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McFiler's Chehalis Theater

4.4
4.4
19 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Reservations for dining can be made for Thursday through Saturday. 5:30 until 8:30 PM. Walk-ins welcome any other time!

Experience the Fusion of Dining and Theater at McFiler's Chehalis Theater!

Step into a world of ambiance that gracefully merges the elegance of theater with the comfort of fine dining. Nestled in the heart of historic Chehalis, WA our theater offers an inviting atmosphere that seamlessly integrates the splendor of live performances with the intimacy of a welcoming dining setting.

Central to this exceptional dining experience is Chef Jim Wheeler, a master of his craft. His expertise in using locally sourced ingredients transforms each dish into a masterpiece, delivering an unmatched culinary adventure that tantalizes the taste buds and delights the senses.

Reserve your table today and step into a world of culinary excellence and theatrical wonder at McFiler's Chehalis Theater.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (360) 996-4362
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jim Wheeler
  • Neighborhood
    Chehalis
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 19 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

19 Reviews
  1. nomcfil

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Was not what I made reservations at all, overpriced and a total surprise when it came too meal. Very disappointed had nothing online when making reservation about menu and only having one thing on menu. Will not go back and not recommend.

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  2. JoeP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, reminiscent of a scene from the 1940s. Soft piano music in the background. Soft lighting.

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  3. Ally

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful venue/restaurant. Definitely a 5 star experience. Steak was perfection as was the crab stuffed avocado. Perfect for a date night :)

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  4. BenG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely use of this old theatre! Food was delicious and service was great.

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  5. ChrisL

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Due to some kitchen issues, I would h a very rated higher. Overall place was great, but dinner took over an hour. Not sure if that is normal but we definitely would go again so long the it won't take as long. Again the place was amazing, been going to that theater when it was just a theater and glad it is being used again.

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  6. WilliamD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    While it is a challenge to find a gourmet style restaurant in Lewis County for dinner, it is even more rare that such fleeting moments survive beyond a year here. Once the word is out, there is a significant number of people who will keep coming back. It is true in the ratings that the food is excellent but also on the more expensive side $$$. But you get the benefit of well constructed recipes that are not typical for a small city. It is surprising that the management was able to take a movie theater and make it into a pleasant dining experience with the emphasis on quality rather than quantity.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really stunningly fantastic food, Chef Wheeler is a master of his craft. Genuinely lovely staff, and a lovely space in the old Chehalis theater.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal to celebrate my birthday. I had the lamb, which could easily be shared. My daughter had trout, which was delicious! My husband had steak poutine which he loved! Go and enjoy. The service was a bit slow, but there was a large birthday gathering also. We had fun talking.

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  9. Kirkh

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    McFiler's combines ingredients from local farms with inspired creativity to make truly authentic cuisine. Our food was elegantly presented and exquisitely flavorful. Head chef James Wheeler came out to make sure we were enjoying our food. A rare gem of a restaurant in rural NW.

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  10. BSOly

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall, disappointed. We made a 7:30 pm reservation several days in advance. When we arrived, almost immediately we felt pressured to order and get moving. A DJ/concert event started at 8:00. We got our desserts to go (ordered in advance), no water refills, had to ask twice for a soda. My husband asked about the fish and chips; how many pieces was he getting? The server told him 3 to 4 good size pieces. When his plate arrived, he only got 2 small pieces! We were out of there within 45 minutes!! Our bill for 4 people was over $200. Usually when you are paying $50 per person, it comes with better, less rushed service. The food was just average, not worth the price. Maybe the chef was also rushed to get us in and out? Maybe decide if you want to be a restaurant or music venue or maybe don’t let people book a dinner reservation a half hour before the “show” starts. The pictures of the food looked amazing and I was so hopeful but the rush to hurry up and get out made it tough to savor and enjoy. That’s my favorite part of eating; taking my time and savoring. Certainly felt let down. And it was to celebrate my son’s birthday. 😩

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  11. JillH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to McFilers dinner theatre was very satisfying. The setting is comfortable and the theater really has a nice ambiance. Our server was informative and friendly. We had three in our party and we each ordered a different entree. Each of our meals were presented beautifully. And each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals. They were well thought out and prepared to perfection. There was a concert film on the screen while we ate. The sound level was nice. It wasn’t annoying loud, so we were able to talk to one another during our dinner. We will definitely return to try more menu items.

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  12. EricT

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting is very cool. Lower light with music playing on the theater screen. The food is “oh my god” amazing. My wife and my new favorite restaurant.

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  13. ShellyA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice relaxing dinner. Food was good, the theater was beautiful.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue, service and amazing food. Love how the theater is restored.

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  15. AmyP

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely amazing, loved the edible flowers! Great atmosphere and the staff was all so great and prompt! Definitely returning to try more stuff!

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  16. KarenR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing would go back today if I could. I think the price was fair market value no complaints at all here

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  17. JennieM

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the food and atmosphere, waitstaff was awesome.

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  18. AmandaS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to the theater for dinner but we have been to the Mezzanine bar before. We had attentive service and our favorite musicians were playing on the big screen (blues). The drinks were excellent and I really enjoyed the mockarita. It’s nice to see non-alcoholic options other than soda and water. Our food arrived quickly and it was impeccable. Beautiful and tasty- my husband cleaned his plate. Great portion size, romantic environment, and for fine dining it was reasonably priced.

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  19. JohnC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is a beautiful place. The food is very good. Very expensive but good. Service on the other hand needs lots of improvement. When I pay $85.00 for my dinner I don't feel I should have to go to the bar or flag someone down to get what was already asked. If you want a refill of your beverage plan on getting it yourself. I was in the restaurant business for 30 years. We probably will not be going back.

    2 people found this helpful

FAQs

McFiler's Chehalis Theater is rated 4.4 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Google Map for McFiler's Chehalis Theater

558 N Market Blvd, Chehalis, WA 98532

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chehalis
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jim Wheeler
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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