Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ

4.4
479 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.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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GaryM
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Waitress was overwhelmed- forgot drinks( we followed up on twice- two simple draft beers) as well as forgetting simple requests like- "we need a to-go" box. With open patio seating- was told nothing available- and I "should" have requested this online (OpenTable didn't allow it). Food was decent for a pub food model- but not again. There are 25 more like them in a 5 mile radius.

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vipMichaelM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place for a meal and cocktail before going to a movie.

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KelleyM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, environment, and service was fantastic! Courtney was a great server!

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vipPadre2019
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great slider starters and cheesy beer soup (excellent)

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Rayz
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Thirsty Lion was pleasant and helpful, prices seemed higher than before epidemic but that the world we are in. Everyone in are party was very pleased with food and service.

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vipPadre2019
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the happy hour food specials were reasonably priced and delicious

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ChelseyT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I guess we hit it at the right time because it wasn't really busy. The service was great and our food was on point.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on October 1, 2021

Chelsey, thank you very much for taking the time to share your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipPadre2019
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Scallops and esp. artichoke. First time visit!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on October 1, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your 5-star review! We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again soon.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Horribly hot in the restaurant. Where's the A/C? It was like a sauna in there. Had to find a server to get drinks refilled and ask for water refills. Bathroom were absolutely disgusting. Floors were wet and slipoerry and my wife almost fell. I told someone but they never even wiped it up. I wiped it up personally with a napkin. Food was okay, but not a good day for the money spent. Very disappointed. Would not recommend nor probably go back. Dirty facility, slow to non-existent service and not a real ambient environment.

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Nick
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The queso & chips is over cooked and no flavor. It was curdled. Portions are huge. Flavor of food is just okay. The table was reserved for 4 people and they only gave us two menus. Ordered drinks and the waitress didn't ask about appetizers - finally got the app ordered and that took forever. Then got food ordered and it took awhile. Just average food for a lot of money.

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Dontgohere
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Terrible service and extremely slow kitchen and staff. Poor management, server, and just poor overall customer service for restaurant week. Took over 2 1/2 hours for food to arrive. Waiter checked in maybe every hour and was very forgetful. Food was like dive bar food.

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AKAE
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Horrible experience. Went to Thirsty Lion for restaurant week. Had reservations & were seated right away. Received our drinks and appetizers within 20 minutes of arriving. Took a while for us to be able to place our entree order. We finally did & waited for over 30 minutes with still no entrees. Within that time a manager came over to clear our appetizer plates & the waiter came over & we told them both separate times we are waiting for our entrees. Then we were told about 10 minutes later by the waiter that the order was never put in. We waited another 20 minutes or so & received our entrees. Both burgers were overcooked & both of the fry servings were undercooked & not edible. We told the waiter about the fries & he checked with the kitchen & was told that it was an undercooked batch & they were waiting for more to come out. So all of the runners, waiters & managers all thought those fries were worthy to go out on customers plates. Bad management. After the waiter told us he was waiting for more fries we put in our desert order because by that time we were ready to go. We waited 25 minutes for the desert, asked the waiter the status & were told that they had to go out & buy the ingredients for our deserts because they did not have them. Are you kidding me? You do not have the ingredients for the deserts you put on the menu for restaurant week? So after being there two hours, we did not receive our full entree & did not receive our desert. No manager ever came by to check on us to see why were had been sitting there for so long without food. The managers were too busy flirting with each other. It was unbelievable. We normally receive wonderful service at Thirsty Lion but last night was horrible. It was clear that the kitchen was not run well & the managers cared more about flirting with each other then taking care of customers. The managers should have been on top of it & they were not.

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JimT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Restaurant Week menu was delicious and the portions were huge.
Excellent service by Ashley and a great meal and experience!

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vipBabe
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We had a French Dip that was fatty and greasy, Turkey Club sandwich and the bread was greasy, bacon was gross. The other entree was Fish and Chips and again fries where soggy and greasy. It had been awhile since we went to this restaurant and we will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Mediocre service food and drinks

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RonS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation for four at 6pm and arrived about 20 minutes early and they were happy to seat us right away.
We were greeted by Trevor who was our server and he did a great job making conversation and taking care of us with an appetizer and drinks before ordering our main meals.
The place was very crowded which was nice to see.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on September 4, 2021

Ron, thank you very much for offering such great feedback regarding your experience. We are are very pleased to read your comments and will be sure to commend Trevor on a job well done in taking care of you and your guests. We appreciate your time in sharing this feedback and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was just okay. Not bad not amazing. The drinks were the same. It’s a cool place ambiance wise but in my opinion other restaurants have more to offer. I would go again but it wouldn’t be a first choice.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

We're very sorry to have let you down in any way. If anything is anything short of amazing, we certainly welcome you to ask for a manager so we can learn more of the specifics and to make things right for you before you leave. Thank you for your feedback and we hope you can give us another try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirsty Lion is ALWAYS great! I have never had a bad experience there, I love the menu and my fave is brunch! I cannot wait to come back!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Hi Amanda! Thank you very much for sharing your great comments along with your 5-star review! We appreciate your feedback very much and look forward to seeing you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Had a reservation and had to wait 20 minutes. Food, service, and experience overall is a C.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We certainly apologize for any shortfalls in serving you on your last visit and will review these comments with our Team. If there are any other specifics that you wish to share to help us in better understanding these concerns, we welcome your comments to management. Our track record is generally great and we hope to have future opportunities to regain your faith in our operation. Thanks again for your time and consideration,

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CherylB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great food as always.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Cheryl, thank you very much for sharing your 5-star review! We appreciate your comments ang great feedback very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Kiley
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! I’m new to the area and loved the atmosphere and food!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Hi Kiley! Welcome to town and thank you very much for sharing your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, server was attentive and when we asked him for recommendations my husband loved what he got. Will Definitely be back again might just be our new go to spot especially with being able to make a reservations!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback along with your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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JenniferLynne
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Great Service. Love their brunch menus and mimosas.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Hi Jennifer! Thank you very much for sharing your great feedback along with your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CherylB
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. Great food. Great service. I like how there is space between tables. I didn’t feel like there were others on top of us. Good atmosphere.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Cheryl, thank you very much for sharing your great feedback along with your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Jack
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with a big welcome at the door and taken to our table and informed the waitress would be there shortly . She arrived welcomed us again and brought water and glasses and the menu. Returned asked if we had any questions which my wife did and she answered those and took our order. While waiting for our meal the manager came by and welcomed us and asked if we had any question which we didn’t and apologized for the sound level. That was not necessary but a welcome gesture. Meal arrived prepared just the way we requested and as tasty as we expected. Meal over bill came and we asked for boxes to take food home and the waitress saw that my meal was really soft, so she left and returned with a plastic container. Departed restaurant totally satisfied.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Jack, thank you very much for sharing your great feedback along with your 5-star review! We appreciate it very much and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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StacyG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. It was a little loud due to the soccer game, but we had a great time.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Stacy, thank you very much for sharing your great comments along with your 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

food was above average. had the calamari and thought for the price, the serving was not very adequate. servers were great. noise level too high

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on August 8, 2021

Carol, thank you very much for sharing your feedback along with your review We hope see you again for a chance to exceed your expectations and apologize if we fell short in any way.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service. Food came out quickly and was tasty. All in all a great visit.

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JenniferL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service - waiter was very attentive and did an awesome job :)

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was on top of it! The food was good and served quickly!

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One person in our group has some health issues and has very specific dietary needs. The chef personally came out and discussed her needs and made sure they were understood. The entire staff made us feel comfortable and we were able to relax and enjoy the meal with fewer worries. They were great! We will most definitely be back soon.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you Kathy for this glowing review. We really appreciate you taking the time to provide this feedback. We take dietary needs and allergies seriously. We will certainly share this review with the entire team. We are so pleased that you had a great experience and we are looking forward to seeing you again very soon. Sincerely, Amy

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vipRobert
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and atmosphere to hang out in, been there several times!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on June 29, 2021

Thank you Robert for this great review. We value your business and look forward to taking care of you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife’s birthday. It was a perfect location to bring our loud and rambunctious toddler. Food was excellent! Service was the best!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ
Responded on June 30, 2021

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us at our San Tan location. We are so please you were happy with the food and service. It means a lot to us to hear comments like this. We will share these comments with the entire team. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food! No matter what you order, it’s delicious!

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vipSharonC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had major excitement there was a car fire next to the restaurant!

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vipRhondaH
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Came here for the first time for az restaurant week and thought we would give it a try. Appetizers were good and probably best part of the meal, we had the meatballs and shrimp. The entrees were so so. My husband had the bison burger since they were out of the ribs. He said it was very bland and not much flavor. I had the Tuscan chicken it was dry and not much flavor.
For dessert we had the apple crumble and creme brûlée which was pretty good. Our drinks sat empty for awhile and service was okay. I was disappointed overall. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good either.

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ChristianR
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too much light, food average, service so so, food so so, better go to culinary dropout like i always fo, the first time i try aomething else it ddisapoontsp

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JenniferLynne
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was great. Definitely will be going back for brunch!

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vipjonl
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Food was subpar. Dirty plates and glasses. When checked in for reservation we checked in then they forgot about us and we had to ask again about being seated before we saw them panic at forgetting us.

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Thirsty Lion Gastropub - Gilbert, AZ is rated 4.4 stars by 479 OpenTable diners.

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