Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

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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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fantastic place for meeting up with friends, co-workers etc. Great food, good price, and the overall atmosphere was friendly and inviting.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service, they were able to move us to a table at the bar really quickly and our service team was amazing! Food was super and time with friends was so much fun - highly recommend!

S
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and superb service! A lovely evening!!

E
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I went on a Friday evening. Highly recommend getting reservations as the wait otherwise would be about 30 minutes. We arrived early and were seated right away. I had the fish tacos and my husband had the salmon. My fish tacos came with a small dish of black beans and a roasted jalapeño (a small touch that I loved because it reminded me of eating in a Mexican restaurant). My husband said his salmon was perfect.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a large party for after work drinks and dinner - the staff was prepared for us , delivered excellent service, had a great beer list and very very good food - all at a reasonable price point.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Took grandma out for Grandparents Day. Not sure what happened to the steak salad but the portions have gotten smaller!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!

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LA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great burger!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

RF
Portland
66 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This visit was on Labor Day. Food was done right and had no issues. The only issue we had was ( and this is rare ) The service was just fair. Usually we never have to ask for drink refills on this visit until we did we received no additional drinks.

I could understand this if the restaurant was packed, but we were having an early lunch and there were only half a dozen tables seated outside with two waitresses. Our waitress walked by several times but never asked us if we wanted another drink . Disappointing

OT
Portland
18 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible experience today. It was our favorite restaurant not anymore. They play the football game outside so loud very annoying. We don't like football but can't believe that they discriminate people- we left from there unbelievable. I spoke with their manager and no results- she explained me that she can't because of people that like that game. What about people that they don't and wants to have a normal relaxing dinner.

SG
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their new patio. It’s been the perfect place to wind down summer for brunch with my husband and dinner with the girls. Love their menu and all the choices.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming here for years! It’s a great place to get together with friends after work, dates, family... anytime! The new outside patio is amazing! Kirsten, one of the mangers There is incredible!

CC
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great happy
Hour here. The service is amazing and the food always hits the spot. My favorite beer is served here so it’s always right

L
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location if shopping at Washington Square and menu is broad enough to please most people

CC
Portland
69 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sitting out on the new patio and enjoying a late Sunday lunch

RF
Portland
66 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This is a favorite spot for myself and clients. The staff has improved greatly with follow up and friendliness. The food has also gotten more consistent and both of my partners meals as well as my salad were very good

Just wish they had not discontinued the SW Thai soup

SK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great here. Large menu with lots of choices. Service is good. My go to place for lunch or happy hour.

t
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! Love the outside seating!

k
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

They've reduced their vegetarian option.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Love the outdoor patio for happy hour.

MW
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived and were seated quickly on the new covered patio for a business lunch. Service was great. The food was outstanding. Love Thirsty Lion. Lots of great tasting meal choices and beverages.

R
Portland
46 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed in quality of food. Just ok

C
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good, however we would have preferred to receive our appetizers prior to the whole meal as they were ordered. We waited 40 minutes for food after we ordered

JC
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Love the low lighting. Makes it special and more upscale. Service and food very good.

W
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Thirsty Lion for years. I have never had a bad experience, nor food that I had to send back. It is my favorite restaurant and they continue to amaze me with their seasonal menu.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food.

l
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been coming here since it first opened. We still enjoy it quite a bit, but some of the quality at this location is starting to slip. The California roll used to be an appetizer we'd get regularly, but the last two times I was not impressed.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great experience here! The Staff were great, the service prompt and the food so delish! We came back after running errands at Washington Square Mall for drinks, for a second round...and it was just the same great experience!

CC
Portland
69 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always solid food and beverages. Our waitress was new but did a great job. Local to us so we will be back

s
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The highlight of our brunch (other than the DELICIOUS mimosas) was the service/attitude they gave my friends meal. She suffers from a very serious allergy and the manager watched her food as it was made and brought it to the table. It was wonderful to find a place that she could comfortably and safely eat without fear of a reaction.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

We waited over 30 minutes for drinks, and the waitress never came back to take our food order. Finally we flagged a nice guy down who apologized and said Hannah was our server. She finally came back over and said she thought we were waiting on another person and that’s why she didn’t take out order. Really? So if we hadn’t of flagged down the other guy we’d still be waiting to order? She could have come back and checked on us to see if we needed anything else. We finally got to order our food 45 minutes after we sat down. So we were starving! When the food did finally come, my fries Rock hard and cold, and they forgot to put the sauce on my friends salmon. Another waiter, not ours, caught the mistake and had someone fix her meal. The entire night was an absolute mess from the beginning... then, Hannah, our not so attentive waiter brings over the new credit card machines for us to pay for our meal. I was surprised when I saw my Bill was over $70 and was like, what the heck did I order? To which Hannah replied well you did have 3 drinks that are like $10 a piece, do you want to see the rest? When I looked at “the rest” what I saw was that my meal/drinks was actually around $50-55 but Hannah, or somebody had already chosen the highest tip box making my total, with tip, almost $70! Unbelievable! The service was sub par and the food was cold, there was no way I was tipping 20-25%, i was gonna tip, cause that’s the right thing to do, but DO NOT CHOOSE FOR ME! Especially when it wasn’t that great of experience.

MC
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I really love the new outdoor patio seating! It's the best area in the house. Good for a business meeting or a family dinner! On the top of my list of local restaurants near Washington Square!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome!

t
Portland
31 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new outside sitting!

BD
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service as always. Outdoor seating rocks and is good year round with heaters speakers etc in place!! Happy hour is wonderful!!

b
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

When it first opened we went a lot. But the last 4 to 5 times we have gone we have been very disappointed. Will have trouble going back or recommending friends.

MD
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to eat and drink. Love the seasonal options and social hour

AP
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with food and service. Always recommend to others.

DE
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our table was ready when we arrived, our hostess and server were both friendly and helpful. The food came quickly, but didn't make us feel rushed, and everything was delicious.

N
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal! Love the new patio it’s really nice! The music could be turned down and the volume more subtle as it’s nice to have conversation with friends and family.

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