Thunder Road Café

4.0
300 reviews
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American
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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 colorful theme. Cocktails such as Woo Woo and Blue lagoon 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, a selection of pasta dishes and as wel as a selection of steaks.
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J
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We had a lovely dinner in Thunder Road! Service was great, very quick thanks to the new system they have. Drinks were amazing, food was great although the buffalo chicken wings were way too spicy!!

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LO
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

DJ was the only thing that made up for poor food and service. Wouldn't go back

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N
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

Food isn’t great at all for the price you pay, good for cocktails that’s about it

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M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Plenty of positives from the restaurant with very little negatives.

The only negative I found personally was the cleanliness of the Male bathroom.

The group I was with said the food was good, not exceptional but good. Service was fast, and the gentleman was very efficient.

Overall, we decided on 4 stars as the price of the food wasnt a true reflection on the quality of the food. It was good food but fairly overpriced as we expected higher quality for what we paid for.

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D
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

The music was far too loud and the enchiladas tasted as if it were frozen and had just been microwaved. The drink deals are good and the ribs/wings were nice, but overall it was not as good as it should have been for the price.

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m
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

waiter was lovely but the food could’ve been better everyone who got a burger there buns wore like soggy there wore like wet the buns but over all nice drinks and good atmosphere

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JL
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food great! Loved the light on the table to get attention from staff. Best burger I’ve had in years! Would definitely eat there again!!!!

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G
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I love this restaurant, always a great atmosphere and great, friendly staff. Only thing I had a problem with was the music was really loud but once you sit down away from the bar it wasn’t too bad. Still my favorite place to go though 😁😁😁

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JC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The only thing I wasn’t keen on was the vegan chicken burger. I’m not sure what it was made of but there was no flavor and it certainly didn’t taste like chicken. Other than that, good atmosphere and the service was great.

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C
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very good and cocktails amazing will definitely be back again

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MP
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good buzz around pride , staff are very polite .great service

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JB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved it food was great and loved the pitchers of beer

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KE
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant place. We were a large party and had to change our booking last minute and they couldn’t have been any more helpful. Amazing good, amazing cocktails! Would definitely recommend.

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DA
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every thing was a'ok and i be back this Sunday 30/06/2019 for a table for 6

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B
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for an easy going atmosphere and good grub. Staff were so friendly and helpful... will definitely be back....

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S
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fab lunch, great staff, made the day in Dublin amazing. Great buzz in the restaurant

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OF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

This was my 3rd theme in thunderoad, had a brilliant experience the first 2 times so brought 2 friends with me this time ! Ordered cocktails skittles and strawberry daiquiri but the waiter advised this couldn't be made as they didn't have the ingredients??? He advised they ran out after a busy weekend ! This is now Tuesday surely they would have restocked ? Order a sharing platter to start and then 3 main courses ! Waiting ages and then waiter came with our main course , we advised we hadn't recieved our starter yet ! He took the food back and led rita under the heater and got us the sharing platter and then brought us the main course that was left sitting under heaters ! The food was still tasty but an overall disappointing experience

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RR
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Used living social great deal food and cocktails lovely

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PO
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I really like it, they have the greatest staff, lovely food. My friends and I enjoyed a lot the dining.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

My self and 3 others went before a gig on Saturday.3 out of 4 of us had steak which was lovely we got 2 steaks brought out with the other meal but the 3rd steak came out 10 min later we where all finished eating buy that time my sister got hers . Tbh ruined our evening I was always a big fan of thunder road but tbh I don’t think I’ll be back

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P
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Was up for the Bon Jovi concert and they were playing Bon Jovi songs in the restaurant. Great atmosphere. Staff very polite and helpful.

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ND
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was served really quick everything was perfect music food atmosphere

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GB
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening, food was lovely, the atmosphere was great. I eat here regularly and I never can fault it, Thank you!

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LD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, atmosphere and staff. Good value for money too!

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EF
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

I booked using opentable for Thunderroad, I was hoping to have the table for a while as we were planning on having a 3 course meal and a few drinks. However, upon arrival I was informed that we would only have the table for an hour and a half, which I feel I should have been told when booking.

Some of the waiters were quite nice, although there was one waiter who didn’t have any time for us and when giving us the cutlery, he threw it on the table in front of my face. My friend was also given the wrong main course by this waiter who was very short with her and kept saying that she ordered what she was given.

The noise was quite high which was expected but the music was great.

I probably won’t be returning as a result of being rushed to eat and drink and the terrible service from one of the waiters.

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T
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good. Loved the vibe however we had a trouble when it got to the bill as the waiter kept coming back with less money. We even proved that money was removed from what we handed up.

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M
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

9 of us had dinner on saturday night and from the start to the end we all had great crack
tom murphy

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was grand, found a hair in food which the staff then took off the bill without asking, other than that can’t fault it

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OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went to Thunder Road Cafe for our anniversary and we had an amazing night. Food was delicious, staff were friendly and prompt. Fantastic night from start to finish.

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J
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Came here with my 10 year old daughter before heading to the 3 arena. Service was great, food came hot and with no wait. Had the kopperberg passion fruit which was recommended by our waitress great decision.. over all great restaurant Great value. We will be back.

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LT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved it! Great atmosphere and delicious cocktails. Massive food portions! Light on tables is a great way of letting staff know when you are ready to order etc.

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LM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fab service was outstanding

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AB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great time in thunder road for my sons confirmation dinner would highly recommend to friends will defiantly be back

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MI
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Service was very good food was very nice only exception was the bacon on the burger was 90 percent fat and turned me off the burger .

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D
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff is so friendly and food is amazing ! Always come here and each time I come back with a smile on my face always have a great time!

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AD
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food. They had cocktail deals on! The staff were lovely and friendly

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere. Food very good. Went there before a Concert and the place was rocking!

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CC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were very happy with our return visit to thunder road cafe & look forward to returning again this weekend for our daughters birthday. Great cocktails available & lovely friendly staff

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C
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Waited 45 minutes for food to arrive while several other tables who arrived later were served before us. Received the wrong bill from the server.

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LM
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Pasta carbonara was blend and music too loud for daytime but overall the service cocktails and the rest of the food was good

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