Thunder Burger & Bar

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475 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Thunder Burger & Bar brings an edgy, rock & roll dining experience to the heart of Georgetown. Our mouth-watering juicy and generously sized signature burgers are affordable works of art. A full selection of appetizers, refreshing salads, creative entrees and decadent home-made desserts offer a variety of dining options. Whether seated at the trendy bar, the graffiti highlighted banquettes and booths, or our ivy covered library room, sample from a large selection of American craft micro-brew beers and fine whiskeys. No matter the occasion, intimate dates, groups and families alike, enjoy the comfortable and energetic atmosphere with highly attentive service. Weekend Brunch now available, and a late-night menu is also available every evening.
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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great fun and the food was delicious. I am a vegetarian and they had the Impossible burger option which was awesome!

v
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Good place for either lunch or dinner. I had the portablla mushroom burger with coleslaw and an additional side of potato salad. All were very good. Very loud! Energetic!

LB
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and the waiter was wonderful!!!

AT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good spot, been going here for 10 years now and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent, staff is super friendly, always a good time.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mohammad our waiter was wonderful. Very professional, nice, welcoming and pleasant!

EL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The burgers were good. The fries and salad were also good. The prices are high for what you get.
I wouldn't NOT recommend...but our family probably won't go again.
On the upside, the service is great, as is the ambiance.

R
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection of burgers--tasty, sizable, juicy. The fries also great. The restaurant is made up of a number of small, cramped rooms. My very tall son had trouble walking through some of them due to the ceiling height. Somewhat noisy. I did think that the prices were a bit high for the amount of food--$25/person for a burger and fries each, but that's Georgetown for you.

BC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Every time we come here we are never disappointed. The burgers are to die for!!

LB
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Not so much on the "rock n roll" aspect of the place. Good tunes turned waaaay down. Food was ok, ambience ok, service good. Didn't really meet expectations.

t
London
28 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous burger, extensive choices, great service
The place is a little dark but cosy

J
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice Georgetown ambience. We sat next to an open window at the front of the restaurant and it was very pleasant. The service was excellent. The house remoulade was very tasty. The not so good part was our burgers. Both our burgers were undercooked and greasy. They say all burgers are cooked to a pink center but ours were served rare. Too bad since everything else was so nice.

JB
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yearly stop when we stay in DC for the Easter Egg Roll. Food, drinks, and service are exceptional. Looking forward to making it 9 years in a row in 2020.

OT
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious burger, great service - will definitely return!

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It’s a great place for brunch on weekends. I got a grilled chicken sandwich and it tasted very good! Definitely suggest this place!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My favorite burgers in the DMV

s
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there to watch March Madness and managed to get a table right by a TV -- perfect! Finished the evening in the bar area! Everyone was very nice and accommodating and the food and drinks were very tasty!

e
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Crab dip appetizer is a must and the service was awesome! I would definitely go back!

T
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, atmosphere... ALL excellent!!! I'm from NJ and visited during Thanksgiving when we were in town. Was just back for a conference and this was the first dinner reservation I made for myself and three friends. EVERYONE thought this was the best dinner of our entire stay!!

AG
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Disappointing experience at a restaurant I normally love. Several servers forgot to help us or brought us wrong items. We were done with appetizer before they even came back to take our entree order. We went for a birthday and I had that in the reservation notes so that they could handle that and say something but no one did.

C
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bit pricey for a burger place. But the food was very good.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger I've had hands down in the DMV area. Took my girlfriend after vising Unwind for a massage.

KM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've walked by this place countless times without stopping - until yesterday. Reviews said it had good burgers. And it does. They toast their buns, such a simple, yet often overlooked step in burger prep. The fries were just OK but would probably have been great had they come to the table hot. The bibb salad was excellent, fresh and with an extremely tasty dressing. Prices were reasonable and the service was very good and friendly. We had made a reservation only because we'd never been and didn't know how busy it got. All the walk-ins while we were there had no wait. I'd go again for the salad alone.

LB
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I ate at Thunder Burger. Loved the burgers each time! They even had a gluten free bun for me and Brie cheese for the Burger! I wont forget the pickles! Heaven! I will continue to go to Thunder! Love it! Staff is friendly and very good service.

BG
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good burgers (kind of pricey); relaxed/rustic vibe

d
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great. It did take a bit of time for our food to come, but once it did the burgers were great. I will definitely be going back.

HR
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We both ordered medium well. Server was very apologetic but burgers came out blood rare. I was fine with mine but wife ordered chicken instead of remake. Fried mushrooms excellent, sweet potato fries good, and wings okay. My wife and I are not big into social media but our poor server had no back up from a manager, etc. Also I don't think mine was actually a half pound burger. More like maybe a third? Also we both ordered sharp cheddar cheese and got pepper jack. Again not our servers fault more the kitchen. Live and learn. It was okay.

VK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Really disappointing first visit. To have been listed as having one of “DC’s 10 Best Burgers”, the Thunder Burger was underwhelming. The grilled onions were tough and bitter, the bun was soggy and there was surprisingly little flavor. I had read that grass-fed beef was on the menu, but it is actually free-range beef - for those who care, not the same thing. For all the shortcomings of the burger, the beer and fries were great - not enough to take me back a second time though.

D
Pittsburgh
28 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good burgers, some of the nicest, friendliest servers in Georgetown @!

KO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waited 10 minutes; no hostess to assist; was never acknowledged or seated, left.

SU
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great hamburger!! very large and came with 2 free sides. They put some sweet crackers on the table...yummy

OT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A friend’s sons’s favorite burger place, so we had to try it.

G
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The burgers were delicious cooked just right. All 4 of us had a different burger and no regrets. The cranberry slaw was very unusual and good. We would go back. The place was not crowded when we were there but the waiter did rush us a bit. Otherwise no complaints.

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a yummy Impossible burger and super delicious sweet potato fries. The sauce that came with the fries was out of this world good!!

c
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

A bit disappointed in the quality of the food as I remember it being better a few years back. It felt kind empty and the food cost too much for what it tasted like. I get the sense they may be closing soon.

AJ
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great and we sat right by the fire, which was perfect on a cold/rainy night. Thanks!

K
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For a burger experience a level above

ED
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently good food and service. Love the atmosphere, kind of rock-n-roll glam, but casual. It's fun.

M
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

My 15 year old and I enjoyed our dinner before the show at Kennedy center. The food was not only comfort food but delicious and the service the best.

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Visiting Georgetown

CB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place should be your go-to for a great beer selection and phenomenal burgers. Awesome vibe.

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