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Bistro on Main

270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
+1 828-526-2590
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're hankering for basic fare with patio seating, Bistro on Main should be a strong contender. I'm not being snotty; sometimes, that's exactly what's in order. For those who need to lay low after a foodie experience the night before or who have members...More

Thank JCSAtlanta
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, and patronizing our restaurant. I agree we are not a fancy lunch restaurant, which it sounds like that's when you were here. Next time you are in Highlands, come join us for dinner. The specials our chef creates on...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate a late lunch at the Bistro in Main. We had been there once before three years ago. I have to say that the cheese fritters were as delicious as what we remembered them. We also had salads, crab cake and a sandwich. Everything was...More

Thank Melitta B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is perfect for either dining in or outside. There is music nightly outside. The food was delicious and service exceptional. Portions are large, so can be split.

Thank Kathy B
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Kathy, thank you so very much! We hope that you will return soon and often! Warmly, The Staff at Bistro on Main

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. I had the lobster soup with a crab grilled cheese sandwich. Our dog was given a nice bowl of water and a spot in the shade. We really enjoyed our lunch. They have music,...More

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Bistro on Main is easy to miss. It is tucked inside The Main Street Inn on a corner in the central area of Highlands on Main Street, but no sign outside refers to it, so you might not know it is there. We ate lunch...More

Thank ECrowther
Reviewed 13 February 2017

we enjoyed the outside dining to enjoy a glass of wine and people watch after in town shopping. The views are amazing and the people are so nice.

Thank diannebarksdale
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Loved going here in the afternoon for lunch and drinks later. Beautiful spot to sit outside and enjoy the view and people watching. Food great!

Thank tlmnjm
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2016

Thanks so much for joining us at the Bistro! Come again often!

Reviewed 24 November 2016

Service was great, but overall the Thanksgiving Buffet was just average. Fanatastic Turkey, Ham and the Pecan Pie but other sides not that impressive.

Thank bamaflower
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2016

Happy Holidays to you! We are so glad you joined us for dinner. Mostly we have received rave reviews from our patrons, but your feedback will be relayed so that we serve an even more scrumptious feast next year!

Reviewed 15 November 2016

As soon we sat the waitress came with the menus and water for our pooches. We even did not get nothing to drink yet:-) The food was very tasty, reasonably priced for this town. The red pepper cheddar soup was amazing, the tuna sandwich had...More

Thank Wagnswim
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

So glad you visited us and enjoyed your lunch! Please return soon and often!

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Ten of us were there for a lunch meeting and were seated in a quiet room. it is small and most other people were seated outside. Service was good and everyone seemed to enjoy their lunch. I got the lobster bisque in a bread bowl...More

Thank AnnC576
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Pam R
We've ridden by the restaurant a few times & there was acoustic music playing outside. Do you have this all the time?
2 July 2015|
Response from Lukeanthonywflorida | Reviewed this property |
There was no music at lunch.
Is the restaurant open for lunch during the week?
26 June 2015|
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Response from SnowGirl68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2590
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Main Street Inn Highlands
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!
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