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Whistle-Stop Bistro

2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
+1 918-423-8620
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (17 reviews)
“taco soup” (6 reviews)
“soups” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've tried "the Bistro" a few times because everyone raves about it, but I'm just not impressed. It's out of the way and overpriced. The service is lacking. I really want to like this place and support a local business, but I'd rather go to...More

Thank Skinnyhen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has excellent service. The garlic bread (sourdough with big soft chunks of garlic) is delicious, particularly if warmed up. They also have fun sweet treats and sodas. I've not had delicious food here in a while, but if you're craving a wrap or...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review and I apologize for your disappointment. We still make our soup fresh daily with the same ingredients and recipes (no water, only vegetable or chicken broth). I will be checking into the potato soup being over cooked. Our egg salad...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I drive through McAlester all the time and had never seen this establishment. Well now I know why. It is North of downtown on Main St. It is worth the trip however. You have to come in at lunch. They are only open from 11:00...More

Thank allanc827
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for coming in! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. We apologize for the coleslaw having too much dressing and will address. Again we appreciate you coming in and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The menu has items not commonly found in small restaurants and varies from day to day.

Thank gypsygoldokie
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for the review, We value your opinion and appreciate your business. Going the extra mile is what we do and we love to hear from our customers!!

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent place to get a quick lunch! Wonderful staff, food is so good, homemade sour dough bread brought to table warm. A must stop if your in town!

Thank merlegurl
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2017

Thank you for the kind words and we appreciate the positive feedback. I absolutely love to hear when we do a good job. Come back soon!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

We were traveling and needed lunch near Mcalester, OK and this had high ratings. It's an old mercantile building made into a gift/clothing shop and cafe. The food choices were very good. We shared a strawberry spring salad which said it had glazed pecans but...More

Thank crocuslover
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feed back and are sorry if you didn't get the correct toppings on your salad. We will resolve the issue and hope it was a isolated incident. Come back and see us soon!

Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

The lunch special today was Fish Tacos and a side. We both chose the spinach soup. Excellent flavor combo. The spinach soup was by far one of the best tasting soups I've had. The subtle hint of perhaps cheese made this such an amazing touch....More

1  Thank thepapatee
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for the great review! We're glad your experience was spot on and if you liked that combo you should come back for the chicken and wild rice soup and chicken club panini or the southwest Mac and cheese along with the ham Munster...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

They have the best sandwiches and a large variety as well! Definitely recommend this place! They also have a little shop inside!

Thank Jessica B
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Well the title says it all... Thank you for the review and we appreciate your business!!

Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This is a charming soup, salad and sandwich shop ... could even call it a tea room. Wide selection of very good sandwiches, daily selection of fresh soups and a good selection of salads. Charming atmosphere, great service and well priced. Despite often being crowded,...More

Thank Ron A
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Sorry for the delay in my response but I wanted to take the time now to thank you for the response and kind words. We are constantly looking for feedback and ideas from our customer base and appreciate you taking the time to write a...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very good sandwiches, soups and salads. Nice weekly specials. Charming place in historic building. Great place to lunch and shop several antique shops on same street in other historic buildings.

Thank 419bobt
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2017

Thank you for great review! We appreciate your business and look forward to you coming back to see us soon :)

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  McAlester
  • Phone Number: +1 918-423-8620
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