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About 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.

306 Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
West Middle Turnpike

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(860) 647-1551

Website:
http://www.mainpub.com/index.html

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.

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.

Parking Details:
The Main Pub has our own parking lot behind the restaurant and we also have ample street parking.

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.

Executive Chef:
Steve Curtiss

Private Party Facilities:
We can reserve our lounge room for private parties up to 75 people.

Private Party Contact:
Keith Beaulieu: (860) 874-8206

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Mon - Wed 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM

The Main Pub Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (5)
Casual (5)
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Good for Groups (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Cozy (1)
Live Music (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2016

Good food and also good atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend to foodies but I think it's a great restaurant where you need a quick bite. My favorite part was the fried pickles. They have nightly specials so we were treated to a bit of Irish music.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Excellent prime Rib on Friday and Saturday.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2016

2nd visit while food was good was not to the level we had there before. A great pub. Bartender mixed great cocktails.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

Come here a lot.... The food is consistently good. The beer battered pickles are to die for:) The service has always been great!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Excellent food and service!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2016

Had another great experience here. Last minute decision to come down for dinner. My wife ordered a nine ounce burger medium rare and asked for her pub fries to be crispy. Huge tasty burger with great fries served crispy as she asked. I went with the pear and apple salad and added the blackened chicken. Best dinner salad I have ever had. Great service. This is a bit of a ride for us be we always enjoy ourselves and are finding ourselves here more and more often. Five star night, thanks!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Great food, great service-
I had the fish taco- very good , and the other diners had the pub burger, which was raved about.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff..Perfect stop before funny bone comedy club.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 31, 2016

I so really enjoyed this place that I took a friend there a couple of days later and now my co workers want to get together there

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Each time we come here we enjoy ourselves. It is a bit of a ride for us but the food and service are always well above par and worth the ride. Today was no exception. Our server, Tabitha, had a very solid handle on the menu, made a few suggestions and checked on a regular basis to make sure that we were doing fine. We started the night with the chicken flat bread. This was the first time we had tried this and really enjoyed it. Great size to split as a starter for two or it's big enough for one to have as a main dish. For our main dishes we went a burger and fries which we asked for crispy because they have come soggy in the past and tonight they were pretty good. The second main dish was the taco salad ordered with blackened chicken. I order this dish in many places and this was one of the best that I have had. Both portions were good size and we both enjoyed our meals. Thanks, already looking forward to the next time we want to take that ride!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 25, 2016

All an all, this restaurant was not bad. I was a little bit disappointed that when I walked through the door, I was not greeted immediately and guided to a seat. This could have been due to the fact that I was on the phone as I entered, but nonetheless I should have been seated and greeted. Once I was off of the phone I stood for five minutes, still no one greeted me. I had to take the initiative of proceeding to my own seat.

Our waitress was okay. She wasn't slow, checked in with us often and attended to our ever need. My order was the Swiss Burger and Garlic Parmesan wings. My wife had the the Spicy Bourbon Wings and the Crispy Chicken Wrap. I was not impressed with either of the wings. The wings lacked seasoning. The burger was okay as for my wife wrap she enjoyed it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2016

Items were not as described on menu.
Was charged inaccurate cost from what was listed on menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

The food was good the service was better. Not to mention all the great beers on tap. Originally came to see a band. Well worth the travel from Niantic. Would definitely visit again. Needless to say a very happy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Enjoyed our meal and selection was good. The wait staff was friendly and tehy gave each of the women in our party a rose for Valentines day. Well Done!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Great band, food okay.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2016

First visit to The Main Pub, made a reservation on Open Table 15 min before we arrived and they were ready for us. The building was pretty cool, good atmosphere. Our server was very nice and attentive so we appreciated that. The beer was good and cold but thought it was weird to see them advertise craft beers then have Coors, Guinness, Sam Adams Boston Lager, Stella, Yuengling, etc on tap? New England Clam Chowder and house salad were both good. Burgers were great. "Pub Fries" were not good but didn't ruin the meal. Overall I enjoyed it and will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2015

This was my first time at the Main Pub and I went in on a Monday. You have to seat yourself and don't have to wait for a hostess/host. We found a seat in the patio, it was lit with Christmas lights and with a glass ceiling, it was beautiful.
The service was good, great food, and good drinks. The place is good for casual dining and groups too. They seem to have live music over the weekend and that's next on my bucket list to come and experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2015

We had a well paced enjoyable meal tonight. We started the night with soups and salads that were very tasty and filling. For dinner we each had something different. A main burger, beef brisket and a dinner salad with blackened chicken. All three meals were tasty, good size and filling. The French fries served with the burger were slices and soggy not crisp at all and were a big disapointment(not the first time this has happened) . Meaghan our server did a nice job in pacing our meal. We enjoyed ourself and will be back, thanks .

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2015

We have been here before and the food is always good and the service has always been excellent. It did not fail expectations this time either.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Service was fantastic and food exceptional!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We found this gem thanks to an Open Table search. I had a beautiful salad with pears, pecans, goat cheese and chicken. My husband ordered the shepherd's pie and loved it. The waitress gave him a heads up that it contained mushrooms - not a problem for this diner. He was also very impressed with the beer list. Service was very efficient.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2015

We had errands to do nearby and always like to try new places, so we found the Main Restaurant on Open Table. We were not disappointed. Our son has special needs and can be somewhat boisterous at times and the staff and other patrons were very nice and patient with him and us. We had the wings, chilli and 3 cheese macaroni. All were excellent. We would come again if in the area.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on October 9, 2015

The service was excellent and so was the food.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 3, 2015

I ate delicious pulled pork and enjoyed the bar selection!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on October 2, 2015

Great music and atmosphere, with large-portioned meals.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2015

Good food with a decent atmosphere. Not too crowded on a Wednesday night.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2015

Main Pub is my favorite place in the area for a great burger. Pair that with an awesome draft beer list and that makes for a winning combination. Great for meeting friends and catching up.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 12, 2015

Great meal from start to finish. We were greeted by our server Emery, who was pleasant and had a good handle on the menu. Service was well paced and she made a few very good recommendations. We started with soups, chowder for my wife and chili for me. The chowder was loaded with clams and very tasty. Chili had just the right amount of spice and was loaded with cheese and onions. My wife had the fish and chips and I went with the mussels on the recommendation of Emery. Both were outstanding. Thanks

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 (Toledo)·Dined on August 24, 2015

Nice local restaurant. nothing gfancy but the food was good

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2015

We have a great ability to fine great places to dine when we use OpenTable. We had seen the restaurant before it never eaten there. After reading the reviews we decided to try it ourselves. The reviews were right on.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 2, 2015

We had not been here for a long time but were looking for something casual and decided to give it a try. We are very happy that we did. Our table was waiting for us with a reserved sign sitting on it. We were in the outer room with all the glass away from the bar which was very nice. Our server Mara did a very nice job of letting us know the specials and took nice care of us all night. I started with the chili w both cheese and onions. It was tasty and served piping hot. My wife went the special soup of the day, a Tucson bean soup that was simply out if this world. Very tasty and also served piping hot. She went with fish and chips. The two large pieces of fish were flakey and tasty and fried to perfection. The chips which were cut into slices were hot but soggy and could have been cooked a few minutes longer. I went with a mixed green salad served with candied walnuts crassons pears and blue cheese, to which I added blackened chicken with a balsomic glaze added to the entire dish. The blackened chicken was hot blackened AND moist all st the same time. The presentation was great as well. The enjoyment looking at this salad was just as good as eating it. Maybe the best salad I have ever had as a meal. Thanks for a great night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2015

Used to be a decent option for a local, casual dinner. Now the food is horrendous

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2014

Food used to be decent for a local pub. But it has really gone downhill in the last couple months. We ordered the ny strip and the waitress went to check if it was 'thawed' yet!! Probably shouldn't announce to your customers that you serve frozen food. The food we did get was awful. Definitely won't go back. It's unfortunate, this was a nice local option for dinner until now.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2014

Fried pickles were good. Everyone was very pleased with there cocktails.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2014

Chose the Main Pub because we needed a table for eight. They took our large group without issue, and the service was very helpful and accommodating. The food was standard and unremarkable but it is definitely good quality for the price. I don't live in the area but if I did I would probably use it as my go-to for sports viewing, as they have several flat-screen TVs that were showing football while we were there.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2014

The food was good but very salty. They have a very good beer menu which was really nice. Prices were a bit high.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2014

We went early in the evening so we could check out the place before the live band crowd came on. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable. Portion sizes are larger than expected so you get a lot for the price. Enjoy a drink from the list of cocktails, I enjoyed the 'Brunch'...very good. On my next visit I might ask more questions about the seasoning used when cooking beef or the chicken, it seemed over-seasoned for my taste but I would certainly visit them again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 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.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on November 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2014

Food was good, service excellent. Loved our waitress!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2014

I love the food and the menu selection. Never had a bad meal here.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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