Thunder Road Café

4.2
746 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 746 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.2based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and attentive staff and Great food, drinks and atmosphere!

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Laura
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Buffalo chicken wings for starters were lovely. The "buttermilk" buffalo chicken burger was disgusting all black grizzly horrible chicken i couldn't eat the burger I asked for no coleslaw and was given nothing else on the burger that was on the menu. Had to keep asking where our drinks were got them after the starters had t ask numerous times for a dessert menu over all disappointed for the money spent

ML
MartyL
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience @,thunder Road...made my birthday extra special..thank you

MB
MaireadB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food great service. Kids really enjoyed it. Very accommodating to us.

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Ciara
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Everything food, drinks and service was great. A lot of trouble in temple bar but this in no way the restaurants fault. Felt a bit rushed at the end, originally we’re told that we would be reminded of our time so we had time to finish our drinks, but the waitress just came up and told us we were over our time and they needed to leave without any warning as originally advised. Can be just a bit of putting after spending 120 euro in the place.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a nice meal here! The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was amazing!!!

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OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was awful, the chicken was dry and rubbery and the chips was cold. Regular visitor to thunderroad and never had this kind of experience before

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Booked for pints, demanded we had food, kicked us out for not wanting food. Money macking racket

DH
DavidH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was really poor , ordered chicken wings for 4 people arrived out girls gives us napkins for plates had to ask for plates and more napkins 3 times , ordered a coffee comes out cold and in a paper cup , it was my sons 14th birthday and he loves this place , I have to say was so disappointed in the service

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Ellbell
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was lovely, I had my order in and my food on the table within 10 minutes of arriving. All staff members were lovely and the outdoor seating area was very well done. Loved it!

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Leah
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

was disappointed to discover they didn't have pizza on the menu anymore, but the vegan selection was great and the cocktails were fab

EO
ElaineO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and staff excellent and helpful. The food was nice but not outstanding for prices. Would try again

SW
SusanneW
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got bbq chicken wings which were delicious. I got a strawberry daiquiri and it was one of best I ever had. Defo recommend it, great portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best night ever !!

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Ronan
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, felt really comfortable but the big win was the service from the staff. Asked for a drink that was on the previous menu and the server spoke with the barperson who arranged it. Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Drink were great, service was quick and staff are lovely, food ok

MM
MarianaM
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Food was cold and service really bad. The only good part was the music.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our experience! The food and drinks were perfect and the staff were all so lovely. Loved the outdoor seating area. 100% will be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice place to go with a few mates

JO
JessieOrourke22222222222
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great staff all so nice! Food was gorgeous and cocktails were delicious !

RM
RachelM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was so nice to be dining in my favourite restaurant again! The staff were so lovely and happy to have their customers back and it showed right from beginning to when we left as the service was fantastic from the pople to the food and those cocktails YUM!, can't wait to come again :)

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NaomiK
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good vegan options, the vegan burgers are amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a date staff were lovely food and drinks were great and great portions as well. Will definitely go again.

FM
FionaM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in very clean and safe atmosphere

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

It was great to be back out for dinner
Food was lovely
Was waiting quite a bit for food, it wasn’t busy so I didn’t understand why I had to wait so long

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AmyA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good set up outside. Food was delicious and great portion sizes. Bill was lower than expected great value for money.

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Nate
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience1

Took a half hour to get the starters, the mains were bland and we were asked to leave 20 mins after receiving our mains because our time limit was reached but we had spent most of it waiting for our food

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KatieC
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food, really enjoyed! Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were all really friendly, food and drinks came out really fast and the food was amazing

AP
AmyP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Usually this would be my favourite place to go but after yesterday I'm not sure I would go back. The cocktails look like they're being taking out of their ready made to go cocktail bottles . The food was nice it was just a bit cold when we got it. Service was very slow and there wasn't much atmosphere in the place .

JS
JoelyS
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our food was cold and just horrible you couldn’t even bite into the meat the girl serving us hadn’t a clue she carried out the plates and was like I don’t know what these are but did you order them wasn’t cheap either definitely a waste of money

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SineadD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here on Christmas Eve. We have two young kids so I thought it would be good as it's noisy and busy (like they are!) The staff were so so friendly and the kids loved it. The burger was fab and overall we have a lovely meal.

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VincentM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good ... bit over priced and a overpriced on drinks

LG
LeslieG
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good experience given the COVID restrictions, food was very good and the service was really fast.

GC
GavinC
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Only had a 1.5 hour slot....service was extremely slow and hence we didn’t have time for dessert and coffee

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good we had amazing seats the service was great within minutes of ordering we got are food and drinks will definitely be coming back

KA
KristineA
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, the food was really really tasty and the staff member was really friendly.

AF
AmeliaF
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time with my friend. We loved the food and the deserts. The staff were very nice and kind

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Rebecca
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I have been to in so long, the service was amazing and food was great

PH
PamelaH
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Definitely would recommend. Very family friendly

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 4.2 stars by 746 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.