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131 Main Restaurant

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308 Thetford St, Asheville, NC 28803-5062
11:00 - 09:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 10:30
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We all enjoyed our dinners. A bit pricey but good. I had shrimp and grits. Very delicious. I would have liked not to taste the clorine in the cooking water. It's a slight taste but, I could notice it

Thank Dawn P
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Do try the appetizer smoked salmon - the best! Grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes, and green beans were great!

Thank _mcneelyk
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited and was very pleased. It is a little pricey but it is what we expected. A bit of a splurge for us. My wife had the crab cakes and grilled asparagus. She really enjoyed it. I had the scallops and cheddar grits. It was great. We topped it off with peanut butter pie. Scrumptious! What... More 

Thank Horseshoejoel
Pirkkala, Finland
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You will get something to eat and a decent service - it was my last evening durign travel and I got already good impressions from other restaurants - so maybe that was the reason I was not so happy.

Thank Esa P
Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends for lunch. Had the shrimp and grits which were not the best I have ever had. Shrimp was over cooked and grits were warm and not hot. One of my companions had a cheeseburger which was to die for. The other had trout which she loved. She also ordered an appetizer which she enjoyed. I guess I... More 

Thank Marian S
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

But still disappointed. Plus my husband got terribly sick afterwards. Wish that we chose something more authentic to Asheville but it was walking distance to the hotel.

Thank Amharb
Joe D, Public Relations Manager at 131 Main Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate your visit. We value your feedback. Would you be willing to provide an email address or phone number so that I can have the general manager contact you about your visit? Thanks, Joe More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even if this place wasn't so convenient "we live 5 min away" my husband and I would still make the trip to come here. Some favorites are the smoked Salmon appetizer, the veggie burger with Brussels sprouts are the best we've ever had. You just can't go wrong with the atmosphere, food, and craft drinks

Thank slecky76
baltimore md
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222 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My first time to 131 everything was perfect food and service I had roasted chicken Friends had ribs and other fish dish Oh one had key lime pie , if Street fill parking garage very close no reason not to go to 131

Thank wmbrakeman
Windsor, ON
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Highest rated restaurant in the area so I thought what the heck it should be good. Service was good and people were friendly. Bartender recommended the ribs which he stated were slow cooked and then finished grilled on a hickory grill. Sound good I thought. Instead of the fries and slaw I went with the grilled asparagus and quinoa salad.... More 

Thank rdufeu
Mooresville, North Carolina
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten here a few times. We love the grilled artichokes! The food is always good and the servers polite and attentive. Rib eye steak on this visit was grilled to perfection! Atmosphere is good, just a little on the noisy side for a romantic night out on this occasion!

Thank 403emilep

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 10:30
11:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Thetford St, Asheville, NC 28803-5062
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville

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