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Twisted Lizard Tavern & Grille

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American, Bar, Pub
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10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ
+1 480-538-0211
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15:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 15:00 - 23:00
Fri 15:00 - 00:30
Sat 11:00 - 00:30
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Darien, Illinois
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255 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the Twisted Lizard after 18 holes for lunch. The Fish Tacos & Ahi Tuna Burgers were filling. The outside seating had a breeze with a fan above to provide for a relaxing time. If your looking to relax after golf, this would be your place to eat.

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Thank AviatorMat
Scottsdale, Arizona
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106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I love this place. Clean, airy, welcoming, good food, good service - this place has everything. A bit difficult to find but so worth it. A casual neighborhood type bar yet it is very chic. A wall opens to the outside patio. A great place to meet friends. It will become a comfortable favorite.

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Thank DebW175
Mesa, Arizona
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We went hiking at McDowell Sonora Preserve and after a 7 mile hike. We decided to check out a local place to have a couple of beers and appetizers. I have to say the staff was very friendly and the food was terrific. The atmosphere very laid back and you can sit indoors or in their great outdoor area. Don't... More 

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Thank 1207las
Arizona
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Service is great, happy hour specials amazing. Views of the mountains are fantastic. Get the chicken poblano sandwich or the grilled wings. Spinach dip is good as well.

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Thank 895Cerveza
Roaring Gap, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I made reservations earlier in the week, arrived early and was promptly seated. I ordered the Chilean sea bass and my husband ordered the grilled salmon with green beans and sweet potato fries. I had to send my sea bass back because it was undercooked and everything seemed to be lukewarm. Wait staff was attentive and polite and was quick... More 

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Thank Cathy W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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216 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We found the drinks to be overpriced especially if you wished to upgrade Vodka or gin martinis....happy hour bar food was mediocre we thought. Husband had the quesadillas and suffered indigestion the rest of the nice. I had the wedge salad and it was fine but nothing out of the ordinary. Friends had a spinach salad with strawberries and it... More 

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Thank Sunny405
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Got some drinks here on a Friday night, It was fun. They sever food and have a full bar, we just got drinks. The drinks were decently priced. They have a great patio and we came at a good time when the sun was setting. The McDowell Mountains are across the street so you get scenic views. The house was... More 

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Thank Lbugforlife
Scottsdale, Arizona
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We live near the Twisted Lizard and visit often. Highly recommend the Black Bean Burger and quesadillas. Gorgeous patio,great,in the winter and amazing views of the McDowells. A fun and very friendly place, great for families.

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Thank desertgspgal
Lexington, North Carolina
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71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I was in Scottsdale visiting a friend and she recommended them for dinner one night. So glad we went. It is set up nicely, you have options of sitting in booths or tables, at the bar or on the other side which has spectacular views of the mountains. I had the Chilean sea bass, one friend had the filet and... More 

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Thank Marguerite F
Scottsdale, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Menu hasn't changed in years. Poor quality drinks (do you like ice?), better stick with wine or beer. The live music sucks, but it sucks really LOUD. Only thing good about it is its location, if you live in the neighborhood. Hadn't been back in over year, but returned recently- nothing's changed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:00
Thursday
15:00 - 23:00
Friday
15:00 - 00:30
Saturday
11:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10401 E McDowell Mountain Ranch Rd Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-538-0211

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