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Twisted Lizard Tavern & Grille

10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ
+1 480-538-0211
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good35%
  • Average25%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“quesadillas” (2 reviews)
“sea bass” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place. Clean, airy, welcoming, good food, good service - this place has everything. A bit difficult to find but so worth it. A casual neighborhood type bar yet it is very chic. A wall opens to the outside patio. A great place...More

Thank DebW175
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went hiking at McDowell Sonora Preserve and after a 7 mile hike. We decided to check out a local place to have a couple of beers and appetizers. I have to say the staff was very friendly and the food was terrific. The atmosphere...More

Thank 1207las
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Service is great, happy hour specials amazing. Views of the mountains are fantastic. Get the chicken poblano sandwich or the grilled wings. Spinach dip is good as well.

Thank 895Cerveza
Reviewed 18 February 2017

I made reservations earlier in the week, arrived early and was promptly seated. I ordered the Chilean sea bass and my husband ordered the grilled salmon with green beans and sweet potato fries. I had to send my sea bass back because it was undercooked...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We found the drinks to be overpriced especially if you wished to upgrade Vodka or gin martinis....happy hour bar food was mediocre we thought. Husband had the quesadillas and suffered indigestion the rest of the nice. I had the wedge salad and it was fine...More

Thank Sunny405
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Got some drinks here on a Friday night, It was fun. They sever food and have a full bar, we just got drinks. The drinks were decently priced. They have a great patio and we came at a good time when the sun was setting....More

Thank Lbugforlife
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We live near the Twisted Lizard and visit often. Highly recommend the Black Bean Burger and quesadillas. Gorgeous patio,great,in the winter and amazing views of the McDowells. A fun and very friendly place, great for families.

Thank desertgspgal
Reviewed 7 August 2016 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...More

Thank Marguerite F
Reviewed 26 July 2016

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...More

Thank marzzz1
Reviewed 19 May 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 00:30
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-538-0211
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