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Thirsty Lion Pub and Grill

2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ
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Ranked #69 of 614 restaurants in Tempe
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: McClintock
Transit: Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Chandler, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I went there for a soccer party for the the world cup game Germany vs. Ghana. The atmosphere was great, the restaurant filled to capacity. The big viewing screens on both sides of the bar made for optimal viewing of the game. I had lunch there and the chicken sandwich was excellent. However, the service was poor. It took forever... More

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paradise, arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It sounded like a good idea- a pub, beer, and some English/Irish fare. I am not a craft beer drinker, but my mom is. That was the first thing that we noticed. We sat down for a later lunch or early supper. It was noisy in the place, all open seating, nothing to absorb sound. As we were eating, the... More

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phoenix
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was our first time and we loved it! Great service, drinks and food reasonably priced. The atmosphere was very nice. The restaurant was beautiful, clean and was laid out well. The bartender took her time making each drink special. We didn't have to ask for water or refills on soda. Our server was on top of it the whole... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We each had different burgers and everyone was happy. The Jalapeno burger was the best and their French fries were the best we have had in a long time. The servers were very helpful and were fast and attentive. We will definitely be back!!!

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San Diego, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The beer selection was great, the happy hour snacks were very good. The service was OUTSTANDING. Our server went out of her way to speak to her manager to allow me to print tickets for the PHX Suns basketball game in the managers office. This saved us a considerable amount of time.

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Dallas, TX
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190 reviews 190 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This was a nice restaurant in a huge shopping complex. Traffic is congested getting there but once you're parked it's a nice experience. We visited this restaurant with two small boys but didn't feel out of place. They did obviously put us in a "family" area but we didn't feel isolated and the waitress was very interactive with our boys.... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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143 reviews 143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Four of us were there for a late lunch. The service, while adequate, certainly was nothing to attempt to emulate, if you're in the food business. Each of us enjoyed what we ordered, but there weren't any 'oh, wows'! The prices are a bit aggressive, as well!

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Portland, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

There are 2 thirsty Lions where I live so I knew what to expect which is good food and a bustling atmosphere and I was not disappointed. We had a large group and they were able to accommodate us with reservations. The portions are large and everyone enjoyed their meals. Prices slightly high but not out of this world.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We had an excellent server! We stopped here so my sister could get a dark beer. We shared the nachos that were really VERY good, somewhat surpisingly for an Irish Pub.

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Arizona
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118 reviews 118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We were enticed to visit this restaurant due to a coupon that gave us a free pizza with the purchase of $10. First of all, it's LOUD! The ambiance is more like a sports bars with music blaring and MANY TV screens ALL over. If this is what you are looking for, you'll love it. If you are looking for... More

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