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228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
1 (503) 472-9623
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“gnocchi” (22 reviews)
“rabbit” (13 reviews)
“oysters” (19 reviews)
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228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128-4617
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In booking a table for 8 people we were offered either a 5:30 or 8pm sitting. We chose 8pm and showed up early but were told to come back at say 8:15. On returning we were asked to sit in the bar while our table...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thistle has a changing menu, displayed on a blackboard in the restaurant. Our waitress advised us to order an appetizer and a main as the portions aren't huge, but there was still plenty. The food was excellent and the wine list was decently priced. We...More

Thank Slein1987
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Thistle offers the perfect package of delicious local organic and seasonal food, excellent wine list with Oregon and old world choices and, last but not least, craft cocktails. Owner, Emily, and bartender, Patrick, are friendly, knowledgeable, energetic and engaging. The menu changes regularly and is...More

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had a celebration dinner here recently with a party of six. The service and friendliness of the staff could not have been better. The small bar area where we waited for our table is open and inviting. Drinks were spot on. I loved the...More

Thank Sonja K
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews and getting recommended by friends who recently traveled to McMinnville we were looking forward to a great meal and unfortunately we were thoroughly disappointed. The menu on a blackboard upfront only had four entrées of which one was rabbit. No offerings of...More

Thank jeffrey W
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The blackboard showed a thoughtful selection for the day (no menu). We had the beet and arugula salad, 8 minute egg with rapini bacon vin to start. Wonderfully fresh and very tasty. Rockfish paired with organic broccoli and flank steak paired with potato and pea...More

Thank _tomnguyen001
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Unusual and fabulous cocktails. The steak tartare is the best. The gnocchi were truly fluffy little pillows of goodness.

Thank Lori T
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My previous review (A Step Back In TIme) just needs a quick update. We met friends here last week who are solid martini, margarita & Manhattan types (not from NYC!) Patrick actually talked them into letting him do a few 'updates' on their drinks of...More

Thank LottieJean57
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Love the atmosphere and menu, but a little thin on the portions. Have always loved the creativity here and will still visit, but portions/price can be a little on the severe side. We have always loved the menu, but when you walk out a little...More

Thank oenothene64
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a charming, small restaurant with a great regional wine list and a limited menu. The rabbit served as an entree was tough and stringy, but the salad and dessert were lovely. Wines were worth the price; food was not.

Thank 730adventurer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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