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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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East Lyme, Connecticut
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I haven't had particularly good experiences at Main Street Grille in the past, but when my wife and I wanted to go someplace local for a quick dinner, we figured we'd give it another shot. The first indication that it might have been a mistake was an almost empty parking lot at 7:00 on a Friday evening. Followed closely by... More 

Thank elbanddad
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We were seated near 2 groups of very loud people. One group was using foul language. We asked the wait staff to ask them to watch their foul language the waiter went right over & stated WE were complaining about the noise & language. We left....

Thank mary lou o
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

What a treat that was! The Main Street grille belongs to that category of restaurants that they don't give the full "picture" from the outside! What a surprise! Next to the water in a large beautifully bluish decorated room we had the best treat! I had the salmon with vegetables! So fresh and tasty! Everything seems to be picked and... More 

Thank Ellopia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This place maybe known by many in different venues but as for us their Fisherman's platter is worth every bite and penny. Add lobster meat for additional favor and fulfilling appetite. We love their take out.

Thank Hector M
Somers, Connecticut
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189 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Waitress took our orders, brought beverages and then disappeared, leaving menus on the table. Another waitress even noticed we were not being attended to so she came over to take our order. Having already ordered, we asked for the bread that every other table received shortly after sitting down. Much time had passed, still no sign of our waitress....Eventually we... More 

Thank Medusa222
Norwich, Connecticut
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The clam chowder here is really good. I got a lobster roll, it was $19. That's a little high for the area, as they usually run about $16. The problem I had with this lobster roll is that it didn't taste like fresh lobster meat. Some of the pieces in the sandwich appeared to be imitation. Not acceptable for a... More 

Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Decor the same as 25 yes s ago. Clientele the same. Food was horrible with no apology. Basically just a hang out for locals that have stayed in a restaurant that changed hands three time. Bar very light like a cafeteria. Same set up as 25 years ago. Bar tenders could care less. Completely disappointing. Can never go back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Well, this was anything but quick......You would think that 4:30 on a wednesday afternoon would be a lock on quick service....NOT! The food was subpar, really? how can you screw up crab cakes. This used to be a great place.....changed ownership a while ago it's too bad great location. Won't be going back.

Waterbury, Connecticut
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53 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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?