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Twisted Lizard Tavern & Grille

$$ - $$$
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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Today
15:00 - 23:00
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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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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Arizona
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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205 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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Thank marzzz1
Rochester, MN
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stopped in on a late Sunday afternoon for dinner/drinks. There is a nice mountain view from the patio, with an open air bar/restaurant. I had the mac and cheese... it was spicy and better than expected!

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Thank Andrew T
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I came because of the reviews I read, but we waited over 20 min for food after order was placed and then the second round of margaritas that were ordered with dinner only came as dinner was ending. I think there was a trainee involved, but that should then be doubly important to get it right. Pretty pricey too.

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Thank mark l
Redmond, Washington
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

We went several times I loved the Lavosh which is like a pizza on a cracker crust. They offer a good kids menu as well. Can be a bit crowded and loud when busy. The service was great and every item I tried tasted great.

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Thank ChrisMac17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
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?