About Thistles Restaurant


For more than twelve years Thistles has been Bangor’s premier international restaurant.

Located on Downtown Exchange Street in the Queen City, our restaurant has always possesed a special ambience but the newly completed rejuvenation in gorgeous modern decor makes us an even more special place to enjoy fine dining. Owned and operated by The Rave family, Thistles provides one of the best dining experiences in town.

At Thistles you will be introduced to a superb menu of cuisine that is truly global. Chef Alejandro’s culinary talents include the ability to prepare gourmet ethnic dishes from around the world. Great recipes from Argentina, Colombia and other Latinamerican countries, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Spain are all part of his repertoire of culinary delights.

What are you waiting for? An international dining treat awaits all at THISTLES!


Latest Reviews

“Best Bangor Has” – josht010 on tripadvisor
If there is any restaurant that is outstanding in Bangor, hands down it would be Thistles. It’s simply a well executed run operation with outstanding management which brings this restaurant to one of my favorites. The food has a very unique and great taste which makes your experience worth while, in which a lot of it can be offered vegetarian as well.. Service is great and kept to a professionalism attitude. Wines are offered at a variety in which you normally would not find in stores so there well worth the try if you desired. In the long run, I would recommend it to any one with an enduring appetite and a pleasant experience.


“Excellent Food, Exceptional Service” – homeChef4 on tripadvisor
I went to Thistle’s to celebrate a friend’s birthday and had never been before. It was a Friday night, so there was a small jazz-like band playing. We loved the band, and thought that it brought alot of life to the restaurant. I had the crab cakes for an appetizer -delicious- and the Bavette Steak for my entree. The steak was so tender and delicious, more than I expected from a flank steak. We all had creme brûlée for dessert, and it was the best creme brulee I’ve had in years!!


“I love this restaurant!” – lov2cruise on tripadvisor
The food service and atmosphere are always top notch.They have alot of food from Argentina.I have yet to not love something here.The prices in Bangor are about the same for the other restaurants in Bangor but this is always consistent where some of the others are not.We really enjoy Thistles.