Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Scottsdale

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312 reviews
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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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RM
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 of us met for supper and had great food. We've eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. It is a noisy, busy place so conversation is difficult at times but we can work with that. Dylan was amazing.

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OT
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was super slow.

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OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Great meal for Father's day brunch

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible service, terrible food. Took my husband and my dad there for Father’s Day. No one liked their meal and the service was awful.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated pre-father’s day lunch and was definitely a hit to my family. Ordered gastro and lions burger for me and my son and It was both yummy and we were satisfied. Nice before going to the mall. Staff were excellent. Food was served fast. And COFFEE was very good too. Going back for sure.

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JS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy going to Thirsty Lion before movie at Camelview. Like to checkout new/seasons all menus. Food is great, service good - can be a bit noisy if place packed. Have great bar to relax and enjoy conversation before/after meal.

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DY
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We have eaten there several times and it was fine. This time was a special event with friends. As the host of the event I was very embarrassed that I had taken them there.

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y
London
25 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Nothing special but it was an okay meal

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Final dinner in AZ with family. Amazing food and service!

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Z
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I have dined at Thirsty Lion in the past and have given very high ratings. This time I was very disappointed. I dined for restaurant week. We ordered the artichoke dip and it was very good. We then ordered from the restaurant week menu. We never were given refills of our drinks even though we were told they were coming. They had to redo my bill 3 times and after about 45 minutes still was not right. I was overcharged not given the prices for restaurant week. I was also marked a no show for my reservation. If you decide to dine here my favorite dish is off the appetizer menu, the bacon wrapped shrimp.

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NH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The server was incredibly awkward. We ordered drinks and they came after our meal was already brought to the table. Not to mention we ordered from the AZ Restaurant Week menu, and the appetizer came after the entree. No apologies. This place and their management do not care about customer service.

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IR
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have recently discovered TL for both lunch and dinner. They do a great job with a varied menu and everything seems to be very good. Service is always friendly and prompt. The meals are well prepared with a little extra effort in terms of creativity and presentation. Portions are generous and you won't leave hungry. I recently tried the falafel wrap which was great and a nice change from a burger though they do a fine job with those including the Impossible Burger (meatless meat) which is almost indistinguishable from the real thing and totally tasty!
The Korean/Asian plates are well spiced and delicious as was the recently added poke bowl.
It's noisy and the music wasn't to my taste but it certainly gives off a nice energetic buzz.
We will definitely go back. I'd recommend it both for lunch and supper.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic

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TK
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Erica was a great server. Snagged some happy hour prices on starters that really helped the bill for our 7-person party.

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DK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Very disappointing that the movie night pizza special has been eliminated. Happy Hour items have declined. Cheese dip was blah. Gluten free options were minimal. Decided on the bacon wrapped shrimp on the Happy Hour. No soy sauce or bbq sauce were available as gluten free so rice was bland and over cooked. Shrimp was also over cooked. Everything was very dry and unsatisfying. We won’t be returning.

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AR
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thirsty Lion never disappoints. We sat outside, waitress disappeared for long periods. Don’t think there was enough help on the patio. Sad that they no longer have pizzas on their menu.

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PH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was very slow

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SS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food took forever, didn’t receive some items, incompetent server

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Easter brunch. Everything was so good! The rhubarb cheesecake was delicious!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Thoroughly ordinary. Not at all bad, just nothing at all remarkable. If you’re shopping, at the movies, or in the area & looking to stop & eat- here you go.

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KP
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Burgers were awesome as was our server. A bit pricey.

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S
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I have been twice at this restaurant. The first time my date and I walked out because the service was just horrible. The second time service was a little better however my date was very specific in his order. He said I want a burger with only bacon and grilled onions nothing else, he also said I want my fries well done. I order the ribeye. When the food showed up my order was fine however they brought him a burger with everything on it. I couldn’t find the waitress so I walked to the back to tell her the order was wrong. She told me she thought he said no cheese only. I had to eat alone since the replacement burger took forever to come to the table. The manager brought it and we told him it was our second time here. He tried to offer a free appetizer for next time and we said no thank you. I am not coming back.

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b
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor seating

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

DJ was the best server!

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SH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Dos Equis draft had a funny taste to it. Other than that, everything was great

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AB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great drinks. Food can definite improve. Good service, friendly staff. Nice and quiet

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DO
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and our server was outstanding. But points off for seating my guests at a different table and for canceling my Open Table reservation an hour after I checked in.

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p
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Slow waiter got some pet of the order wrong took too much time to get the food almost an hour , not friendly at all ! The food nothing great

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RM
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A group of 5 of us met for evening meal. We had all eaten here in the past. We had another great evening! We had cheese burger & fries, southwest chicken salad, Tuscan chicken and orange chicken. Everyone was pleased with their entrees. The restaurant is loud and basketball games were on the tvs so we needed to speak up to visit but that is to be expected during March Madness. We will be back :)

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Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Problems with two salads but our waiter and the manager were very helpful They gave USA comp desert after fixing the salads.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Happy hour mysteriously 'cancelled' on a busy weekend despite signs everywhere advertising it. C- food. Server was nice and attentive. Would never go back.

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CJ
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious corned beef and cabbage for St Patrick’s Day! Please consider adding this to your permanent menu!
Wonderful service and friendly staff in general

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NY
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Extremely attentive polite friendly server.

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Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Hunter was excellent, he was attentive and we enjoyed having him. Great beer and the cauliflower was spectacular, a must when you go there.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average ... average .. average. Nothing stood out. Was just in a convenient location at the time.

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AT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Good drink selection, food was mediocre

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r
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never been disappointed at this location and wasn't this time either.

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I
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cool bar.. Eclectic menu with lots of options.. Variety of beers and drinks. Food was very good. Service was attentive. Definitely will go again

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t
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Place was packed but we were seated right awau with our reservation....however probably took server at least 20 minutes to take our order...he was appropriately apologetic...the rest of his service was pristine...pleasantly surprised with their willingness to make a few substitutions...the cobb salad with salmon instead of chicken was divine and perfectly portioned!

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SW
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always dependable and a good choice for before and after a movie. Good food and good service.

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