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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

$$ - $$$American, ,
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
+1 480-968-2920
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up with some friends at the Tempe Marketplace and thought we'd give this place a try. Although it was a little loud, it didn't invade your conversation. The atmosphere is open and comfortable and they have a full bar. We ordered the fish...More

Thank roblorog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good lunch here at the bar. Stopped in before heading to the airport. Boddingtons and fish and chips is always good.

Thank Sean H
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has great food and drinks. Every time we are in Tempe or Gilbert we visit the Thirsty Lion. Its has the usual pub foods but there are a couple surprises on the menu that are amazing. I really enjoy their Kung Pao Chicken...More

Thank Todd W
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We came here for apps & drinks after work with a party of eight. The decor is great, and the service was excellent. We had a variety of apps and tried several drinks and beers from the extensive drink menu. We were all very pleased...More

Thank IslandBride25
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We came in for lunch after a sporting event and just loved the place. Our server, Perry, was fabulous. She was attentive and checked on us multiple times. Not to mention, the manager came by to check on us as well. Not enough can be...More

Thank Stacey E
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Big restaurant with big patio facilities. Had the French dip which was amazing the burgers were huge but the pizza was just OK.only issue was they were introducing a new menu within the next couple of days so the things we wanted on the drink...More

Thank yvrlanj
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

I sat down after walking around to have a beer and something to eat. Food is ok, but the beer is very good and the atmosphere as a sports bar was great. Service was great.

Thank Boaz B
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Visited Thirsty Lion for Happy Hour with a friend. Overall, it was a positive experience. They have a large selection of beer on tap and the food was just average. The bartenders were friendly and checked on us regularly. My biggest complaint was the uncomfortable...More

Thank Melody M
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

3 of us went for lunch yesterday and the food and drinks were great, but the service was SEVERELY lacking. Our server forgot we ordered drinks, the barstaff actually brought out our first order. We ordered water and waited until the food was brought out...More

Thank Polly M
Reviewed June 20, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed an outstanding dinner this evening at Thirsty Lion in Scottsdale. After drinks, we shared a crisp, perfectly prepared Caesar salad. For our main course, we shared the Romano herb crusted chicken with lemon-herb beurre blanc and capers, over creamy garlic...More

Thank earlr877
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
  • Public Transportation: Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-968-2920
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