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Thunder Road Café, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Thunder Road Café

4.3
4.3
1516 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 30 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–23:30

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 4057

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Parking Details

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,516 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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Dublin 2

    Child Friendly

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  1. B

    Brenry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Was disappointed with seating. Was give 2 round tables, which a couple of us were sitting back to back.
  2. PB

    PamelaB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable, friendly staff and huge plates of food. The seats weren’t very comfortable but that’s maybe because they don’t want you being there all night 😁
  3. DK

    DeanK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought my girlfriend for our anniversary and it was lovely
  4. n

    neilj

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very busy place, food lovely but can tell they want to move you in and out as quick as possible to free up tables.
  5. ZF

    ZoeF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Absolutely amazing! So glad we booked a table to have dinner here whilst we were in Dublin! Will definitely go again.
  6. JN

    JessicaN

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Special request added for 30th birthday and nothing was said even though tables around us had staff singing happy birthday bringing a dessert. Food was okay nothing special. Waited ages for drinks (25 minutes) and waited about 40 minutes for food.
  7. K

    Karen

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was excellent. Server was pleasant but not over friendly. I really wanted a burger but I have to have meat cooked thoroughly i.e. no pink in the middle. Yes, I k ow this is over do ne but I have stomach issues and pink meat makes me sick. I oredered the burger and asked for it to be well done no pink meat The server advised that this was not possible as they only cook their meat "to the one temperature". I changed my order to the chicken tenders which were delicious. Temperature has noting to do with what I requested, just needs an extra couple minutes on the grill which I thought was no big deal as orders are individually cooked. Other than that we had an enjoyable meal and I would definitely go back but will have to stick to chicken.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as always, I have nothing to complain.
  9. JT

    JennaT

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and came to table so fast after ordering. The cocktails were genuinely some of the best I've ever tasted (and that's alot!). There was a little light on the table that you changed the colour to ask for service and they were noticed by the staff within minutes of changing it, I think this is such a good idea as sometimes its hard to catch a member of staff for attention. One of the best restaurants I've been to in a long time!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and excellent service.
  11. X

    Xxxx

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Smaller portions than previous visit. Not as good value as used to be.
  12. AM

    AoifeM

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely restaurant and lovely staff. Food and cocktails were Devine. Couldn’t recommend it anymore to people
  13. EE

    EmmaE

    South Wales

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The food was inedible, cold & service was not the best
  14. L

    Lewis

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Sat outside at the front of the place was quite chilled out. Ordered via website but service was very slow, waited over 40 minutes for chicken wings and chicken strips (which were average) and drinks were quite a wait also. It’s an average place didn’t hate it but wouldn’t rave about it either
  15. PL

    PamelaL

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Staff very helpful and friendly, Good atmosphere.
  16. GF

    GemmaF

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Myself partner and our 2 daughters went in yesterday as it was my 11 yr old bday. The staff were so nice and sang happy birthday to her . Which really topped of the day. Food was lovely staff lovely. Altogether was a great day.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a awesome time - thank you 🍻
  18. EM

    EmmaM

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the best time! From the amazing food to the fun staff. We all loved the atmosphere and music, could have stayed there all night
  19. SO

    SusanO

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Had to send back potatoes as they were cold if I was to be honest they were like the I mash you get in the box
  20. n

    nicolec

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Waiter was great But food took a long time go come out
  21. E

    Eaae

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Was initially denied starters outside. Eventually we got them. Not your fault but a local burglar alarm activated. Otherwise all good. Enjoyable.
  22. A

    Alisha03

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    We didn’t like the food and very expensive for what it was
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent family venue, top class food , burgers and chicken wings unreal . Brilliant service
  24. s

    seaninw

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love the staff very outgoing, food and drinks were amazing
  25. S

    Sscc

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, great atmosphere but much importantly, fantastic food
  26. SC

    StuartC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice place to eat. Would visit again. Broad selection on the menu. Food was good and at a fair price.
  27. CD

    CarolDance

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food outstanding service quick ,& efficient noise level a little high
  28. LB

    LawrenceB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.
  29. MS

    MaggieS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    really good food, good atmosphere, good value for money, adults and children all enjoyed the meal. Friendly staff but slow and not proactive - arrived at 5, ordered c. 5.15 (that was our choice, we were slow to order), and didn't get starters until 5.50pm so over a half hour wait for nachos and garlic bread. Also, had to request that they clear our table of glasses, and later had to request they clear the empty plates as they were sitting there a while. They only came over when the light was red and we asked them to clear things.
  30. h

    hayley

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience3
    i adored my waitress so much, the atmosphere was unreal but unfortunately my food wasn’t fully cooked to its potential, a shame for the price of the food.
  31. NC

    NikkiC

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make sure your hungry so you can eat lots as its yum. The nachos with beef an cheese is fab. Highly recommend
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s birthday we had an absolute great evening and the staff and service was brilliant we will definitely return
  33. ND

    NicolaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place would go back the food and drink we're great
  34. JK

    JackieK

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was cold I sent it back to receive the same cold food, the manager was very professional handling the complaint, refunded us and gave us drinks on the house. I loved the thunder road and was regular but will not be returning after this experience
  35. FL

    FranzL

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The table at the start we were assigned to was not to our liking, but after asking the staff to be moved to a better table and they were not bothered by it was very well welcomed. Food was alright, we asked for rare steaks but it wasn’t the intended order but food and drinks was still good overall. Services was excellent.
  36. N

    Nadiak

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service from all the staff at the cafe ! First time there but definitely not the last. Cocktails were BOMB❤️
  37. AB

    AByrne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was great nice and chill and comfortable, we had a man serving us and he was amazing he couldn’t do more for us and was very friendly we enjoyed our food and when we were full it was great that we could take it away
  38. AB

    AByrne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Food came out before the drinks and was really cold. Obviously pre-cooked and re-heated as it only took 8 minutes for two mains to come out after the order. Had eaten there before and was much better.
  39. JM

    JasonM

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding surroundings and delicious food and great service.
  40. NM

    NicoleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is a great atmosphere, music was fantastic. Our server made a wee mistake so we were waiting on our food but once we brought this to someone’s attention they were straight away to sort it and let us stay past the 2 hours. Everyone loved their food and drinks and we will defiantly be back

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 1516 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 30 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 12:00–23:30

  • 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

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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