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Main Street Grill

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603 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2341
+1 805-927-3194
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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New Bern, North Carolina
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on a cold, rainy night. The place was empty and the service was excellent. The burgers were tasty and the beer cold.

Thank Clare P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Main Street Grill is a large open room with big windows looking out over Main street. The food is excellent American fare! I loved my burger, the kids loved their grilled cheese sandwiches and the bar tender steered me toward a wonderful beer. Their large fries are in fact very large and my young family of five did not finish... More 

Thank kentr717
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from Australia we didn't expect this when we walked through the front door, basically walk up to the counter Macca's style and order your meal, get given a table number and sit it out until your number comes up. The food hall is vast and noisy with families. The food was pretty good, ribs and chips etc, and everything... More 

Thank grynda
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving for hours along Big Sur Highway and enjoying the sites, we were hungry! Unsure of where to stop, we hit the Trip Advisor App and looked for a place to stop to eat. This place came up. First, when I walked in, I wasn't sure what to expect -- there's a counter for ordering and then you wait... More 

Thank LMS2017
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was quiet when we visited and a bit chilly. Great for a basic, inexpensive meal. We are not big eaters, so found the portions quite large. Tasty burger, really well cooked and seasoned fries. Sports bar atmosphere.

Thank julia384
San Jose, CA
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111 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fireside in San Luis Obispo is a sister restaurant. Husband thought the tri-tip sandwiches at Fireside were better, but these are good too. My hamburger was juicy with fresh lettuce, tomato and onion. Very casual place. You order at the counter and they call your number, when it's ready. As other reviewers have noted, it's cash only.

Thank RobinC21
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very meaty ribs! Great bbq ribs and sauce. Cash only so don't try to use a credit card! Don't worry if the place looks busy, food is still served quickly.

Thank Cyndi V
Walnut Creek, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First we discovered it was cash only. After we tasted our food and complained, we discovered why - they have a no refund policy. Meaning they will only replace your inedible food with more low quality, inedible food, and you have no recourse. We weren't expecting anything extraordinary from this 24 hour budget restaurant but to have all four meals... More 

Thank nand016
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, were we disappointed. On a friend's recommendation we got into town and wanted a quick bite. The good? Side salad for me, hot dog for my daughter and fries. But the clam chowder was inedible, the chicken strips tasted like they were dunked in turpentine before frying and the burger was a light gray with bacon that looked like... More 

Thank Tom A
Tustin, California
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34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place seems to be one of those fallback places - consistent and solid. It was busy on both times we were there in the middle of winter in Cambria. Fish and chips were good - fish was fresh, chips were a bit on the soggy side but I have had much worse. My wife's calamari steak sandwich was well... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428-2341
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Cambria
  • Phone Number: +1 805-927-3194

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?