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“Top quality food, excellent presentation, Great place to meet & eat”
Review of Main Street Bistro

Main Street Bistro
Ranked #25 of 71 Restaurants in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
NW IL
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top quality food, excellent presentation, Great place to meet & eat”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

A great experience. Great place for live Jazz on Sat. eves. from 8-10 PM. Music quality ranks with any place in Chicago ! Recently updated menu offers something for everyone. My favorite is their Blackened Salmon. They are great at cooking something the way you like it. Excellent appetizers as well! Where else can you still get home-made ice cream for dessert ?

  • Visited February 2014
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed dinner here.”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

An interesting menu and really good food - I had the beef brisket and my plate was completely empty at the end. I also appreciated their selection of craft beers. Good service too!

Visited February 2014
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Rockford, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant! Perfect in every way.”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Open Monday-Saturday 2pm-close... open till 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. Dining room opens at 5pm, otherwise you can sit at the bar.

Wed: $5 pasta night - mix and match pastas and sauces
Thursday: Ladies night - different specials
Friday: All you can eat fish fry (fresh fish)
Saturday is Jazz Night 8-10pm.

They use fresh and local produce! All of our dishes were so good. Best meal we have had in a while. Only complaint is to have a healthier and vegetarian entree please! Every entree on the menu has meat. Even offering a veggie burger in place of the angus burger would be a simple step, but would cater to vegans. I enjoyed the seasonal chef's blend vegetables but they seemed oily compared to what I'm used to. The garlic mashed potatoes were VERY flavorful (almost too much?), and the stuffed mushrooms were spot on (except the price, $2 per stuffed mushroom). The fried green bean appetizer was very good too (the green beans are fresh, and the coating is kind of onion-y).

They serve different craft beers on tap. My husband was happy to see a beer from Pig Minds Brewing company (Machesney Park, IL) on tap. They also had a Pecatonica beer and a Monroe, WI beer.

Our service was perfect. The waiter was personable and we enjoyed conversation with him. Chef Craig visited the other tables in the dining room, but not ours.

The atmosphere is very nice. Great for any occasion - except maybe not small kids. I like the linen tablecloths/napkins, candles on the table, and decor.

Everyone should try out this gem in downtown Freeport, located in the Hampton Inn. Parking on street or in the parking lot across the street.

Suggestion Box: Live piano player on a certain night of the week? Maybe fridays?

  • Visited February 2014
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“A perfect New Year's Eve”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was the best meal ever in the city of Freeport.. 2 hours of dinning a perfect band, a safe place to stay the night!!!!!!
A perfect night!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“As good as it gets in Freeport”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Tasty food, good service, nice people, nice music.
The menu's a little pricey for Freeport, but it's worth it.

Visited December 2013
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