We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Main Street Grille

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
252 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357-3102
+1 860-739-5300
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 250: English reviews
Somers, Connecticut
Level Contributor
187 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
Level Contributor
110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
A TripAdvisor Member
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles 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
Level Contributor
40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank neimanmarcusnat
Berkley, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 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
Level Contributor
258 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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
Level Contributor
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
Level Contributor
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

Travellers who viewed Main Street Grille also viewed

Niantic, Mystic Country
Niantic, Mystic Country
Niantic, Mystic Country
Niantic, Mystic Country

Been to Main Street Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Main Street Grille staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?