Thunder Road Café

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263 reviews
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American
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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 colorful theme. Cocktails such as Woo Woo and Blue lagoon 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, a selection of pasta dishes and as wel as a selection of steaks.
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Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very happy with our return visit to thunder road cafe & look forward to returning again this weekend for our daughters birthday. Great cocktails available & lovely friendly staff

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Waited 45 minutes for food to arrive while several other tables who arrived later were served before us. Received the wrong bill from the server.

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LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Pasta carbonara was blend and music too loud for daytime but overall the service cocktails and the rest of the food was good

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JJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 5Ambience 1

Though the food was tasty for a burger joint, there are many other places that can beat its €35 a head (without alcohol). The huge downer was the loudness of the DJ. While the music was generally some that I like e.g. reggae, the volume was so loud that we couldn't talk to each other and I felt like I had Post Traumatic Stress after I left. The red/white table light was a great idea for calling service.

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LO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The smell from the toilets was revolting I cud get it every time someone went to the toilet pity staff good food good but I won't be returning

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AN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Lovely staff. Good service and food. Had to ask to move table as children from a communion party were running back and forth past us. Felt a member of staff/ management should have dealt with. I saw one child nearly knock over a tray of drinks in a servers hand. Other than this - good experience.

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S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing the staff are brilliant the girl we had never got her name she was so nice z

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FM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was excellent the staff was so friendly and helpful, the food was superb and the portions were extremely large.

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H
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Unreal food great service and lovely staff the cocktails are unreal

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CF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a super meal on Saturday 4th may. Burgers were huge and really tasty and the nachos were amazing. definitely recommend the make your own cheesecake, one of the best I've tasted in a long time. Beautiful food and drink and the service was brill. Lovely staff.

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MO
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A party of 20 people all of whom enjoyed all meals ordered. Staff very friendly and helpful but a little slow near the end as place got busy. Will defiantly be back and would recommend to others. Thank you

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service . Delicious food

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D
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing cocktails
Excellent service and staff super friendly

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b
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Worst food I have ever had! Starters were cold. Dinner had no taste. Took forever to even get dinner. Stay away from this place!

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MW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service but putting a time limit on the table is a little bit unnecessary. Near the end of our meal we felt a little pushed and rushed to finish.

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KK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Chicken was hard in the burger and there’s wasn’t as much of a choice in the menu as there used to be

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LA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Our evening in your restaurant was pleasant. Service with a smile and efficient. Food as always was very good. After our food, we ordered a second round of drinks which we had to ask for a second time as I think they were forgotten. We were also there for my daughters 16th birthday, I rang ahead the day before asking if singing happy birthday was a possibility and I was told a note would be put onto our booking. After dinner I reminded the lady at the desk as we were nearly ready to leave. Unfortunately this did not happen and I was a little disappointed with this. Thank you for listening.

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 3Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Fillet steak burnt v poor asked for it to be cook med but very very well done like eating leather I don’t like to complain but I was ver dissappointed ... no I would not recommend thunder road to any friends sorry for my honesty but I feel feedback is important to help you improve your service and voucher of good Will would be appreciated

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EB
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice place to eat food because food is nice just like the place.

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B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a lovely dinner, our waitress was Beacky who was great, the atmosphere was really nice, will definitely be going back again

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AM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food,staff and atmosphere are brilliant, I would definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone

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SS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Food not great (steak) although other guests with us said the burgers were outstanding. Left waiting over 30 minutes for food to come out. Service was not great.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We were very disappointed with thunder road on Sunday, Iv always loved coming in for special occasions, I requested to sit in the light or near a window as my mother is almost blind they sat us in the darkest part of the restaurant so we had to ask twice to be moved once we moved into the light it was grand , next was the menu we were givin a tiny menu not a lot of choice I asked where was the pasta and bruschetta as that’s what I love and open table had sent me a copy of the menu. We were told no this is today’s menu and half the food was Missing so just all round a disappointing day, will not be rushing back anytime soon.

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J
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Iv came here a few times and loved it but took my mother and all my sisters here for mothers day and we where very dissapointed in the food we sent back 2 items because they weren't even able to eat that's how bad the food was my ma was afraid to send hers back and same went for me it's a pity cos I recommend thunder road to everyone and I work in a hotel so I sent all my costumes there when they visit Ireland...

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A
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Service was appalling. Server couldn’t have been more disinterested in us, felt like we were an inconvenience to him. Noise level was awful, kids running riot and overall ambience was disastrous. Would not recommend or ever bother going back. It was a coin toss between here or The Hard Rock Cafe. Wish we’d gone there instead. Most disappointing €100 + I’ve ever spent.

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EM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always great evening myself and my children loved it

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JL
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited thunder road cafe last year by chance and brought my sister's and daughter back this year ..they had to see it as they heard so much about it. Love the atmosphere and of course the cocktails

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We take youth groups all the time. Ashling is a great host and always looks after us really well. Will be returning very soon

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time my go to place for food and drinks whatever the occasion

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JH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tasty food and good service. Didn’t have to wait too long for food even with a group of 12!

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DG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to eat, great music, service was excellent and food was unbelievable, not very expensive great overall

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OC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing taste and great service. Enjoyed the chicken wings though the starter portion size is quite big.

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KD
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We were a bit rushed to go to the table (the waitress was practically running) and rushed to order and then when we wanted to pay we had to wait a bit longer than expected. Otherwise, the staff was extremely friendly and polite.

The chicken burger was okay, arrived quickly but a little bit dry and not much taste... Maybe worth 7-8€ (chips included) definitely not worth 18€ - the quality is far far far from that.

The cocktails were amazing but again, a bit too pricey since this is not a high end restaurant.

We wanted to go here for 2 years and when we finally did it was pretty disappointing because of the food price and actual value ratio. Unfortunately not recommending it to anyone and we ended up telling our family that it's not worth even trying.

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E
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes the two staff members were amazing that served my tabel on Thursday the 14th at 8pm in the VIP area!!

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JN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love the food, atmosphere and staff at thunerroads

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AF
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The food had been left sitting as child's burger bun hard my sizzling hot plate with peppers and onions were soggy ,cheese was hard not that pleasent . Toilet was dirty .Sorry but won't be back but on the plus side your staff are lovely.

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C
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

The menu has taking away my favourite foods which was pretty disappointing..
The dish that I did get has changed alot and lacked in taste and was much smaller than usual. The menu is to basic now you can get a burger any where don't need to travel to temple bar for it.

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JN
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fun place, yummy food and great staff. Really the food, great service. Will be back again

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 5

I was very disappointed with the food ordered a steak sandwich and the meat wasnt up to scratch at all. I'd ordered it to be cooked medium and it arrived more well done. We hadn't been to thunder road in a while but we won't be returning.

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s
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Vegan options are not the best, better options last time i was in.

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