Main Street Tavern Serves Southern Pub Grub and a Bomb-Ass Brunch on MainStrasse


At first glance, Main Street Tavern is easy to overlook among the other trendy spots on the road with updated exteriors. The Tavern is in the building that once held Mulligan’s Pub and still rocks some of the gritty bar vibes, with chipped paint and a few beer signs. In fact, the building housed the original Main Street Tavern before it was Mulligan’s, which was around for 73 years, arguably making this Main Street Tavern an automatic mainstay on the strip.

In a twist that epitomizes the passion that has gone into making this restaurant a reality, co-owner Bill Lynch (with Trent Riley) is also the chef and menu creator. Our server didn’t hesitate to tell us how much Lynch loves food, and happily declared that the only store-bought items Lynch allows on the premises are ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. After tasting the food, I can well believe it.

The restaurant has an excellent dinner menu, but in a smart move, it also serves brunch from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays with various delicious looking arrangements of waffles, biscuits, gravy, meats, French toast and sandwiches. A few other weekly specialty events include Service Industry Mondays, Fancy Grilled Cheese Tuesdays (here for it; this night also includes $3 cherry and grape bombs), Waffle Wednesdays and $3 Craft Can Thursdays.

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| Photos by Hailey Bollinger and Paige Deglow