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Thai Taste

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$$ - $$$
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100 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2916
+1 618-457-6900
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:45
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Carbondale, Illinois
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Thai Taste. The food is always delicious and spicy. We will definitely be back!

Thank Melissa s
Carbondale, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We love eating at Thai Taste! Lots of choices and spice levels. Have never had a bad meal there. Good service and fair prices.

Thank Anita H
Nashville, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

My favorite place to eat in Carbondale. Both lunch and dinner are fantastic. I especially like the pad prig and pad kratium. The deserts are also good.

Thank Gloria J
Murphysboro, Illinois
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

My wife and I dine here frequently. Their lunch specials are excellent: soup, main course, iced tea, spring roll all for just over 8 bucks. Dinners are good, too. Spiciness of the food runs 0-10.

Thank Dochoch
Springfield, Illinois
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87 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

So, I only have restaurants in Springfield and Chicago to compare it to, but it is by far the best of these three towns. Hot and Sour soup--awesome. Curry puff appetizer--amazing. Have had a variety of entrees and all were excellent. Worth a drive!

1 Thank dler
Marion, Illinois
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260 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Popular spot for locals around lunch time (and probably dinner too) so you'll want to get there a bit early if you don't want to fight the parking battle. That said, if you successfully maneuver the parking lot then you'll find a good meal waiting inside. I have had several of the dishes and have liked everything I've tried but... More 

Thank ANR_78
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

I took a friend here after moving from California, where Thai food is more common. I found their curry to be delightful and their spice levels to be accurate. It's a charming little place with a friendly atmosphere.

Thank Joshua M
Carbondale, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I had never eaten Thai food before until I came with a friend last December. I was not sure if I would like it, but I was pleasantly surprised! The food was excellent and I liked that I could choose the level of spicy-ness.

Thank lindseyeigsti
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The place is very popular among locals. I've been there few times, but I'm not impressed. I found the food OK, nothing really outstanding Acoustics is terrible - there's so much noise , that carrying a conversation is impossible. I think that's due to small space with bare walls. They should consider putting some fabric an the walls to dampen... More 

Thank leave_no_trace
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Delicious food & pretty consistent. Pad PAC, Woonson & chicken wings are some of my favorites. Lunch specials are the best deal. Iced tea, egg roll, entre', & choice of soup of the day or an extra egg roll.

Thank worltraveler2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 15
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 14:45
11:00 - 14:45
17:00 - 21:45
17:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Illinois Ave, Carbondale, IL 62901-2916
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Carbondale
  • Phone Number: +1 618-457-6900
Thai Taste has been proudly serving authentic Thai food alongside contemporary American and Chinese-inspired dishes since 2004! We offer an intimate and comfortable dining experience in the historic New Brush Building in downtown Carbondale and convenient takeout options for customers on the go. Each dish on our menu is a unique family recipe, including our famous Pad Thai and our "Voted #1 in Southern Illinois" chicken wings! We're happy to accommodate all diners, with many dishes having vegetarian and vegan options available. During lunch hours we offer a select menu of our most popular dishes to ensure quick and accurate service. During dinner hours we expand our menu to include all available appetizers, entrees, and desserts. For those 21 and up, don't forget to pair your favorite dish with your favorite drink! We offer both local and craft beers, along with a selection of local wines that are sure to complement your tastes. Thank you for reading a little bit about our restaurant. We hope to serve you soon!

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