The Main Pub Restaurant
The Main Pub Restaurant

The Main Pub Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mainpub.com/index.html
  • Phone: (860) 647-1551
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:

    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm


    Dinner:

    Monday & Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

    Wednesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am

    Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Llord Tilley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Main Pub can provide for all your catering needs. Whether it be holiday parties, wedding reception, rehearsal dinners, retirements, birthdays and everything in-between. We have several pre-set catering menus or we can come up with a custom one for your event.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can reserve our lounge room for private parties up to 75 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Keith Beaulieu 8608748206x
  • Entertainment: Sunday Nights (6PM) - Pure Americana with Don Sineti, Bill Walach and Friends

    Tuesday Nights (9PM) - Acoustic guitar player.

    Wednesday Nights (9PM) - Open Mic Night

    Thursday Nights (8:30PM) - Trivia Night. Compete for Cash and Gift Cards.

    Friday and Saturday Night (9:30PM) - National, Regional and Local bands perform in our great sounding music lounge. Please note reservations for band room are subject to
    availability.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Middle Turnpike
  • Public Transit: We are right on RT 83. which is a a major CT Transit bus route. A stop is right here on our corner.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Main Pub has our own parking lot behind the restaurant and we also have ample street parking.
A word from The Main Pub Restaurant
The Main Pub Restaurant has been serving Manchester and surrounding areas for over 31 years. Our old English style brick and wood establishment offers a warm and comfortable experience all times of the year. We are a full service restaurant offering everything from Deep Fried Pickles and 9oz. Burgers to Prime Rib and Salmon dinners. We have a full bar with 18 draft beers and over 30 in bottles. A full wine and cocktail list is also available. Our bar has several High Def TV's to watch all your favorite sports and our music lounge hosts some of the country and area's best musicians 4 nights a week.

The Main Pub prides itself on being a place where all can feel welcome. A place to meet co-workers or hold a party to date night and family dinners. We feel everyone will find something at The Main Pub that will make them look forward to returning.
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The Main Pub Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (8)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (4)fit for foodies (3)good for groups (3)romantic (2)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Always fantastic!
    4furman
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food is always cooked just right and the service is great. My favorite is Prime Rib and theirs is one of the best around!! Parking is tight, so get there early and stay longer. It's not a chain, which makes the food and atmosfere that much better. Wish I lived closer, I'd be there twice a week!! I give it an A+ for everything.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love the Main Pub!
    kelsslove
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    It's a great bar! The food is good, the drink specials are good. I love the atmosphere. They have a nice little dining area and the have an awesome huge bar! The only thing I didn't like was that it was a bit cold in there (but they sat us by a window on a cold day) and I don't like their house fries. Id stick to regular fries, and they can season them for you! Everything else is awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bird
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was good, service excellent. Loved our waitress!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wyndwood
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I love the food and the menu selection. Never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everyone was happy
    papermillfan
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Too bad I'm not local, or The Main Pub would be my neighborhood favorite. Wonderfully diverse menu, something for everyone's taste. My husband had chicken piccata, and enjoyed it so much that he asked the waitress to wrap up the tiny bit left to bring home. My son had an outstanding nacho type appetizer with sliced potatoes as the base. It was a meal in itself. I was delighted to be offered grilled asparagus as a side option with my tasty kielbasa sub. Atmosphere casual and warm. Wait staff excellent, far better than service I've had in much fancier locations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Main Pub
    StoneCreek
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The stuffed mushrooms were very good, as was the salad. Fish and chips were substantial and tasty. Great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Gigi
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food, excellent staff, outstanding entertainment
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good pub food
    EatOutItsFun
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The beer selection was quite good, although not overwhelmingly extensive. Food was good. Service as well. We ate in the dining room where we could hear the band but still have a conversation. Looking forward to going again. But parking is lmited, you will probably be on the street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service!
    Bink1061
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Our Server, Jen, was great! Attentive, friendly, and accommodating! Apps of Nachos and Calamari were very good but that is where the good food ended. The entree's ranged from so-so to over cooked. They immediately took away the 3 overlooked prime ribs and brought new ones but it was apparent that the ribs were being cooked like steak rather than a roast. Too bad...not really worth offering a prime rib. Probably won't be back, there are too many other places in the area!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the The Main Pub Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Prime Rib :)
    4furman
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went there for Father's Day, but 1 day early. It was our 2nd visit and we remembered that the food was very good last time we went. I am a prime rib lover, when I go out that's what I search for. The prime rib was excellent, and all our other meals were very good too! I love that they have a "King Cut" rib available for people like me. The draft beer selection was very good also, about a dozen choices at least. Very comfortable with great tasting food and drinks. It's about a 25 minute drive for me but I'm looking forward to my next visit. Try it, you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a very enjoyable dinner, the staff was excellent and very accommodating. The food was very good, the entertainment was excellent, and the beer selection was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Eats
    SwingingSpinsters
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Great, casual meeting spot for a reunion with friends. We each drove 2 hours to meet up and it was well worth it. Folks, they have mastered the art of the fried pickle - juicy inside/completely crispy outside - horseradish & ranch dipping sauces. The BBQ Brisket is tender, delicious and uniquely presented thickly julienned atop garlic bread with BBQ sauce and a side of tender/crisp, perfectly seasoned asparagus. The Meatball Sliders are as tasty as they are adorable (super mozzarella) and the Build Your Own Burger" was a treat. Our delightful waitress patiently waited 30 minutes for us to place our order...hey...just too many great items to consider. We didn't imbibe so we can't comment on bar offerings, but we all drove home happy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pub food
    LongIslandLadyVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This was a nice dinner here. I had a chopped salad which was very good and some sliders also very good. My hubby had a small salad and fish n chips which he enjoyed. This place is reasonably priced and the food is good. It was a nice find from Open Table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to celebrate
    happydiner
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The Main Pub Restaurant is a great place to celebrate any special occasion---that is, if you like a wide variety of delicious foods, an interesting beer and wine menu, and excellent service. Open Table recommended this restaurant and they were right on!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit
    MarlenC
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Met here with family and had a great time. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wontbeback
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The service was poor. We walked in with RSVP and no one cared to ask. Order a drink and drink had no or very little alcohol . Ordered app and when it was brought was told the chicken pcs were not done correctly and would have others brought to us and it never came. When meals arrived we were sopose to get salad before and was never brought until we asked. The waiter said oooh sorry I thought I did that already.
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  • st pattys day
    alwayshungry
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    went for dinner and stayed for live band & $4 beer specials, had a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    TisHimself
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I have been enjoying the Main Pub's food, drink, clientele, and staff for almost ten years now. The menu is A+, the beer and wine selection is top notch, and the service is second to none. Bartenders Ron and Ashley are standouts in the industry. The musical entertainment is some of the best you will find between NYC and Boston hands down. The owner, Keith, is a gentleman and one of the most welcoming, honest, and sincere guys you will ever find heading up an entity of this kind. Memories are certainly made at The Main Pub with each and every visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drinks
    Newcomers
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Enjoyed dining and staying for the live entertainment!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    Kaye
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Was very pleasantly surprised by the Main Pub. We went in a group of 4 for Valentine's Day, purely because it was close by and they had availability. They definitively rose to the occasion and impressed- excellent food, great ambiance, great service. The restaurant is split into the bar and dining room, each with its own ambiance and crowd of people. It's a great place to take a date or group of friends!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    Brit
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    We love coming to The Main Pub Restaurant. There is a lot of variety on the menu, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is fun and energetic. With three separate rooms, you have the opportunity for a quiet meal, meal with a group of friends, or a vibrant bar experience. The Main Pub has it all!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Fluter
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I've been to this restaurant once for lunch with 2 other people. Lunch was so good for all 3 of us that I had to invite 5 other people there for dinner. The food is terrific, especially for such a large, diverse menu! Everyone at the table raved about the food! I will be going back there again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome!
    ben97alana00VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    It was a great dining experience and we really enjoyed the food. Our server was very friendly and attentive, and we will definitely go back there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Pub Atmosphere
    happy2BhereVIP
    Dined on 12/4/2013
    Good food and service. Too casual for the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • two thumbs up for the Main Pub
    Alan
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Food was very, very good and the service was outstanding. The music room is a relatively small venue, but the atmosphere is very comfortable and, again, the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time.
    ShaynaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The Main Pub is a great place to go for fun food and great music. This is our go to place when we want pub food and a band. The best part is that the restaurant is separate enough from the bar that it's not too noisy even when the live music is on.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was good as always
    lynn
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    Service was good as always - but I think the waiter was alitlte taken back - as I had surgery on my left hand and elbow the day before and was all wrapped up due to surgery when we came in for 11 on Thursday night - I think the waiter thought I was beaten up by my honey do and seemed alittle hesitant while taking our food and drink order?????? Not sure if you get a lot of business from Manchester Hospital as its around the corner - but my surgery was planned and not a surprise beating from my loved one!! Maybe if the regular waitress was there - but we didn't see her!! the fried pickles were undone - could of cooked a few more minutes before bringing them out.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Hearsch
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    The two things I liked were the fried pickles which I had never eaten before. I also especially liked that the salmon they serve is wild caught and not farm-raised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the new menu
    Hols10VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I was very excited to see a new menu with hopes that this great pub was reaching out to a new dinner spot.. The appetizers were great but the entrees not so much. I would definitely come back for drinks and the apps. They should stick with the great pub food because they do that well
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  • always friendly, comfort menu
    NewEnglander
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I have been to the Main Pub many times for lunch, dinner, just a beer, or dessert. The food is good and comforting, always enjoyable. The staff is always very pleasant and accommodating. On the days when there is no band playing the noise level is low to moderate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant local spot
    Steve
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    This was my first time stopping in after moving into the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the menu, beer selection, and prices. Will happily make this a regular stop.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch for Dad
    debbie
    Dined on 11/4/2013
    Quiet lunchtime, service was ok, needed more attended at table sometimes, example more water served , had to ask, food was just ok, one person in group did not care for for chili served with saltine crackers???? I had fish taco's excellent. Mom and Dad did broccoli soup, they liked that. Overall just ok, really did like the atmosphere, and would maybe check out other things on the menu, give it another shot! Debbie
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful meal. What
    Glad
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    What a wonderful meal. What lovely service! What a pretty place The Main Pub is!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Main Pub in Manchester, CT
    Strong
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Had the best fish tacos ever! Bob, our waiter was not only attentive, informative and friendly, he was hysterically funny. Price was right on target; atmosphere was great. Looking forward to going back. Did I mention how good my clam chowder was? Excellent, full of clams. They have a full bar and it's Martini city - a wide variety of martini's, seasonal and favorites. Parking isn't the best, but there's plenty of street parking. The Main Pub in Manchester is definitely worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place - even at
    lynn
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    Love this place - even at 11 pm when we are walking in for our reservations - the staff is always accommodating!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as always
    lynn
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Every time we go to the Main Pub we have an awesome time.....service is quick and the staff is enjoyable to talk to and the bartender is always up for new shots that I can't wait to try!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice local Pub
    drlouis
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    The food was really tasty- I had the Jambalaya and my son had the Cuban Sandwich. The waitress was attentive and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    We were headed to the theatre in Hartford and had an out of towner with us. We decided to have dinner east of the river and thought of The Main Pub. The food is always good and this time it was better than ever. I had the kabob special that had Shrimp on one kabob and very tender steak on the other. My wife had the small cut of prime rib and ordered it med-rare and that was the way it came. The out of towner had a massive salad with walnuts and apples along with the appetizer platter. The manager came over and asked how everything was and if he could get us anything and at that point we decided we needed another round of drinks, he was the on that brought it to us (not handing it over to the waitress). We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • casual place for a great time..
    spice
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We came here for father's day and to hear to bluegrass music. The service was amazing. The meals probably not for the diet conscious but it's ok to just have some yummy food every now and then. The music was a lot of fun and it was just a nice friendly environment. I would definitely recommend this as a place to come to just relax and have a good time!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Beer Selection
    PRandM
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Overall food choices were fairly extensive for a pub-bar and good. I had a spicy chicken pasta which was spicy and flavorful. My wife had the blackened tilapia, which was too oily. It drowned the fish and the taste. The Sausage soup was very good (also spicy). Very nice selection of beers on tap.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic