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Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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1318 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9353
+1 919-554-1564
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06:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 14:00
Mon 06:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The blueberry muffins are awesome! They also have fresh made donuts, scones, cookies, pies... YUM... The food is good and made to order. Nice selection too. The wait can be a pain and often extends to into the convenience store, but that is just a testament that the food is worth the stand in line. Not much ambiance but otherwise... More 

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Thank Pam P
Youngsville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Wife and I visited for the first time a couple of weeks ago on Friday night for the prime rib. We were well satisfied and will visit again very soon.

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Thank _moman406
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive feedback. Prime Rib has always been very popular at the grille. It's what we call a "LOSS LEADER", in the restaurant business. With boneless ribeye prices approaching $9.00 per lb, then add in shrinkage during cooking, and trim, we barely make a couple of bucks on the plate! BUT, everyone talks about it, word of... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I go for breakfast occasionally and it is very consistent. It's a great place to meet for business because there is no wait staff and they don't care if you chat for a while. The sandwiches are better than the breakfast and the pastries are phenomenal. There are many other locations nearby for great breakfasts but it's good.

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Thank CheapDad
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. On busy days, ie. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, please don not schedule meetings in the restaurant, and leave your PC in the car! There is generally a line out the door and we may ask you to clear the table for those waiting. I like to hear we are consistent. We don't claim to... More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Good Luck deciding what pastry, cookie, muffin or goodie you want! Breakfast is really good as well. Not fancy but great food! Plan to wait in line to order for weekend breakfast. Never been for lunch but the sandwiches look great and I know the bread will be good!

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Thank Linda S
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank You and Please come again, and ask for Tom while you are there! I always like to meet new faces! Tom Halik More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is my go to restaurant around Wake Forest. The food is great. The ladies behind the counter do a good job. The baked goods are divine. I'm not sure that there are any real criticisms. If I really think about it, I honestly don't like to stand in line to get food, but here it is not such a... More 

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Thank Adam H
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words! Yes, I hate waiting in line as well, but this system is the only way, given the limited kitchen space, that we can accommodate so may people every day, and keep the food coming out without too long a wait! Tom Halik More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly environment. Nice servers. Great prices. Food is fresh. Donuts are phenomenal. Place was full of people. Very clean establishment.

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Thank Jeannine S
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank You! Always good to hear we are doing our jobs! More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I've visited Main Street Grille twice now, I feel that's enough to give a fair review. I will admit that I like the style- order at counter and then food brought out to you. The baked goods have been very good, we've gotten a few things to share each time we have been. The only exception was the scone- it... More 

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Thank Hawaiiheaven
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you didn't care for the "dreadful" scone. I might expect that from someone from the other side of the pond. Our scones are made for American tastes, and I've had plenty of dreadful ones, I think ours are very good, as I stand by everything we make. Thank you for the fair assessment of our food.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for quite some time, usually for breakfast, occasionally for lunch if my husband is working from home. Every thing is top notch, my favorite breakfast is the huevos rancheros. What ever you do, make sure you take some donuts to go. The best in the area.

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Thank basisdiva
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank You! Always good to hear nice things, and that our hard working staff is keeping folks well fed and happy! Tom Halik More 

Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The staff was very gracious and the food was very good. I did not get any of the baked good but did they look good.

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Thank Jim C
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you! Next time you are in, Ask for me and I'll treat you to a pastry or two! They really are GOOD! Tom Halik More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A friend and I tried this restaurant for the first time. I had the cobb salad and he had a tuna melt and a bowl of chili. All of the food was tasty and had a great presentation. Everything was fresh. You order and pay first and they bring your order to the table. They also had a display of... More 

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Thank Stephen I
Tom H, Owner at Main Street Grille Cafe & Bakery, responded to this review

I never get tired of hearing nice things about our place. You know, for years I was in fine dining, and constantly facing criticism. So I opened a gas station grille! Figuring I was safe from the reviews! We serve simple food at good prices in a very modest setting, and yet, we are still judged because so many people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1318 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9353
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Wake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 919-554-1564

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