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Whistle-Stop Bistro

2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
+1 918-423-8620
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“soups” (9 reviews)
“bacon soup” (6 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2700 N Main St, McAlester, OK 74501-2628
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Been to McAlester many times & wanted to try some place different for a change. So my mom & I chose the " Whistle Stop Bristo" for lunch. It's located in old Town McAlester, in what I believe is an orginal building from that era....More

Thank Rich1day
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the kind words and great review. Our staff works hard daily to make customers happy and we’re always glad to know we are doing things the right way. We look forward to your return and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 24 November 2017

I never would have found this place but for a long time local who took me here for lunch. It is in "North McAlester" which is the old town. Across the street is McAlester's General Store, the very same McAlester's which factored prominantly in the...More

Thank michaela3640
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

I travel a lot for my job and rely on trip advisor for restaurant options. This one had good reviews so I called 30min before they closed for the day to see if they were still serving and was told yes. However, when I pulled...More

Thank Natalie B
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

First I want to say I am sorry for your experience. I will get to the bottom of what happened and make sure they understand it never happens again. We are open until 3pm and if someone comes in we take care of them (or...More

Reviewed 12 November 2017

Recently stopped in for lunch while in town on business. Had the Hungarian Goulash, which was the daily special, and it was really good. The poppy seed dressing for the salad was fantastic. Would definitely eat here again when I'm in the area next time.

Thank Kristi S
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for stopping in and we’re glad you enjoyed your meal! We appreciate the review and love to hear from our customers on how we did. The crew and I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

We were shopping at some antique stores and came across this restaurant. It has soups salads, sandwiches. I had a spinach salad that had strawberries, pecans and cheese on it. My partner had the Bistro Fav which was a wrap and h said it was...More

Thank cdavis924
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you for coming in and trying us out! We're glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to your return:)

Reviewed 9 August 2017

this is HANDS DOWN my favorite place to do lunch! The food is always delicious and the service is great.

1  Thank jlweeks
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business and enthusiasm :) Come back soon!!

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I've tried "the Bistro" a few times because everyone raves about it, but I'm just not impressed. It's out of the way and overpriced. The service is lacking. I really want to like this place and support a local business, but I'd rather go to...More

Thank Skinnyhen
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This restaurant has excellent service. The garlic bread (sourdough with big soft chunks of garlic) is delicious, particularly if warmed up. They also have fun sweet treats and sodas. I've not had delicious food here in a while, but if you're craving a wrap or...More

2  Thank Sarah S
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Thank you for the review and I apologize for your disappointment. We still make our soup fresh daily with the same ingredients and recipes (no water, only vegetable or chicken broth). I will be checking into the potato soup being over cooked. Our egg salad...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I drive through McAlester all the time and had never seen this establishment. Well now I know why. It is North of downtown on Main St. It is worth the trip however. You have to come in at lunch. They are only open from 11:00...More

Thank allanc827
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thank you for coming in! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon. We apologize for the coleslaw having too much dressing and will address. Again we appreciate you coming in and look forward to seeing you again

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The menu has items not commonly found in small restaurants and varies from day to day.

Thank gypsygoldokie
Jason H, Owner at Whistle-Stop Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks for the review, We value your opinion and appreciate your business. Going the extra mile is what we do and we love to hear from our customers!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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Quaint, quirky, quiet little soup, salad & sandwich shop in the heart of old town. We offer a variety of items with a healthy twist. We are one of few restaurants with a Heart Healthy rating. Venture off the beaten path for a meal you won’t soon forget. Don’t forget to let us know what you think!
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