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Thistle Pub & Grille

American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI 49683
800.968.7686 Ext 5100
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Beers Great Food

We ate here twice and enjoyed a variety of food and beers. The local brewed Thistle beer was a favorite, but I always order a flight when I can, and the choiced didn't disappoint. We all had something different both times we dined and we all felt we had the best thing on the menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Coopersville, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We arrived late and so went directly to the Thistle for some dinner. The 'after-hours' crowd was pretty noisy and there was no getting away from it. The food was good but NOT a quiet or romantic dinner.

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Dyer, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This restaurant has it all, tasty food, warm and inviting environment, and great service. My compliments to the chef, my family loved everything that we ordered.

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Anderson, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We always stop in for a cold beer, as they have a nice selection of local ales. The food is amazing and the staff is top notch!

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Moline, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We ate here twice and enjoyed a variety of food and beers. The local brewed Thistle beer was a favorite, but I always order a flight when I can, and the choiced didn't disappoint. We all had something different both times we dined and we all felt we had the best thing on the menu.

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Waterford, Michigan
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Eclectic menu with prices to match. However food falls short. I really wanted to like this place because it is the best option for eating at Crystal. I even waited until after I ate lunch there three times to write the review.

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ann arbor, mi
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I guess I was expecting to really like this restaurant. It's on the bottom of the ski hill, close to the condos and had a few vegetarian options for me to choose from. But our dinner was just not what we were hoping for. I love Udon and make it quite a bit so I was really looking forward to... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

All our meals were delicious! My wife celebrated her birthday, so they got us a free dessert. You have to try the Rock Steak- they give you a blazing hot River Rock (from the local Betsie River!) and you cook slices of delicious tenderloin right on the rock at your table! My kids loved it. They said it was the... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Didn't have any food - only sat at the bar on a couple different days. Guinness on tap! Great Irish bar feel right off the slopes. Saw some of the food - it looked good. Bartenders were very nice - good service.

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Traverse City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Totally nice package visiting Crystal Mountain's restaurants. The Thistle has a wide range of offerings to please all interests. The presentation is to the liking of the "foodie" crowd. Resort attire and vacation attitude is all that is required.

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Thompsonville, Michigan
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This cozy little eatery is warm and inviting on a cold winter's night. The menu has been revamped to include some tasty treats. Mid-week the restaurant was busy but the food was delicious and nicely presented by a well trained server. My seared tuna was prepared by a chief that knew what he/she was doing. It was accompanied by a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville, MI 49683
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Thompsonville
  • Phone Number: 800.968.7686 Ext 5100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

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