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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Chandler

4.7
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 113 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Good Food.

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Fran
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

We were into ourselves talking but we were well taken care of and were very full when we left.

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vipKeith
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service and practicing Covid spacing of tables

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vipDrdebsir
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Noise level inside was deafening so we sat outside on the patio. Music level was still blaring making it tough to have a conversation at times.

Service was terrible. Waitress didn’t know the food or bar menu and took valuable time to get correct menus and information. Drinks took forever to arrive. My friend’s drink was wrong and the replacement took longer to arrive. Manager came around several times with a fake effort to check on the status of things but never followed up.

Food was marginal. At least we hit ‘social hour’ so some discount on cost but apparently smaller amount of food per order so might not be an actual bargain.

If you like a very noisy sports bar atmosphere with typical bar type food, this may be your spot. Can’t say we will bother to return.

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azchar
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their seasonal menu with some excellent German beers and food offerings. Hubby ahd I split the 3 sausage platter which also has cheddar mashed potatoes, sweet/sour cabbage, sauerkraut and a wonderul who grain mustard. It was more than enough food for the 2 of us - we're in our 70's and can't eat big meals so a split meal is typical for us.

Thirsty Lion has, in my opinion, the absolute best fish and chips we have had in any restaurant.

Another menu favorite is the Spicy Fried Cauliflower. The Korean Ribs are excellent

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vipBeach
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Delicious food, great atmosphere, very helpful staff, and brilliant service.

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SteveL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service team that helps each other making your experience very good! Food was tasty and will return

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KateB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. Service was a TINY bit slow, but considering the precautions being taken due to Covid, that’s to be expected and is completely acceptable. The staff we all extremely friendly and accommodating, especially when we asked them to split the bill in a complicated (and probably super annoying) way. Overall, the experience was great and we’ll definitely be back!

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timd
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice set up inside. Good space and god use of space. Open all around so you can see a lot and keeps you busy while your talking.

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vipBeach
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food. We have dined there many times and it continues to surpass all expectations.

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vipBeach
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly prepared food and great drinks.
Host, servers and managers were superb.
Cleanliness and security are second to none.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. service excellent. Their Spivey chicken sliders are to die for .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sangria!

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azchar
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a 'go to' spot for us when we want quality food, respect for social distancing and excellent service.
We are seniors so typically split a meal, which is always done for us in the kitchen with no upcharge (which we'd be more than happy to pay because someone has to wash the extra plate).
The staff is friendly and attentive.

This week we shared the Queso appetizer and split the orange chicken. Delish! Just the right amount of heat and love the fresh orange slices in the dish.

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BillK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Happy Hour, very spacious and clean. Mask policy in place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We sat on the patio, the weather was great, our server was good, but kind of slow. Food was great and made up for it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a groupon and everything came out great! Great cocktails, great happy hour and our waiter was phenomenal! The food was exceptional as well. I wish I would have tried the happy hour fried chicken sliders because it seemed like that was a fan favorite at the restaurant. Great portions as well and great atmosphere

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BillI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and service. Friendly staff and attentive. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good social distancing. Food tasted fresh and flavorful. Nice interior. It was great to get out to eat again!

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vipBeach
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very safe as the Covid protocols were professionally implemented. I have been to 10 other restaurants in the past 3 months and Thirsty Lion is by far the best.

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FoodEnthusiast
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always good service and tasty food.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and great food❤️

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KimGary
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff effectively modified for covid. It was very busy for Sunday lunch yet service was really great! Next time will go for cocktails for sure!

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RhondaF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirsty Lion and their staff did a great job with social distancing. We felt very safe and enjoyed our visit. Food and service was great. It felt good to dine out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great!! Will come back! Great place in Chandler!

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ErinH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We were celebrating my parents 49 wedding anniversary our service was very friendly and she and I believe a manager brought us a brownie with ice cream on the house along with a card signed by the staff. It was a wonderful experience and we definitely be returning in the future. Thank you for making the night memorable!!!

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viperics
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and ambiance . Beautiful place !!! Management and Staff were great !!!!

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azchar
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GO THERE!
Excellent service, staff and food.

Hubby and I usually split a meal (we're older) and the kitchen always does that for us.
We tried the Korean Baby Back Rib seasonal special last Friday night. It was delicious and the ribs were perfectly seasoned and cooked. The side dished of kimchi fried rice and an Asian inspired side salad/slaw were terrific.

I love spicy foods so the Spicy Fried Cauliflower is the bomb. Loaded with flavors and perfect as a meal by itself. As well, the Spicy Mule is a party in my mouth. So tasty!
The bartender told me they'll be having $6 mojitos on Mondays through August. I think I'll have to take advantage of that. :-)

Theye have done a really good job of social distancing; we like sitting at the bar. Perfect!

Make a reservation, especially on the weekends because they are seating at 50% so the restaurant fills up quickly.

ENJOY!

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vipLynne
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived with reservations on a busy Friday night, during happy hour, and were seated almost immediately. We received prompt service from our waitress, allowing time for us to review the menu. All waitstaff wore masks, and tables were sanitized prior to seating guests. The menu was extensive, with many appealing options. We decided to share fried chicken sliders and bacon-wrapped barbecued shrimp from the happy hour menu. We were not disappointed! Both were delicious. Service was excellent. Noise level was very energetic, so we seated ourselves side by side in our booth so we could talk easily. All in all, this was a great choice, and we'll be back again. A very welcoming atmosphere!

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Brandon
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and exceptional service
will be back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. Very friendly and the managers we can in contact with were very helpful as well. This location is a bit of a drive for us but we’ll definitely be back to enjoy the kind staff. We love the manager Sean and know him from the San tan location. We’ll definitely be back

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vipBeach
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service from hostess, server and general manager.

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Tarak
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The restaurant was beautiful and relaxing, food was mediocre.

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AZbadgerfan
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was good, it just took a long time to get service. I waited 15 minutes to get my CC back when I paid,

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JenE
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (which came fast) and drinks, and fun atmosphere (despite COVID)! Enjoyed our server (originally from Milwaukee) and the manager who were both very friendly and attentive. The restaurant did an excellent job at making us feel safe (social distancing, masks, QR code menus, etc.). Will definitely go back next time we’re in AZ.

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Celery57
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Social distancing was practiced. The food was good. We had the grilled salmon. The service was inexplicably slow, however. Not sure why because there weren't a ton of customers in the place. But we would go back. Overall it was an enjoyable afternoon.

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BabyKakes
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a great experience for a Sunday brunch!! I absolutely loved the spicy chcken and waffles!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed. Great server and experience.

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vipLynne
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirsty Lion was the perfect choice for our evening meal. We were pleased that the staff wore masks and that there was close attention to cleanliness and sanitizing as well as social distancing. The menu is extensive and tempting. Since we just needed a light meal, the chicken sliders and the house salad were ample and delicious. We were pleased to be able to sit at the bar and our server was outstanding.

We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time here! Also felt like the staff was very aware of COVID related safety procedures so we were able to enjoy our time. Friendly and attentive server too!

FAQs

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Chandler does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Chandler also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 786-5799.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Chandler is rated 4.7 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

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.