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Main Street Grille

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252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3102
+1 860-739-5300
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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New York City, New York
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat that was! The Main Street grille belongs to that category of restaurants that they don't give the full "picture" from the outside! What a surprise! Next to the water in a large beautifully bluish decorated room we had the best treat! I had the salmon with vegetables! So fresh and tasty! Everything seems to be picked and... More 

Thank Ellopia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place maybe known by many in different venues but as for us their Fisherman's platter is worth every bite and penny. Add lobster meat for additional favor and fulfilling appetite. We love their take out.

Thank Hector M
Somers, Connecticut
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187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

Waitress took our orders, brought beverages and then disappeared, leaving menus on the table. Another waitress even noticed we were not being attended to so she came over to take our order. Having already ordered, we asked for the bread that every other table received shortly after sitting down. Much time had passed, still no sign of our waitress....Eventually we... More 

Thank Medusa222
Norwich, Connecticut
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

The clam chowder here is really good. I got a lobster roll, it was $19. That's a little high for the area, as they usually run about $16. The problem I had with this lobster roll is that it didn't taste like fresh lobster meat. Some of the pieces in the sandwich appeared to be imitation. Not acceptable for a... More 

Thank Heather B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Decor the same as 25 yes s ago. Clientele the same. Food was horrible with no apology. Basically just a hang out for locals that have stayed in a restaurant that changed hands three time. Bar very light like a cafeteria. Same set up as 25 years ago. Bar tenders could care less. Completely disappointing. Can never go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well, this was anything but quick......You would think that 4:30 on a wednesday afternoon would be a lock on quick service....NOT! The food was subpar, really? how can you screw up crab cakes. This used to be a great place.....changed ownership a while ago it's too bad great location. Won't be going back.

Waterbury, Connecticut
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44 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Granted, we did have a table of 10 people. But six of them had already been seated with drinks before the rest of us had arrived. We were there to celebrate my friend John's 50th Birthday. We sat down and a few minutes later the waitress took our drink order. Then we waited and waited and waited some more. The... More 

Thank Townz
Waterford, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Not a very enjoyable Thanksgiving where you have gone the last two years including other holidays to get a call from your waitrsss saying you did not pay the bill when you brought me change for $100.00! We had a very bad experience with the waitress. Slow service, barely coming back to check on us, and then loosing payment? Then... More 

Thank neimanmarcusnat
Berkley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

An unpretentious place to dine; good food and good service. An extensive menu with reasonable prices. You will not be disappointed. It's a family kind of place where locals go.

Thank Tedlip
Coventry, Connecticut
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264 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Had already eaten elsewhere but came for dessert. Larger inside than looks from outside, cute bar area and seating, super pictures on the wall. Popcorn machine with help yourself serving. Friendly staff.

Thank Beverly61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-5300

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