Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving

4.5
345 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Casual
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.

Support Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 345 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFoodie1913
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server was really nice once we got one. We did wait 25 minutes seated at our table before we got any assistance. I had to get up and go ask for a waiter. This was my first time at this restaurant.

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Teyah
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thirsty lion never fails. From the service to the food, everything is always top notch!

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vipSleeper
Dallas
42 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place with fresh from scratch food. Staff was superb!

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JaimieP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time with friends from Chicago. Loved it! Came first time in 2019. Will be back again.

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TrishC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place and the food is always excellent!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a casual dinner.

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ErinP
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, fun ambiance!

JB
vipJBHos
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Menu looked good but everything tasted as though it had been previously frozen.

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vipDFWDiner
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Favorite of all the similar establishments in Toyota Music Factory. Food is consistently dependable and tasty.

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HappyDiner
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but the service was almost non existent and there were only four or five tables with patrons. I was hosting restaurant executives from another chain and they remarked several times on the poor service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service a little slow but great food

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RussD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I have been to TL multiple times since it first opened. I have had very good experiences in the past but this visit was not as enjoyable overall.

First I was a bit disappointed with the cocktails initially. The Margarita was very salty, and seemed to be lacking in some of the necessary ingredients so I was able to send it back with no issues and ordered a 2nd drink. That was just ok which then I switched to a beer after that.

As for the entre' I had the Tuscan chicken. I had also ordered a side dish of brussels to sprouts as a shared app. Unfortunately the description for my entry' simply said seasonal veggies and when it arrived I was a bit disappointed that it also came with brussels sprouts. Had the server mentioned that I would be doubling down on brussels I would have asked for a substitution but felt to go with what had arrived at this point.

The chicken was cooked fairly well but lacking. On the menu the description implied there would have been a sauce but was simply on its own and a little dry. The Couscous was not very hot and a bit clumpy. My significant other had a Reuben and she was pleased with the taste.

Overall the server was friendly and attentive but my experience was a bit lower than the expectations that had been built over the past couple of years.

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vipDFWDiner
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good, predictable food. Prefer it to nearby option of Bar Louie.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on 13 January 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to give us such a nice review. We hope you will return soon for Happy Hour perhaps.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday dinner with 6 people. Fun!

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Dawn
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! I had the chicken and waffles with whiskey syrup....omg! They also had mimosa specials . Will be returning soon.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on 13 January 2021

Dawn, thanks for the great 5 star review. We have specials on carafes of Bloody Mary's as well. Brunch is Saturday and Sunday 10am- 3pm. See you soon!

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vipToddC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and drinks!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on 13 January 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review! Come back soon! Did you know we have 1/2 price bottles of wine on Wednesday?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Menu has changed and they no longer have the Pulled Pork Sliders on the menu. We asked and they were gracious enough honor our request. They never disappoint. Hopefully the more people ask they will put them back on the menu! It’s Texas for crying out loud :)

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on 13 January 2021

Thanks for the 5 star review. I have a feeling the the pulled pork sliders will show up again on a seasonal menu. Are you a part of our loyalty program? Seasonal menu launches are advertised through the loyalty program.

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ZacharyA
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Used to meet up for some socially distance family time. Food was great, well-priced, and the outdoor seating was perfect!

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on 30 December 2020

Zachary, we are so pleased that you value the efforts we have put towards creating a safe environment for our guests and staff. Thank you for sharing your kind words with us. It means a lot to us and our entire team! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Honestly, not a great experience this time. We made a reservation for 7:45 and once there, we were told to leave by the server after waiting 15 minutes for water. All because they wanted to close early that night. We’ve been regulars here for a long time and had to leave out of awkwardness. Probably won’t be back for a while now.

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DavidP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very chill place to get the evening started. Good food good drinks but luckily it’s close to more spots that turn it up a notch a little later into the night.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving
Responded on 30 December 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, David. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Thirsty Lion!

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vipDFWDiner
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistently / reliably good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food3service1ambience4

Waitress was pretty rude, but the food was good and the atmosphere was cool

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish and chips were delicious! Fries especially! Great place to watch a sports game

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vipRickR
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waitress did not give credit towards our loyalty reward points as we specifically requested.

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vipRachelJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate Saturday brunch at Thirsty Lion and it was excellent! Casual place to grab brunch, drinks and watch football.

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vipJenniferM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I reserved a table outside and when we arrived they said their patio was closed. This is a global pandemic and lots of people prefer to eat outside for safety purposes right now.

The manager never came over to explain it or make it right. They also didn’t call us ahead of time so we could make other plans. Of they can’t guarantee outside seating why is it an option on the c reservation? We would have gone somewhere else if we didn’t B know outside wouldn’t be guaranteed.

Horribly handled, especially given the restrictions many of us are abiding by.

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CynthiaG
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing and the food was great! Even when we arrived we were greeted with so much enthusiasm! Love it.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The last time I went to the Thirsty Lion (1 year ago), it was absolutely packed and the place was rocking. This time due to Covid-19, things are a little different. The place was very quite and had the place pretty much to ourselves. However, service was great and the food choice and quality excellent. Please try to get out and support all of your local restaurants, they are hurting badly.

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LisaF
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, service was average only because we weren't checked on after we received our food...the pork and kimchee was delicious...overall would definitely go back

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I was a little disappointed in this visit. Everything started out fine but we saw true colors by our server and manager by the end

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Tiffany was amazing!! My friend and I had a great time and everything was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not what I expected

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DFWDiningDiva
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Group of us dined at TL for late lunch. No pkg probs, great ambiance and
plenty of room with SD guidance - wear mask in/out of rest only. No menu's and wait staff didn't want to recite menu's option or no paper menu's were avail.
Had to ask for water, napkins - everything - got her to go over few items Social
Hour and burgers - out of hamburger meal - had to get wague meat which is$$$.

Std. wait for good - beautiful presentations of all entrees and huge portions - most
taste. Enjoyed our meal and waited for waitress - saw her talking w/other wait staff but not concerned w/her customers. We finished up and awaited out bill for about 20 min. Never saw our wait person (Paula??) again - we asked for her and found out she had left for the day without a concern for her customers. Mgr
came over and apologized SOP - chef was great and others we encountered ..I might try the Euless location for a more pleasant experience however.

Very unique attitude towards customers

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager was amazing and really made an effort to get us a seat outside and be able to watch the mavs game. Will definitely come back.

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Larry
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, my date also enjoyed it, I even got lucky after😏

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Location convenience was a factor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove 21 miles through Dallas traffic to eat here. With not knowing what was good or bad and rolling the dice for places to eat , this place was a win for taking a chance with it. Despite the pandemic restrictions, I thought this place was great. I will definitely be back if I return on business again.

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czla
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was amazing here and made an effort to make sure we were distanced from other parties. The food was amazing as well, we will definitely be back!

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vipTheCulinaryClinic
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

If you a little crunch in your french toast, this place is for you! Skip the omelette.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Texas
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack was our waiter and he was fantastic. Food is always amazing but the service has greatly improved over the last 6 months. Can’t wait to come back!

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You can order delivery directly from Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving using the Order Online button. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 496-0400.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving is rated 4.5 stars by 345 OpenTable diners.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.thirstyliongastropub.com/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.