Thunder Road Café

4.3
845 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.

Support Thunder Road Café during COVID-19

Offers

  • Sunday Sessions, 2 for 1 drinks from 6:30pm

    Multiple dates available

    Every Sunday evening we go a little bit crazy at Thunderroad Cafe. We host a great night with our live DJ (covid allowing) from 6:30pm. We do a 2 for 1 offer on a huge selection of Cocktails, Wines & Draft Beers from 6:30pm. This has become a stable night here at Thunderroad and it attracts a lot of customers from the hospitality industry! It's one not to be missed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • 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
What 845 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
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.0
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahM
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and great family experience

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Coco
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone there was so lovely and helpful really good food and drinks menu definetly go there!! Pricing is extremely good

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davidn
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Been going here sine it opened got fish/chips batter was a bit soggy in the middle
Got r66 burger and was not happy with it as not homemade like they used to more like brought in from outside ready-made everything else was great chicken wings ribs carbonara desserts all good drinks all good

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Zainab
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing and it came quick. There was amazing hospitality aswell

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JaniceC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff were so friendly and genuinely happy to be back, we can't wait to visit again

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NatashaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our main course took over 50 minutes to come this was very disappointing as we were out for my daughters birthday, the waiter we had was very friendly and apologetic he did explain that our order was over looked.

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MartinC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food great service very friendly would happily go again

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MarkR
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, staff very helpful and took all the Covid precautions would recommend

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SeanH
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always and great ro be back. 100% recommend

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DUBS
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food was COLD plus the Chips was COLD very disapointed me and my wife have eating here lots of times before god knows when i will be back

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AlisonT
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. In these current times you are nervous but they couldnt do enough for us and stuck to all of the guidelines.

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Caroline
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

The food was to salty and I complained about this to the waitress and didn’t receive any response for this.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with 3 friends. I had my 12 week old with us and staff helped with pram and were very lovely with baby

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Alisha03
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was great but was very rushed didn’t enjoy mains as told we had 10 minutes left and couldn’t get dessert but other than that decent

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MegW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as always, and delicious food. Only complaint is we couldn't stay longer!

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MarkB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If I was to complain at all, it would be that the evening was very rushed. We received our dinners about 10 mins after sitting. What we received was great but we felt that 1 and a half hours was not enough time. We will defo return and will recommend it to friends.
Thank you

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SamantaD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We arrived at 7:05. For our Booking attable for 7:15. When we got there we were told the table is just getting set up for us. We were not seated till 7:40. They were disorganized as they did not have enough seats outside. I'd suggest an option for indoor and outdoor dining. Regardless of us being vaccinated or not, we should have been seated for the time we booked for. It was very annoying having to wait, even though we have booked. Food was lovely and so we're the cocktails. The waiter looking after us was very nice too. But it is just little things like bookings that need improving.

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BreegeM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Got our table late
Staff weren’t very welcoming
Felt very rushed
Didn’t enjoy my experience at all
Cocktail spilled on my partner

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FionaM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we arrived to the minute we left we had the most amazing and exceptional experience ☺️ we were seated straight away no waiting. The food and drinks came so quickly when ordered. I cannot even begin to explain how amazing the food was and such value for money. Will definitely be returning when we're back in Dublin.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience3

No knifes and forks provided. Burger was disgusting and you get 10 chips with your meal. Avoid

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 v. Good would recommend to a friend

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very friendly and helpful, would return again when visiting Dublin again!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food and drink was absolutely gorgeous. But had a table booked for 5:45 and we were left standing in rain until 6:05 before we were seated. We also then waited 15 minutes for them to bring the bill when we were finished.

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MorganG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing.. service was very efficient and quick.. couldn’t recommend it enough.. excellent accommodation to children

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great food was good. Cocktails were divine and great value for money.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Waiters couldn't of been nicer

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GaryM
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food fantastic Staff drinks and food great value so would definitely recommend a visit.

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SophieG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, with good customer service, reasonable price for the quality of food. Would visit again

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, food was excellent, very big portions, cocktails were top of the range, would definitely recommend

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Sparkoking
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Been here a several times but this time it was terrible - worst dining experience i've ever experienced globally. Everything arrived cold, soggy, tasteless, out of date and appeared twice cooked clearly!. Completely over priced for what this was, cold soggy nachos, ribs bland in flavour watery re-heata, whole thing tasted a bit gone off, goujons were over cooked almost broke a tooth, chicken wings soggy and cold. Garlic bread was just bread an butter lol. It was a joke.
Burger was distasteful it was left, steal toastie was just a glorified roast beef sandwich with a stick, although the beef was probably last weeks, bland again and stale. The tiniest portions also. The cocktails were miniscule packed with ice leaves and fruit 2, straw sups and it was done (no joke). Staff were rude and ignorant from.the get go, sat there with empty tables not letting us in even though booked a week in advance, and arriving 5 minutes before, and also going away and coming back on time, tables still empty and still made to wait. Not sure what happened that day, but will certainly never go back to the place again

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Chloe
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and cocktails. Great service too 😊

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StephenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Got drink poured over me by a waitress which I had to leave the city centre to go home after making bookings for other places around town

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CourteneyF
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks was amazing, outdoor dinning gorgeous over all had an amazing time but how ever I do feel like we ware constantly being stared at and under pressure to drink up and leave by staff

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LilW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great range of choices even VEGAN options 😁
Quick service
Food really tasty and fresh
Staff friendly and helpful
Seated within minutes of booking time
Great outdoor eating space, didn’t have the feeling that any passerby could nab one of my chips 😂
Highly Recommend
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KellyanneC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly staff 100% be going back! Food was so nice!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All waiters/waitresses were so friendly and the service was outstanding. Food was also gorgeous

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Girlos21
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!! The staff were unbelievably nice and helpful!! The decor and set up was fantastic! Table service impeccable and food was beyond incredible!! Incredible value for money!

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Royman
London
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pretty average food to be fair , typical American style. Nacho’s bland. Overall quite expensive. Better alternatives in the city.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not nice at all and not hot service very slow open steak sandwich don’t think so it was more like an open rasher sandwich it used to be my favourite place to eat now I’ll never go back

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 845 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.