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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • 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 1 week ago via mobile

Met girlfriend for dinner. Our server was delightful! Ordered lamb burger and loved it as well as the Thai curry soup. Friends burger looked good, too! Brownie sundae arrived a bit burnt but was quickly replaced and Manager came over to apologize. Nice touch! My...More

Thank Mirandalou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service food and drink. Have been here a few times and the service, food and drink are always good. I would definitely recommend grabbing a meal here

Thank Aaron S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silly Trip Advisor! There should be a good tab, not just an average tab to click on as this place is good, not just average. Just could not give it a very good is all but I liked. Service: 5, ambiance: 4, prices: 2. And...More

1  Thank Nolpreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few places I've found that can actually prepare and serve a good Rueben. Great burgers and Mac n' Cheese are also good choices. Very busy but, staff and management where on top of it!! Will go back again the next time we...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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 1 September 2018

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 9 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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