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228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
+1 503-472-9623
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“gnocchi” (25 reviews)
“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“oysters” (21 reviews)
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228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
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Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Hands down the most creative and best tasting locally sourced food in McMinnville. Super small seating area, reservations are a must, are a bit of a downside here because any intimacy of your meal and conversation is shared with the surrounding tables. The upside is...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AAFlyerT
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We ended up going there based on the E**** essential recs. We just had the small plates...all of them. They were very delicious but many were truly heavy and that could be a plus depending on your night. Oysters and the beet salad were the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KeenaSD
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Go early and stake out a place as the bar is tiny (probably 12-15 seats) But tell Patrick the bartender what cocktails you like and he will custom fit a new and unique concoction especially for you. Moderate pricing at about $20pp for a cocktail...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We were excited to experience Thistle. The menu looked intriguing, and the reviews were positive. The ambiance is interesting...the bowling alley table tops were very different. The menu was very creative. There were 6 in our party, and we ordered 2 different starters...both were well...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pa55w
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My wife & went here last month because of all the good reviews and everyone was right this place is great. The restaurant is very small & tables close together but the food, staff & location all 5 stars. My wife had the rabbit, I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mike L
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Thistle undoubtedly was memorable and my best meal here in McMinnville was dinner here. The menu was simple with only a few choices for each course, but the quality was high. I had the oyster starter, which was delicious. The steak entree was interesting and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The food at Thistle was wonderful. Local ingredients in creative dishes. Service was fabulous. We've been to McMinnville twice and this is the only restaurant we've eaten at more than once. Would happily dine here again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jill A
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Farm to table food of high quality in a small, cozy understated environment. Good wine selection. Get the bread with fat!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank momof2Nyc
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Emily is amazing with the front of the house. So attentive and she makes you feel like you’re truly embarking on something to be savored. (And you are!) I liked this place from the minute I peeped it on google. Then I walked in and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Thistle….”It Only Has Six Burners!” We foodies booked Thistle in anticipation of the interesting, if not slightly bizarre menu. Food was offbeat but delivered unusual tastes as advertised. The experience however was not a good one. Walked in to a full restaurant early Tuesday evening.…one...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MargaritaLynn
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: +1 503-472-9623
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