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Third & Main Steakhouse - Third and Main, Aurora, IN

Third and Main

4.7
4.7
70 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Third and Main is a top-of-the-line steak house and tavern in historic Aurora, IN. From in house dry aging our steaks to carrying the largest selection of wagyu beef in the Midwest, we have it all. If steak isn't your favorite we also have a fresh seafood selection weekly with a full sushi and raw bar.

Located in one of the oldest operating taverns in Indiana, Third and Main carries on the historic traditions with an upscale menu in a casual atmosphere. Just a short drive from Cincinnati along the Ohio River, this family-owned and operated restaurant is a great place to get away from the bustle of city living.

Our 120 year old bar is fully-stocked with over 275 different bourbons, domestic, import and craft beers and a variety of select wines we feature proudly. Stop in and have a seat at our 120 year old bar to see why Third and Main is a local Tri-State favorite.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Sushi

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (812) 655-9727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    A great place to hold your next Rehearsal Dinner, Anniversary Party, Class or Family Reunion, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Holiday Party or Corporate Event.We have multiple event spaces including the Speakeasy Grand Ballroom, Dillinger Parlor and Remus Room.

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Situated on the corner of 3rd street and Main street

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Steakhouse

  • Cincinnati

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding food, and ambience. Such a neat place, with a menu that is utterly impressive. Service tonight was provided by Breanna, and she did such a tremendous job. Above and beyond all the way. Third and Main deserves no less than a 10 out of 10 rating, for the entirety of its offerings. This was not our first visit, and most certainly will not be our last. Thank you for an incredible evening!!
  2. K

    Kimberly

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here, and we will definitely be back! Our waitress was amazing, and so was the food and ambiance… not to mention the secret bookshelf staircase. Can’t wait to sit outside when it gets warmer!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third and main was delicious and great service. Brooke was our server and she was great !!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a birthday and everything was perfect, from cocktails to dessert!
  5. KK

    KristaK

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a fantastic time. The food was next level. We sat upstairs on the bar floor. The two person tables were slightly closer together than I was comfortable with. It wasn’t really much of an issue though. The steaks were amazing. The lobster Mac and cheese was divine. Can’t wait to come back.
  6. KH

    KarenH

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time here and we will definitely be back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service!
  8. JR

    JulieR

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the atmosphere of Third & Main. Great food and the steaks are amazing!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and staff! My 2 friends and I had a great experience. Had trouble with an Uber and it was a team effort to get us back to our hotel!
  10. LR

    LydiaR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, steak was cooked perfect. The service was very attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Highly recommended
  11. l

    laurenb

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    At first tried to sit us at a table right by a door staff were running food in and out and told us we had to only sit on one side of the table (so we couldn’t face each other) due the door staff was coming In and out. Also making us sit back to back with this other couple and there was definitely not room to be sitting back to back with other people.. why would sitting someone at this table ever Be an option? Can’t face each other and have to sit right by a door. Just remove the table. This was also our 2 year anniversary which we put in the reservation… seems lack luster to sit us there. Nonetheless anyone else. We asked for another table as we had reservation and they seemed annoyed by this request but agreed. Food was good but continued to forget things we asked for. We asked for salt… had to ask multiple times. Asked for wasabi for our japenese waygu.. we never got this and just gave up. Food was good but not for the price we had to pay. The customer service and attention to detail was not up to the prices and things being offered on the menu.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and excellent waitresses for first rate service.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    For what it cost, some higher end touches would be nice. Food was delicious and service was good.
  14. KW

    KelW

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food. Genuine service. $$$$ steak was perfect and huge. Came with potato and asparagus. Pasta was a huge amount and very rich. Lots of left overs. Salad big enough to share. Homemade dressing were really good. Bread service move: the truffle butter was outstanding. Chocolate cake we had later in the night was decadent.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite place to go for the best steak we’ve ever had! We have been going for years and will continue to do so. It is better priced than Jeff Rubys or similar steak houses and food is even better. Lately, they have had a talented guitar player in the bar area we enjoy listening to. Staff is always attentive and we appreciate everything they do!!
  16. AH

    AHMH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time trying waygu for the first time. Delicious food and good service. Will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is just the best place period. Everything’s great
  18. S

    Snarf

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality food & people!
  20. PH

    PaulaH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had Wagyu filet medium rare with mashed potatoes and asparagus - all perfect. Pinot Noir was delightful. Delicious chocolate cheesecake topped it off.
  21. ML

    MariahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even though I just got a ISDA New York strip, it was absolutely perfect. Easily one of the best steaks I’ve ever eaten. My husband got the Australian Wagyu and just loved it. Wish there were more side options but the mashed potatoes were amazing and our waiter was knowledgable and very nice.
  22. KK

    KannKann

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and food is ALWAYS amazing! I had the lamb and my husband had the salmon - yummy! Also, the server/bartender that we had made the absolute best blackberry mojito I’ve ever had! Totally recommend!
  23. KM

    KyleM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Atmosphere and service was good. Our waitress was on top of it. Food was ok but I would have expected better for the cost.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very pretty and quiet inside. Good cocktails and excellent draft selection. The crab cake was amazing! Was disappointed with the BLT salad. I expected large pieces of bacon and tomato but it was bacon bits and a few finely diced tomato pieces. The ranch dressing had almost no flavor. We had the Wygu beef burger ordered medium, came out almost well and very under seasoned. Have had much better burgers at half the price. Fries were great. The crème brûlée was amazing. We will likely try the food again because the service was amazing.
  25. S

    Seafood71

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is fabulous every single time. Better that Jeff Ruby’s at 1/2 the cost! They have a sushi bar, a fantastic pub and outdoor seating as well. The owners are very down to earth and will likely be there. For an added bonus they have their own butcher shop right behind the restaurant.
  26. DS

    DrSanity

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and tremendous attentive service. Great environment and worth the trip.
  27. PP

    PauletteP

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Third & Main since it opened in August 2012. We have since moved but visit the area and friends every chance we get. We were celebrating our 26th Anniversary and of course we knew where we wanted to go..They have grown since they opened and have so much more to offer from upscale beef to Sushi! Good selection of appetizers, sides and of course cocktails and wines. Matt Sweeney has hired an amazing staff of young people which you might think in this day and age may not be great BUT his team was just amazing from the host station to the wait staff to the bartenders. Make Third & Main a must do restaurant, you will not be disappointed!!
  28. BR

    BonnieR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Normally everything is fantastic, but I think they were a bit too busy on New Year’s Eve. All steaks at our table came out wrong. We are used to the service being very much in favor of the customer, but due to the volume, we were not allowed to make any substitutions to our meals, not even fries. We will still go back on a less busy night, but it was disappointing for our guests from out of town. I hope this one night will not impact future business as it is normally one of our favorites!
  29. RD

    RonD

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Went for NYE and were disappointed. We have been in the past and had great experiences. We took friends who hadn't been and they were not impressed. All started out great, but once we got our food it started to go downhill. The two people that got the strip steak said that they were tough and fatty. Our waiter stopped by shortly after the food came, but we never saw him again. He didn't fill drinks, didn't ask if we wanted coffee or dessert, and didn't ever bring the check. We asked another person for it; yet another person brought it. Then no one ever came to take our payment; we had to ask someone to take our money. When we asked where our waiter was we were given an excuse that he was fixing something in the kitchen that only he could fix. WHAT!? We think he may have walked out. We should have requested that he came to collect his tip, but we didn't think of that until after we left. Did he get our tip? We even saw the GM walking around (he seated us) and he didn't ever stop to see if we needed anything. No, I don't expect a GM to do this normally, but something was obviously "off" so I think he probably should have put himself out there to at least make things appear okay. Not that we won't ever go back, but it will be awhile. It was an expensive dinner for the lack of service that we received. Oh, and might I suggest that the wait staff all where a uniform. Everyone was in different attire and weren't easily recognized as staff. Again, not our experience in the past so not sure what was going on on one of the biggest nights of the year.
  30. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    After some confusion in seating us, our server Brooke made up for any concerns we had at the beginning. We both got Ribeye and mine was excellent. My husband who doesn't normally eat Ribeye wasn't too impressed. I tried the truffle butter for the first time and it was amazing! The room we were in was very noisy and getting noisier the longer we were there. It was a very expensive dinner for a very special occasion. Our go to place for those very special occasions.
  31. HS

    HeatherS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great atmosphere! Great service! Thanks to Kelly for taking care of us. Happy New Year
  32. KM

    KathyM

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our first visit was New Year’s Eve, 2023 after being told about this special place by a friend. It did not disappoint! We all enjoyed the gnocchi, buttery with some crispness. 2 of us enjoyed the Australian Wagyu, and it was melt in your mouth good, with a flavorful sear! One had a delicious salmon, no complaints about it. Of course, my husband ordered pasta (at a steak house??) and it received a luke warm review, saying the pasta was overcooked, hence only 4 stars. Frankly, I think he was simply jealous! Good wine, cocktails, and excellent service, even on a busy night!
  33. CA

    CandiAndSkippy

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spending our New Year’s Eve at Third and Main was wonderful! Fine dining and top notch service! I had the filet that was perfect temperature and cut like butter! Our server was amazing. We will be back on special occasions because it’s worth it!
  34. J

    Jeri1184

    Cincinnati

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 44th anniversary dinner and our waitress Kelly was awesome.
  35. RA

    RAJHI

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was fantastic! The food was a bit overpriced for what we ordered. All staff were extremely on-it!
  36. MG

    MeredithG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is coming from someone who never writes reviews but had to this time! My husband and I go to a nice dinner em lieu of exchanging Christmas gifts each year and have been doing it for several years now. This was easily my favorite experience. The food and cocktails were absolutely incredible with interesting flavor combinations and cooked to perfection. Service was outstanding. Will absolutely be returning!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Go with a big group. You could go and spend 1k as a table of two and have worse service than a table of six spending 150
  38. ST

    StephenT

    Indiana

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food
  39. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service at 6 pm on Wednesday very slow , took 15 minutes for someone to ask what we wanted to drink and we were sitting in the bar , only 3 others in there. I asked for pepper 3 times and finally got near the end of the meal ( wanted for my salad at the start of the meal). I ordered pasta from heaven , very over cooked and mushy. Our other guest had steaks they enjoyed but overpriced for what they got. I had been about 3.5 years ago and service and food was much better back then. Recommend I’m on the fence , maybe it was just an off night , for the price though they should never have an off night.
  40. K

    Krismmmk

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    We went in the middle of the day for a mid afternoon lunch. Quiet atmosphere. Staff kind but not always present to check on our status. The food was excellent as always.

FAQs

Third and Main is rated 4.7 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Third and Main

223 3rd Street, Aurora, IN 47001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Situated on the corner of 3rd street and Main street

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American, Sushi

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine

  • Phone number

    (812) 655-9727

  • Private party facilities

    A great place to hold your next Rehearsal Dinner, Anniversary Party, Class or Family Reunion, Bachelor/Bachelorette Party, Holiday Party or Corporate Event.We have multiple event spaces including the Speakeasy Grand Ballroom, Dillinger Parlor and Remus Room.

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