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Twisted Lizard Tavern & Grille

American, Bar, Pub
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10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-8698
11:00 am - 12:30 am
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 3:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:30 am
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Lexington, North Carolina
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Scottsdale visiting a friend and she recommended them for dinner one night. So glad we went. It is set up nicely, you have options of sitting in booths or tables, at the bar or on the other side which has spectacular views of the mountains. I had the Chilean sea bass, one friend had the filet and... More 

Thank Marguerite F
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Menu hasn't changed in years. Poor quality drinks (do you like ice?), better stick with wine or beer. The live music sucks, but it sucks really LOUD. Only thing good about it is its location, if you live in the neighborhood. Hadn't been back in over year, but returned recently- nothing's changed.

Thank marzzz1
Rochester, MN
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We stopped in on a late Sunday afternoon for dinner/drinks. There is a nice mountain view from the patio, with an open air bar/restaurant. I had the mac and cheese... it was spicy and better than expected!

Thank Andrew T
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

I came because of the reviews I read, but we waited over 20 min for food after order was placed and then the second round of margaritas that were ordered with dinner only came as dinner was ending. I think there was a trainee involved, but that should then be doubly important to get it right. Pretty pricey too.

Thank mark l
Redmond, Washington
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125 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

We went several times I loved the Lavosh which is like a pizza on a cracker crust. They offer a good kids menu as well. Can be a bit crowded and loud when busy. The service was great and every item I tried tasted great.

Thank ChrisMac17
Delta, Canada
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Good happy hour. Very personable staff. Good bar food. They have a nice outside patio with "misters" to keep you cool. We sat inside as it was sooooo hot!

Thank DaveTanchak
Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I won't say we moved to this area just because of the Twisted Lizard, but the views from the outside patio sure helped seal the deal. We've been coming here for years, and most appreciate the proximity to our home and the astounding mountain/desert views, although the wonderful employees and service would keep us coming back regardless. I love the... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
Seminole, Florida
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Came for football on Sunday. TVs are not really coordinated well to belly up to the bar and watch football.Most of those TVs that you can see from the bar are small. You kind of have to sit back at the tables to get to the bigger TVs. Had the spinach artichoke dip that they have on special for football... More 

Thank BusinessTraveler046
Scottsdale, Arizona
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

New to McDowell Mountain Ranch and in need of a quick and easy place to eat. Total surprise and pleasure to find best neighborhood bar with gourmet menu and superior service. Only minor request is for more "on tap" beers, but it was made up for by the best pub food around! Whiskey Marinated Flat Iron Steak is a must... More 

Thank VV_AV8R
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Went here for convenience, we were pleasantly surprised with a great atmosphere. The server was prompt and friendly. The food was excellent, they are known for their mac and cheese, with good reason, it was excellent. We will be visiting again soon.

Thank cheflrfeil

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
3:00 pm - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-8698
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: 480-538-0211

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