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Thompson Brewery & Public House

$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub
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3575 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR 97302-5621
+1 503-363-7286
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Fullerton, California
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237 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is my local pub, so I am biased, but it is everything you love about a McM's a saved old building, small, funky, with great service food and drink.

Thank CelineSoCA
Medford, Oregon
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185 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

This is an old house which someone decided to make into a restaurant. It is quaint but claustrophobic. Others would say "intimate". Service was excellent. We were on a tight schedule and the food arrived promptly. I always order the fries, as I have in Bend or Roseburg, to see if things have changed. They haven't. Bring your jacket because... More 

Thank larkinjl
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Small building the staff do what they can with the space great place for the summer lots of outdoor seating still a nice place regardless. Food is typical mecmenanims style of classic dishes

Thank Kyle P
Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This McMenamins location is NOT like any of the other ones I have had the pleasure of going to. The atmosphere was nice, and there is lots of outdoor seating which we enjoyed. The waitress seemed to be new because she got 4 out of 5 of our orders wrong! She was slightly helpful in looking for a gluten free... More 

Thank Franziska W
Richland, Washington
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333 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Was traveling through town and ordered the gyros sandwich to go. It came with delicious tots and a large serving of gyros meat on a pita. Very hot and tasty, I would recommend this place!

Thank cwvw79
Salem, OR
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

Our son and daughter-in-law wanted to meet us at Thompson's. I tried to make a reservation and was told, "No reservations on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Those are our busy days." Upon our arrival we found a terrible parking situation with cars scattered anywhere they could find room. The service was mediocre and the food greasy and soggy. It was... More 

Thank FrankSchwartz
Independence, Oregon
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

The people-side of the place is fine--good, friendly service; the ambiance is pleasant...however.... The food was WAY too greasy--there's 'fried' then there's oil-sodden heaviness. For a "Brewery" I was expecting something special in beer. I tasted three--all were flat, sweetish, and undistinguished. There's definitely a 'signature' here--it doesn't seem coincidental that the beers had similar 'ground' notes. Maybe it's just... More 

Thank Em E
Westminster, Colorado
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129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015

You know you have come across something special as you pull into the parking lot and gaze at the grand old house in front of you. The owners have done an excellent job of restoring and maintaining this old house built in 1905. The interior is warm and comfortable and best of all feels like home. I like all the... More 

Thank Richard R
Olathe, Kansas
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305 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2015

We had driving by this restaurant often and were always attracted but its homie look and full parking lot so we gave it a try. As we walked in there was a sign "Please wait to be seated" and we did but no one showed for a long time. They had outside seating but the smoking and non smoking areas... More 

1 Thank Bob S
Salem, Oregon
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63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have eaten at this spot since it opened years ago and have seen it go through many changes. Mostly good. The slow service we expect and doesn't bother us. We are never in a hurry. We just ate tonight and the food was so disappointing. Owners or Chefs please listen. Four us ate here tonight the fish and chips.... More 

1 Thank Btrtrvl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3575 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR 97302-5621
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 503-363-7286

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?