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Thai Taste

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Chinese, Pizza, Thai, Chicken Wings
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100 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901
+1 618-457-6900
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11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside...
Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside contemporary American and Chinese-inspired dishes since 2004! We offer an intimate and comfortable dining experience in the historic New Brush Building in downtown Carbondale and convenient takeout options for customers on the go. Each dish on our menu is a unique family recipe, including our famous Pad Thai and our "Voted #1 in Southern Illinois" chicken wings! We're happy to accommodate all diners, with many dishes having vegetarian and vegan options available. During lunch hours we offer a select menu of our most popular dishes to ensure quick and accurate service. During dinner hours we expand our menu to include all available appetizers, entrees, and desserts. For those 21 and up, don't forget to pair your favorite dish with your favorite drink! We offer both local and craft beers, along with a selection of local wines that are sure to complement your tastes. Thank you for reading a little bit about our restaurant. We hope to serve you soon!
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    Very good
  • 8
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food but a bit loud

The food here is great. I love the pineapple fried rice, very nice blend of flavors. The only issue is that the acoustics of the restaurant are such that when it is full the conversation noise is so loud it is difficult to hear each other. Try the fried tofu also...good appetizer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Murphysboro, Illinois
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Cleveland, Ohio
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The flavors of the curries at Thai Taste have a wonderful home cooked flavor. The exotic spices and aromas make you feel like you're not in Carbondale. Thai Taste is a gem in a small midwestern town. The mildest they do curries is a 3 on their scale, and it's fairly spicy, but certainly not killer. If you don't like... More 

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Carbondale, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

By far, one of my favorite restaurants in C-Vegas. Delicious foods, excellent priced lunch menu, and high quality. All around, a great default restaurant when you don't want to think, "How can I get me some delicious food right now."

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Carterville, Illinois
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17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and ate here while waiting for our car. We ordered the Pad Thai and pineapple fried rice. Both dishes tasted very "grilled" and very salty. I am not one to leave food behind but neither of us ate our meal. It was very busy so it must be popular, but for taste it wasnt very impressive.

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food here is great. I love the pineapple fried rice, very nice blend of flavors. The only issue is that the acoustics of the restaurant are such that when it is full the conversation noise is so loud it is difficult to hear each other. Try the fried tofu also...good appetizer.

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Prairie Village, Kansas
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This unassuming, corner restaurant in Carbondale is surprisingly good and definitely NOT to be confused with Chinese takeout. The menu offers a wide variety of Thai options from appetizers through main courses to dessert. Diners can specify their preferred "degree of heat" on a scale of 1 to 10 --- be forewarned that 10 is definitely H-O-T! Although the restaurant... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Pad Ped is a must at this little hidden thai gem! Delicious food prepared at your preferred spice level! Wonton & noodle soups are great too! We'll definitley be back! :)

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Carbondale, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

My husband and I were anticipating a great dining experience at lunchtime today, but instead I left hungry, humiliated and angry. Apparently, the restaurant has implemented a no-pre order no sit down and wait for your order policy during their lunch hour. The issue that I have is that I arrived at around 12:06 p.m. with two parties before me;... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in southern Illinois. You cant go wrong with any kind of curry and the the chicken wing appetizers are delicious. I haven't had anything there that I didn't enjoy. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff, and a nice little bar to wait at if there is a wait for your table. The restaurant is small... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Thai Taste is our favorite place to eat! Wonderful friendly staff. Delicious food. Don't miss the chicken satay!!! Yum!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Me and my husband went to this restaurant last night for the very first time for 8 year wedding anniversary sweetheart great thing so please I will try it out. Water appetizer that was good then my husband ordered a rice dish and he got a beef salad my food was very very salty and gave me a terrible stomach... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 15
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Pizza, Thai, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside contemporary American and Chinese-inspired dishes since 2004! We offer an intimate and comfortable dining experience in the historic New Brush Building in downtown Carbondale and convenient takeout options for customers on the go. Each dish on our menu is a unique family recipe, including our famous Pad Thai and our "Voted #1 in Southern Illinois" chicken wings! We're happy to accommodate all diners, with many dishes having vegetarian and vegan options available. During lunch hours we offer a select menu of our most popular dishes to ensure quick and accurate service. During dinner hours we expand our menu to include all available appetizers, entrees, and desserts. For those 21 and up, don't forget to pair your favorite dish with your favorite drink! We offer both local and craft beers, along with a selection of local wines that are sure to complement your tastes. Thank you for reading a little bit about our restaurant. We hope to serve you soon!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:45 pm
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?