Thunder Road Café

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€30 and under
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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.
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SA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great drinks were amazing, staffs were very friendly we really has a good time and we will visit again soon

AO
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately, the food just wasn't great. Obviously, this could be to do with there being a concert on but this shouldn't be a reason to serve poor quality, especially for the prices being charged.

F
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The night we went Little Mix were playing in Dublin so cue lots of kids and Little Mix music, but that could not deter us from having a thoroughly enjoyable meal with excellent service.

VH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was going to the little concert with my two daughters so we booked a table to have food and cocktails. The staff couldn’t have been more helpful considering the restaurant was busy. Food was fabulous and cocktails were delicious. ❤️❤️

v
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was lovely and the cocktail as well but it’s a little bit overpriced

KO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, quick service, brilliant place with fun atmosphere. Really enjoyed and will definitely come back again.

SO
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Everything was fine, the majority of the waitstaff were fine. One of the male waitstaff was exceedingly rude, not only to us but to other customers as well. He came over to our table and very rudely said “did yous order desserts” when we told him we did he cut across us to say “why did you send them back then” wouldn’t let us explain that one of the girls had brought them to the wrong table. Everything else was great although service was kind of slow.

RF
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great night staff very good atmosphere excellant a place to go for all ages

EC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is awesome and the decorations make the place unique.
Food is superb and good value. As for the location, you would find it in Temple bar!

JW
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Only issue was forgetting to use the table lamp, once I remembered the service was quick!

L
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Good food terrible service waiting over an hour on main had ask 3 different staff for the bill.

Regards
Paula kane

DI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience

M
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Good spot if you want to go there for a special occasion. A bit overpriced, but it could be because others wanted to buy a few cocktails. May come back next year or if someone else chooses it as a special occasion.

S
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very quick service staff lovely. Brilliant idea with the light on each table allowing staff to know you are ready to order or need assistance. Can't wait to return food was amazing and so was the cocktails

M
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Too expensive example chicken tenders chips 16.95 I could get the same in chipper and get a drink for 7 or 8 euro and then to be charged for a sweet chili dip for 1 euro

p
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a hen party and the atmosphere was AMAZING !! Great music playing and brilliant entertainment. Service was great and they handled a large group brilliantly. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone in Dublin :)

MC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good evening guys just want to say my family and I had a very nice evening with yous on Saturday the staff where very helpful and the food was delicious we would highly recommend your establishment to friends thanks again and see yous soon

Regards
Martin

AD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Just a big thank you it was my daughters birthday and she was delighted with sparklers on her ice cream x x x staff were great

B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff food and service. 8 of us in total and all enjoyed the experience.

AO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and drink was lovely. Service was excellent. DJ had just started and music was ok. Screens didn't match the music and personally, I always enjoyed the music trivia quiz on screen so would have preferred that. Overall a lovely experience.

SD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Since I follow Thunder Road Cafe on Instagram I have seen photos and videos of the place. I was the one to drag my friends there and I am glad I did. The food was great, the ambience is amazing and it was the perfect place to meet up and have some fun while it was raining outside. It's a value for money and the ambience and decor of the place enhances the whole experience.

JD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there few time so everytime always impress the menu

ED
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed the food and the service was excellent, my only grievance was that there was a DJ playing and the music was very loud and it was very hard to have a conversation. I understand it was a Saturday night and it is what people want but it should be contained to the bar area.

LM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was very pleased with Thunder Road overall. Only complaint I'd have is that the music was far far far too loud. I'm 23 and even I thought it was borderline obnoxious. I'd seriously recommend turning it down a notch.

RO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unreal feed!! Absolutely 1st class! Actually booked a table straight after for my sisters 40th it was that good!

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Food was cold, service was poor, got orders wrong, person on reception very rude when we arrived won't be back any time soon

MT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for food, great staff and good value!!

M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was fab the nicest food I ever had would recommend to a friend definitely and will be here again soon

C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food came out very quickly and was gorgeous. Only downfall was we were waiting a while for menus and desert took over 20 minutes to come out.

CK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a good buzz while I was there , everyone was so welcoming and the staff were lovely. Although we were late to out reservation they made sure to save the table for her and the staff were just amazing so friendly and met all of our needs during our dining experience. Would 100% recommend to anyone. The food was outstanding, the chicken wings were high end , good quality and the sauce was to die for.

LD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Burger was so delicious and very quick service, cocktails were delicious. Staff friendly and helpful.

AH
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all really enjoyed the venue and our food and the service was excellent. It was my daughters 21st birthday and we’d run out of time to get a cake but they organised this and made sure she had a candle to blow out and we could sing her happy birthday! Thank you ... we’d definitely come back! :)

SH
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Disappointing, shabby not good value at all, wine had clearly been open from a previous day, waitresses were clearly gossiping about customers, one spilt a drink over a customer and it really felt cramped. Would never visit again.

D
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a lovely meal with my fiance, mam, sister and her 2 kids. Everybody loved the food and the staff were really attentive to the kids. We will definitely be going again soon.

v
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent night couldn't fault anything the staff were excellent nothing was to much for them we had a great laugh with the staff the good was excellent too... it was my partners 1st time there he lives in england he enjoyed every minute of it I love everything about thunder road I myself have been to thunder Rd with my children & grandchildren many times..... we all love it... it's a home from home... it has a great relaxing feeling about it.... excellent. ... keep up the outstanding work you all do....thank you so much for making each & every person who visit very very welcome. . Veronica 👍👍👍👍👍

PC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely love the place
I’m tired of going to fancy restaurants and leaving as hungry as I entered
Portions were great and tasty and I love the zingers!!!
Great staff too
Speed of service was phenomenal
We were in and out in an hour

PK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will return....................................soon

FI
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved our night with thunder Road. Staff are friendly happy people.
Food was great all . all in all top marks

TM
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I got the wings n ribs combo and it was delicious, i loved the atmosphere and the staff were very efficient and helpful i will definitely be returning

J
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my daughters birthday as a group. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent, reasonably priced. The facility was very baby friendly aswell. I'd highly recommend

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