Cornelius · Restaurants

Restaurant Review: 131 Main in Cornelius, NC

We have been hearing forever that 131 Main was the place to go, and sure enough when we finally rolled up not long ago there were tons of people waiting to eat.  I was excited, something this busy couldn’t be bad, right?  Eh.  I was quite let down.

Once we were finally seated, it was so dark inside we could hardly read the menu.  This always vaguely annoys me.  We decided on our menu orders and placed them with our frazzled waitress.

We sampled the Deviled eggs for an appetizer.  I found them to be a touch too vinegary for my liking.  They were pretty to look at, however.


For my entrée I had the Cajun Penne Pasta.  It came with shrimp, tomatoes, scallions and sour cream and in a spicy cream sauce.  It was pretty tasteless on the night we went.  The shrimp were nicely cooked, but the whole dish was very bland.  I was quite disappointed.


My friend had the Slow Roasted Chicken with Smashed Reds.  I didn’t get a bite, but she did seem happy and I thought the potatoes were creamy and rich.




My date got the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and vegetables.  The gravy was a creamy, mushroom gravy that was delicious, and he enjoyed the meatloaf, but it tasted as if it had been grilled to me.  For his vegetable he chose a cucumber salad.  Yuck.

Dessert was a Brownie Sundae thing.  Chocolate is great, but this brownie was a bit dry.  We were just not impressed.  At all.  I may go back at lunch to see if my experience is any better, but I’ll not brave the throngs again at dinner to eat here.




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