Good "Thymes" at the Big Yellow House!

Our beautifully renovated, 125 year-old Good Thyme house features incredible details that you won’t find anywhere else.

About Good Thyme Restaurant and Catering

Welcome to Good Thyme Restaurant and Catering – a beloved dining experience and homestead event venue that beautifully combines history and hospitality. Nestled within the walls of our cozily-restored 125-year-old Good Thyme house, you'll discover a treasure trove of unique details that make every event and visit truly special.

Our story begins with Renee Holman, a larger-than-life personality leading a lifetime pursuit of preparing and hosting amazing meals, who passed the torch to Benjamin Thoen in the spring of 2023. Despite being generations apart, Renee and Ben share a deep connection to Washburn. In 2003, Ben embarked on a journey working alongside Renee, and it didn't take long for him to fall in love with a lifelong career in hospitality. Renee's artisan style left an indelible mark on Ben, shaping his commitment to locally sourced, house-made cuisine and the world-class hospitality that will mark the legacy of Good Thyme.

In addition to the locally revered restaurant menu, Good Thyme offers one of a kind chef-catered events. Whether it's a wedding, corporate gathering, or any special occasion, we're delighted to provide a simply amazing meal, spectacular cocktails, and our renowned service to elevate your event. With our commitment to world-class hospitality and a historic “homestead-style” backdrop, your on-site catered event at Good Thyme will be an unforgettable experience from the moment you arrive.

Step onto our inviting wrap-around veranda and enter a world of charm and elegance. The centerpiece of our main level is a grand fireplace that extends a warm welcome to all. Inside, the ambiance is enriched with dark chocolate and copper accents, creating a cozy atmosphere for up to 100 guests. Our copper-covered wrap-around bar and elegant tables further enhance the richness of the space featuring cozy brown leather seating.

Beyond our doors lies five acres of picturesque surroundings that make Good Thyme truly unique. Our property boasts a little something for everyone: expansive fields with ample space for tents accommodating up to 200 guests, sun-kissed gardens, and a stunning Tuscan-style pergola to create an intimate outdoor space, and a 2200 foot grass airstrip known as Old Dairy Airport for our pilot guests to fly and land directly at our door.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the countless family members, close friends, and the community that rallied behind Renee to resurrect the Big Yellow House. As we embark on the next chapter in the history of Good Thyme, we thank you for your continued support!

Local Ingredients

At Good Thyme Restaurant, we craft exquisite dishes using locally-sourced, fresh ingredients, delivering a true taste of our region in every bite.

Inspiring Recipes

Good Thyme Restaurant sparks culinary wonder with its inspiring recipes, blending innovation and tradition to create memorable dining experiences for all.

Great Meals

Indulge in the finest dining experience at Good Thyme Restaurant, where our exceptional meals are crafted to perfection, pleasing every palate.

Skilled Staff

At Good Thyme Restaurant, our skilled staff elevates your dining journey, ensuring exceptional service and culinary expertise that exceed your expectations.

Immaculate Presentation

Good Thyme Restaurant sets the standard for immaculate presentation, where every dish is a work of art that delights both eyes and palate.

Elegant Catering

Elevate your special events with Good Thyme Restaurant's elegant catering, where our culinary mastery and impeccable service create unforgettable occasions.

Our Talented Good Thyme Team

Ben T.

Ben T.

Owner & Chef
Sara Bara

Sara Bara

Ben’s Best Half
Roux T.

Roux T.

Guest Experience Manager
Alicia I.

Alicia I.

General Manager
Chris S.

Chris S.

Bar Extraordinaire