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Thunder Road Café

4.3
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543 reviews
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€30 and under
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American
Thunder Road Café is based in Dublin's Temple Bar. The themed restaurant has been serving American diner food for over 20 years. The restaurant bar offers a selection of live music on Friday nights, and an extensive drinks menu to match their colourful theme. Cocktails such as a Woo Woo and Strawberry Daiquiri have made it into the specials section. Food is served throughout the week and diners can enjoy a selection of traditional diner dishes with a European twist. A chosen few to mention from the menu are Buffalo chicken wings, an extensive Burger selection, as well as a choice of Steaks.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 543 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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emsmam
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

The food is basic packed with tasty sauces and loaded with cheeses etc, it's exactly what you would expect from a place like this and just what we wanted on a Sunday after strolling
Staff were very quick. The only thing that annoyed me was the waiter taking our order Device off our table and then us having to try getting attention of a server, he then brought it back after I'd asked a few times for stuff as if it's absence was annoyed him yet he was the one who removed it from our table. We had two kids with us and I felt we were a Hassel . There was a main in a long sleeved shirt who appeared senior and he was eating food from the pass , one waitress had a viser on but it remained up for most of visit

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PamelaF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place always enjoy always has a feel good atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The manager Rebecca was so lovely she brought the atmosphere up for all of us the waitresses were so nice to place is so great be definitely back

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Nnnkkk2
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience3

Always order the same thing and this time was absolutely disgusting and completely different. Everything was fine except for the food

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Aishling
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal great food, great service. the atmosphere was brilliant really love it!

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Chelsea
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best food and coctails
Go all the time only place we go too
Best customer services

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HughM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

The service we had was absolutely amazing....the lady Leaha that looked after us was amazing I genuinely could not of asked for better....she actually made the night for us. So professional and yet great humor and banter with the lady....She definitely deserves a rise. I was watching her with every table she looked after everyone was smiling....thank you so much Leaha for help making our night a fantastic one.

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StephenK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were super friendly, especially the manager Rebecca. The food was incredible and extremely fast to be served. Drinks were delicious, highly recommend.

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EricaD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Cant fault anything the food was so yummy the price was very reasonable and the staff were very nice and helpful

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LaurenF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the meal, atmosphere was great, excellent service and the workers were so polite and attentive

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shaunaC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Had a great time absolutly great place. amazing host couldnt do enough for us very attentive an such a lovely girl made us feel so welcome .. il definitly be back ..
Great place

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DebbieS
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner on Sunday with my daughter and 2 of my friends, was great to catch up, the waiter was lively and very friendly,, food was lovely, only one thing I could fault was the music was extremely loud as we were sitting beside the speaker, but overall good afternoon out

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Iv been a customer for the past 12 years and i went sunday night with the kids and to say i was disappointed was an understatement. My friend ordered ribs and the wore ice cold. Im a chef myself by trade and i was horrified and the wings i ordered i had to hand them back as they wore not fresh and they wore reheated.. We waited 37 minutes for a deink as the waiter kept forgetting us and then when it was tome to go we wore getting rushed out.. The meal was ruahed and tge service was ruahed the staff wore like headless chickens and the manager was extremly rude until her friends came in and moved them up the back clearly so the could atay longer.. And then had the audacity to rush us out i aill never go there again and i will be telling friends and family also to boycott you have lost a very loyal customer as i went there twice a month for years..

Thunder Road Café
Responded 6 days ago

Dear Jordan, Firstly on behalf of our team, I want to extend my sincerest apologies for the negative experience in our restaurant. Secondly, we understand you felt rushed, however, In order to stay open we are strictly following the government guidelines that state customer is not allowed to stay in the premises longer than 1 h and 45 min, this rule applies to every customer in our restaurant. We hope you can give us another chance to prove ourselves. Kind regards, TRC Team.

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LesleyD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food all amazing
Didn’t feel weird
Was an enjoyable experience
Very comfortable

Thunder Road Café
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Lesley, Thank you for reviewing us, we're delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again hopefully very soon. Kind regards, ThunderRoad Team.

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EimerO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Reduce prices as high but other than that fabulous

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Aoifo
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience5

Great atmosphere, cocktails & food are delicious although they take awhile to come to the table especially drinks. Always have a great time here.

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LexiStarbuck
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

It was for my birthday, I booked a table for 8 and we all arrived together but 2 of my guests had to sit at a separate table from the 6 of us. It was not set up well, we had to ask for an extra chair and when we moved the table of 2 closer to us we were told different about rules by multiple waitresses. At first we couldn’t move the table, then we could, then we couldn’t again. We ordered our food and everything was fine, until it was time for the food to arrive. Everyone at the table got their food except me, I was left waiting 15–20minutes for a simple chicken enchilada at which had arrived when everyone at my table was done eating. It put a damper on the night, a free drink or even simple apology would’ve been suffice. My previous experience was great, maybe I just expected too much this time.

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NicolaW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good to see the tables and chairs wiped down properly after each customer , food came out really quickly. It’s great to get out and enjoy a meal again

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LeeL
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food excellent service nothing bad to say about the place couldn’t of asked for a better place to eat

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AmyG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Light on table broke half way through dinner and we didnt recieve a new one which made ordering drinks more difficult but apart from that it was a great meal! Not too busy which helped make it more enjoyable, and young blonde girl serving was lovely too!

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SMcC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience. I was on a second date and it went extremely well as excellent service, food and ambiance allowed us to be in a great mood and lead to an overall great experience. Thanks to all in Thunder Road.

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adam
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A very clean place with helpful staff and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice! I really like the food!

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GrainneR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent, friendly service in a lively atmosphere.

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DeclanM
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Lovely food. Very disappointed that none of the cooking staff wore face coverings and table staff often removed them when collecting the food.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Order was wrong waited over 30 mins for them to bring back the correct food

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Eves
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time, great atmosphere, staff lovely and food.
Thank you

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Johnny
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

My only critique was no one asked how our mains where and the chips were not cooked all the way. When the plates were collected the waitress never queried why none of the three portions at the table we're eating. Other than that we enjoyed our meal.

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KayleighH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Felt very safe and comfortable.
Enjoyed my food had enough space and much more efficient and organised than recent resteraunts that I have been in

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EoghanO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

Lovely food shocking customer service, didn’t look like they wanted to be there at all.

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JessicaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

My friend ordered a plain cheese burger but received a cheese burger which smelt like peanuts it was absolutely vile and all the waiter would do was say sorry. We were not given the option to get new food l

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AmyS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Our table was at the back and the servers seemed to have forgotten about us for the night. Very hard to get their attention we were left waiting to be served all night. Food was average, burger was burnt and dry, nothing special. For the price I wouldn’t eat here again. Cocktails were nice but we weren’t able to order new drinks due to the servers not serving us.

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KarlM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Saturday night food was disgusting it was like reheats or rushed job 4 off us taught the chicken strips where horrible weren't even cooked right been there a few times definitely my last time food has gotten worse

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Silverfox
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb night out. Service was brilliant. Food outstanding. Music blasting. Great stuff.

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CarolineH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One my fave spots, gorgeous food, even better cocktails!☺️

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MartinaL
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was there on Saturday,fab food fab cocktails, staff were great .😁

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service very quick, went for some cocktails and finger foods. Nachos were so nice !! Defiantly will be back again

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CM123433
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We came as a group of 4, our food came separately with a significant time difference in between and our drinks finally came out when we were all half way through our meal, was also disappointed at the limited availability of vegan options that stated were available on the menu, was over all a very disappointing experience

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PreciousA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Nice vibe great food and good customer service would recommend

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Very overpriced for small cocktails, I understand it's in Temple Bar but the prices are absolutely appalling. Was waiting 15-20 mins for a waiter/waitress that I had to actually go up and ask for my table to be seen to. Bad experience and burned the hole in me and my partners pocket. More than likely wouldn't go again unless it was somewhat cheaper.

FAQs

Thunder Road Café does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Thunder Road Café also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 4057.

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.3 stars by 543 OpenTable diners.

Thunder Road Café does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thunder.customerboomerang.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.