The Thistle

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville MI 49683
$$$ American Recommended Editor's Pick

If your party is more than 6 people you must put in multiple reservations. Reservations will be held for 10 minutes after your reserved time, then the reservation will be cancelled.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville MI 49683
  • Cross Street: M-115
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Moderate
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 231-378-4777
  • Features: Hotel Dining, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Lounge / Bar, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wednesday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
The Thistle 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 987 votes

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Nov 16, 2022
Kari Z.
Rich was so great! Wonderfully engaging and just a super demeanor! Food was fantastic!

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Nov 14, 2022
Ruth D.
Our waitress did an excellent job!

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Oct 29, 2022
Cheryl G.
Love it

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Oct 08, 2022
Paul B.
Was a very enjoyable evening. Waitress was very helpful and patient when my sons were delayed in arrival

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 2022
Katie W.
Our server, Grace, was excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 04, 2022
Kylee H.
All 7 of us ordered the filet and it was by far the best steak we all have eaten in a very long time. The Thistle fries were a hit as well as the calamari. We sat at the family style circular table in the corner and we loved that spot. We had a very sweet young waitress (Emma I think?) and she was awesome and handled the rowdy group of guys in such a great way. We loved our experience and will be back for the conference next year!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 02, 2022
Patti E.
It was a wonderful meal and the service was outstanding!

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Sep 06, 2022
Mary L.
Great staff, prompt & very mannerly! Love the restaurants ambiance!

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Aug 31, 2022
Kenneth S.
Terrific atmosphere along with delicious food! The server was very friendly and his service was great. We love eating there every time we stay at Crystal.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 15, 2022
Mary W.
Our server was very attentive. Food came quickly. We will return.

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Aug 15, 2022
Tina W.
Great meal and exceptional service!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2022
Craig E.
Food was over cooked and over seasoned. Calamari and Brussels sprouts were great. For the price we hoped for better.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 30, 2022
Paul M.
It was outstanding from start to finish. The service was excellent and well staffed. They also worked as a team for the larger tables which was very well received. I would recommend The Thistle to everyone.

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Jul 10, 2022
Mark & Lisa G.
The Thistle never disappoints! Great service, food and a gorgeous outside patio makes it a fabulous experience every time!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2022
Michael W.
Fantastic!!!

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Jul 07, 2022
Susan S.
We had a lovely lunch on the outdoor patio. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. The ambience on the patio is great. Will definitely come back.

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Jun 21, 2022
Terry F.
Beautiful place great food

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Jun 07, 2022
Robert F.
Very pleasant evening for a family group. Appreciated the ability to easily make and modify reservations. Food was excellent, with quick friendly service.

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Mar 31, 2022
Kenneth B.
Our server, Corina, was super helpful and super nice, and with the excellent food made this a super occasion!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 15, 2022
Levi F.
My wife and I visited after a 10 year period of time since the last time. Our server Shay was great we had her both days. On Sunday we both had the fillet. My wife needed to sub her potato due to a dairy allergy. She ended up with French fries. It would have been nice to get a couple of steamed red potatoes or even a baked potato. I do understand some things are prepared in the morning. Another choice would have been better. On that same note . The steaks were cooked perfectly both days. On Monday I had the steak, she had the grouper. The grouper had been out of stock on Sunday. Once again the steak was cooked perfectly. The grouper was not as good as other times at other fine restaurants. Just a hair bland , and quite fishy. I have never had a bad meal at the Thistle. I do miss the baby back ribs that were on the menu years ago. The best I’ve had to this day . 10 years later. We look forward to eating there each time we ski. As an end note, Shay was terrific helping my wife find substitutes with the chef. Everyone who greeted us was very professional and happy to be at work. The place was clean and food was served quickly and correct. Thank you , Levi and Jenna Frey.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2022
Meg S.
Always great. Our waitress was the same person as our first visit 6+ years ago and she is amazing.

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Mar 05, 2022
Lisa R.
Loved it!

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Mar 04, 2022
Robyn D.
Shelley was amazing! Can’t wait to come back!

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Feb 25, 2022
Rachel V.
Our experience at the Thistle was great! Our waitress should be commended! She did a fabulous job and was so patient with our party of `10 which included 5 kids! Love the Thistle!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 25, 2022
Christine N.
Everything was great! Staff was friendly and food was great. Loved the Gnocchi appetizer! Highly recommend it! Overall great vacation get away at Crystal Mountain!!!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 23, 2022
Meg K.
Was such a nice night. Good food and great atmosphere. Our waitress was attentive and kind.

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Feb 19, 2022
William D.
Very nice!

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Feb 17, 2022
Danielle B.
We had a lovely time dining with our friends at your establishment. Great food and drinks. An experience to remember! Thanks.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 16, 2022
Kayla H.
Amazing! Food and atmosphere was excellent.

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Feb 03, 2022
Anne K.
We loved being recognized as return customers by our server Corina. She made us feel welcome and did an excellent job!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Feb 02, 2022
Lisa K.
Very expensive, but worth it. We will be back.

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Feb 02, 2022
Chris C.
Had a very nice dinner with my wife. It was her first time experiencing Crystal Mountain and Thistle (I've been several times with my golf group). The meal was amazing and the Brussel Sprout appetizer was the best we've ever had.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2022
Heather S.
thanks for letting us adjust our lunch 'time' by an hour. NOT my intention to be 'early', but the group finished skiing early and we appreciate your flexibility!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 31, 2022
Fran F.
I think the servers do a great job!!!

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Jan 26, 2022
Bebe l.
What a delicious dinner! The warm Brie cheese for an appetizer and the pasta with red sauce were divine!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2022
Janice U.
Fantastic meal and service!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Phillip S.
Blackened fish was too salty. I love spicy and blackened foods, but too much salt. Otherwise very good.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 21, 2022
Terri M.
Experience was nice and food was very good :)

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Jan 20, 2022
Robert B.
great food, great atmosphere

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Jan 18, 2022
Pam E.
Thistle was fantastic. Just what we needed for a lunch break after a full morning out on the slopes. Service was fast but not rushed and our drinks were never empty. The chili was fantastic and I highly recommend the gnocchi appetizer if you’re a fan of walnuts.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2022
Amy L.
Our server Kelli is the best. Look forward to seeing her every year! Also the fact that we can now reserve a table is a huge improvement. Nice job.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2022
Lorie C.
Awesome service and food!

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Jan 03, 2022
Lisa I.
We always enjoy going to the Thistle when we are at Crystal Mountain! Our server, Kelly, was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
alice m.
Great finally reservation at the resort

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 28, 2021
David M.
Emma was a wonderful server! Dinner was delicious, and we appreciated the fine food on Christmas evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 25, 2021
Manuel S.
Great place. Excellent service! The food was delicious.

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Dec 22, 2021
Rob W.
had another great meal there !!

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Dec 16, 2021
Jack W.
Service was excellent!

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Nov 28, 2021
Molly D.
The service was incredible. The food was outstanding. Can’t wait to come back

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Nov 27, 2021
Barbara G.
Very quaint and charming place. Very accommodating to our needs.