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Thistles Restaurant

175 Exchange St, Ste 26, Bangor, ME 04401-6537
207-945-5480
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Ranked #19 of 163 Restaurants in Bangor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Bangor, Maine
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Hard to locate. Once located....it was nice. I had the GRILLED BAVETTE STEAK, Flank steak. it was cooked perfectly. I am a Filet Mignon person...but this was excellent. A little heavy on the sauce...took away from the steak flavor. i would order it again. I'm not NOT not keen on all the weird style food places serve...Thistles is no different.... More

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Maine
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had a date night Friday night dinner here. He had the rack if lamb- I don't think it was seasoned as well as it could have been. I had a delicious pasta dish. The service was fine, with no delays. The atmosphere was lovely. Dinner for two with one drink for one, a shared dessert abound... More

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Bangor, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Perhaps my hopes were too high, but I had heard wonderful things about Thistles. So, I decided to give it a try. The first time I found the food bland and the staff seemed distracted and inattentive. I tried again a year later and found the service had improved greatly, but the food continued to lack much appeal. So, I... More

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Union, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My wife and I went in a date night dinner to Thistles recently and had a very pleasant evening. We ordered two appetizers - grilled avocado salad and lobster caponata crostini. Both were delicious and generous in their portions. We had duck with raspberry mojo and the housr speciality Argentine steak. Both were very good, although the steak was ever... More

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Meddybemps, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was our second visit to the restaurant and it was excellent, as it was the first time. Food is fresh and prepared perfectly. Menu has many interesting choices. Waiter was very friendly and professional.

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Hampden, Maine
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Fresh local ingredients prepared by a very talented chef. Waitstaff is very knowledgeable and friendly. A great find in Bangor. Go early to avoid the rush.

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Saint John, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very popular restaurant -we were lucky to squeeze in with a last minute reservation. It was a little hard to find -we were glad we had a GPS! There was no lit sign and no outdoor lights, which made my elderly parents nervous for their footing. But once inside we were all very pleased with our meals -very tasty and... More

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Sarasota
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87 reviews 87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our party of 6 last Saturday evening was fine dining. Food, waiter, ambiance and selection was excellent. Restaurant was spotless, reasonable pricing, and we all had a great time. Will definitely return asap.

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Millington, nj
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94 reviews 94 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I'm not sure if it was the ambience that turned me off because the food really wasn't bad. The decor was just a bit odd...it didn't feel warm but rather cold and almost too eclectic for my taste. The service (we had a server named Heidi) was absolutely the best thing...she really was wonderful and very attentive. I had the... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

On the last night of our 10 day vacation to the Canadian Maritime provinces, we arrived in Bangor and wanted a memorable final meal of the trip. Thistle's more than filled the bill. The menu had something for everyone -- from excellently prepared duck to fabulous salmon. The sleek, modern interior was tempered by subtle lighting, the wait staff was... More

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Address: 175 Exchange St, Ste 26, Bangor, ME 04401-6537
Phone Number: 207-945-5480
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor

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