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Down on Mainstreet

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar
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107 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4943
+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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Washington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new menu is good and the daily specials are good as well. It can get loud when they're busy, but it's a fun place to go.

Thank skreiddc
Wilmington, North Carolina
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340 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch and dinner while in town with work. Food was good, not great, but the service was over the top, out of the way friendly. I'd definitely eat here again and this would likely become a favorite spot if I were a local.

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Washington, North Carolina
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a staple in downtown Washington. Good variety and daily luncheon specials make this a very popular restaurant. Fun atmosphere in a historic building, plus good food and service make this a must try for dining.

1 Thank Shell_Diva55
Southport, North Carolina
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Just got to Washington and lots of restaurants were closed on Monday. Our B&B inkeeper recommended Down on Main and especially the Citrus Salmon and homemade chips. It was a good recommendation. My friend had fish tacos and they also were very good. Excellent service and atmosphere. Very busy in a very small town.

Thank 15gregk
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Very good food and service. Will go back. homemade dishes very well prepared and fresh ingredients .a good selection of local fare

Thank Realsweet2014
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I had the clam chowder which was very thick and tasteless. The only good thing about it was that it was very hot on a very cold day. Still, two spoonfuls was all I could manage. I also had shrimp with fried okra and mashed potatoes. The shrimp was edible, the okra was poor and the mashed potatoes were cold.... More 

2 Thank Cindyhf111
Chocowinity, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

My wife and I eat here often. Yesterday, we went all out! We arrived in the middle of the afternoon. We ordered appetizers: Fried Pickles, and Gemma Sticks. They were provided with Ranch Dressing Dip. Delicious! Next, we each had a salad. She had the House Salad, and I had the Caesar Salad. Again, really good! All this was followed... More 

Thank Steve A
Virginia Beach, VA
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253 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Had a Saturday business lunch here recently. What we liked: 1. Morgan, our waitress was welcoming and friendly. Attentive but not too much. 2. Good glass of Riesling. 3. Seating overlooking the street if you wish. 4. Clean restrooms. 5. Fairly broad menu--something for everyone. 6. Unusually good French dip; the bread was toasted, the meat was succulent. 7. French... More 

Thank Ginny000
Nashville, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

The meal was great and the staff was friendly and prompt. Great place to eat with a quaint with a hometown feel in Washington NC!

Thank Laura P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and good service. Acoustics are horrible. You can hardly hear what your friends are saying at your table.

Thank June S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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 W Main St, Washington, NC 27889-4943
  • 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?