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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan
- 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
Bacon Wrapped Prawns
Grilled with garlic herb butter, Napa slaw and cilantro lime vinaigrette
Spicy Tuna Roll
Ahi tuna, Sriracha aioli, soy glaze, cilantro, fried lotus root, pickled jalapeo, radish, green onion and sesame
Dusted with seasoned semolina flour, lightly fried and served with chili lime sauce and lemon thyme aioli
Only allowed party of two to use one coupon. Never stated anywhere!
Every time I have been to Thirsty Lion it has been a great experience. The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. The variety of food options is great. This is now my go to date night spot.
Good distancing between outdoor tables. Nice to be able to make a reservation so no waiting while trying to maintain physical distance from others.
Server was great. Food and drink prices were steep! ($11+ for a pear martini).
The food was low quality and made us sick for 2 days
Our server was awesome and the food was delicious. My friend had the ahi salad that was the best she had ever eaten.
Overall great experience during AZ Restaurant Week. The service was prompt and friendly! COVID-19 protocol was being followed. The 3-Course Meal was well planned with several options. This restaurant would be recommended to family and friends
Great food great service. I appreciate what they have implemented during the Covid pandemic. I would recommend as a safe place to eat. Does not hurt that their food and service is excellent.
We made reservations and were able to be seated upon arrival, a good start. Hanna served us. She was charming and gracious. She attended to all our dinner needs. The food was excellent. Then Hanna arranged for a fudge cookie with ice cream to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. We complemented Hanna to the manager. We will be returning.
Food arrived under-cooked for Gastro Burger ordered Medium and received rare. Fries cold.
Tyler, our server, was incredible! Had a great time with our friends :D
First time eating here and it was great. Price is a little high but overall experience was 👍
Hostess were super uptight and rude.
Manager was hostel. Yelled at us. It was our anniversary.
Super expensive meal. $85.
Pizza wasn’t cooked. They went back and made another one. We would never go back.
My wife and I go there and have been monthly for the past 2.5 years for the nachos together. It is very disappointing the nachos are no longer on the menu and we will not be going there again. The service was also slower with families coming in after we did, getting food served and drinks refilled well before us. Disappointing indeed.
I don’t understand how you can have chips and salsa but you can’t do nachos? Truly sad. It was our favorite restaurant.
Spaced seating and all employees wearing masks. Everything was great except the beer was warm. Will definitely go bavk
We enjoy coming to Thirsty Lion. The food is good and the service is usually good too. Staff are friendly and professional.
Love this place
Our bartender, Jacqueline, is the absolute best server we have ever had. She is attentive, quick and super friendly. We will be back 1000x over ... this is our favorite place to go for dinner and drinks!!
Very slow service despite being there during down time
Wife’s bday...it’s was all good
My wife and I had reservations for 5pm on a Friday evening. There was no one waiting for a table and very few tables occupied. The manager refused to seat us due to not having on a mask. He pointed out to us the sign on the front door, "we walked by". He would not listen to the explanation for us having a medical exception for not wearing a mask, even though this is recognized in every other business. We could've have walked 15 ft. to a table sat down and not needed a mask. I understand every business has a right to refuse service, but common sense or basic courtesy was not used in this case. We have been coming to this location for dinner at least once a month since it opened. Now we have the right to not spend our money here and will tell as many people as we know not to go there. Completely unacceptable.
We dine depending on the safety and precautions that a restaurant is taking toward Covid.
We find Thirsty Lion a very safe place to dine.
The food was cold and rubbery it used to be good before covid hit and when we went the manger was rude and they used to give military discount and he is like nope I decided I am not giving them Extreme rude
Father’s Day Brunch was Awesome!
Food was delicious and Kyle our server was fabulous
It was a great atmosphere with delicious food! Recommend trying the bacon wrapped BBQ prawns!
Everything was great! The only issue was the mister system was not working so we ended up going inside. Would have liked to have been outside for better social distancing.
This is the second time I’ve been to this location and the service is always less than par. Took forever to get our drinks and the server couldn’t get it right. Had to repeat ourselves. Food was just not good this time around so we decided to just stick to our appetizers and then went to another restaurant
First time out with friends since the shutdown. Had a wonderful time and Shawna was a fantastic waitress!
Wait staff wasn't great. Did fill part of order - had to ask for the item again. Didn't come around to our table very often.
“Fresh baked” pretzel tasted like it was previously frozen and was stale. Both orders were wrong. Had to ask for drink refill multiple times.
The food portions seem to be smaller on the apps. Price high for what you get. Spinach artichoke dip and calamari. Not enough food for the price you pay. Service was great.
Tasty dishes and unique choices makes thus place great for the gang!
The staff at Thirsty Lion is always superb and the food is great. Spicy cauliflower appetizer rocks. Plenty of TVs (once there is sports to watch again!!) and consistently great service from the front door to the final bill.
Great staff, great environment, food and drinks. What more do you need?
Thank you Jason for this amazing review. It means a great deal to our business as we recover. Looking forward to having you return soon. San Tan Management
Miss some of the food items that aren’t on the new limited menu...especially the cream brûlée and Cauliflower dish. Drinks are great and service is good. Will continue to visit when in the area.
Thank you for the review! Great news- those two items are back now on our menu! Please come see us soon.
So happy that you are back open!
Thank you for the review!
Restaurant was busy as usual, however they were short on wait staff causing a bit of confusion and a backup on food an drink orders. Food was good and server did her best to cover all of her tables.
First time at the Lion - menu has a nice variety of options - pretzel appetizer was 2 big pretzels with 3 dipping “sauces” that were all very tasty. My hubby and I ordered different things and shared them. Fish and chips - good portion, fish was crispy but a little greasy, not too bad but the fries were the star of the plate! Burger with Gorgonzola was the BOMB - I’ll go back just for that!
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 899-0119.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan is rated 4.4 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan 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.