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Main Street Grille

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252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3102
+1 860-739-5300
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Granted, we did have a table of 10 people. But six of them had already been seated with drinks before the rest of us had arrived. We were there to celebrate my friend John's 50th Birthday. We sat down and a few minutes later the waitress took our drink order. Then we waited and waited and waited some more. The... More 

Thank Townz
Waterford, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a very enjoyable Thanksgiving where you have gone the last two years including other holidays to get a call from your waitrsss saying you did not pay the bill when you brought me change for $100.00! We had a very bad experience with the waitress. Slow service, barely coming back to check on us, and then loosing payment? Then... More 

Thank neimanmarcusnat
Berkley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An unpretentious place to dine; good food and good service. An extensive menu with reasonable prices. You will not be disappointed. It's a family kind of place where locals go.

Thank Tedlip
Coventry, Connecticut
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236 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had already eaten elsewhere but came for dessert. Larger inside than looks from outside, cute bar area and seating, super pictures on the wall. Popcorn machine with help yourself serving. Friendly staff.

Thank Beverly61
Waterford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have eaten here several times and found it to be significantly inconsistent. After a few disappointing meals a friend told us to "stick with the comfort food" menu. This menu includes chicken pot pie, shepherds pie, and beef stroganoff. These selections are consistently good, but not always what is wanted. Main St Grille is great on a cold rainy... More 

Thank semic64
Portland, Oregon
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

After a long walk on the boardwalk, we stopped at Main Street Grille for a beer and sandwich. The restaurant wasn't too busy at the early hour of 5 p.m. on a Friday, but within half an hour, it was hopping! Our waiter was attentive and our sandwiches were very good. Reubens for both of us, done the right way... More 

Thank Joanna V
Hartford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I ordered Pasta Primavera- I received a dish with snow peas wilted green stuff and something that tasted Japanese. The portion was small. I brought $20.00 cash for lunch and had to pay with a credit card because I didn't have enough money for the bill.

Thank copilot33804
Salem, South Carolina
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We ate on the upper deck found the service to be very good, it was a beautiful day and we just wanted the view. You have to at least have an appetizer and a drink to sit on the deck but it was worth it.

Thank jwpiotrowskijr
Preston, Connecticut
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It's the location that makes this place worth going to, otherwise it doesn't have much to offer. Food was just ok, a little cold by the time it got to us, and the service was fairly slow. I wouldn't go back, especially when there are many other places within walking distance that seem worthwhile.

Thank shahverdian
New London, Connecticut
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Mike and I enjoyed a fall evening on the deck overlooking the sound--September 10. The evening was balmy. Everything we had was delicious. We started with mussels, then Mike enjoyed a creamy shrimp and pasta dish and I had the pecan salmon. Both were absolutely perfect. The service was friendly and excellent with both of us marveling at how the... More 

Thank Dottie N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3102
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-5300

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