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Whistle-Stop Bistro

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2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
+1 918-423-8620
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McAlester, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very good sandwiches, soups and salads. Nice weekly specials. Charming place in historic building. Great place to lunch and shop several antique shops on same street in other historic buildings.

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Thank 419bobt
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for great review! We appreciate your business and look forward to you coming back to see us soon :) More 

McAlester, Oklahoma
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

No matter what I've ordered, the food has been great! The portions are plenty and I usually end up taking 1/2 of my order home. Price is average for the area. The staff has always been friendly and in my opinion they give you just the right amount of attention without lingering.

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Thank lovinglife423
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review and we are glad you are able to get full and take home leftovers for a second meal :) I am glad to hear our service is up to par and our guest are being taken care of in a timely manner. We appreciate your business and look forward to your return! More 

Tuttle, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Easy atmosphere for chatting. Our server was excellent. The pick three croissants were good, the Reuben panini was great too, although the bread was a little soggy. The bread pudding will blow your mind!!! We liked the atmosphere, rustic and eclectic, but the fake ivy nailed to the wall was dusty and made it feel a... More 

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Thank lizosu96
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your feedback More 

Liberty, Texas
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241 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great Service, better food! We were heading to Dallas from Branson and found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It is in the old part of town surrounded by Antique Stores. I was surprised it was so busy but it didn't take me long to figure out why. I had an amazing chicken salad sandwich on a croissant. Take the time... More 

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Thank Scook112301
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! So glad you decided to try us out and divert your trip to come see us. When you make it back let us know it would be a delight to say hello. More 

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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a business trip with four other ladies. We all chose soups, salads and sandwich. We all liked our choices. I chose the Spring Salad with strawberries and candied pecans with a raspberry vinegarette. I am not sure if I spelled that right, but you know what I mean! The salad was good, the dressing was very good.... More 

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Thank Kheri S
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a shot :). We love hearing from our customers on their experiences and appreciate the kind words. Make sure you come back and see us when you're in town! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I attended a luncheon a few weeks back and the food was very tasty and the staff were very friendly. There is a variety of dishes offered and all were very tasty. If you want a great atmosphere in a historic part of Oklahoma, this is the place for you!

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Thank Bobby N
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate your business and hope you come back soon. We try hard daily to make sure we have good food and service and this makes it all worth while :) More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The food is awesome. Can't lose with the panini selection. This is in a little town in the middle of no where.

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Thank noelle h
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your business and are glad to hear you had a wonderful experience. The staff here loves to hear when we do good since we work hard each day to provide the best food and service to our customers. More 

Edmond, Oklahoma
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136 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Tried their panini with apple slices. Had one thin apple slice but gobs of apple jelly that I promptly scraped out of the sandwich. Once rid of the apple jelly the flavor of the sandwich was quite good. Disappointed the real sandwich did not match the picture in the menu. The potato salad was generous in portion but bland in... More 

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Thank Reality4u
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

I do apologize about the ratio of jelly to apple on your sandwich. I will correct this immediately. Im not sure what to say on the potato salad since make it fresh daily but I will also look into it and correct if needed. We are glad to hear your wife had a great experience but wish you would have... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I had read the reviews and had some time to kill in McAlester, so thought I would check out this Bistro. It is a neat place off the main area in an older part of McAlester. The food was great! Soup had great flavor. At the time I was there, service was fast.

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1 Thank baseballseven
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! We work hard daily to make the best product for our guest. We love to hear when we do great and make someone's day. Come back and see us soon and tell your friends! More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

The food is good not great. The young lady that waited on us did great, but it did take awhile to get our food. The place was very busy with many locals, so if your rushed on time don't stop here.

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Thank BoomerTess
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear your food was not great. Not knowing what you had makes it difficult to improve upon but know we work hard to make each visit memorable. We make our items fresh daily and are by no means fast food but we do have items that we can rush out to you quickly if ordered. Please... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  McAlester
  • Phone Number: +1 918-423-8620

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