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Reviewed 24 September 2020

I have been reading about this place on social media ~ but hadn't stubbled on it until I went into the town of Kagawong from another direction from my cottage... it is well worth the time to seek out this place! They are very well...organized during COVID and have great signage to direct you into the drive thru restaurant ( It will be open again after covid restrictions are over) . There is a huge menu board you can choose a main, a side and a drink for 1 price ~ or buy your meal choices individually if you aren't as hungry. There might be a parking lot in behind you can swing back in and eat your meal ~ but I chose to drive down the hill to the waterfront and eat there. ENJOY!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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V1656XHjeanw, Owner at Main Street Cafe Kagawong, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Hello! First off thank you for your glowing review and we are happy that you found us and enjoyed your lunch! We just want to clear up about us opening our inside after Covid restrictions as we do not have plans on re-opening the inside...More

Reviewed 29 August 2020

Read so many great reviews about this place, and so glad we tried it. Due to COVID-19, they've switched their service to a takeout window but it's very well-organized, fast, and absolutely delicious! My husband and I agreed that it's the tastiest food on Manitoulin...Island we've had so far, and we've been there twice now for a week each time, and tried various restaurants all over the place. A meal with a main + side + drink is $15 and it was worth every penny (they also do breakfast apparently). My vegetarian husband got an eggplant parmigiana sandwich, we got my little son a pepperoni panini (watch out, though, as there are chili flakes!), and I had an amazingly tender and flavourful philly beefsteak sandwich with cheese and caramelized onions with jus to dip in and it was perfectly seasoned and not salty like some others I've had elsewhere. We shared 3 sides which were equally delicious - poutine, creamy macaroni salad, and fully loaded parisienne potatoes with bacon, green onion, cheese, and sour cream on the side. The whole lunch was wonderful, and it was takeout! It was obvious that a lot of love goes into this wonderful little place. We cannot recommend highly enough.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

Drive up window only but don't let that deter you. There are a number of great options on the menu and the food was done in a very timely manner. The best part was the quality and taste. We loved it! The quantity was just...perfect as well. We picnicked along the road beside the lake. Quality food with a perfect view! Don't miss this place for a great meal.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 25 August 2020

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. We all had the most delicious lunch items. Very accommodating. Super nice staff, fast service.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 August 2020 via mobile

Even though, they were not open for dining, they provided take out service. Food was amazing, place super clean from what I could see. Service was fast. On top of that, they gave us options were to sit to have our food. We ended up...going to a place with picnic tables but with roof, so we could protect from the rain. Prices were very reasonable. I'd highly recommend it.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2020

Great food, fast service and the staff was incredibly friendly. Best food we've had on our vacation to Manitoulin.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 9 August 2020

These guys have handled the necessary covid changes amazingly well! Our family of 5 drove up, ordered 5 different meals and it was literally ready in less than 5 minutes! We were expecting to park and wait for 20 mins, but nope! Waited a few...short minutes at the drive-through window and an amazing and tasty meal was passed through the window to us. We ordered: Italian meatball sandwich, Eggplant parm sandwich, pulled pork, donair, and pizza panini. We were all raving about our food! Conveniently packaged to take to an outdoor picnic site. The friendly gentleman who served us even pointed us towards a bathroom and a picnic spot. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 8 August 2020

We drove by this place on our way to see the Bridal Veil Falls early in the morning. It had a bit of a line which was surprising because it was part of someone's house yet it had a drive through. Anyway, places to eat...are few and far between so we decided to go back later that day - even though it was out of our way. We ordered two lunch combos. The portions were generous. The service was friendly and helpful. The prices were fair and there was lots of variety of both sides and mains to choose from. We got our order and drove about 15 mins to a picnic area by the water. It was still hot when we got there and tasted great. I really enjoyed that meal!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

Nice to have a restaurant in the area that the owners take such pride in. Good food, good prices. Breakfast and lunch options. Central Island.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 30 July 2020 via mobile

Thrilled that Main Street Cafe in Kagawong is open again. They have a new name, “Main Street Express”. We love the new concept of a Drive-Thru. Their sandwiches, wraps, paninis, hoagies and side dishes are as delicious as before, always fresh and homemade! Service is...quick and breakfast, lunch, and dinner (if you pick up before 5pm weekly) can be enjoyed anywhere in Kagawong. Thank you Jean and Jamie for your dedication and hard work! We will be back again and soon!More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Yes! Main Street Cafe, now Main Street Express, is open but is a Drive-Thru only. No inside seating available due to COVID-19. Open Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays. Same location, right before turning to go down the hill... More
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