We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
228 NE Evans St, McMinnville, OR 97128
+1 506-472-9623
17:30 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 189: English reviews
Medina, Ohio
Level Contributor
39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is unbelievable!!! The food and service is first class!! Do not get discouraged by their chalk board menu, it was the best food I have had in a while. The gnocchi was to die for, rock fish delightful, cod chowder impressive and pork dish melts in your mouth. Panna cotta was definitely one of the best I have... More 

Thank ledumpalustris
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'll start by saying... even tho everything here was overpriced.... the atmosphere and customer service was almost enough to make it a 5 star spot... a buddy and I had 3 drinks apiece and our tab was nearly 50 bucks... we weren't rushed.. nore did I feel uncomfortable... just felt like I overpaid for house brand spirits.... but I did... More 

Thank nighttripper42
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Locally sourced food combined to create amazing tastes. Very friendly staff more than happy to go out of their way to make your experience enjoyable. They opened up in the midst of an unusually snowy and cold winter initially on the strength of our phoned reservation for a party of 4 at 7pm.

Thank xraybuys
Level Contributor
49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying I would strongly recommend this restaurant. Small menu but exceptional food in a contemporary setting. Loved the beet salad and dessert- one of the best flourless chocolate cakes EVER. The gnocchi was ok. If I were a rabbit or albacore eater I think the meal would be five stars.

Thank Wondermore
McMinnville, Oregon
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great food great service - we had the Rabbit and the Black Sea Bass Both were great! The rabbit was especially well prepared -cutlets with Ancient grains , kale and carrots Yummy!

Thank Paul R
Chanhassen, Minnesota
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We had a fabulous dining experience at Thistle on our first night in McMinnville. We had advance reservations for our group of four and were seated in a semi-private room just off the main dining area. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. It was one of our best meals in Oregon. Their regional menu is... More 

Thank lpatrin
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
126 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant and bar are small but this makes your dining experience seem more intimate and special, like you are in a country home. There are enjoyable cocktails and a strong wine and beer list. It seemed like our drink choices paired up perfectly with our food. We shared some greens with hazel nuts and some Netarts Bat Oysters. I... More 

Thank AliceMariam
Level Contributor
29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Such a great surprise. Small, fun, interesting food we haven't had before (ground cherries). The ingredients are so fresh and flavorful, and the recipes unique it was truly a treat. Really good wine list and Emily recommended a great wine for each course. Fun to window shop downtown afterword. Felt safe, parking right across the street.

Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Stayed at this hotel before flying to Rome. Had an excellent burger meal. The meat was tender, not fatty and very well cooked. Wine was reasonably priced and the waiting staff excellent.

Thank pommiepam
McMinnville, Oregon
Level Contributor
40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

First off.. Reservations are a must. There were 4 of us and This place does not have very many tables, and they do go quickly. We got there a little early so we sat in the bar and had a few drinks. The bartender was amazing. We asked him to "surprise us" and after asking a few questions he managed... More 

Thank Dale C

Travellers who viewed Thistle also viewed


Been to Thistle? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  McMinnville
  • Phone Number: +1 506-472-9623

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thistle staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?