Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Scottsdale

4.2
283 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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Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Extremely attentive polite friendly server.

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OT
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
4 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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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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New York Area
78 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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OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Excellent service. Yes it is a noisy place

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RM
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I was lucky to think ahead and make a reservation because the place was super busy. It was a great location for a casual get together. Some what noisy since it was a Saturday evening but we did fine with our conversation. Our server was Casey and she was AMAZING!! We had Cuban sandwiches which were so good and another in our group had the bacon wrapped steak - spot on perfect! We look forward to coming back again.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was off this night. I had a much better experience last visit when I ate at the bar.

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RL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food at the Thirsty Lion Pub! Farm to table, fresh, and tasty! Love to eat here-my go to restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the selection on the menu.

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PB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always been a fan of Thirsty Lion and this time was no different. The menu selection is always great and the variety of wine and beer always makes it a nice stop. This time, the server was superb. Will always visit a Thirsty Lion when looking for variety, TV's and great service.

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JG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Got sat next to the front bar area and it was close to club like loud in there, which is fine but this was just a dinner for me the wife and a kid. Made it tough to have normal dinner conversation. Also, we waited for quite awhile...somewhere around 10 minutes before our waitress arrived. After that though everything was great.

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M
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Others commented thier food was so-so. I got the fish and chips and the fish was obviously manaufactured (Sysco) and was bone dry. No flavor. Service was spotty.

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FF
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 1

The service is Grade A - Super waiter. We had a wonderful waiter, and the person who seated us was excellent. The problems are the seating and the noise - and, I'm sorry to say, my beef sandwich was so dry, even extra dressing didn't help. Most of the tables are high-rise, and there are only two booths. The music made it impossible to have a decent conversation, and when the room became more crowded, the noise was the loudest of any restaurant in Scottsdale (at least during lunchtime!). Between people shouting into their cell phones, and other shouting to be heard across their tables - it made for a very unpleasant dining experience.

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JB
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Better choices in the neighborhood. Yard House is a superior choice

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l
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, waiter was awesome and food/drinks delicious. I would recommend to my family and friends for a fun night out after the movies:)

Thank you for an awesome evening.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was overall solid

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S
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff, good food, convenient location, will go again.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were all pleased with the food and felt it was a very good choice

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MM
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fun spot for casual dining. A little loud.

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B
Phoenix
136 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant with great food and great service.

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WG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! Try the chicken curry soup, it will not disappoint.

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CC
Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a disappointment. Having made a reservation through Open table we were still asked to sit at high tops in the bar. Our server was short, cold and totally unengaged. It took FOREVER to order, and again and ETERNITY to receive food. The server was the type who seemed to intentionally avoid eye contact as to all 20 minutes to pass before revisiting the table for any reason. The order was incorrect. The manger immediately apologized and offered to re-make the food but given the length of time required for the first order we would have one person eating alone 30 minutes after everyone else had finished. He did discount the price of the food.

The food quality of food was average at best. This is basic average bar food, no different than any sports bar on any corner in America. The "Scotch Eggs" which seemed to be one of few unique items were absolutely tasteless. There is simply nothing positive to say about this restaurant.

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R
London
35 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Worst fries I've ever had.

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OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and good as usual!

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MM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We enjoyed the atmosphere and had a nice friendly server. It was mistake after mistake with getting g others accurate. We were delivered 5 waters for 6 people. My wife asked 2 times for a water before we finally got it delivered. My mom ordered arugula salad with chicken. I remembered my moms order specifically because she asked if she could get chicken on top. She was given the salmon dish that was not a salad and there was some disagreement by waiter before he finally remembers what she ordered. She ate anyways rather than waiting. The waiter then offered dessert. I assumed comped as comp for screwed up order. Wrong! We were charged. And they even delivered the brownie when we ordered bread pudding ant the urging of waiter. Nice place but accuracy problems. Should have comped desert at least.

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g
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food and happy hour values. I'd never been there on a weekend evening before--it was super noisy, which really bothers me. We got to sit outside, so the noise was not an issue. Also, great local beer selection.

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Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I ordered the chicken fingers from the reverse happy hour menu and they came burned. They were made correctly the second time. The crab cake was good.

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to watch some games and eat. Everything was great

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Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family reunion for Thanksgiving Weekend. 7 adults, 3 toddlers. They were very accommodating, and switched us from a high top table reservation to a great location outside where the kids were not intrusive to other diners. The weather was gorgeous and we had a delightful meal and a wonderful time all round.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As always, we enjoyed the meal and service!

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SF
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The food here is crap...seriously. We have given it a few chances because it's never busy and so convenient...but the server dissapeared both times we were there...its expensive for the crap you get...I will never come back. Get your act together!

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

first thing when you walk in, the hosts have their back towards you. now that may also be because the layout of the entrance which to me makes no sense. we had reservations. and still, three couples who showed up at least 15 minutes after us were still seated before us. and the host also forgot about us since we were seated about 15 minutes after our reservation, and there were no additional people waiting after that.

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EO
Salt Lake City
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good dinner with good friends. Not amazing, but solidly good. Salads, burger, fish and chips all tasty.

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