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131 Main Restaurant

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308 Thetford St, Asheville, NC 28803-5062
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11:00 - 10:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 09:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 10:30
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Tryon, North Carolina
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We arrived on a rainy day for an early dinner. The restaurant's atmosphere was very nice- sleek but warm and relaxing. (I expect it's a more bustling atmosphere later in the evening.) The two young women at the door were friendly and smiling. Our server was John E. He was very attentive but not interfering, and he made helpful recommendations.... More 

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Agoura Hills, California, USA
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Across the street from Hilton Garden Inn, this was recommended by a local bartender. Service by Johnny was Great. Prime rib sandwiches were excellent. My husband loved the gazpacho soup. All six of us were happy with our food. I had the best chardonnay. Ambience was very nice. I would definitely recommend.

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Thank Kathleen B
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54 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would include the service, food, atmosphere, freshness, a d anything else you can think of. Lunch for 12 was awesome Not a complaint in the house, just raves. Whether is was the ago tuna salad, the club sandwich, the prime rib sandwich, fish tacos, burger, it was all great. The matchstick fries are crispy and delicious as well. Service... More 

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Thank Bob C
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We all enjoyed our dinners. A bit pricey but good. I had shrimp and grits. Very delicious. I would have liked not to taste the clorine in the cooking water. It's a slight taste but, I could notice it

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do try the appetizer smoked salmon - the best! Grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes, and green beans were great!

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Thank _mcneelyk
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited and was very pleased. It is a little pricey but it is what we expected. A bit of a splurge for us. My wife had the crab cakes and grilled asparagus. She really enjoyed it. I had the scallops and cheddar grits. It was great. We topped it off with peanut butter pie. Scrumptious! What... More 

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Pirkkala, Finland
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

You will get something to eat and a decent service - it was my last evening durign travel and I got already good impressions from other restaurants - so maybe that was the reason I was not so happy.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went with friends for lunch. Had the shrimp and grits which were not the best I have ever had. Shrimp was over cooked and grits were warm and not hot. One of my companions had a cheeseburger which was to die for. The other had trout which she loved. She also ordered an appetizer which she enjoyed. I guess I... More 

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Thank Marian S
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

But still disappointed. Plus my husband got terribly sick afterwards. Wish that we chose something more authentic to Asheville but it was walking distance to the hotel.

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Thank Amharb
Joe D, Public Relations Manager at 131 Main Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate your visit. We value your feedback. Would you be willing to provide an email address or phone number so that I can have the general manager contact you about your visit? Thanks, Joe More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Even if this place wasn't so convenient "we live 5 min away" my husband and I would still make the trip to come here. Some favorites are the smoked Salmon appetizer, the veggie burger with Brussels sprouts are the best we've ever had. You just can't go wrong with the atmosphere, food, and craft drinks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 09:30
Monday
11:00 - 09:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 09:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 09:30
Thursday
11:00 - 09:30
Friday
11:00 - 10:30
Saturday
11:00 - 10:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Thetford St, Asheville, NC 28803-5062
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville

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Satsuma, FL
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Atlanta, Georgia

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