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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

) #31 of 642 Restaurants in Tempe $$ - $$$ American, ,
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
+1 480-968-2920
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (24 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped with my wife, son and his wife the last time we were in Phoenix headed for the airport. Food was excellent as well as the service. Plenty of shopping in the area. A must stop if you are in the area.

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have 50 different beers. The menu has a big variety. It has your normal burgers and fries, but other foods including steaks and seafood. Like most sports bars, there are lots of large screen TVs. The noise level was high, but that's​ more of...More

Thank James H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has something for everyone! My husband had a yummy Thai salad, my daughter a truly inspired looking ahi dish, and tucked into a glistening grilled salmon with risotto. The house wine was surprisingly delicious, but there were several signature drinks we had to...More

Thank bucklebme59
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thirsty Lion has been one of my go-to places for a few years now. They have a great selection of beers, and its the perfect place for a happy hour rendezvous. One of my favorite items on the menu is their beer cheese soup. It's...More

Thank 204nancys
Reviewed May 17, 2017

Great location and great ambiance, even if the music is too loud to hear a good conversation. The fish tacos were nicely grilled instead of deep fried which was a huge plus. Calamari was very nice and the grilled pear flatbread was outstanding. Was it...More

Thank Hannahbears_mom
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Came here for a business lunch and enjoyed the service and food. They have a very good menu and friendly wait staff. Parking is a little odd given the position of the pub but it's not a far walk to the parking areas. Come early...More

Thank GeneM_AZ
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Met friends here for drinks and dinner on 2 occasions. Once inside and once outside. Both times the food was very good. They have a nice menu that provides options for all kinds of eaters. Service was friendly and good.

Thank TypeAGal
Reviewed April 29, 2017

This is a comfortable pub with a huge choice of draft beer. We sat for over an hour drinking a couple of interesting beers and catching up with a family member we had not seen in a year. The wait staff was attentive, we ordered...More

Thank GY620
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

So...our server was virtually alone depending on runners to carry him...clearly in a hurry, he took our friends plate which she had eaten half of...she simply asked him to consider asking a patron if they were finished before scooping the plate...his reaction was stunning...called her...More

Thank Teaching6th
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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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