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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Desert Ridge
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Service was very slow, food menu is now limited due to Covid, very loud and crowded. No longer a favorite place to eat out.
Came with my GF's family, we all loved it and Angie (not sure of the spelling) was terrific!
Will be back again and again.
Great experience. Was there catching up with a long time friend and our server was amazing and let us be but kept the service up to excellent standards.
This is a young peoples meet and great and is very loud. The food is alright but for a very senior couple it isn't worth the 25 minute drive.
Went for Mom’s Birthday. Great Food, terrific service. Had a nice time
I’m a retired professional restaurateur and enjoy late afternoon dining at the bar. This restaurant was spot on. I seldom give 5 stars.
It could have been better had the waitress had a little personality.
The food was good. The steak was great. I reserved a table for husbands birthday. It was never mentioned. The table was in a back corner. 😩
We were there for happy hour on the patio. We had the spicy chicken sliders and carnitas tacos. The tacos were very spicy but good. The sliders terrific. Just perfect for 2.
Great fried chicken sliders and brussel sprouts. This is always my go to chain so I was so happy there was one close by to my hotel.
First time eating here but definitely not the last! Wonderful establishment! We had to wait longer than expected for our drinks but it was not an issue for us. Food was outstanding and we highly recommend the Spicy Cauliflower!
First time at the Thirsty Lion - other than the noise level (too loud) we enjoyed ourselves.
We will return.
Excellent food and service, highly recommend! Food came out quickly and hot, service was amazing.
Love this place, our go to local spot a few times a week!
Great food and a very friendly and accommodating staff.
Brunch was delicious on the patio, service was great.
First time at Desert Ridge location (2nd at Thirsty Lion overall). Our server was delightful, super friendly with a sweet personality. Restaurant was not at all crowded at our mid-afternoon Saturday visit, but was starting to pick up a bit as we were leaving. The service was much better than the food. My friend's Cobb salad looked absolutely delicious, and an average portion size. Honestly, it seemed a bit overpriced at almost $17. I think $13 would be better. The happy hour appetizers were ok, good value, but a little flat in taste. The artichoke spinach dip could have used a bit more seasoning, more garlic, more salt and pepper. The calamari was alright, a little on the chewy side, and the coating was uninspiring. The best part of the calamari was the 2 sauces, a lemon aioli and a spicy mayo-type sauce. I don't think I'll be back. On 2 visits to 2 different locations, I left both times with that feeling of "meh...it was ok".
Absolutely Love this place. Something for everyone. Service has always been great.
Great customer service! Also, witnessed the GM handle a very rude and mouthy man who had too much to drink. Security was called in because the man was being such a jerk. But the GM handled it great, despite the fact that the guy was swearing at him. I think half the restaurant was ready to jump on the guy if he’d laid a finger on the GM!
Many patrons cued up right outside the front door as they had no reservations and were waiting to get in. Inside patrons were nicely spaced.
Great place to eat. Lots of options. Service was good and friendly.
The Gastropub burger was out of this world, get it medium, so it is juicy. Cocktail selection is terrific, we love Blood Orange Cosmo! Overall, this place is great!
Food was great and service was fantastic
We love this place for brunch or lunch.
We met friends for dinner, the music was so loud that we had to shout at one another. Not a pleasant evening.
Good images; spicy tuna roll was the best part. Great sounding menu with wonderful pics to boot but the final product is somewhere in between Friday's and Olive Garden: salt laden, heavy sauces. Good for a like a quick drink and appetizer after work; for a real dinner explore other options.
Excellent food and service!! Will be back for sure
First time ever at The Thirsty Lion. I was impressed by the ambiance and the transformation of the interior inside. Our table was in accordance with the social distancing guidelines, clean with comfy leather seats. I ordered the the green chili chicken avocado sandwich with the staffs recommendation. The chicken was cooked perfectly and I loved all the spicy flavors. My husband and I are looking forward to coming back for the brunch menu, my only criticism is the drink menu is a bit overpriced.
The calamari and sliders were really good.
The pretzel was okay. Not that good. Kind of hard and did not seem fresh. Chicken tenders were delicious as always. The marquarita was weak. More sweet and sour not very much Tequila.
I always tend to order the same salad, and it was prepared exactly as I specified. Good food, good service.
I’ve eaten at the TL in downtown a Denver and Tempe. Tonight I went to Desert Ridge Location. Portions were WAY smaller (my Ahi Tuna Salad was not only tiny but not seared with the special blackened herbs like I had at Tempe Marketplace).
So disappointing. I’d been craving this salad since I had it less than a month ago. Won’t go to that location again.
Love the restaurant , but it is almost impossible ,even at the virus level of occupancy to carry on a conversation i appreciate this is a bar and sports area ,but way to noisy
Even though we've been to a Thirsty Lion before, we didn't realize what a great bar selection there is. Also, we love the menu variety--it caters to many tastes.
Great place. Will go back.
My ahi salad was good and came as I ordered with dressing on side.
My friend's calamari was not crispy at all.
Service was good once our server came to our table; it just took quite awhile for her to initially get to us.
First time diners. Two of us-both ordered brunch and both really enjoyed our choices., Chilaquiles and one of the egg dishes. The menu has variety but not overwhelming. You can eat in the restaurant and not be outblasted by the TVs/sports, but also seems like a good spot to catch a game which we will do next time. During Covid, spacing was more than adequate and staff was attentive to rules and we observed lots of cleaning so it felt safe to be there.
Great food and brittany is awesome
Love Thirsty Lion....
Prefer to go during Happy Hour, as the value for the prices are much better.
Good is great !!
Had a couple bloody Mary's that were very good. Food was decent nothing fantastic, we each had one of the 2 eggs benedicts. Could have been warmer and potatoes were on the hard side. Service was bad which was surprising because it was slow and they had lots of employees standing around... It was disappointing since we went there because of great reviews.
I tried a new dish - the Tuscan Romano Chicken - and it was fantastic! I will definitely be getting it again. This restaurant consistently serves excellent, made-from-scratch dishes. Love it!
Food was great - service was great - following rules for Covid distancing
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Desert Ridge does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Desert Ridge also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 555-1212.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Desert Ridge is rated 4.4 stars by 168 OpenTable diners.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Desert Ridge does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/GIFTCARDS.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.