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“Historic Silverton bar offers pretty darn good food”
Review of Mac's Place

Mac's Place
Ranked #9 of 40 Restaurants in Silverton
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Mount Angel, Oregon
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Historic Silverton bar offers pretty darn good food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Quick summary: Good casual dining is available in this historic community bar that obviously knows good food and good music. Great place to hang out with friends, enjoy a microbrew and listen to live music or people watch. Recommended--I'd go back again, and I would send friends or family members there.

Detail: Mac's Place is a casual bar & grill located in historic downtown Silverton, right across the street from The Palace Theatre, another of this quaint Oregon town's historic landmarks. It is part of a local chain of bar/restaurants that includes the two Wooden Nickel bars located in West Silverton and in Sublimity. This is a classic old bar and community gathering place that provides a real touch of Americana, with a lovely carved bar back that features several oil painting reproductions of old-fashioned reclining "ladies of negotiable affection" and a couple of well-placed TVs for sports. Decor includes beautiful painted murals, historic photos of Silverton, and elk and moose antlers on the wall. They have a single, lit pool table in the back, near the door to their outdoor deck overlooking Silver Creek, which is beautiful to see but is sometimes filled with smokers. This is a very active live music venue that books great regional and touring acts on its small, mural-bedecked stage, mostly blues and rock. Even on a Sunday night, we enjoyed good live music from 7-9 p.m. The waitstaff is friendly and sassy, but service is not super-attentive and can be slow; your server may also be the bartender. You may have to mosey up to the bar yourself to pay or make a request. Full bar with several good microbrews available; specials poster advertised hard apple cider. The food is better-than-average pub fare; it's clear from the ingredients and preparation that they know and care about good food. Their hand-made pizzas and huge juicy burgers are good, but menu standouts are the elk burger, the spicy Cajun tots, the hand-cut French fries (served with a spicy marionberry catsup), Damewood's smoked sausage, and their signature "Mac's Place Macs," different variations of housemade mac-and-cheese made with curly corkscrew (cavatappi?) pasta and different meats. Check out the menu on their website for details. Typical entree prices (as of Dec.2012) run from $9-$12 each. Their salads seemed a bit overpriced at $12.95. I don't recommend their BBQ; their pulled pork and brisket were very disappointing to this ex-Texan BBQ lover. Luckily, there are many other good things on the menu to choose from, and I've found the non-BBQ food choices to be consistently good.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“nice outdoor seating if nobody is smoking”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice outdoor seating out back, but we had to move when people started smoking. Service was slow but food was decent. We probably would not go back, not really our style. It felt like a big western bar and is probably hopping at night.

Visited August 2012
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Thank exchelente
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Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
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“Nice outdoor patio to sit over the creek and enjoy a beer and appetizers.”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Good service, not fancy. Only had chips and salsa which was ok. Enjoyed the ambiance of sitting over the creek and the knotty pine tables. Very rustic.

Visited August 2012
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Thank linda o
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Manzanita, Oregon
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Nice Outside Deck”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good service and friendly staff. Great outside year round deck overlooking Silver River.
Pulled pork sandwich just average. Fat not trimmed well and a little tough and not shredded. Fries coated in rice flower to avoid absorbing oil however they tasted like fish and appaprently were cooked in the same oil that they cook their fish in. Other food items may be better and we may try it again.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank martini007
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Silverton, Oregon
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“Fun place with friends”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Pub food, only better. If it's open, sit on the deck overlooking Silver Creek. Good burgers, nachos and tots!

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Lichenlover
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