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Thistle Pub & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
+1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100
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Windsor, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

4 of us enjoyed dinner at the Thistle Pub and Grill while staying at Crystal Mountain. The food and service were both outstanding. Our server was extremely attentive throughout our dining experience. Soup of the day was terrific. Really enjoyed the bread with the balsamic vinegar and olive oil dip. Sandwiches and burgers were excellent.

Thank Doug T
Manistee, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great food and great service at the Thistle. Rich always has a smile to greet everyone, and the food is always delicious.

Thank M5170OTjennifers
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy and warm by the fireplace. Great food and ambience. Bought some gifts at golf shop. Very nice. Would go again. Loved it.

Thank Carole C
Traverse City, Michigan
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

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 

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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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

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 

Thank slbracer
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!!

Thank love2travel2005
Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank jficek
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205 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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

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.

Thank rknight7001
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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.

Thank Stephanie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Contemporary
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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?