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Thirsty Pony

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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1935 Cleveland Rd, Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park, Sandusky, OH 44870-4308
+1 419-626-6761
11:00 - 22:00
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the attached hotel and we enjoyed many meals and games at this establishment. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Suemac25
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you can't actually go to the Derby, thirsty pony, or the just "the pony" is the great place to hangout. Great atmosphere, super chill, everybody is having a good time.

1 Thank Jose C
Carrollton, Ohio
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited the Pony with family for a get-together. Staff was accommodating as we had a large group. Food was your average pub/bar fare. The Lake Erie perch dinner was very good; perch was lightly breaded and crisp - not greasy. Fries were average. Steaks were observed to be slightly tough, but were cooked as ordered. Burgers looked great. Wide variety... More 

Thank Tom K
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

the title says it all. This spot has a lot of potential but new management is a must if they want to progress. There are so many clashing themes in this establishment that it's almost sad. The food is average but it's a good place for a drink with customers at the end of a night.

Thank Hunter B
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105 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Good place to go and grab a bite to eat. Not a must see when you plan your trip but is not that expensive.

Thank Jonathan S
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This great "local" spot has a wide variety of choices. From wings to pizza, the food is good. But their burgers and fries are AMAZING. Plus, during the off-season, they have weekday burger specials. I just had the Bubba burger and it was perfect. Cheddar cheese, onion straws and on a pretzel roll. It was really good. A fun, bright... More 

Thank marketeds
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Thirsty Pony has been a hit or miss for me. I have been in both slow and busy times and there are times it is adequately staffed and other times it takes 10-15 minutes before a server came by to even grab drink orders. The food is usually very good but everything is very pricy for what you get.

Thank Mandz516
Wheaton, Illinois
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great Sandwich. This place had horse racing, gambling, bowling alley. From the looks of their specialty drinks were an attraction in and of itself. Excellent service. Lots of televisions for watching sports. I will be back.

Thank Jim M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The are great and the service was awesome as always. I didn't have to wait long to be seated and The drinks are always on point.

Thank Mattie L
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

American food. Fun atmosphere. There is a bowling alley attached, and small games around the restaurant. Very family friendly!

Thank Marissa J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1935 Cleveland Rd, Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park, Sandusky, OH 44870-4308
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Sandusky
  • Phone Number: +1 419-626-6761
  • This restaurant is at Quality Inn & Suites Rainwater Park

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?