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Thistle Pub & Grille

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American, Contemporary
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12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
+1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Thistle has a great menu, ranging from hot sandwiches to steaks, all at a reasonable price. The corner window table was fabulous, with the Christmas Eve snow gently falling out both windows. Thought Bing and Danny were sliding open the barn doors in White Christmas! Michigan wine vintages to fit every budget.

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Thank rknight7001
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here twice during my stay and had wonderful meals both time. Crab encrusted whitefish and filet. Decent wine selection. Food was served hot and timely. Beautiful dining and waiting area.

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Thank Stephanie M
Indiana
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119 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely upscale but not outrageous and great value. Check the daily special before you order off the menu. The meatloaf was very good. It was nice sitting by the fireplace for dinner.

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Thank D W
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sisters and I stopped to eat lunch here after an afternoon of cross country skiing. Everyone we encountered was very kind. The menu was very big but the options were still appealing. I enjoyed my food and my sisters and a good time as well

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Thank Anna L
Spring Lake, Michigan
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The Thistle is a good place for up scale dinning. In the appropriate season, you may eat in or out with good atmosphere, great food and service with appropriate pricing. You may dine in golf, ski clothing or any other "up north" clothing and enjoy yourselves.

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Thank davewhiting2016
Manton, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

As always, we enjoyed the appetizers and main courses. Our only wish would be consistency of the service. Staff turnover must be high because at a given visit you may have an experienced wait staff but yet on another visit you may have a rookie. I understand learning curves but believe a better training period would allow improved customer experience;... More 

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Thank Sog010812
Lansing, Michigan
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I was embarrassed and I think our waiter was too. We brought a couple guests to enjoy a good dinner (we've never had a bad meal here until this night). One of our guests ordered the chicken and didn't eat two bites. I ordered the filet mignon and it tasted like liver - honestly. My wife's meal was really bad,... More 

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Thank Dave W
Crystal_Mountain, Marketing Coordinator at Thistle Pub & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to hear that your recent visit to the Thistle Pub and Grille did not meet your expectations. Crystal Mountain prides itself in producing exceptional experiences throughout the resort and your feedback is important to help us continuously improve. Thank you again. More 

Lake Orion, Michigan
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place is inside the Kinlochen building at Crystal Mountain and is easily the best food at the resort. They specialize in local farm to table dishes with seasonal menus. They serve local sprits, beers and even the milk. If you like a good burger, there's should be on a "Top Burger" list. It's good. We have always had good... More 

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Thank kmriege
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The food was overpriced and not tasty. The service was unattentive. The simple things - like a bread basket has never arrived despite the request. The water glass was never refilled.

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Thank mishkanazapade
Crystal_Mountain, Marketing Coordinator at Thistle Pub & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We’re sorry to hear that your recent visit to the Thistle Pub & Grille did not meet your expectations. Crystal Mountain takes pride in producing exceptional experiences throughout the resort and will share your comments with our executive staff. We are always eager to learn new ways to improve our customer service and to ensure... More 

Sandusky,
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This place is nice but doesn't have a lot of beers on tap to chose from. But there isn't much else in the area so they kind of have a monopoly here. With the craft beer explosion in Michigan, I would expect more taps. Food is good and not too expensive. Atmosphere is laid back and relaxed. Great place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Thompsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?