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Laughing Horse Saloon

$$ - $$$
Bar, American, Pub
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15888 Lindy Rd, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9288
+1 231-378-4876
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Fun place to hang out and shoot pool, the wait staff was friendly and drinks were made well. The food was o.k...

Thank Shawnee W
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Laughing Horse has the best Karaoke DJ and music videos around (with Duane). I first saw Duane at Northern Lights Bar (Chums Corners currently no longer) in 1990's. He would pack the place. His knowledge of music and song selections is second to NONE. Also he has the best in sound equipment around to include a 8 ft projection video... More 

Thank Tim S
Thompsonville, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Mediocre food, good atmosphere, worth a stop--I think they have bands on the weekend--Great countryside setting.

Thank oldhippiechick2015
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We just happened to be driving home to Manistee one night and saw this place. It looked interesting from the outside. We decided to stop in for a drink. I was very surprised to see how large it was inside. I like the décor and just the overall style of seating, etc. We had a drink at the bar and... More 

Thank lala1229
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

When the laughing horse saloon first opened I was skeptical about going to it because the old owners ran that place down. But eventually my hubby got me to go. In the beginning with them going through transition n trying to find help with cooks n waitresses, they had a trail n error. But now I think they have it... More 

Thank davty
Interlochen, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great place, great owners, great staff, great entertainment, great food,great drinks, I think I got it ALL, did I mention it's just a great place to get away and enjoy yourself, go check it out, you will be glad you did

Thank Janet B
Thompsonville, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Started off with slow service, and just got worst from there. We were served flat, watered pop. You could clearly see through my drink. Waited another 20 mins for fresh pop. Since the waitress is also the cook. We were not attended to for the whole half an hour it took her to make 4 burgers, a nacho supreme, with... More 

Thank aprilh533
KC0317, Owner at Laughing Horse Saloon, responded to this review

Hello, I apologize that you had such a disappointing experience, but I do appreciate your feedback. We have owned the bar for just over a year and are definitely still working out some kinks. We do have some more positive reviews on our facebook page, and unfortunately some not so positive ones on this site. We do typically only have... More 

Thompsonville, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2015

We recently went to laughing horse for dinner and were sadly disappointed. We live close to this saloon and were looking for a place to eat typical bar food. The service was friendly and the bar was clean but the nachos I ordered were awful. The cheese was white and it was like a pasty liquid cheese. The jalapeño poppers... More 

Thank Cathy M
KC0317, Owner at Laughing Horse Saloon, responded to this review

Hello, I am sorry to hear that you had such an unpleasant experience. My husband and I just bought the bar a little over a year ago and appreciate any feedback that we can get regarding how to improve. We have simplified our menu compared to the one that the previous owners had with the hopes of being able to... More 

Thompsonville, Michigan
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195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015

From the outside this place is a big question mark - should I go in or should I not. Definitely venture inside. The food is surprisingly good - especially some of the their unique fried appetizers like their take on cheesesticks and poppers. Their beer is cheap. And when they have entertainment, it is decent. It is pretty dated inside... More 

Thank upnorth98
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I am always reminded of why I never want to go to the Laughing Horse Saloon. The service is ALWAYS terrible. There is never a soul in there yet it takes forever to get served, if you get served at all. I ordered a strawberry daquiri once and the bartendar didn't even know how to make it. Once we walked... More 

5 Thank Patty K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15888 Lindy Rd, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9288
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Benzie County  >  Thompsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 231-378-4876

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?