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“Great Lunch Spot” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Main Street Cafe & Pub

Main Street Cafe & Pub
Ranked #28 of 362 Restaurants in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Serving seafood, steaks, southern favorites and "pub fare with a creative flair" Serving ALL YOU CAN EAT CRAB LEGS AFTER 5:00 PM 6 NIGHTS A WEEK..... OPEN SUNDAYS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO LABOR DAY WEENKEND
Charleston, SC
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196 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great Lunch Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stopped here for lunch and found it warm and inviting on a blustery day. While ordering our drinks I told the waitress I wanted a cup of the mushroom barley soup but she replied that she would get our drinks first and then take our orders. She came back with the drinks and I ordered the Greek Salad while my husband ordered a fried chicken breast special. No mention was made of the soup but a few minutes later she brought it so I guess she was listening after all. I find it so off putting when waitstaff do not budge on the "let me take your drink orders first" script so I was pleasantly surprised.

The soup was good, with a stong beef broth flavor. It was exactly like a Beef Barley soup sans the beef and loaded with mushrooms.

The Greek Salad is billed as being topped with seasoned lamb strips but in reality it is topped with Gyros meat. There were 4 pita triangles so I made little sandwiches. The balsamic vinaigrette was very good, not too sharp. The salad itself had large wedges of tomato, slices of green pepper, slices of onion, feta, olives, cucumber, pickled artichokes and greek peppers. It required much cutting up on my part to eat and this is one area I dislike in many restaurants. While the presentation is nice, it is very hard to cut up things into bitesized pieces and not slop over the side of the plate or bowl. I should not have to work so hard to eat and would prefer the kitchen actually do the cutting.

The fried chicken was a boneless breast fried and topped with a gravy. It was served with home fries, basically fried potato cubes. The place stayed busy and the plates going by our table all looked tasty.

  • Visited October 2012
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faith r, Owner at Main Street Cafe & Pub, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We sincerely appreciate all the feedback. You were able to give us a great review as well as areas to improve.
We look forward to seeing you the next time you are on the Island.
By the way I make little sandwiches out of the pita on the Greek Salad too, it is my favorite part.

Thanks again

Faith Roppelt
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
1 review
“Excellent Food and Customer Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

We are locals that love Main Street Cafe because of the great family atmosphere, excellent customer service and excellent food! If you are looking for a place for lunch or dinner I recommend Main Street Cafe!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rstandard
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faith r, Owner at Main Street Cafe & Pub, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you so much for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again.



Thank you
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North Carolina
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“"Good food and location"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

Husband & I ate here twice while staying at Main Street Inn just a short walk across the street. We ate in the outside dinning area the first evening. Very pleasant and great service. Everything we ordered was delicious and the homemade chips are the best!!
We even returned the next evening when we did not want a full dinner and picked up a carry out of the chips:)
Will definitely return on our next visit to Hilton Head.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank sanpat4
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faith r, Owner at Main Street Cafe & Pub, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. The Main Street Inn is such a great place to stay. The ultimate compliment is those who are here for a short visit and come and dine with us multiple times. Thank you so much; and yes the home made potato chips are addicting.


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New Bern, North Carolina
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128 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Been There Before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

Great food, Great Service, A consistant quality of food. Have been going to this restaurant for over 6 yrs when we visit Hilton Head each fall. Ask for Cindy, she is delightful. Finally met a person from Chicago we liked.......

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank CarolinaEast
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faith r, Owner at Main Street Cafe & Pub, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate you returning to see us every year.
Cyndi is a great server . Glad you enjoyed her.
See you next time you are on the island.


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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
“what we needed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great service, excellent food, a friendly atmosphere among the staff.
After 1-2 visits the knew who we were.
It reminded us of the old saying in Cheers "THIS A PLACE WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME"
Waitress (Donna) and colleagues great,,,,
We are going back

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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faith r, Owner at Main Street Cafe & Pub, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you so much for the review. We are glad everyone "knows your name" that is how it should be. Donna is a great server. We look forward to seeing you next time you are on the Island.



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