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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Suite 1041, Tempe, AZ 85281-4877
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Came here on a day out in Tempe Marketplace. Pretty big of a place with great food and drinks! The queso dip (minus the ground beef) was awesome, same with the parmesan fries--the sriracha dipping sauce was amazing. Had a classic margarita that was very...More

Thank Tiera N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location at Tempe Marketplace... Great atmosphere w/all age groups accounted for. Dinner, drinks, service all good. They have a excellent "signature cocktail" menu. I would definitely return next time I am in town. Friendly, courteous staff.

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I came here with friends from California. Pretty big place for some reason I thought it would be smaller. The food and drinks were great would definitely come back!

Thank Budda11
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We celebrated my 60th birthday here and then took a shuttle to the Phoenix Rising Soccer Game. What a wonderful time. They reserved a table for 13 people with ease. Food was great, service was even better!

Thank Ronda M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A group of about 25 of us ate there 7/6 at about 9:30pm. We were in town for a volleyball tournament and had our team dinner there. Despite the restaurant being mostly empty we only had one server for about 1/2 hour for all 25...More

Thank ajunge01
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Great BBQ prawns. Waited FOREVER for them, but delicious. Server Perry was gracious and friendly. But nonexistent. Sigh. Bloody Mary was wonderful. Lots of staff standing around... tap tap tap while we waited. ???

Thank genesisfarm
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I was surprised, it was very good and a nice place to go to. Ask for Steve, very friendly waiter. I had the Southwest chicken Salad, it was good. A nice light vinagrette, Very colorful, fantastic taste. My brother had the French Dip and it...More

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant with great staff! Menu has a large variety. When the temperature gets above 105, they offer great bar specials.

Thank NABrown1216
Reviewed 15 April 2018

After office meetings our group typically comes here to hang out for a few hours. Nice food, drink and beer selections. Both indoor and outdoor seating available. Just a fun atmosphere in a great location!

Thank 994shawnj
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Had high hopes going in, but after 15min at our table on a Monday night and not even having someone come by and acknowledge our being there...I’m out. With what they charge for food and such...I’ll go somewhere else. Servers can’t decide who’s gonna take...More

Thank dlj2095
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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