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Awesome place! Something for everyone! Definitely make reservations. Otherwise u Will have to wait for a table.
Everything was amazing, however every time we’ve ate at the Thirsty Lion, the drinks take quite a while for them to arrive to the table.
We had the best server. She was very attentive and seemed like she truly enjoyed her job.
Great food, nice variety and great service. Way too noisy inside, but nice outside once they shut the bar windows.
Sat at a high top, not our first choice but nothing else was available. Very busy because it was before a Cubs game. Service was efficient . Fish and chips were excellent but my friends burger was cold.
Drinks were slow to come out. Food took even longer and was cold when we got it... all 4 of us. 2nd round of drinks took a long time too. Asked if we could talk to a manager server said she would send them over... No one showed. Probably won't go back.
Had to send back the drinks because they were terrible. Bar manager actually argued with us about how accurate the bartender's measuring is. I know my drink, and this was awful. Friend ordered a drink at the same time, they totally forgot hers. we asked 20 mins later and it showed up immediately.
Good food. Many varied choices. Good service. Very lively and loud. But lots of fun
I tried to reserve a table for 6 on OpenTable and could not. I called the restaurant and was told they didn't take reservations from 5pm to 8pm but that most 4-top table could seat six. I explained that OpenTable showw reservations available for four people and was told that OpenTable doesn't always match up to what they actually have available. I decided to game the system and do a reservation on OpenTable for four people at 530pm. When we arrived I let the hostess know that we had six people and she said the reservation, which did actually match up with OpenTable, said four people. I let her know the above information and she apologized and got us a booth for 6 people. She did a great job seeing to our needs unlike the hostess I spoke to earlier in the day. We love this place otherwise I would have said to heck with it and gone to another place. Food and service great as always!
Overall, the experience was hit and miss.
Ordered a signature drink and it was good. Ordered a second and was told they were out of the ingredients. When I questioned the server, she got snitty.
Service was lacking with plates and empty glasses remaining on the table even when staff had just been present.
Waited a long time just to order dinner and server did not check on us after it was brought to the table.
But....come check time she was front and center and seeping sweetness.
Might be my first and last time there!
My wife and I visit Thirsty Lion often. We had not been to your establishment since late November (because we went on a trip to Germany! We LOVED the 'changes' on your outdoor patio! Way to go! We cannot wait to return (it will be soon).
First time here and we will be back. The food, drinks and service were excellent.
Great food! Always imaginative appetizers & entree. Can count on this place.
I love this restaurant, except for the noise level. It is extremely hard to hear so people just yell louder! I can’t go here with a few of my friends who have a little trouble hearing and really find themselves out of the conversation. And that includes my spouse!
The place was very but thanks to open table we avoided the wait. Great food and beer.
We were put in an area that was very dark and noisy.
We had a party of 6. They were eager to take our orders right away & didn’t give us much time to visit.
When food was served, the three men were served 1st & then someone else brought out women’s meals. I had to ask for dressing.
We were then forgotten about. Did not come around to refill drinks.
Never asked if wanted dessert. Just gave us our bills.
Have eaten here many times & this was awful in comparison. My salad was good, but many had complaints about their food.
Gastropub Burger was awesome!
I had a pretty decent time at this location. The food was amazing! Happy Hour items and pricing was outstanding! I did find the service to be lack luster. The Hostess were unattentive upon arrival. My friend and I were there for about 4 hours. Our waitress, Denise, came to our table maybe 3-4 times within those 4 hours. My friend and I had finished our drinks for at least 30-40 minutes before our waitress came to our table. I assume she was having a rough day. She didn't seem interested and wasn't vibrant at all! Because of of the company of my guest and and the food we ordered, I chose to overlook the poor customer service Friday night. Normally Customer Service is HUGE on my list. It definitely determines if I will patronize a restaurant again. Overall, a good experience.
Really great service, wonderful food, loved the atmosphere
Optimal service and fresh tasting foods. We will return.
Old group Bible Study Reunion!Was great seeing everyone again in a Social atmosphere.
The waitresses aren't bad either. Let's here for Levi's
A nice "go to" place for outdoor dining. Food and service is consistently good and a nice wine list; I like the 9 oz pour option!
Our time here was amazing! I came with my boyfriend for his 21st birthday and we both had a great time. Our waitress, Savana, was outstanding and made sure we had want we wanted/needed. We got ice cream and a wonderful handwritten birthday card that was signed by multiple staff members. Was definitely a great and memorable dinner. We will be back as the food, drinks and service are always good!
Service needs attention. Wrong drinks brought to table, replacement beverages forgotten and 35 minutes for food. Help Alexa!
It was a business lunch. I reserved a table for 6 and there ended up being 10 of us. They accommodated us no problem. Lots of choices on the menu. My meal was great (orange chicken).
Had dinner there for my birthday. Food was good and the service even better!
The host staff was less desirable, but overall this place was a hit. Food was delicious and reasonable, I’ll be back
My Wife and I patronize this restaurant often. We always have excellent service, helpful attendants, and we very much enjoy the outdoor atmosphere.
We will return to this restaurant again very soon.
Fun atmosphere, but the service was not the greatest. Our server had to be flagged down for things most of the time. My daughter ordered filet mignon and it was more like an Applebees quality dinner steak. I don't believe it was a filet. Good appetizers, but entrees not so hot. I had salmon, and it was very average. We decided to leave and not order another round of drinks after dinner and I think this irritated our server, as she almost threw, (just tossed as she was walking by) our bill onto the table.
Thw music was way too loud. Server was innatentive. The food was great, just wish the service had been decent.
Terrible service, food took over 45 minutes to arrive and was cold - server seemed uniterested in how satisfied we were.
Really good food! Service was slow but they were very busy.
Great food, great service, fun atmosphere. Overall wonderful experience.
Great service great food great overall place for date or group
Service could have been better. I wasn’t too happy they said I didn’t make my reservation, I was there on time and seated.
amazing happy hour amd amazing service
We sat outside so the noise level was good. Inside pretty loud because several games on. But that’s the fun with this place.
We also haven’t experienced any bad effects from having Celiac and ordering GF.
Great food and great service!