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Thunder Road Café, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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Thunder Road Café

4.2
4.2
1787 reviews
€30 and under
American
Thunder Road Café is based in Dublin's Temple Bar. The themed restaurant has been serving American diner food for over 25 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.

We are now taking bookings for indoor dining only. Please keep in mind that during busy periods you must order a main course per person when you are dining here.
Otherwise, our terrace area is open only for walk-ins everyday for a maximum of 4 people per table.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 71 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 4057

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

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What 1,787 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseEnergetic

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin

    American

  • Dublin

    Most Booked

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

  • Dublin 2

    Most Booked

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  1. MF

    MattF123

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The whole experience overall was beyond impressive. We had a table booked for a later time but we chanced our arm and went an hour early and they were still able to seat us no problem at all. The staff standards were absolutely incredible and the hospitality and also top notch. Our food come out at reasonable time and it was phenomenal too. I will recommend Thunder Road Cafe to everyone I speak to now too. 9/10
  2. L

    Louise

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, staff were so friendly
  3. LB

    LouiseB

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fabulous meal with my bestie and will return after being there for many years 🥰 Love thunder road cafe always great
  4. CC

    CherylC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were so friendly as always. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Love thunder road I always go there.
  5. PB

    PaulB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service was excellent. Great location too
  6. GF

    GlennF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Had a lovely meal here with my girlfriend, it’s her favourite restaurant, she was happy out so I can’t complain thanks :)
  7. TH

    THIAGOS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a blast: the food was delicious, the staff was obliging and fast (ok, it was Monday night, but there were 12 of us). I strongly recommend.
  8. u

    user

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    lovely service the waiters were outstanding and the food was delicious:) loved the vibe of the restaurant, will definitely be back to try the rest of the menu
  9. E

    Emilyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have to say is amazing day first time at it I will go back to it again man was super to my daughter ❤️
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 January 2023

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was very poor
  11. d

    davidn7

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    Ordered Bacon double smash cheese burger it came out with one piece of floppy bacon and small portion of fries at a cost of €17.95 partner Ordered chicken wings for a mains only 9 chicken wings their menu has been reduced to very few options and wat used to be on the menu is now classed as "specials" also the strawberry daiquiri was €5 in a big glass now it's €9.90 in a smaller glass twice the price for half the amount. We used to love going here and have been for over 20years however we will not be back
  12. k

    kerrio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the staff were absolutely wonderful and friendly and were very interactive with us
  13. AO

    AmandaO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great night for 15 year old daughters birthday. Great food very friendly staff made a fuss of birthday girl. Very enjoyable evening.
  14. E

    Erica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, service was fantastic. Would highly recommend.
  15. AM

    AdamM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time back in 20 years, still as good as i remember!
  16. M

    Maya

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 January 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place, amazing service, now the menu have fewer choices, but whatever they have is really good. A little pricey, so not to going everyday. Overall the experience there is always good.
  17. SO

    SiobhanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We attended last night for my daughters birthday. We were served by a lovely waitress Saoirse . She was very attentive to us ...very bubbly and chatty .... She even lead the happy birthday song to ky daughter ...also called Saourse ...Food was absolutely amazing too ....We flew up from Cork especially for this restaurant and will definitely be back.......
  18. MK

    MarcellaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food lovely nice and quiet calm service was good nice and with a smile
  19. AR

    AilbheR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great evening In Thunder Road. The evening was ideal . Our waiter Connor was fantastic. He was very attentive and looked after all his table well.
  20. CD

    ClareD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, food was ok. We will go again
  21. MT

    MaureenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with great service and delicious food very reasonable prices
  22. AM

    AMWAL

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Very disappointed with the menu as it was very limited. Only a burger place now not like before. Food was only ok.
  23. MB

    MichelleB

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Was disappointed with time had ordered desserts and 20 min later not received them, we were going to a show so were conscious of time. We asked waitress to pack them up and we.would take away to which we were given a uncooked cookie a d.told put in oven for 20 min and a half frozen brownie told to microwave. Granted we could not take Ice cream with it but to be just given desserts like that was a huge disappointment the service and waitress were brill just massively let down with dessert
  24. BS

    BrigidS

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very tasty. Waiter was friendly and very helpful. Ambience and music were appreciated by the young and no-so-young members of our group.
  25. G

    Gurvinder

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and good ambience. Love to be there again
  26. ZC

    ZCar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great decor, even better atmosphere. The food was brilliant, complimented by excellent service.
  27. MD

    MichelleD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very limited menu, was given a specials list,selected one of the specials only to be told they were sold out. Ordered wings as a main but got starter portion. Smell of sewerage at the table. Has been a family tradition to go here for the last 5 years with the kids on New Year’s Eve but unfortunately we do t be carrying on this tradition next year. We will go elsewhere
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Came here on NYE for food and cocktails. Good atmosphere. Excellent service, were not waiting long for service/food/drinks. Quality of food has definitely gone down hill. Six of us ordered different meals and none of them were great. Unlikely to return for food. Cocktails were lovely and very good price. Would return for drinks.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super good!:)
  30. CM

    CarolM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Service was good. And the chicken wing starters were very nice. The USA burgers were extremely poor. The meat was of poor quality and without seasoning. The brownie dessert also had little flavour. Overall not great, and the limited menu didn't leave much room for choice.
  31. AW

    AndrewW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place and food and staff were all incredible! Will definitely be going back there when we visit Dublin again!!!!!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Birthday dinner
  33. AB

    AislingB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great food fast service from staff all round great place to visit with the kids
  34. SH

    SeanH

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As usual very good, price getting expensive...but great place
  35. KM

    KellieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Always go here for date night. Used to be our favourite restaurant but me the emu has changed and is not good at all, got rid of the good food, wait 30 min for a starter that was only 3 chicken tenders for €9. Won’t be back in any hurry
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing great lovely staff be back agai!! Sang happy birthday to my son
  37. LW

    LorraineW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Not great selection on menu, was there few months ago and much wider menu, struggled to pick something as i dont eat meat only chicken
  38. K

    Kian

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    I remember thunder road cafe having much better food and service , the portions were very small for the value . I got loaded fries which was literally just a sprinkle of cheese and bacon which a chipper would do better . The burger I got came with the bare minimum and I waited nearly ten minutes for sauce that I didn’t even use and still got charged for For nearly 22 euro i would expect a lot more
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the service. And,,, this app is the best way to book the tables at thunder road as even with vacant tables, they say they are fully booked and refuse the entry. This happened to me and 3 other groups that were standing in the queue behind me. We walked out really sad. I randomly tried my luck with this app and voila.. 🤩 there were plenty of slots available and we got the table in 5 mins after refusal at the cafe.
  40. NV

    NicoleV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing restaurant in the heart of Temple Bar. Highly recommend their ribs - they were delicious!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Thunder Road Café does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.2 stars by 1787 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 71 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Thunder Road Café

52 - 57 Fleet Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 A375

Additional information

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    24 Hour parking attached to the same building - Search Fleet Street Car Park in Google maps

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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