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“The "one bar town" bar, just like you want it.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Thicket Cafe & Bar

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The Thicket Cafe & Bar
108 E. Main St., Ukiah, OR
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Ukiah
Cuisines: American
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Eugene, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“The "one bar town" bar, just like you want it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Over the years this place has had some trouble with owners not lasting more than a couple of years, but ever since Dusty took over, it's been the place to be in Ukiah. It's the kind of place when you walk in, you feel like a local. There's the old guys sitting at the bar like the they've been doing for the last 30 years, the passing-through tourists, the loggers and hunters and ATVers around for the season. You'll find forest firefighters playing pool and sometimes, cute girls throwing quarters in the jukebox.... It feels like home if you're from a small (read:tiny) town. There are usually a few motorcycles parked outside in the summer as the 244 is a beautiful road to ride. Tuesdays is Taco night and it gets pretty packed.

The staff is great, the service friendly and prompt. The food is decent and the drinks are generous. I come in when I pass through and often get an elk burger. They're delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sherwood, Oregon
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“Great small town tavern/restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a perfectly good place to stop in for a bite to eat and a drink. Understand...it is Ukiah, Oregon...

Visited August 2013
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“First time at the Thicket”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Ukiah,OR is a funny little town. Most people who have visited here in the past were probably on their way to Lehman Hot Springs (now closed to the public) or taking a short cut between Hwy 395 and La Grande. Some also stop because it is one of the few places to get fuel between Pilot Rock and John Day. I think it also attracted attention for a while due to one business owner erecting hand painted signs protesting government taxation and similar issues. Those signs appear to be gone. To get to the point, the Thicket is a bar and grill in Ukiah and it is really a pretty good place to eat if you are passing through, The young lady who runs it is really a stickler for cleanliness and order. You might not guess it from looking at the both the exterior and interior of the building but the Thicket consistently scores very high on Umatilla County health inspections. Why do I mention this? Simply because you "just never know" when you stumble on to a place like the Thicket how concerned they are with these things. On top of that, the food is generally good if you stick with burgers and sandwiches that would typically be made at a bar and grill. In other words, don't get something like fish and chips. In short, the Thicket is a worthwhile stop if you are out in this area and it is time to eat. I will stop there again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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