We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Thirsty Pony

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1935 Cleveland Rd, Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park, Sandusky, OH 44870-4308
419-626-6761
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 295 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
PIZZA AND WINGS!

My crew and I worked at the hotel breakers inside cedar point for the last 2 winters. I ordered food from the PONY a half dozen times and it was always fresh and very delicious. Thanks

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Ghbatvoodoo
,
Cleveland, Ohio
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

295 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

My crew and I worked at the hotel breakers inside cedar point for the last 2 winters. I ordered food from the PONY a half dozen times and it was always fresh and very delicious. Thanks

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Every time I went I got the same thing. The 1 pounder burger. Very messy and very over priced at 15$. It was fantastic tho for sure. They would always miss something on my burger. But oh well. It was a great burger so that's all that mattered to me.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marysville, Ohio
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We love the super nacho which is always good bar food to watch sports while my husband bets on horses. My daughter and I like to play keno. We then head over in the same building for some glow bowling and laser tag. Thanks to our server Mike who always takes great care of us!

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

About four couples went to Thirsty Pony to celebrate a 50th birthday. The bartender Shawn was excellent. By the end of the night we all felt like he was part of our group. Really knows how to relate to customers. Also the food was great. Best burger I have had in a long time. A little pricey but you get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Service! We were in town with the kids for a cheerleading competition and staying at the hotel that is attached to the restaurant. We ate here 3 times during our stay and every meal was great. If your on a diet or looking for something healthy this is probally not the place for you. But... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Burgers were thick, tasty and perfectly done. But took quite a while to get our food even though they were only moderately busy..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Elyria, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Thirsty Pony was recommended to us by the desk clerk at the hotel we were staying at while visiting the area. We wanted something that wasn't your typically chain. We stopped in for lunch and enjoyed it so much we came back for dinner with another couple we were traveling with. We had a blast betting on the horse... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As soon as we got there the host was rude when we ordered took us a hour to get our food we saw our waitress twice at most once to get our order n get our food she never asked if we wanted refills my fiancé had to call her over for a refill nwhen she took his drink she... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steubenville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I've been here several times! Friendly waters and staff. You can bet on horse and play keno. It's a very lively restaurant/bar. Good food and great prices and right next to the major hotels of Cedar Point.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandusky, Ohio
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent. I did not give it 5 stars because it is bar food and I would not want to mislead foodies. Service is great

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Thirsty Pony also viewed

 

Been to Thirsty Pony? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1935 Cleveland Rd, Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park, Sandusky, OH 44870-4308
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: 419-626-6761

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thirsty Pony staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?