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Bistro on Main

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270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
+1 828-526-2590
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Rome, Georgia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

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Thank tlmnjm
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

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

birmingham, Alabama
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank bamaflower
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

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! More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 grilled tuna a huge piece I had to share with my dogs to finish.It was... More 

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Thank Wagnswim
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

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

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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382 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and it was very good. My husband had the apple, turkey and brie sandwich with... More 

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is not a real fan of fish. So if she raves about her meal it must be great. First let me say the setting was a pleasure. We chose the indoor dining because of the late hour, but the patio would be great for lunch. We had trout two ways. She had the trout meuniere with a butter... More 

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Thank kissyourdog
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We sat outside to enjoy a little lunch on our family vacation. We were originally greeted by a friendly older gentleman. We order the loaded buffalo chips, side salads, the lobster bisque soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Food was delicious. Over priced but it tasted good. However- our server must have all of a sudden started having a bad day.... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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474 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This place is attached to a beautiful Inn. We sat outside and had a delicious lunch. I can say it was a bit pricey but the quality was amazing. And the offerings unique. Prices in general are a bit high in Highlands but to be expected. As long as the quality is there it is usually worth it. Service was... More 

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Thank onemichael
mainstreetusa, General Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Thank you so much for joining us! Come visit us again soon, and often! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Gourmet food that is dog-friendly! The best and this is comes after several visits.The server was kindly accommodating to my friend's numerous food allergies and brought my pup a big bowl of ice cold water. On weekends I like the live music and people watching. Don't miss this one!

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Thank Kathy W
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your visit with us! Return again soon and often! More 

Perry, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in Highlands after a week in Asheville on our way back home and decided to eat lunch at Bistro. The hostess was great, seated quick with menus outside on a beautiful fall day in the mountains. The service was slow, like 10 minutes for a drink order slow, and not nearly as friendly as the hostess. No Sweet... More 

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Thank usc_6064
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

We certainly hope that you will try us again! The steak and cheese sandwich is prepared with prime rib, and is noted for being tender. Had we been notified that you were unhappy with yours, we would gladly have cooked another for you. More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Good people watching from the outdoor tables. Sandwiches are huge and good. My wife thought the pimento cheese sandwich was just average though and potatoe chips were a little stale. Our soup arrived luke warm at best but was really tasty. Excellent service.

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Thank Mark N
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this review

Please visit us again soon! We appreciate the opportunity to have you as our guests! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Main Street, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 828-526-2590

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