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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
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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  • Spanish first
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English first
Bangor, Maine, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I go there regularly and it is where I go with clients when I want to be sure they are impressed. Thistles never let's me down

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Maine
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Finding a restaurant that is open during the winter months in Maine is a challenge unto itself. Finding one that serves a quality meal is yet another. Both challenges were satisfied when we booked a reservation at Thistles for a special birthday treat for my wife. From the before dinner drinks, to the shared appetizer, entree, wine, dessert and coffee... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Was skeptical that such an eclectic and extensive menu could actually be executed well. Skepticism GONE! Been here 3 times now (twice this week!) and have yet to have a meal less than fantastic - including the tastes I've "stolen" from my dining partners' plates! :-) Great place for business dinners, special occasions and large groups with diverse and discerning... More 

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Gray, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I had purchased a Groupon to Thistles since we knew our son would be attending college in the Bangor area. The Groupon required reservations and thank goodness it did. My husband and I were meeting our son and his best friend for a special dinner. We got to the restaurant a little early but were seated immediately. The boys were... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
2 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Additional Information about Thistles Restaurant

Address: 175 Exchange St, Ste 26, Bangor, ME 04401-6537
Phone Number: 207-945-5480
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Bangor
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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