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Thistle Pub & Grille

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12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
+1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100
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Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here the first night and again the next afternoon after check out. The burger the first night was really good. The next day it was a different story. Stale bun and just so-so. Service wasn't as good either. We were the only customers for late lunch and felt like we were imposing. Kind of a letdown after being so... More 

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Thank elle m
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 will share your comments with our executive staff. We are always eager to learn new ways to improve our customer service. Thank you... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu was a nice blend of upscale sandwiches and entrees. My husband got the burger and fries, which he said was cooked perfectly, and I got the Otto's Chicken and Risotto, which was delicious! We also split the Rock Steak app, which I recommend. Drink selection was spot on, and the Brown Butter MI Apple Crisp is a must... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Food was very good, especially the bread and oil. Restaurant has a woodsy feel and large fireplaces, very warm and cozy. Recommend the Brussels sprout salad!!

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Thank love2travel2005
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Thistle Pub has a nice, inviting, low key atmosphere. The staff is attentive and courteous. The beer selection is fair but has something for everyone. The food is locally sourced and very good. The dinner prices are a little high but nothing more than you would expect at a ski resort.

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Thank jficek
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197 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Very friendly staff, happy to serve you. Great view of the night skiers, live entertainment and great drinks.

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Thank Cheritaylor
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

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
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 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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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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?