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Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877 (McClintock)
+1 480-968-2920
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Toronto, Canada
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133 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was good and staff were great. Portions were huge and arrived quickly. Too loud and open to have a business lunch but a great place to enjoy some good food.

Thank mikemurray2009
Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Thirsty Lion when we landed in Phoenix and it was the perfect distance to pick up a late lunch after traveling in from the East Coast. The service was just okay but the food was pretty amazing. I ordered the Green Chile Chicken sandwich with a side salad which had a yummy avocado topping and the salad... More 

Thank SweetT1021
San Diego, CA
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burger and fries the way I want it. Great beer, sports on big screens, patio, great service- -a sports fan doesn't need anything else!

Thank Hotelguru01
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387 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lured in with a coupon for a free pizza with a $10 purchase. Sounds like a deal! We opted to eat lunch outside as it was quite loud inside. The plates were dirty and we had to knock off pieces of food from them. We were impressed with their brunch menu and tried the bourbon french toast. It... More 

Thank Bkbak
Phoenix, Arizona
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68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sports bar, so it's loud. But the wait staff is efficient and polite. The menu is huge with something for everyone. The Waldorf Apple Salad was outstanding. I would go back just for that.

Thank AZLover2013
Lake in the Hills, Illinois, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Really good Bloody Mary!! The grilled artichokes are amazing!! Nice and casual to hang out with friends. Patio is nice on a not so hot day.

Thank Jacquie B
Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My family of 5 decided on grabbing a quick bite before heading to a Halloween party. We had only one hour to eat and leave in order to make it in time. We arrived at Thirsty Lion and were seated immediately. However, we waited almost 10 minutes before we were acknowledged. Our server Vinnie (who turned out to be a... More 

Thank marivix
Bengaluru, India
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Food was nice and ambience was also good. Portion of the food was too huge and heavy, which was not necessary. People serving there were little rude, though performed their services well. Drinks were also nice. And its a good place to hang out.

Thank PriyankaDix
Las Vegas, Nevada
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

I tried this at the recommendation of a friend and I was not disappointed. We had a pleasant meal on the patio. There is a varied menu and lots of different appetizers. I had a salad and the flatbread. Both were plentiful, fresh and tasty. My friend had the pork loin seasonal special which looked great and also a good... More 

Thank ADavis64
Parker, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Big place and crowded for all the games on Sunday. Offered a great beer selection and the food we ordered was very tasty. Lots of screens and multiple games to choose from. prices are OK but a $4 Coors Light draft special for a pint, isn't very special...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?