was good,and I chose the spinach salad it... More 

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1 Thank Angelina36561
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I want to address the gravel...our apologies, but would like you to know that we must have it as opposed to other surfaces because of town greenspace ordinances. Please do come visit us again! We offer lovely inside dining as well! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741-8446
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: 18285262590

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