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Thirsty Pony

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1935 Cleveland Rd, Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park, Sandusky, OH 44870-4308
419-626-6761
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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Visitor rating
  • 143
    Excellent
  • 72
    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
Went for Lunch, Came Back for Dinner

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
Julie A
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Elyria, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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289 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 

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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 

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Steubenville, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Sandusky, Ohio
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cool destination to experience. Both of us had burgers with chili chs fries. Burgers handmade and cooked perfect. Menu is overwhelming!! So many choices. Its $10 for a burger with chips, slaw and a fried pickle spear. $2 to add fries. Its a tad bit overpriced, but the burgers were Damn good. Chili chs fries delicious. Took a little long... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Loved the food and drinks. Get a Leg Up! And wonderful steak. It was really just great food. From the outside it wouldnt look like the best place to visit, but the food is really good

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Food was mediocre served cold and under cooked staff was some of the worst I've ever experienced don't stop drive on by better food for much better prices down the road

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Rockaway, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We were staying at the attached hotel and had 3 kids and had dinner at the Thirsty Pony. We all had burgers and wings and left full and satisfied. The burgers were juicy and delicous, you could tell they were not a frozen pattie, and the wings were huge and had a great sauce called lonley pony which our server... More 

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Port Clinton, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I took my daughter there for lunch on a whim because it looked fun! The food was terrible! I mean everything not just one or two items. It was either undercooked, overcooked, or over seasoned. When I say over seasoned I mean that a pizza should not literally be dripping with Alfredo sauce to the point where you can't even... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I think the Thirsty Pony is a great little place.Nothing fancy - but great food with a great bar/fun atmosphere. We usually get their burgers and we love them. And the cute added little bonus of the soda souvenir cup you can take with you - a great little touch. Always look forward to at least one meal at the... More 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?