Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill - Irving

4.5
388 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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 388 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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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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ReneM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived before our reservation and they were very accommodating. Food portions were good and service was quick. Would definitely recommend for brunch.

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ColeR
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was great! Will definitely come back.

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vipSeriousDiner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The only issue is our reservation was for 7 and 10 people showed up. The hostess pretty much stated we were SOL. I told them this was not acceptable and they needed to accommodate their customers. They accommodate walk-ins, so it would be a reservation for 7 and three walk-ins. Simple solution, just put the walk-ins next to the reservation for 7. She never thought of that.

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lisa
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The Servers were both quick and friendly and the food was good.

LT
LorinaT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was busy, so service took a bit of time, but we weren't in a big hurry so it wasn't a big deal. Food was excellent. We'll definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was slow

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StephenA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. Recommend for casual dining

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KelleyM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab preshow eats. Ladies, these are high top tables, some chairs are backless. If you're planning to wear a mini skirt with heels, may want to request one of their few low top tables. Other than that, service, drinks and food were excellent.

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RIKS
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The menu looked interesting but it was very hit or miss. The dips & queso were basic, chips were worse. Cauliflower was flavorful.
Went at 6:30 on a Friday and they were already out of ingredients for some of their drinks. How unprepared for the start of a weekend. Also, they are watered down for full price.
Waitress didn’t bring silverware with appetizers, didn’t return for a long time after asking about drink orders. One of the orders was completely wrong, and at least one person in the group got charged for two items that they never received.
Tip:?Don’t sit under the misters unless you like flat hair, and water dripping on your food. The carnita salad and burgers were good.
Overall wouldn’t return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was great…music a bit loud and food was good. I was a bit disappointed when I saw the BBQ prawns I ordered as they were very small shrimp. Not prawns at all. Paying $14 for this dish was ridiculous. No wonder the place was basically empty.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious but the service was very slow. It was difficult to hear the members in my party without out yelling.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant as well as the location at the Toyota Music Factory. Large space and food is tasty.

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RosemaryW
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A bit disappointed in the service. Started with the hostess not being able to find my reservation. After showing her my confirmation email, another hostess chimed in and said that the rest of my party had already been seated. A lack of communication among employees doesn't exactly create a great first impression. Our waitress was very nice but very slow. Took forever to get drinks (some of which we ordered and never got) and it took forever to get our food ordered. Food was decent, but overpriced. The vibe in the bar seemed cool. I would probably return for happy hour, but not sure I would come back with a group for dinner.

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vipSadie
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Usually packed and loud, always a sure bet for good food and they have a wide variety of options, some gluten-free as well.

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vipfirlas
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience2

Non of the staff followed COVID-19 procedures

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, customer service, and atmosphere! Would really recommend!

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JohnB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for a happy hour. Not a great choice for a first date.

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vipJohn
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was very good and our server was very attentive and excellent. However a few things that pushed my rating down. I made a reservation for a regular table, but was brought to a bar high table and had to correct that. Then one food order came out and the other didn't. After about 5 minutes our server noticed (she wasn't the one who brought out the first order) and immediately brought out the other order. Finally this place has very loud music making it hard to hear anything.

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WayneP
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything excellent, except music TOO LOUD! Difficult to have a conversation with table mates.

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ShivaSW
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for gathering, great food and great hospitality.

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vipLunch
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I ordered two fish entrees that were delicious, however the portions on each were skimpy

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was very accommodating to us wanting an outdoor table. Great food and price point. We’ll be back!

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vipTeyah
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as usual!

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julissag
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was first time here and would definitely come back. Our server was attentive and food came out hot. Overall was a great experience for my boyfriends birthday.

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vipSheriG
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I reserved a table for 10 on Mother's day and when I arrived at the restaurant, they had a portion of our party at one table and the rest of us at another table. I explained to the manager that we would all like to sit together as we were celebrating Mother's day and my husband's birthday. I was told that they were completely booked and could not accommodate our request. I was also told that since I did not request one table, they put large groups at separate tables. Half of the restaurant was empty and when we left, there were still plenty of empty tables that stayed empty the entire time we were there. I was really disappointed in how they handled the situation. We enjoyed the food and would probably go back....just need to remember to ask that all of us sit together!

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Philipp
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great as always but very disappointed in the management. We had made a Mother's Day reservation and they separated our party into two tables. Several large tables were available with no one sitting at them and we were told they were reserved for parties that had requested a high top. It didn't make sense that those parties had their reservations honored and weren't even present yet, but our reservations were not important enough to be honored. There was not really an apology; just a take it or leave it approach by the manager. It was an awful way to start our Mother's Day celebrations and the other reserved tables that could have accommodated our party were empty for much of the time we were there. I was very disappointed with the both the outcome and the way it was handled.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let me just say this was AMAZING! We had a great waiter named Caesar he was attentive and knowledgeable! I got a burger and fries with a beer flight and my boyfriend got a juicy IPA (recommended by Caesar) with spicy chicken Mac and cheese that was honestly the best Mac and cheese we have ever had! I went to culinary school, we have traveled to more cities than I can remember for our work and for fun and this place makes one of the top 10!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went this past Sunday during brunch and from the moment we walked in to the moment we left it was a great time. The host, the waiter (Caesar), the food/drinks, and the outside seating was just great! Make sure to try their calamari with extra chili lime sauce ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ate several times last werk

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipGigi
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Arrived with 6:00 reservations but she didn’t even check since they were not busy. Seated us and waitress introduced herself with a trainee. Took our drink orders and appetizers request. Got our drinks quickly snd appetizers came out just minutes ahead of our entrees. Food was just ok. Got very little attention and we sat there with dirty dishes forever. Finally guy came and picked up plates just before we got desserts. Waitress only checked on us a couple of times and we had to ask for water!!!! Don’t think we will be going back! This was a Saturday night and not really a full restaurant. Would not recommend for a nice dinner out! Might be ok for drinks ONLY!!!!

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vipMarkK
Dallas
163 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are a couple of items on the menu that are unexpected, a Korean flare. Definitely recommend the ramen.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good all around. Great drink selection. Unexpectedly varied menu.

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QueenB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I reserved a high top table for my group on my birthday. They say me in a regular table right by the door, while there were plenty of high tops that could seat our party open. We were uncomfortable in our table so we just ate quickly and went to a restaurant next door to continue our night.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great, food was delicious.....their team surprised us with a yummy brownie topped with ice cream. This is one of my favorite places!

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DebraS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch

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BritneyB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Calamari was fantastic, hamburger was average. Had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress that took care of us went above and beyond was very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Our table was not greeted for a long time. We had to ask a hostess where our waitress was. When our waitress finally came, we saw her to order and at the end of the meal. Other people ran our drinks, appetizers, and food. She tried to clear our table when we were still eating. I had to ask another hostess to get my waitress for something. I could see our waitress sitting on her phone rolling silverware. The hostess spoke to her, then the hostess went to get the item. The next time we saw our waitress was for the check.
Thank heavens the food is amazing, and the other staff members were great!

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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 388 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.