An old brewpub that hasnít aged particularly well. We sat in the pub area which is a warn bar with a a few TVs. Service was not good as we had to track our server down a few times and they completely forgot our appetizer. 7 beers were on tap with no seasonals. Flights are available. beer was not great. Food was actually pretty good which was the highligth of the visit. Prices were good not great. I was left quite disappointed with my experience.
stopped here while touring the college with our daughter not many people in the place guess since kids gone on break service was quick and friendly selection was above decent value was ok if kid goes to school here i will comeback
Stopped in with some co-workers after dinner for $1 pint night (so value has to be a 10). Decent place, was relatively crowded guessing due to pint night. Okay beers and did not try the food. Service was good, but nothing that really stuck out as exceptional.
jcnielsen (315) Charlotte, North Carolina | May 11, 2012| Updated November 20, 2013
The brewer at Olde Main was nice enough to come in on a Saturday at 11am to give a private tour to our group of 10 people. The food was your typical brewpub fare. There were a couple good beers and the rest were average.
Nice ambiance, and service was pretty good, even when it got busy. Food was average, and the beer was disappointing. I wasnít paying, so not sure what prices were like, but Iíve heard you can get some great drink deals here. Overall, Iíll certainly give them another shot, but the beer holds their score back.
Based on very rushed acquaintance, Iím giving Olde Main a pretty good score because (for a brewpub in a college town) it is doing so many things right. Good range of beers, decent if not stunning flavors/savors, enjoyable menu, hot food, good service. The OM crew has done a seriously GOOD job of set-up, marketing and merchandizing. The best of the three craft brews I tasted was the Off KILT Scotch Ale...wish I could have spent more time sampling. Thereís always another trip...
I would never recommend this place to anyone. The majority of the beer here is way below average with their stout being decent, their pale lager being average and their chocolate porter being fantastic. The rest of their beers are awful and not worth trying. The waiter said the sampler was the best six dollars we could spend, he was very wrong. The food was pitiful. We ordered two appetizers, jalapeno cheese bread and cheese fries, which were $8 each. The cheese bread was four slices of bread with pickled jalapenos and a square slice of cheese (like you use for a grilled cheese) melted over it that doesnít fit the entire surface of the bread. The cheese fries were soggy Ortega fries with nacho cheese and bacon bits. The waiter was not attentative either and most of the patrons were dressed as if they were at a special restaurant. On a positive note, the root beer was good. I will never go here again and I would not recommend anyone else go either.
This joint is a pretty standard brew-pub. Friends have kept me from ordering food every time Iíve been in explaining that itís good enough, but maybe not worth the price. I left the Food as n/a and the Value score is just for the beer. One thing about Olde Main is that while their bottles are admittedly quite poor, and their standard tap selections range from acceptable to absolutely undrinkable. The brewpub is something else entirely. In spite this breweries problems stemming from what seems to be the product of hurried sloppy production of their main line of beers, the specialties at the brewpub are at very least creative and interesting. At best the brewpub only beers are very good, I have had a handful of beers I genuinely enjoyed that are only available at this location, so I find that if Iíve got a few minutes to spare as Iím driving through a pint here is generally worth my time. The happy hour specials are unbeatable.
heemer77 (227) Urbandale, Iowa | October 7, 2008| Updated March 12, 2011
Visited again recently. The place still stinks like stale beer, more than anywhere I have ever visited. The couple of beers I had newly were decent. Still good prices. Old rating follows. The place smelled like urine when I was there. I assume it was old stale beer. I had a few brews on tap and brought a few bottles home. The beers I tried were decent with no major flaws, but as much as anything, they were boring. Good prices, but maybe I hit happy hour.