Thistle Pub & Grille

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville MI 49683

$50 - $75

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
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Tuesday
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Wednesday
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Thursday
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Friday
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Thistle Pub & Grille 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2021
Peter V.
Great food but we missed the Steak on hot rock you used to offer, Nice seating outdoors with shade, Local tap was excellent,

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2021
Joe P.
Great food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2021
Chris C.
Our server, Grace, was great. The food and service were excellent. Great atmosphere in the round table in the corner!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 06, 2021
Grace W.
Service was excellent. Slightly overpriced

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 01, 2021
GERALD S.
Excellent food and service!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 30, 2021
Sam T.
The food was excellent and Katy was fantastic!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 26, 2021
Barbara E.
Best dining experience in Avery long time loved the new menu

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2021
Melinda M.
We ate there twice while at golf school. Both times were excellent!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 28, 2021
Lisa M.
My sister has celiac and the chef was really careful preparing her gluten-free food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2021
Mary D.
We love dining at the Thistle. Our experience was wonderful.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2021
Pat T.
Great food and service. Loved the pretzel! However I nearly did a face plant tripping over that black stand that has the protection sheet on it. The window blocked my fall. I bruised my leg when I fell. The person who seats you should point that out to you. She had one of of seated on the bench and one of us in the chair opposite. I moved to sit next to my husband in the bench and tripped getting back there. Our breakfast the next morning again was excellent food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 01, 2021
Lisa M.
Great for families!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 28, 2021
Lindsey S.
It was a little on the expensive side but that’s expected because of it being at a resort. Overall, everything was amazing and I will definitely be back. Our waitress, Kellie, was also amazing!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 25, 2021
Carol P.
It was a wonderful dining experience. I was a bit disappointed in the shepherds pie. Beef was not very tender and sauce looked / tasted more like beef bouquet coloring rather than a deep rich flavorful sauce developed with seasoning and a long period of roasting. It was Ok, but I expected exceptional for this pub.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2021
Meg S.
Always delicious. I believe our waiter’s name was Dan and he is always great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2021
Earl U.
Everything was great!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 12, 2021
Robert B.
Superb dining experience. Appreciate the attentive but not over-bearing service. The food was cooked perfectly and the presentation was excellent.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 11, 2021
Judy P.
We were impressed that proper precautions were in place. We have had both COVID vaccines, so we felt more relaxed, but it’s important for those who have not been vaccinated, to see that they were following the required guidelines. We would not hesitate to eat there again as the food was delicious! We would recommend it to our friends, as well.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2021
Haruko M.
Ambiance, food and service, everything was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 07, 2021
David K.
This dinner was a good experience. The food was excellent this time, much better then the last two times (fall 2020, and winter 2020). Waitress was good and read signal well. Like need more time, etc.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2021
Elaina B.
Had a wonderful dining experience March 2021. Great service, great food, great atmosphere, great adherence to social distancing. Only negative was the Raspberry coulie on chocolate tarte had too much vinegar. All 4 dinners we ordered were delicious and professionally prepared. Even my vegan teen daughter was impressed. Great experience!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2021
Timothy M.
Felt safe with plastic dividers, even though not beautiful ambiance.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2021
Robert V.
Server and staff are excellent as this is our go to place for many years - like since it opened!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2021
Kelly S.
Love the restaurant!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2021
Debbie j.
Great service, food delicious. Had dinner and breakfast. Thanks for being open

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2021
Maureen W.
Excellent service Very accommodating Delicious food Family friendly High recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2021
Todd B.
All 10’s / great service & food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2021
Jim E.
Lunch specials always unique and excellent. Service is the best.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 19, 2021
Stacy W.
Food was great and Mary our waitress was amazing. Did a great job with new protocols and keeping everyone distanced.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 17, 2021
Diane D.
Everything was great— delicious food, great service

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 24, 2021
Laura B.
Excellent service, excellent food.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 16, 2021
Laura W.
We had a party of 16, 8 of them were kids. The manager was great about working with us. Hats off to our waitress! She worked diligently to get food for the kids, appetizers/ drinks for the grownups, and our meals. I didn’t get the chance to thank her!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
May 23, 2021
Shelly F.
The waitress was great, my food was tasty and I enjoyed it. Unfortuneately the guest with me was not pleased with her portion of chicken breast. May I suggest in the future on the menu stating approximately the ounce size of the meat (like one does with steak choices). She then would have been prepared or made a decision otherwise on what she wanted to order. The manager was very accommodating in trying to fix the issue. I appreciated his efforts for sure.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2021
Greg E.
I like Scottish music but not high energy music through our entire visit there.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 05, 2021
Tony P.
Lovely Easter weekend evening!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 02, 2021
Rob B.
The prices are high, but given that its at a ski resort, the ambience is great, and the food is excellent, you will not feel cheated.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2021
Heidi H.
We had both breakfast and dinner at the Thistle. Breakfast was fine - nothing fancy but it was nice to be able to sit down and have a hearty meal before hitting the slopes. Dinner was ok. We got the szechuan rice with shrimp and it was not good. We should've known better than to try Asian food at a Scottish themed restaurant in Northern MI but as a pescatarian, I was looking for something different than the normal salmon and whitefish. The service was great - very friendly and very accommodating. We would definitely go back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 04, 2021
Jan N.
Hostess a bit stand-offish; wait staff AWESOME. Whitefish very disappointing, small portion, way too mush-like.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 02, 2021
David S.
Great lunch at The Thistle during ski weekend at Crystal Mountain. Excellent Covid precautions. Great service, food and drink!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 25, 2021
Andrea K.
More vegetarian options would be good. Since Thistle was only open for dinner would have been nice if the menu was a little different from the Wild Tomato’s menu for lunch. They are identical!

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 03, 2021
Dan M.
We made a reservation, and were taken to our table right away. Service was great with Katie our server. Food and drinks were great too. I didn’t like where our table was though. Right next to the kitchen and bar where all the servers had to come and go.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 15, 2021
Mary M C.
We received a warm welcome, good, pleasant service, and Felton pressure as we ate dessert and hatted afterwards. Thank you. Mary Clifton and four more.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 10, 2021
CHRIS N.
The food was great. Of no fault of the restaurant, the atmosphere was a bit strange because of covid. I'm Scottish and loved the theme and music. Portion size was a bit small for the price, would have liked about a 1/2 cup more brussels sprouts. Filet was amazing and cooked perfectly medium. The whipped potatoes were amazing. Old fashioned was sweet but carried the whisky which was nice. Thank you.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 06, 2021
Christine S.
Thistle Pub is a quality eatery at Crystal Mountain Resort. The Bavarian Pretzel appetizer was excellent! My chopped salad was fresh with enough cheese crumbles and other veggies to set off the homemade dressing. My sister's Chicken entree with Dauphinoise potatoes and fresh green beans and my son's Thistle burger and fries were hearty portions featuring local food sources. The only issue was slow service--not a major detractor once we got our appetizer order in. The server was skilled at her job overall, we enjoyed her service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 05, 2021
edward c.
glad you are open. still do not like all the plastic separators.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 03, 2021
Christina A.
Food was great but we waited 15 minutes for service after being seated. I had to ask someone why we had not been helped yet and then a waitress came to help the table.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Mar 20, 2021
Warren W.
Great place COVID restrictions destroyed the Ambiance from what used to be a great atmosphere is now a plastic covered cold experience