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Down on Mainstreet

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107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
+1 252-940-1988
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great meal. Friendly service.

The tuna entree was excellent. The service was very friendly. This is a really neat building. I would definitely recommend this place while you are in town.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Roadhore
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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272 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tuna entree was excellent. The service was very friendly. This is a really neat building. I would definitely recommend this place while you are in town.

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Thank Roadhore
Trumbull, Connecticut
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I went out for a Saturday night drive and ended up in Washington, NC. We both ordered burgers which were cooked perfectly and very juicy. We shared the tossed salad which was huge and sufficient for us both. My husband also had the gumbo which was delicious. Over all it was a good casual meal.

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Thank JohnnyandBetty
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing bad to say. Delicious food. nice staff. Favorite is crabcake sandwich and the heavenly sweet potato fries. Delicious iced tea. Busy at night, very busy weekend. Worth a wait.

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Thank Michelle L
Zebulon, North Carolina
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere here. Favorite foods have been the shrimp burger, hot wings, chicken philly sandwich and shrimp and grits. Beer is cold! Fun place to eat.

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Thank Gina W
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Very Crowded and Very Loud. Maybe just neighboring tables. Slow service. Server showed little initiative. Interesting menu. Nice ambience. Good food

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Thank Sean S
Durham NC
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We were visiting relatives near the Washington North Carolina area over Thanksgiving and decided to have lunch on the way to visiting them. We had seen the historic downtown area from a boat ride on the Pamlico River and have since wanted to explore it by land. We drove down the main street looking for where the locals dine and... More 

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Thank beachbluesDurhamNC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I've been to Down on Main twice now and every single time they do excellent. I love their wraps and toasted sandwiches. Plus, the location is beautiful. I'd recommend this place in a heartbeat. Do yourself a favor and go and order their Club. It's AMAZING!

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Thank Miranda N
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The place was very nice. It had live entertainment the night that we were there. I would recommend this place for a romantic date night. The staff was awesome, food was great.

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Thank John H
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here several times. Food has been consistently good and flavorful. Service has been friendly and prompt. Enjoy their outside dining. It's spacious enough to feel private, view is nice, and can enjoy the breeze for the most part. Need to work on fly control though. Also, recent sanitation rating was only a 90 so disappointed to see that.

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Thank Cisco1211
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a softball tournament and wanted to support the local businesses. We were a group of 8 adults and 2 kids. They seated us after only about a 15 minute wait even with a full restaurant. We had drinks appetizer dinner and dessert and every thing we got was so good. Great service great food. Nice... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: +1 252-940-1988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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