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Thistle Pub & Grille

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American, Contemporary, Pub
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12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9393
+1 800-968-7686 ext. 5100
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Spring Lake, Michigan
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 36 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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25 reviews
19 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 13 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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Whitmore Lake, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had the the trout dinners and the Michigan sandwich and fries. All was delicious. My husband wasn't quite full on his dinner but he is a typical meat and potatoes guy. Also it was a bit pricey but probably typical for resorts.

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Thank CJLake
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We were on a golf trip and decided to go to the Thistle in-between rounds. The food tasted great and I love how they accommodate people that are Gluten-Free. The food came out fast which made it perfect so we could make our next tee time. Overall great food, great atmosphere and great service!

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Thank Blair D
Zurich, Switzerland
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146 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We assembled here three times in the week we stayed. Two out of three were just superb. The one that was not was due to us being tired and the waitress weeded / stressed. That said the food was very good and the beer excellent.

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Thank DPattersonInCH
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 20 and sat in the patio and everyone enjoyed their meals. I Loved their cucumber avocado chilled soup. It is a nice place. Atmosphere and prices were higher than name suggested. Entrees were $19-$38 for pasta to filet. They did offer entree salads, sandwiches and burgers for $10-14. There aren't many choices outside the resort... More 

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Thank Renee D

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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, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?