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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan

4.4
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389 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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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 389 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Daniel
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Only allowed party of two to use one coupon. Never stated anywhere!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good distancing between outdoor tables. Nice to be able to make a reservation so no waiting while trying to maintain physical distance from others.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was great. Food and drink prices were steep! ($11+ for a pear martini).

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JodyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was low quality and made us sick for 2 days

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome and the food was delicious. My friend had the ahi salad that was the best she had ever eaten.

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cleveland806
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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CherylB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TomC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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Kstater
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food arrived under-cooked for Gastro Burger ordered Medium and received rare. Fries cold.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyler, our server, was incredible! Had a great time with our friends :D

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NikkiC23
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here and it was great. Price is a little high but overall experience was 👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

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.
Awful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Date night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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RonnaR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spaced seating and all employees wearing masks. Everything was great except the beer was warm. Will definitely go bavk

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PaulN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy coming to Thirsty Lion. The food is good and the service is usually good too. Staff are friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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AmyF
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very slow service despite being there during down time

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s bday...it’s was all good

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CraigG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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PatL
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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kimh
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Brunch was Awesome!
Food was delicious and Kyle our server was fabulous

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landonc
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere with delicious food! Recommend trying the bacon wrapped BBQ prawns!

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viprgmagg
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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Maryk
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out with friends since the shutdown. Had a wonderful time and Shawna was a fantastic waitress!

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BethF
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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.

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MKres
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

“Fresh baked” pretzel tasted like it was previously frozen and was stale. Both orders were wrong. Had to ask for drink refill multiple times.

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AmberH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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vipJenieR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty dishes and unique choices makes thus place great for the gang!

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vipGeorgeF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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Jason
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, great environment, food and drinks. What more do you need?

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan
Responded on June 1, 2020

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

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AlfieR
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan
Responded on May 30, 2020

Thank you for the review! Great news- those two items are back now on our menu! Please come see us soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy that you are back open!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - SanTan
Responded on May 30, 2020

Thank you for the review!

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ShannonD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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vipDV70
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

FAQs

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.

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