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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Wanted something close to Crystal Mountain and was very impressed. The Rock Steak is a must! The scallops as well as the Cherry BBQ ribs had excellent flavor and were perfectly prepared. Service was quality also. After dining at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and several other highly regarded dining establishments on a week long vacation, Thistle Pub &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Healthy menu, small menu but choices were appetizing. Large beer selection. Waite staff was excellent, if you are management reading this you have a waitress named Kelli, she is an absolute treasure! Food portions were ample and price was reasonable. I really liked this place!

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Coopersville, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Thistle Pub & Grille

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

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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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