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Thunder Road Café, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Thunder Road Café

4.3
4.3
1582 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

22:00


Booked 10 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

Popular dishes

What 1,582 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

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  1. n

    nxmcd

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely friendly staff, delicious food with no long wait!
  2. DB

    DanielB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks very much, Darco was a pleasure speaking to, fantastic manager, And Mero was so helpful and bubbly, thanks for a great night, Daniel and Sarah Fox.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great value ☺️
  4. M

    Mare

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was great and staff was excellent
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience1
    So when we arrived at 6:30 pm we had asked if we can sit at the back of the restaurant where the tables are on the rised seating area. We were told no, that it wasn’t open. Even though we could clearly see a couple sitting there. We had a baby and a bugy etc and usually sit there and was never an issue. We asked staff they said no, when more and more people sat up where we requested to sit we again asked why we couldn’t sit there, and with a lot of persuasion the staff allowed us. There was flies everywhere, in our food and constantly around the table and we couldn’t eat all of our food. We requested to speak to manager which was facilitated and he was really nice, he said he would give us a discount. The discount was 11e, and considering the full bill was 118€ and not being able to finish food we weren’t happy with this. Staff were lovely and really polite and we had no issues at all with any staff. We always go to your restaurant for special occasions so we were hugely disappointed.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Servers took forever and forgot about my friends meal and didn’t do anything special for the birthday.
  7. LF

    LisaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food was very very slow. 8 people were finished there food by the time the final two were served. The prices are very expensive. And because the food was so slow it effected the cost of the carpark by an extra hour. 12 euro for parking. Good news . The server done her best and none of the above was her fault.
  8. SV

    SandyV

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 September 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Took more than 1hr to get our food wouldn’t recommend
  9. JL

    JanicL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    When the food arrived it wasn't hot more on the luke warm side, we both got the rib&wing combo, the chips were hot we did not return the food as we had no time to wait for another meal ... The staff were very helpful and friendly
  10. MM

    MonikaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome service and loved Sunday's cocktail night deal.
  11. KG

    KatieG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every staff member was so nice and helpful, the food and cocktails were amazing and so was the atmosphere.
  12. WB

    WilliamB

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Toilets could be cleaner, get it together lads ————-
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    If a burger joint can’t deliver a good burger, this isn’t the place to go. Tasteless spongy burger. Fries ok
  14. E

    Elizabeth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    The service was really bad, waiting a long time to be served we booked a table for 6 people and were shown to a table dressed for 5 people. The food was also not great for the price, it was mediocre
  15. VC

    ValerieC

    Munster

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely devine, I got a smash burger and it was the tastiest burger I've ever had.
  16. GD

    GraceD

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Great family day out
  17. ED

    EmerD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food delicious, staff friendly and efficient. Just what we wanted
  18. CF

    ClaireF

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Restaurant was incredibly busy, a slight wait on drinks but to be expected. Food was great - hot and tasty. Cannot fault - thank you!
  19. JF

    JackieF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and reasonably priced and the cocktails were excellent The staff were friendly and efficient I have eaten there several times before and will be back Great menu
  20. WC

    WendyC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Drinks service was slow but overall a lovely experience
  21. CT

    CarlaT

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, staff were polite and friendly, food was great
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely atmosphere, very attentive staff, will definitely return. Definitely need to book in advance though.
  23. L

    Louise

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Good atmosphere, food was delicious although my kids weren’t keen on the kids bolognaise too much veg!
  24. S

    Shrewsbury29

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience5
    Music and atmosphere fab, staff were also hard working and friendly bunch. Had table booked for 4, but at 4:40 my daughter had to go and find out if a table was available, thankfully it was. Our order was taken and arrived quickly, Burger and Caesar Salad we couldn’t fault, but Chicken Strips were not very nice, Chips however were lovely. I would go back!
  25. A

    Amod

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Bit disappointing overall a big group for lunch and it took almost 30 mins for a table despite having it booked. It took ages for the food to be ordered and the starter/mains/drinks to come. Completely under staffed and some good was amazing and some of it was colder due to the long wait.
  26. M

    Mich

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Been to Thunder Road Cafe many of times but unfortunately this time wasn't the greatest and won't be returning in a hurry! Food was cold! Looked the part but didn't taste it!
  27. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal and beautiful cocktails. Staff were very friendly & service was quick.
  28. RJ

    RachelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect, food, atmosphere service.
  29. KC

    KathrynC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Advertised 6 euro friday cocktails until 6pm both inside and outside. Asked our server about it and he came back amd said that offer wasn't on anymore. A bit disappointing as it was advertised but our server was lovely and food was fab.
  30. LM

    LouiseM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service perfect spot for lunch with a group of friends
  31. BF

    BurgerFan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very tasty, helpful service without intrusion - looking forward to visiting again
  32. A

    Asil

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience to celebrate my son's 18th birthday. Staff were amazing. A bit rushed food arrived before the drinks which was a bit annoying and the food came a dish at a time so half of us nearly finished before the rest. Plus way over priced for average food. But staff were amazing. Thanks for a great night. Go for the ambiance not the food.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family meal
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Più che un ristorante, una garanzia, si spende il giusto e le porzioni sono davvero abbondanti, menù molto ampio, ed il locale ha un atmosfera molto particolare...
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Was really good food and staff. But at 8pm they turned the music really loud and we couldn’t talk anymore. But if a weird thing when your having your dinner.
  36. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food ok fast service wings average ribs were tasty
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Food was poor, ciabatta bread for the steak sandwich was stone cold Steve Austin, the mash potato was a disgrace to the Irish nation very bland with little or no taste, thought the drinks were pricey but that’s a given in Temple Bar. Service was decent to be fair, chips were very nice also but overall poor.
  39. H

    Haiaks

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Came here for my 18 in January and they took photo Id no problem then the woman would refuse after telling her so many times I was here for my 18th willing to get a photo cuz my passport still isn’t here she still said no the food was okay not as good as the last few times I’ve been here the staff the whole night were just not nice except for the person serving our food then as we were leaving two ladies at the entrance called us back trying to tell us we haven’t paid for our food so so rude how judgemental
  40. H

    Heatherm

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The food needs to improve very very basic for the price. Staff friendly and quick service but food is not up to standard.

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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1582 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 10 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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