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$10 - $35
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American, Bar, Sushi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews sushi oysters burger corn chowder bread fries salmon wings never disappoints dinner with friends our favorite restaurant a bit pricey nice dinner beer list lived closer varied menu an appetizer
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Reviewed August 9, 2021

We went to 85 Main a week or so ago for my wife's birthday dinner. The food was good, the service was below average for a restaurant that is rated #1 in Putnam. I was appalled with the sanitation practices. The employee's working the raw...bar were not wearing gloves while working with the oysters and clams. I ordered a combination appetizer plate that has oyster, clams, and shrimp. When I asked why they were not wearing gloves I was told it was a raw bar. I don't know why that would matter as it was ready to eat food raw or not raw. This doesn't even take in to account other wait staff were coming over and making shrimp cocktail and not wear gloves as well. We did make a reservation but when we got there there was no table in the dinning room for us. We were directed to the bar which was very loud and not comfortable. I expect when I make a reservation that I will be seated in the dinning room. We will not be eating there again. I know something about sanitation in food service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 20, 2021

I have been coming here for years . Food is always good.Freshly made orders. Seafood & shushi is excellent. My only complaint is the menu selection is limited.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 15, 2021

Dining at 85 Main Street was a real nice experience, After walking around the center of Putnam we decided to dine at "85 Main Street'. A decision we did not regret, we loved the place. The location has great inside and outside dining options. We...picked inside. The facility is nicely decorated and interesting. After a couple of glasses of Pino, out lunch plates arrived on the table. Madelyn had the Faroe Island Salmon Salad (she is a big fan of Salmon dishes) and I had the delicious, overflowing Main Street Burger. It was delicious and covered with delicious Cabot Cheddar. We highly recommend both of these meals. I had some delicious French Fries with my burger, For desert we split a dish of Gelato. This is a great spot and you need to try this place when visiting "The Last Green Valley"More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021

An enjoyable casual restaurant with a very friendly staff and delicious food. We had dinner and ordered lobster rolls and found them to be a delight. It was pretty busy and all the food that I saw served looked pretty delicious. I would recommend this...restaurant to all my friends and family.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed March 26, 2021

We have been here a few times now and have never had bad food or service. I am a huge sushi lover, so the "Tower" special is AMAZING!! Beautiful and delicious. The drinks are a bit pricey, but I know that I'm not in a...dive in my hometown. Im expecting to pay that. Always love starting out with a dozen oysters. The decor is fun and the music playing is right up my alley! We will be back I am sure!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 14, 2021 via mobile

Wow! What a surprise, excellent! Service, atmosphere and food, all excellent! The shrimp and oysters-6 and 6, wonderful! We are moving to Oxford and just discovered our new favorite place!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed October 19, 2020

After being great fans of the sadly closed Bella’s which was next door, my wife and I decided to give the neighbor a try. On a not too busy evening we made our visit, seated quickly then waited for our server to make an appearance,...which was a theme for the dinner. We waited to get our drink order, then our dinner order which included an appetizer and soup. To be honest our food was good, but we cancelled our soup order as it never arrived until our entrees arrived. To finish the dinner after handing our server a CC and waiting again I had to track down my CC and our server, who apologized for forgetting about us.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 13, 2020

We had outside dinning at 5p...wonderful to have safe dinning. Waitresses were fanastic. The entrèe's as always, were very good...fried fish dinners, their special. Burger was made well. Although, some fries seem over done, too crunchy. But overall a great dinning experience. We've been a...few times and will return... Tarter sauce was a dill sauce!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed June 5, 2020

THIS is a real destination restaurant: expect gorgeously prepared food and excellent drinks at reasonable prices. A place for a great night out, celebrations of every sort, a cozy couples' conversation or--as we just did--the FIRST place to go our for AMAZING meals you can't...make at home now that we're able to dine outside again. This is our go-to choice when we crave a sophisticated and satisfying restaurant experience. Five stars.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

Every time I visit New England, I look forward to seafood. This time, was meeting with family for lunch and was pleasantly surprised with the variety on the menu. The customer service was also very good as well. Would recommend as well as return!

Date of visit: January 2020
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I’ve never asked this kind of user ion anywhere - however- the staff will adapt any item on the menu for you. They were very accommodating. I would also suggest calling ahead. Sorry i couldn’t provide more details.
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Frequently Asked Questions about 85 Main

Yes, 85 Main offers takeout services.

85 Main is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4