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“Food was good, but server was excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bistro on Main

Bistro on Main
Ranked #15 of 53 Restaurants in Highlands
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Bistro on Main offers a tempting selection of tasty salads, soups,entrees, and delectable desserts from 11:30 through the dinner hour, served either al fresco or in our charming dining room. We serve specialty cocktails, wine and beer, and on weekends feature outdoor live entertainment. Come, relax, and enjoy a berry and rosemary infused lemonade with a sidecar of your favorite top shelf vodka under the red umbrellas! Bistro on Main is the perfect spot for people watching and taking in the seasons in magical Highlands, North Carolina!
Blairsville, Georgia
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Food was good, but server was excellent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

We sat at one of their stone tables with the little fire pit that ran down the center of the table, which was welcome since it was unseasonably cool. All seating is outside, tables scattered under terraced trees and overlooking the main street in quaint, downtown Highlands. Turkey/Apple/Brie on ciabatta had a thick slice of turkey breast meat, not deli slices with cooked, instead of raw, apples. The big pieces of crumbled bacon in the Shrimp and Grits added a delicious addition. Glass of "featured" wine was a bit pricey - $15, but it was a really good wine. :-) It was busy and the kitchen was a little slow, but our server, Amanda, was the highlight of our meal - fun and engaging, so we didn't mind the wait a bit.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very good--we'll go again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch. We shared a pear salad (very good), fried green tomatoes (excellent crust/fry, not much taste to the tomatoes), wings (superb) and roasted red pepper/Gouda soup (rich & divine). Topped off with flourless choc cake (one of the best) We'll be back!

Visited July 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

The Bistro is inside a quaint bed and breakfast on Main Street. Prices are reasonable, and theropod is excellent. Menu choices are on the lighter side. If you are liking for a gourmet, four course meal, don't go here. However, if you seek a lovely environment with comfort food such as Shepard's Pie or a unique sandwhich, I highly recommend The Bistro. Try the fried green tomatoes, lobster bisque, and the turkey, apple, and Brie sandwhich. Yummy! It is a pet friendly establishment.

  • Visited July 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful view down Main St.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We had dinner here on the outdoor patio area. Great view and we had a great shrimp dinner with drinks. The outdoor area is pet friendly so we were able to bring our dog along. Indoors was very nice clean Inn with seating to eat inside if you don't won't to eat outdoors.

Visited June 2014
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Virginia, United States
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great outdoor patio seating”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a lively lunch, great soup, salads. The resident corgi wondered around looking for pats on the head. A nice relaxing meal.

  • Visited May 2014
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