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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (71 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 16 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
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is the second time we have eaten here when visiting Highlands. On a beautiful day it was nice to be able to sit outside and eat. We arrived towards the end of a very busy lunch session and the staff were clearing ready for...More

Thank BeaandBeth
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for visiting us again. Sorry your food wasn't served at the proper temp. I am glad the issue was taken care of quickly. Please come see us again the next time you visit our lovely town of Highlands.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a popular locale for both lunch and dinner. We opted to dine here for lunch on a sunny fall day, choosing to eat outside. Our waiter was attentive and excellent in spite of the restaurant being short staffed. Specialty drinks are, well, a...More

Thank Pam C
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much for dining with us! We hope that you will return soon and often. Thank you!

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Pam R
3 July 2015|
Response from Lukeanthonywflorida | Reviewed this property |
There was no music at lunch.
27 June 2015|
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Response from SnowGirl68 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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  • 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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