Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Scottsdale

4.2
293 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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Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Come in for Cinco De Mayo and enjoy our special menu featuring Pork Carnitas Tacos, Smoked Chicken Nachos and our Spicy Grapefruit Margarita!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Treat mom to a delicious brunch with Fresh Berry Waffles and Passionfruit & Raspberry Mimosas this Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat dad to Brunch and Beer this Fathers Day. Enjoy brunch dishes such as our Breakfast Burrito, Huevos Rancheros and Fresh Berry Waffles. Plus half off flights!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

What 293 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
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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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
13 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
32 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
26 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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OT
Central Coast
6 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
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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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
80 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
33 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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OT
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
25 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
23 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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OT
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
139 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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