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Down on Mainstreet

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American, Bar, Pub
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107 West Main Street, Washington, NC 27889
+1 252-940-1988
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've never been to Down on Mainstreet and had a bad experience! The food is absolutely fantastic and service is great. I bring clients here for lunch often and this is one of my favorite places to recommend. Lots to choose from!

Thank Stephen A
Zebulon, North Carolina
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived during the heat of the day, some 96˚ not counting the humidity. Upon seating our drink came fast and was replenished often. I ordered the Club Sandwich and when it arrived... was about 5 inches high & stuffed with tasty ingredients. Now I am a pretty good size fellow and it was all I could do to finish... More 

Thank luftwolf2016
Laurel, Maryland
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very friendly place with good food and excellent service. We saw families with small children to college students and couples eating here. Bloody Mary is excellent, friend shrimp cooked perfectly. The portions are large; unless you are just having the house salad (one of the largest I have seen) as an entree, get the side salad. This is a Southern... More 

Thank John G
Chapel Hill, NC
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and meal. Crab cakes were great, tuna was good. The fried pimento cheese appetizer was unique and a hit!!! The only change I would make is to go rare on my tuna instead of medium rare. Down on Mainstream is now on our favorite restaurant list especially when we feel like enjoying a small town... More 

Thank PurpleChip
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had burgers and steak. Everything was delicious. The staff was pleasant and attentive. The fried pimento cheese was amazing! ! Highly recommend! !

Thank Irene M
Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very disappointed. I had a crab cake sandwich that was very mushy and not well seasoned. The tomato on the sandwich was green. The fried okra were frozen and not well seasoned. The appetizer came out with the meal. The server was polite but was not well trained on server etiquette. I will not be back.

Thank Scott D
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great view of the water front!! The cooks cooked me some rare Ahi-Tuna as I requested. It was awesome! In the future it would be nice to be able to compliment this delicious dish with some pickled ginger. I also ordered a grilled pimento cheese which was greasy therefore it went in the trash instead of my stomach. On a... More 

Thank Kenneth W
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant but nothing amazing. Shrimp and grits were average. Would go back again but it's not at the top of my list of restaurants in Washington.

Thank Easypickins
Greenville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with rear waterfront entrance and and Main St front entrace. Craft/draft beer selection is decent but could stand be better for the type of place it is. Food is typical barfood. Have had several items off the menu. Nothing really stood. Not a very imaginative menu.

Thank gvegaspirate
Chesapeake, Virginia
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited down on main for a family event. Sat outside on patio. Nice to be out of the noisy interior but not very scenic as it overlooks a parking lot. Also smokers were hanging out there and the cigarette smoke was annoying. An occasional sailboat could be seen in the distance. Food was mediocre; was decent but nothing to rave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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

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