Thunder Road Café

4.3
1011 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 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.

We are now taking bookings for indoor dining only. All adult guests must bring their EU Covid Digital Certificate or HSE vaccination record, and photo ID. Please keep in mind that 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.

Support Thunder Road Café during COVID-19

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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1011 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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JennyM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal and value for money , shame that covid regs dappens the atmosphere a little but understand why , lol forward to a return when the rules change . Loved the cocktails and the sharer platter large potions our eyes bigger than stomach 😁👍

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food , service , ambience .. visiting again soon

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kkjjmm
Nottingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

wasn’t told we needed to buy food to buy drinks until we got in and had to wait over half an hour for a pre booked table

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JosclynS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service , Waitress was lovely came over to check on us regularly atmosphere was inviting

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Nannybags
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing Restaurant second time there couldn’t fault it staff couldn’t do enough for us .

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DeirdreC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overall we enjoyed our meal, staff were very friendly, service was good, music was good, but the hotness of the food was where you were let down, I ordered the cheese and bacon fries with the chilli beef nacho starter as a main and that was lovely, my husband order the zingy chicken goujons as a starter and then the rib and chicken wing combo as his main both of his meals were cold, it was like the sauce was added to cold food as the sauce was the only thing hot on the plate. Which was a shame as everything else was so good, especially the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Was a great experience - my friends were visiting from Cork, and we are all from the United States. We loved the food and thought the place was so cool! Would recommend.

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ALB24
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was a lovely find in Dublin. Service was great, staff really friendly and food was good too!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday! best night !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Came to Dublin for my wife’s 40th. We booked the Thunder road after coming highly recommended. From the moment we arrived the service was second to none. Great quality food at affordable price and food was prepared quickly m, coming to the table piping hot. See you guys soon

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Ciara123
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

Wrong food order and chicken breast on the burger tasted dry and reheated

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BillyS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good service and tasty food. We didn’t wait long and the staff were very attentive

MH
MichaelH
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Busy spot, food was good, drinks were good

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Ezzo
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I went there on a date. The service was great, and the idea of flipping a light switch to call for service is genius. I think the portions are too big, so I would recommend going out in bigger crowds. The wings were insanely good.

The only issue I had was that the place was very noisy and energetic, which gives the place its own vibe, yet it was too much for me to handle. That is not really the restaurant's fault though.

Overall, it is a great place to dine at with friends. Probably my favorite in Dublin :)

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PaulC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere,daughter had a fantastic time and the service from our waiter was top class 😁😁😁

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LB01
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and music, food was amazing & good selection of cocktails/drinks.

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Ryan
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Here from Scotland and was the best place for food, will be back when in Dublin again

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Regina
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Go early even if you have a reservation Wings were good

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Chloe
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing food and drink great night , great servers

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StuartO
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was very nice, very quick and friendly service, we were never waiting around to be served. Brilliant restaurant

DM
DavidM
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Nice themed restaurant with good food and great service!

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WillH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff brilliant
Foood brilliant
Restaurant brilliant
What more can you ask for

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ClaireP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service when we arrived as lovely. We had a lovely waiter who couldn't have being more helpful. ( never got her name) she bought out colours and paper for my kids to draw on which helped my 3 year old enjoy her visit. The food was so amazing and delious not to mention the deserts, they where so yummy and tasty. The mocktails, cocktails and drinks where lovely. We had in all a great day that we went back today for more food 😂 I would highly recommend going here for any occasion as they all couldn't be more than helpful. See yous again real soon xx

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AnthonyN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

Food was nice service was slow but gave us free desserts and round of drinks which was good off them

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DenisD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Enjoyable evening with friendly service. Food is nothing spectacular but you don’t expect fine dining in Thunder Road!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Firstly our table was booked for 8:15 we were not seated at our table until 9 oclock I do understand the business but this is the purpose of bookings? I find the portion sizes are gone very small we ordered a large wings to share and we were shocked at the size that we asked the waitress again if that was the large which it was, we got 14 wings for the price of €17 which is not good value in the slightest, our mains then came out and both our burgers were thrown together, we both ordered the double bacon smash which I added lettuce tomato and pickles to and my boyfriend added jalapeños/onions/ tomato on it. When they came out both burgers were both completely wrong my burger came with one single slice of pickle on the side of my plate and I don’t even know what was on his as it didn’t even look like a jalapeño. When we corrected it with the waiter the burgers still came out wrong but by that time point I was already disappointed as it was. We were celebrating our 3 year anniversary but by that point of the meal I just wanted to go home. I have loved thunderroads and always loved their food but last night was shockingly

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AndrewC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Hands down one of the best American style restaurants I have ever been to. Food came quickly, starters/mains/deserts all tasted incredible

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IsabelleD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Me and my friends went there on a Thursday night and there was loads of buzz! Fab place to go for a night out

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AliC
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The food wasn’t great the main course my chips were very hard and the burger and the enchiladas were only average. The dessert was delicious the skillet cookie I would recommend. Cocktails and atmosphere were very good so overall it was a good experience the standard of the food was quite a let down although

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SusanC
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great experience and last but not least great staff. Def be back and would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was great.
Food was pretty damn good, a portion is more than I could handle.
Beer and wine were great.
Staff were 10/10

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Oink
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food wasn't nice & very over priced.. Don't waste your money

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Thunder road was second to none. My first time it and it definitely won’t be our last.
Our server Ashe made it extra special with his funny character I felt like I knew him forever.
I hope you can share this review with him.
Thanks again
Abbie

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant day , lovely confirmation day rounded off with a trip to temple bar and the thunder road cafe , what lovely friendly staff very pleasant , we had lovely combo starter nice milkshakes and great main course enjoyed by all of us , its a lovely lively venue we had a great time and nice memories

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and good value for the amount you get,,, wings,ribs and burgers are the best

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ColletteD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely night out. Staff were friendly. Food was great.

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Greg
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food great service overall great experience will definitely be coming back

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SarahL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Definitely too loud for me and a little cold but the food, service and atmosphere was super.
We would return.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Hi I brought my wife and children out for a nice night out in thunder Road as we have been there before, Well all I can say is ask the manager to find a new career because the show he,s running now is a disgrace, the service was so slow we were going to leave and the food, I would,nt even try it, I ,ve thrown better in the bin, even your own staff agreed with me and said they would,nt eat there either, never again, he'll hole comes to mind, yours Sincerely Paul Mc Gee

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TimminaC
Galway
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place always good food and service looking forward to going back

FAQs

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

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.