Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill – Washington Square

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Gastro Pub
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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open with regular hours on Christmas Eve, and closed Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Get your night started right. We will be open for a special New Year's Eve dinner, with a special featured menu.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

What 1326 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Went here for 9:30 Happy Hour last Fri. Dec. 6, and while the first 2 appetizers were good, the french fries were greasy, limp and tasteless. I didn't want to reorder them because we were going somewhere else afterwards. The music was more moderate which I appreciated. Service a little slow for that hour, however.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ambiance, food, and service were all very good, and have

r
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Since our last visit there, it seems that the food is less tasty, specifically the dishes we had which were overall salted. The service was good, but even though we had a reservation (we were admittedly 10 minutes late), we still had to wait an additional 15-20 minutes for the table. A bit disappointing overall and we might delay returning back to the restaurant preferring others in the area.

SG
Portland
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband and I enjoyed a lovely and relaxing dinner after Christmas shopping at the mall. The food tasted fresh and delicious and the service was excellent.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every Saturday and we absolutely love it! They treat us so week and always go above and beyond for our family!

S
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Consistently good food

S
Portland
13 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service as usual. Always loud but you know that going there

HM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Ahi Poke was out of this world. Other dishes we ordered we also superb, fresh and flavorful. The menu has something for everyone I think; a blend of worldwide cuisines. I will go back again and take others with me. My chair was not very comfy though. I am a big guy :-)

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service seems to be really slipping from what it has been in the past. Long wait to be served after seating, drink that was ordered never arrived, and the server never came by after taking the order until nearly the end of the meal.

The food is still good, but it’s hard to see value in the overall experience.

MH
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great!

RD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and drinks. Always go here.

L
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place, great food and kid friendly.

OT
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a friend there for his Birthday. We all had the Korean baby back ribs which were some of the best ribs I've ever had. They even provided a Birthday dessert for our friend which was large enough for 3 of us to share. We love this place.

MS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Too bad they got rid of the Impossible Burger. They replaced it by the Beyond Burger.

t
Portland
36 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great salads. Perfect to drop in and dine. I will return.

CJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server, Cara (sp?) was great ! She knew the menu and her recommendations were excellent...

PG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weekend brunch menu has a great selection..it was hard to make a decision. It was delicious!!!

PD
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good spot for a wide variety of menu options including cocktails, beer & wine.
Service is always very good.

DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food has good flavor but it was not hot enough - none of our entrees were actually hot. Server Steve was nice but a bit slow. Thank you,

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We had a great time and our server, Jamie was very sweet. However, felt she was overwhelmed - people were waiting to long to order beverages...and even food. Then everyone got their food...except me (I made the reservations for my husband's birthday). I could see managers walking around the restaurant - but not one time did they ask how our table was doing? Finally our server came back out and as I was looking at her and down at the empty space in front of me...she figured out I didn't get my entrée. I got my entrée when everyone was almost done eating....I think they just make it right then. They never made it in the first place. Just seemed for a large party - we should have been checked a little more. Felt bad for our server - as she was doing the best she could. THANK YOU

CS
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

College buddies got together to watch multiple sports game. The bar had the World Series, Blazer game and MLS all on at the same time! We all got to watch what we wanted. It was great and not expected.

AW
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a terrible experience. We went for our anniversary and it took 45 minutes to get our drinks. The waitress never checked on us. We got our food but we had to wait for silverware for 10 minutes. We asked them to change the tv channel to the soccer game and they said they would but it took 20 minutes. So we missed a lot of the game. The music was super loud as well. The food was pretty good. We will not be going back and I would not recommend this place.

OT
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, weak drinks.

Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to go for drinks, appetizers or dinner at the Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill! Great Location, wonderful ambiance, service, fantastic food ( the Grilled shrimp with Butternut Squash Risotta is to die for!!!),best margarita anywhere and lots of fun with all the TV screens and even outside/covered seating .

j
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love our meal and the servers and hostesses were all friendly and attentive. We will be back!

MW
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great servers and always great food. This time, I had the Reuben which I’ve had there before but this time it was very dry and difficult to eat.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful night out with friends for my husband. The food was great and the birthday brownie was to die for. I’m coming back for my birthday now!!

K
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to the Washington Square Thirsty Lion. Service was amazing and they made me feel very special on my bday.
Always good food and drinks and always friendly.

OT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy and great service!

R
Portland
49 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Party of 8 for brunch. Overall very good

RF
Portland
68 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

On this visit, and as many of you know we come here a lot. The food was very good this visit in which we shared bacon wrapped prawns and spicy chicken sliders as an appetizer. We additionally split the Beet , chicken and arugula salad which was also very good

The service on the other hand was spotty at best . We ended up on several occasions flagging down another waitress to refill our drinks or get straws.

The worst however, seemed to be an infestation of fruit flies. We were constantly having to swat at them to keep them off our salads. Upon leaving noted to restaurant manager and hopefully will be dealt with before our next visit

CR
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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 on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
48 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and superb service! A lovely evening!!

E
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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LA
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

RF
Portland
68 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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