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“Nice Spot off the Interstate” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Down On Main

Down On Main
Ranked #3 of 24 Restaurants in Carrollton
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Opened in 2009
Columbus, Ohio
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469 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
“Nice Spot off the Interstate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2014

We like to get off of the interstate sometimes and try a local place. We found this restaurant open (the only one it town open on Sunday evening). It had a small town sports bar/cafe look. Nice and clean inside. About half-full, though the waitress thought they were swamped. Service was very friendly but it took a while for the food to come. It was good when it came, though. I had a tradtional pork tenderloin--grilled and very flavorful but just slightly salty. My wife has a bouron turkey on pretzel, which she raved about. Decent beer selection--but no draft beer. I'm glad we got off the freeway, but also glad we were not in a hurry. Close to the Ohio River (road runs along it) and the town is nice to walk through. Street parking only. Faster service would have gotten this place 4 stars.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Carrollton, Kentucky
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Large portions, great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Down on Main has good food & service! The portion sizes are quite large and you can share! The fried green tomatoes are awesome! I've never had a bad experience here. This is a family restaurant, but there is a bar in the back if you just want to come in and grab a drink with your buddies. There is also a private room upstairs that is available for parties. It's a great place for a good meal or just to go relax with friends after work.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larissa L
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Saint Georges, Canada
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169 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Home made food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014

We were impressed with the report quality/price of this place. We had sea food and were fully satisfied. Waitress was new on the job but was very efficient.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank 846Bruno
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Eminence, Kentucky
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Food But Poor Service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

A friend had heard about Down On Main so we wanted to give it a try. It was difficult to find parking. Once inside, we were seated immediately, but then proceeded to wait 10 min before someone asked if we had been waited on. Once we ordered (hamburger, ham sandwich, and grilled cheese) it took another 35 min. There were plenty of open tables so it wasn't that busy. The food finally came and it was very tasty. I will try it again and hopefully find better service to go along with the good food.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kevin_Whitt
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Annapolis, Maryland
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Incredible customer service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

This is a sports bar/restaurant with lots of seating in the restaurant and a few tv's in the separate bar area. 10 minutes from the interstate if you are staying in one of the hotels there. We were looking for something other than fast food and found this place on TripAdvisor. When we got there, the kitchen was closed (it was only 8:30 but there was a nasty winter storm delivering deep freeze temperatures and the town was deserted). The Manager/owner(?) explained that the kitchen was closed and the kitchen staff was cleaning up. When he saw our disappointment, he asked if we were travelers and noted that the only other option was fast food near the interstate. I asked if he had any soup he could just heat up or salads in the walk-in that he could offer and without blinking, he said "sure!" We had a wonderful, tasty chicken tortilla soup and a filling salad. He was in no hurry with us and returned a number of times to be sure we had all we needed. He went out of his way for us and we truly appreciated it. We can not tell you what is on the menu, since we never even saw it, but if the soup was any indication, the food would be great! I think he deserves the business this review might bring because you don't run into plain old friendly folk that much anymore.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank poipoi29494
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