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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

4.3

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)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We loved the feel of this place. It’s warm and welcoming. If you want hearty fare this is the place to come. Excellent meals. The shepherd’s pie was absolutely delicious (no need to add salt or pepper) as was the beef brisket. Highly recommend this place. We would definitely return next time we are in the area. Parking is plenty at the back of the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Never been. Food was solid pub fare. Very good. Service a little weird. Told we couldn’t get a fresh glass for water refill (which I don’t really care about but waitress grabbed mine and not her persons water glass-identical, filled them at a station out of sight then brought them back. Not sure how to tell them apart so took her word on it but still who knows). Reason for no new glass-out of clean ones. My son works commercial food service. Takes 80 seconds to run a commercial dishwasher. And it’s a bar-no clean glasses. Wasn’t even that crowded. Sounds like it’s time to hit the warehouse. Also tried to take used forks off of the dirty app plates and put them back on the table but there were multiple forks-who knows who’s is who’s? The waitress herself was very pleasant. Just weird servingware behavior. Nice gas firepit outside. $200 for 8 with a table full of apps then main course for everyone. Including 3 or 4 beers which seem pretty reasonable. That’s including tip. Place inside is Old brown pub décoré. Works for me. And we asked for a table that could see the tv (Yankees vs Astros) which they accommodated. Tableware stuff aside I would absolutely go back again. Feels like a happy place

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our meals were good. The service was slow even though it wasn't very busy.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

No parking. Once the restaurant lot fills up there is no parking in the area. It doesn't matter if you have a reservation don't plan on being able to park your car.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The Main Pub is an excellent choice if you are looking for a restaurant with great food choices, outside seating and on Monday nights it is 1/2 price bottle of wine starting at 6 PM. The staff is professional, available and very pleasant. Our server was great. Her name was Allison.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The outdoor seating is very comfortable along with the fire pits to keep you warm on cool evenings. Good selection is great and good very tasty. We enjoyed our dinner. We'll definitely go again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We had a very nice well paced meal. On a very busy night, Ayla did a great job in walking us through the menu and then paced our meal well, as we never felt rushed. The kitchen here puts outs consistently great food. This place isn't right around the corner for us but it is ALWAYS worth the trip. Can't wait for our next trip, thanks for a great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My friend & I sat outside on the patio on a Friday night & enjoyed a great dinner & drinks near one of the firepits. Allison S. was our server & she was exceptional!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This is probably the 15th time I have arranged gatherings with friends at the Main Pub. The menu has something for every one, the service is always terrific and now we can look out on the new patio!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2017

There are three sections: you have the bar area where the feature nightly music or open mike; you have the inside dining area, half of which is in a glassed (ceiling and walls), and you have the patio. Where to sit, is a matter of taste or purpose - the food is the same in all area.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a great meal with exceptional service. If you haven't been here before don't let cozy of this place distract you. The kitchen puts out some great meals whether you are going casual or full meal. I can't tell you how many times we have seen chicken wings being delivered to a table and saying to each other that when we are more hungry we have to try those. Well Saturday was that night. We ordered the hot wings they have both a dry rub and then a wet sauce. They are good size wings that were loaded with flavor. It was a great start. When we told our server how much we enjoyed them she said if we liked those we should try their bourbon BBQ glaze wings. She indicated they were even better. Next time for sure.
We both went with burgers. My wife went with the pub burger and added bacon, while I went with the mushroom and Swiss burger with peppercorn dressing served on it. We both asked for pub fries and our burgers medium rare. The full flavor of these burgers was great. We really enjoyed the char broiled smoky taste. Once again really worth the 35-40 minute drive. Already looking forward to our next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had a couple of sandwiches for dinner. I had the fried cod sandwich and my wife had the French Dip. Both were very good and both we a very good portion. The sandwiches came with what I would term house made chips. They could have been a little more cooked (we like our fries crispy).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 13, 2017

We were somewhat late, but Tuesday evening was no problem getting a table. Great live band! Three different types of wings were ordered, all good! The drunken mussels "small plate" was actually huge! The potato salad side was tasty, but should be served much colder. The cheeseburger with bacon was big and sweet potato fries were crisp and flavorful. The service time was a bit slow. (Perhaps they don't add many staff members on a Tuesday evening.) However, our waitress was friendly and attentive to our needs.

Tags: Spicy, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

This is a great restaurant and we have never had a bad meal here. We love the fact that they have 1/2 price bottles of wine on Monday nights. It doesn't start until 6:00 PM so plan accordingly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

The waitress came to get our order and didn't realize she hadn't brought our drinks yet. The waitress never came back to see how the meal was or to refill our water. When we did get her attention to get another few drinks she took ridiculously long to bring them. The only other time she came back to our table (of five) was to bring our check. Guess she decided we didn't want (Irish) coffees or desserts.
Don't know why on a chilly night they would not have the fire place or fire pits on.
Food was good even though the jambalaya was really TOOO spicy but the service was terrible.
That was the reason we hadn't gone back there in years and won't go back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Amazing location under the stars. Food was delicious, great drink selection, and FUN with a live band. Not quite enough room for dancing, however 😉

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fun, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 10, 2017

We all orders the sausage soup and it was very good, next time I will try the French onion. We all decided to order appetizers and share them, we had the meatloaf, pork and hamburger sliders and they all were good and we would reorder them again, but we really likes the meatloaf sliders. We also had the pub chips and they were crispy, just like they should be.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

They just put in a patio with outdoor seating and I can't wait until it opens. They have a fire pit. This restaurant has been around a long time and I've always enjoyed it. Service is very good. It can be noisy. The greenhouse seating is nice and bright.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This restaurant has great food, great staff, great seating, and is always a great place to eat. We would highly recommend this restaurant. They now have excellent parking.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

A great place to stop for a bite to eat on the way to a show at the Little Manchester Theater. Service was quick and so many items on the menu to choose from!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2017

We enjoy dining at the Main Pub once or twice a month. Always good food, good service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Had a lot of fun at this place. Got seated in the Sunroom area was a little to cold for me in this area.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 9, 2017

Enjoy this local pub and was excited to see it on open table which enables me to earn points. But to my dismay, they failed to honor my open table reservation. I earned 000 points when i should have earned 100. This was the entire reason I made the reservation. Will have to check with manager as maybe they are not trained!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The ambience was nice a good pub atmosphere. Was very noisy. Food was Good band was Ok
Beer Selection was very good and nice Beer Flights!

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Music, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 25, 2017

A nice early dinner. We both went lite and had sandwiches. Grilled chicken on focosia bread that was very moist and cooked to perfection. Asked for the fries to be well done as we have had some soggy ones in the past, these tonight were great. The other sandwich was a French dip also with well done fries. Might have been the best sandwich I have ever had. Only complaint is that when using open table they don't check you in right when you arrive and it always takes a few days to have my account credited. Other than that I love this place, thanks

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

We love this cozy restaurant in our neighborhood. It was my daughter's eighth birthday and she requested to come here – because she loves steak! The food is always good and the staff is always wonderful! Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 15, 2017

Was passing through on my way to New York found the main Pub via the OpenTable app. Ambiance very cozy. We sat in the porch area so we were surrounded by glass and Light. Portions are generous. I had the Angus burger with cheese and bacon on lettuce with sweet potato fries. The fries or crunchy and good and the burger was delicious. My colleague had the meatloaf and mashed potatoes and he absolutely loved it.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We both had steak NY strip & top sirloin both were flavorful and tender. It would be nice if another selection was offered for sides other than broccoli & rice. For a starter we ordered chicken wings nothing to brag about here, they were normal chicken wings. Service was good, we would probably visit again.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

WE WERE IN THE SUNROOM, VERY COLD IN THE WINTER. WIDE VARIETY OF MENU, QUITE A FEW BEERS TO OFFER.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2017

We have been going to Main Pub for years and have never been disappointed. They even have 1/2 price bottle of wines on Monday nights. Great deal, great food, great service!!!! We highly recommend this restaurant. Enjoy!!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. Food and service is excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2016

My side Caesar salad was very small, but the taste of everything was great. The size of my entree (salmon) was good. It took quite a while to get a waitress, but she was pleasant, and the food came out pretty quickly. Overall not perfect, but I'd go back if I were in the area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2016

This was supposed to be a nice evening with friends at their local favorite restaurant. I made reservations online but a nice table was never set aside. Instead we were placed in a tight both near the coffee station and bus boy area so traffic was continuos and noisy. The evening proceeded to get worse from there. Service was abominable, slow would be putting it gently, and paid little to no attention to us. We waited an hour for appetizers; the appys were good but small. Our food shortly followed but it was cold. The gravy had started to congeal, potatoes were cold and no longer crispy, and the overall presentation could have been better. We ate quickly so we did not have to sit for another hour waiting for lackluster results. The final insult was being handed two plastic containers for the cold food we wouldn't eat, while the waitress walked away. I had high hopes for this local eatery but the only thing I can recommend this place for is appetizers and drinks. If you are looking for dinner, look elsewhere.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2016

We went to the Main Pub for dinner and as I had been there before some years back I remembered that the food was quite good and the atmosphere fun.
My memory served me well, we had an excellent time and the food was excellent!
Nancy had the fish and chips which were very good, fresh cod fillet in a light flavorful batter with chips that were crunchy and delightful. I opted for the fish tacos made with fresh tilapia which were sublime. Delicate with a multitude of flavors from the fish and toppings. Highly recommended!
Also, the cocktails were very good, well mixed and interesting.
All in all, a great value and fun time when in Manchester.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Great food and atmosphere

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2016

The service was great and the food was very good pub style.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 9, 2016

Busy Friday. We were seated in the "sun room" which we have enjoyed in the past. We both went with sandwiches. A Reuben and a roast beef dip. Both were OUTSTANDING, both served with a side. My wife went with the sweet potatoe fries and I had the pub fries asked for them extra crispy and that's how they came to the table and I enjoyed every last one of them. We have been here about ten times in the past year and have enjoyed every visit. Sabrina had a good handle on the specials and made a few suggestions. Beginning to find ourselves here more and more often. Another great experience in the books!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2016

Great food and wonderful service. Took a bit though so don't go if you are trying to get in and out quickly.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Very good meal on a quiet week night. Our server, Heidi was very pleasant and paced our meal well. A dinner salad with blackened chicken, pears and walnuts was great, as was the grilled chicken sandwich on fuchsia bread. This kitchen puts out some very good stuff. We live over a half hour away but are finding ourselves here more and more because of the staff and the kitchen. Also can't wait for the outside area to be completed. It looks like it's going to be a great addition.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2016

place is awesome - love going and the bartender knows how to make a "black Cadillac"!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic
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