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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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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (73 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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LOCATION
270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant the day after Thanksgiving and had a terrible experience. We should have known better when the waiter said they were out of a lot of stuff because they were getting ready to close for the winter. Out of the 5 meals...More

Thank allybear21
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come to Franklin yearly and always make a special trip to Highlands just to eat here. We love the ambience and the personal service from the owner Debbie and the staff. The food has always been on point they are dog friendly (outdoor seating...More

Thank ChristinaParker1971
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, they mean a lot to us. We are glad you are one of our regulars, and look forward to seeing you in the future. We are dog lovers, and love it when the lawn is full of...More

Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A very good, but unusual, grilled cheese sandwich. In addition to the cheese, it has crab meat and some whole kernel corn. Great combination. It is served with a cup of tasty lobster bisque. My wife had the trout and also enjoyed it. Service was...More

Thank Gene K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Had lunch at BOM inside because it was a bit chilly the day we were there. Nice, cozy dining area and good food. Later we returned to the bar area to have a drink and relax. Recommend!

Thank deejaye60
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for joining us at Bistro on Main! We hope that you return soon and often!

Reviewed 30 October 2017

The outdoor dining looks to be more fun than the dining room inside. It was too chilly so we ate inside which was nice enough. The service was friendly and good. We had salads which were quite ample and delicious.

Thank havefunaway
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you so much for joining us, and we hope you return soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed the shrimp and grits. The grits were VERY tasty, had the perfect consistency and seasoning, and the crispy bacon gave it just the right flavor. The shrimp were large and delicious, but the only criticism is it had WAY too much butter!...More

Thank A Z
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Sat outside on a beautiful autumn day. We split a salad and each of us had the soup. Mine was lobster bisque and it was exceptional! Server was friendly and attentive.

Thank vufinder
Reviewed 23 October 2017

They take reservations and the service was excellent. Located in a older buiding that also has hotel accomdations.The prices are reasonable, if such a term, in a high touristy type of town. I recommend it as a great place to eat, fine dining at a...More

Thank GolfHacker70
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We decided to try a different restaurant and was pleasantly surprised to find Bistro on the Main. My husband and I went with my sister and we all had different foods, all were excellent. I had the pot pie and the pastry puff was so...More

Thank nelsondg
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you for visiting us at Bistro on Main! We are glad that you have discovered us and would love to have your return again soon!

Reviewed 15 October 2017

A beautiful day to sit outside. My sister, my niece and myself were quite hungry when we sat down but couldn't make a decision. Our waitress, Britney, made 3 suggestions and each one was excellent as was her service. We will definitely eat at Bistro...More

Thank Sue B
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There was no music at lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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  • This restaurant is at Main Street Inn Highlands
Description
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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