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Thompson Brewery & Public House

) #322 of 465 Restaurants in Salem $$ - $$$ American,
3575 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR 97302-5621
+1 503-363-7286
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
15 May 2017
“Service Is Improving”
9 Oct 2016
“Typical McMenamins' Feeling-Dark and Dank”
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American, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
3575 Liberty Rd S, Salem, OR 97302-5621
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Living in the neighborhood, we visit Thompson's often. It has a reputation for slow food service. Drinks and taking orders go fast, but the kitchen takes forever...it is pretty small. We joke about it and put up with it because we are just happy to...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 20 February 2017 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
Reviewed 10 October 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...More

Thank larkinjl
Reviewed 4 September 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
Reviewed 24 August 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...More

Thank Franziska W
Reviewed 2 August 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
Reviewed 7 May 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...More

Thank FrankSchwartz
Reviewed 30 January 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...More

Thank Em E
Reviewed 10 July 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...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 14 May 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...More

1  Thank Bob S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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