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Main Street Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Greek, Diner, Canadian, American
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616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
+1 250-354-4848
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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My husband had the feta,red pepper, mushroom poutine, and couldn't get enough. Sooo good with a corona beer. I ordered the Greek Sampler and was awed. Greek salad was scrumptious. Fresh made hummus. We licked the plates clean. Never disappointed with this place

Thank Karren F
Calgary, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

At first glance it seems strange a diner would be a place for an evening drink, but this was the exception. The evening menu consisted of fine Greek dishes at surprisingly low prices. I had the leg of lamb and was genuinely surprised at the quality of the meat and the speed of the service on a moderately busy evening.... More 

Thank Dan B
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We have been going to this diner for years and always make a point of visiting on our trips to Nelson, which is why our experience this past week was so disappointing. It wasn't so much that our meals weren't very good (5 of the 8 were fine), rather it was the poor attitude we were greeted with and the... More 

2 Thank Trevor K
British Columbia
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64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We love to stop by the Main Street Diner in Nelson. Our very favourite is always the Greek Sampler but we haven't had a bad meal. The servers are good and always fun and in the summer a spot on the sidewalk patio is friendly and rather festive.

Thank Ourlabradoodles
Rivers, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

after walking through Nelson we were very hungry - and we stopped at the right place! we each ordered something different and each of us was very happy with our food (that almost never happens). The price was very reasonable too!

1 Thank mennotoban
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Was our last night in Nelson before heading home to Surrey and gave this place a try. Decided to change it up and try something different and that's when I discovered the athenian burger, probably the most delicious burger I've ever had in my life, I'm not kidding around. Fast service, very friendly and accommodating staff. I just wish the... More 

1 Thank Devon H
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for fish and chips and we found it! We had a couple of tables outside, 4 adults and 4 kids. Service was fast and very friendly. We had the fish and chips however the menu was plentiful and varied. The evening menu has some tasty looking Greek dishes. Enjoy!

1 Thank jaykayCalgary
Woodstock, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We were here for Lunch and I would highly reccommend the Clam Chowder. Served at just the right temperature. All the food that we had was served by a great waiter who kept an eye on us as well as maintaining the cash register and other clientel. Good Food, Good Price Great Service ..

1 Thank Glen Y
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

late day Nelson, we were just looking for a good family supper. this place was perfect. reasonably priced, flavourful and filling, what more could you ask for? I had the fish, it was excellent.

Thank Sean M
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The lamb burger was ok but the fish and chips was over cooked. The salads were fair as well. Restaurant is on a busy street with lots to check out nearby but parking was tricky.

Thank Tech R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Diner, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 Baker St, Nelson, British Columbia V1L 4J4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Kootenay Rockies  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +1 250-354-4848

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