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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
270 Main St, The Main Street Inn, Highlands, NC 28741
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

"Bistro on Main" is located at "The Main Street Inn" which was built in 1885. We enjoyed contemplating how visitors reached this Historic Inn by horse and carriage 132 years ago. Especially considering the mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina is at an elevation of...More

Thank _pgemproperties
Reviewed 10 August 2017

A few weeks ago, my wife and I took a few days of vacation and took our motorcycle to the mountains for a few days of riding. We wound up in Highlands, NC and were looking for some place to eat lunch. We saw the...More

1  Thank Lewis M
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you very much for spending a few hours with us during your travels. We appreciate the kind words. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Highlands. If you decide to stay overnight, please stay and enjoy our lovely historical inn....More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for lunch one day. Absolutely delicious food. Wonderful outdoor seating. And live music! It was perfect.More

Thank angneal
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your kind words, we really appreciate it. More importantly. thank you for joining us on your very special occasion. We hope to see you again the next time you visit our wonderful town of Highlands. Happy Anniversary from the staff of Bistro...More

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Went to the restaurant of this B&B for lunch. Sandwiches were good especially the pimento cheese with bacon. Music was live on Saturday and very good. Just a lady and her guitar on the patio.

Thank LaurahLou
mainstreetusa, Owner at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for visiting us, and your kind words. Please stop in and see us again the next time you visit our beautiful town of Highlands.

Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Dog friendly, trout was wonderful, forgot to serve bread, next table had been served bread with same selection from the menu. Service okay

Thank cyndi P
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

What a great meal! We had the 1885 bistro salad! It was the best! Fruit cheese, chicken , yum! Also Crab grilled cheese with lobster bisque. Every bite was heaven!! Really good up beat server, Amanda. A really pleasant experience, we will be back!

1  Thank Dmyers333
mainstreetusa, Manager at Bistro on Main, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you so much for visiting us! Please return soon and often. Many more delicious menu selections await!

Reviewed 23 July 2017

We eat lunch here a lot while in Highlands. Love the live music there at lunch time and in the evening. Their spinach salad is great- and their pimento cheese balls for appetizer are wonderful!

1  Thank DebMRoswell_GA
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Ordered the wine special, a sparkling rose Pinot Noir and we were served glasses of the house Pinot Noir. Waiter quickly replaced them with the correct wine. We ordered the pimento cheese fritters to start and it took forever to get them and we found...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch outside on a rainy day and had to move in. They were very accommodating to us and friendly here. The food was ok here, my husband split a sandwich and liked it. I had a salad and it was okay. The inside...More

Thank Toby M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The steak was perfect including the frites. The salad dressikng was very special & the service outstanding! You will not be dissapointed.

Thank islanderuu
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Pam R
2 July 2015|
Response from Lukeanthonywflorida | Reviewed this property |
There was no music at lunch.
26 June 2015|
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Response from SnowGirl68 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is 😊
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • 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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Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
  • 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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