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“Great place to stop for food!”
Review of Thirsty Lion

Thirsty Lion
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Ranked #233 of 4,272 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Scottish
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Burlingame, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to stop for food!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

We parked our car at public parking right across from Thirsty Lion so it was quite convenient. We were there in mid-July, mid-afternoon and had outdoor seating. Great nachos with lots of great toppings - It was gone quickly! We also had pulled pork sliders which was quite tasty and delicious!
Service was good! Nothing to warn anyone about this place.

  • Visited July 2013
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Columbus, Ohio
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362 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good breakfast”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stopped in for breakfast after visiting the public market and were rewarded with good food and mimosas. Sat outside but the inside is a nice tavern.

Visited July 2013
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Kansas
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ho Hum menu and sketchy service.”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

This is a nice location but don't expect great food. The service was slow and honestly, a little bit unfriendly. The waitress appeared bored and bothered that she had to wait on us. The food is standard bar food and the menu is unimaginative. Stop here if everything else is booked.

Visited June 2013
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Thank midwestmaven
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Oregon
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Poor service and cold food...”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

There are two Thirsty Lion locations in the Portland area, this review is specifically for the downtown location. Our experiences at the Washington Square locations have been excellent (friendly staff, great food, great environment). We went in on Sunday morning for the breakfast menu. We got there right when it opened and were the 4th family seated. 40 minutes, and 15 LOUD music videos later of 80's boy bands, our food arrived cold (every single item on three separate meals was cold, and greasy). I told the waitress and she said nothing, NOT A WORD, walked away and got the manager. Instead of coming right back to our table, they walked into the kitchen. We never saw the server again, no apology from her or anything. The manager did apologize, saying our food was left in the window (server error). The least the server could have done was apologize, if not for her error, at least on behalf of the restaurant. Don't waste your time at this place unless you want a dark, dreary bar atmosphere with poor service.

  • Visited April 2013
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Menifee, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Friendly fun place”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Friendly staff, food good we like brunch, gets loud after 9 pm great for singles then. Went to a couple of St. Patrick's Days when other venues were full...the Pipers came in and everyone had a blast!

Visited November 2012
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Thank kentexuk75
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