Delicious soup and curry! Friendly and helpful staff. Also, this is one of the few places in Durham where (~if you ask for it~) they can actually make legit spicy food. Also great for my friends who don’t love spice, but so excited to find a place that delivers on spice if you ask for it. Love this place!
May 6, 2019
I ordered Drunken Noodles with veggies. For my taste, it was too heavy on the noodles and light on the veggies. The noodles were so huge, they needed to be cut. You can't fit a whole one in your mouth. It just felt ... weird ... trying to eat that dish. The spice/seasoning was good. The service was attentive and fast. This is apparently an award-winning restaurant, yet I prefer the modest Pad Thai establishment on Guess Road.
Apr 10, 2019
Disclaimer - I've only done two pickup orders on weekday evenings, and I get noodle dishes. I love Thai food so I like to think I have an idea of what a good dish takes like.
Pros - clean restaurant, nice casual atmosphere. Staff is helpful and friendly.
Cons - the food isn't great. My dumplings were dry. The noodle dishes have way too much sauce, and the flavor isn't what I expected out of Pad See Ew and Drunken Noodle (this could be personal preference). The meat doesn't seem to be seasoned either. The fresh rolls were good, but nothing special.
Apr 29, 2019
Really great food and the waitress staff was fantastic! Good location for me because I just work down the street. Definitely my favorite Thai resturant in Durham! Also a beautiful location to sit and relax.
Aug 19, 2019
Food and service were good, better than most. Still not accustomed to pay for extra rice. Overall not a bad place, may return. Green curry was ok, could have been spicier and more flavorful. Other dishes were acceptable. Fries calamari was fantastic.
Oct 16, 2019
The food was amazing and the love the dining room decor. The staff were quick to greet and seat me once I entered. Throughout my dining experience they made sure that I was comfortable and satisfied. I definitely recommend Thai @ Main and I will be back.
Sep 2, 2019
This place has great food, ambiance, and service. It is low key, not noisy, not crowded even when busy. They are accommodating to vegetarians, e.g. we asked for their summer rolls with tofu rather than pork, and they were fantastic! My husband has a favorite seafood dish and I love the traditional noodle dishes.
Sep 13, 2019
I work at the club next door and I order here all the time. Pad Thai with chicken and the spring rolls is my usual and it’s delicious!
Nov 8, 2019
Friendly staff, good food, and usually excellent service. Plenty of choices for people who like spicy, or for the less spice-inclined.
Dec 3, 2019
Back in Durham after a few years, and OH WOW!!! Downtown is hopping. Thai on Main got good reviews, but you know how that goes. Sometimes, not so honest. I loved the fact that it was not packed. It ruins an intimate dining experience when tables are smashed together.
The food was fresh and superb, despite the reasonable prices. I ate alone, alas, and really wished I had brought 5 friends so we could eat family style. Next time.
I ordered the papaya salad, which I consider an absolute must for a serious Thai diner. Bang on! Perfect. I went on an adventure and tried the Duck with Ginger Sauce, two of my favorite flavors. That is the pic with the orchid. I am a light eater and this was perfect. I could not have asked for anything to be different. My real "find" on this trip.
Dec 12, 2019
This place is doubtless one of the coolest place to eat in the area. Every time I go there I am incredibly happy. They maintain their high standard service and the topmost level of dishes they provide. You can never go wrong with this restaurant. Very recommended.
Dec 10, 2019
Great food but the staff could've been more courteous. They weren't able to explain the dishes well and were talking about extra charges which really made the situation awkward. I had been there twice so I was aware of the costs. Must try: Thai iced tea and Pad Thai
Dec 18, 2019
Great for lunch and dinner. The specials are always spectacular. Don't forget to try a Thai beer.
Jan 9, 2020
Food didn’t taste as fresh as my favorite Thai places. The flavors weren’t there, and the fried tofu seemed old. Same sensations in the fresh spring roll - shrimp was almost spongy. The awful smooth-jazz music definitely didn’t help.
Jan 17, 2019
Good informal spot for lunch or dinner with good prices and value in downtown Durham. Food is solid and plentiful. Service is friendly and efficient. Physical space is nice enough. Wouldn't really say anything is spectacular, but it is a good meal at good price.