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The Shire Bar & Bistro

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465 Northwest Chehalis Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
Great for lunch and dinner

Great for a business lunch or a nice dinner and drinks with friends. Highly recommended for anyone in the Chehalis area

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kevin N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a business lunch or a nice dinner and drinks with friends. Highly recommended for anyone in the Chehalis area

Thank Kevin N
Ogden, Utah
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Go to The Shire. The food is excellent. The service is so friendly and the drinks amazing! Historic and the atmosphere is really friendly and cozy.

Thank ChristineHoop
Chehalis, Washington
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We've attended numerous events and have eaten at the Shire on more than one occasion. In the little town of Chehalis where like so many other places where it seems that you may only have the likes of "Applebys" and other large franchise houses its a challenge to find good food and liquor in a relaxed 'supper club" atmosphere. The... More 

Thank cobalt61
Boulder, Colorado
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had to send one of our dinners back for more cooking, but end results were all good. Seasonings were flavorful without being overwhelming. Vegetables were properly cooked. This place is very small and intimate.

Thank DPfromColorado
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This historic bistro/bar served our 70 guests with wonderful hors de oeuvres and buffet dinner. We wanted a tasty and casual reception and Joel Wall and staff of four were incredibly easy to work with and delivered wonderful food from this tiny kitchen. Don't be put off by the vast spaces: rent bistro tables, cover with long cloths and flowers... More 

Thank Lynnie94920
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is the first review I have ever written but, our experience was so good at The Shire that I felt compelled to write a review. We are from out of town and made reservations at The Shire for 14 on a Friday evening. Our group turned out to be 20. The owner Joel and his partner/chef (sorry, can't remember... More 

Thank Lola0808
Aberdeen, Washington
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went to a wedding reception there. Good atmosphere, friendly staff, good food. Haven't been there when it was opened to the public, but I'm sure it would be a great place to eat.

Thank Patty K
Sumner, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Called from the road 30 minutes before arriving. They were all set for us (me, the wife, and two kids) when we rolled in, even calling me by name. The food was delicious, the waiter's suggestions and assistance truly helpful, and the bar itself a work of art. Wish we lived closer. A great spot.

1 Thank sumnercitizen
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Our friends took us to The Shire for dinner on our last night of vacation. It has a quiet, relaxing atmosphere with an upscale menu, beer selection and wine list. All of the dinners were delicious. We had our "tween" kids with us and thankfully they will eat anything, but this is definitely not a place to take young children... More 

Thank Erika B
Winlock, Washington
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We have never been disappointed in this resteraunt EVER! been coming here for about 8 plus years I think... If you like spicy food try the voodoo shrimp , or just ask for the voodoo sauce !

Thank alaskagirl618

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 465 Northwest Chehalis Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Chehalis
  • Phone Number: 13607483720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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