Thunder Road Café

4.2
715 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

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 715 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SineadD
Dublin
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

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LeslieG
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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

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GavinC
Dublin
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
Dublin
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

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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.

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AmeliaF
Dublin
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

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PamelaH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. Definitely would recommend. Very family friendly

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AmyO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely great time . It will now be a Christmas tradition. Kids had a ball and staff where very accommodating with my little ones peanut allergy. Staff where amazing.

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Jodyp
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was nice, cocktails were extremely expensive but tastes watered down or like pre made cocktails

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Mandy
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Staff were very friendly and efficient. Food was lovely. We were a happy group of 6 and look forward to visiting again, soon hopefully.

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LynnD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the service was great. Great atmosphere also overall a great experience.

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RebeccaS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

It was completely over priced for what we received. The service was minimal, so set waitress or waiter so had to flag down someone on, then when I did on one occasion they forgot what I asked for and never came back to our table. Terrible experience compared to the last time I was there. The food was excellent

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our time in thunderoad cafe. It was so festive. The staff were so friendly and the service was excellent and very fast. Will definitely be back.

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Ella
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lovely service, really attentive big portions, nearly too big less is more sometimes 😂 but lovely food all the same drinks great price! And great music being played and great atmosphere

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AndrewD
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked in advance so seated quite quickly. The service and food were excellent. Great atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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AliciaM
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, our waiter was so lovely. Food was amazing as always and a great atmosphere and good buzz

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

huge portions, great staff, very well managed for covid

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Francesca
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere. We were served by Rebecca she was so friendly and fun

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Anom
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

€6.90 for a pint is absolute robbery , regardless of where the restaurant is located it's disgraceful.

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WendyM
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We had several issues with our booking. Our food was delayed, only some of it arrived and mine and my husbands meal was burnt. It took several attempts to contact our waiter who was no where to be seen. A manager came over and he was very helpful and apologised and did offer us more food but we declined. He took our main courses off the bill and some drinks. We were very disappointed with our visit, we haven't been out as a family in months and it was a disaster. I was very happy with the way the manager dealt with our issues but our waiter was not pleasant at all he was actually very dismissive of us and never even apologised for the delay, no cutlery or the burnt food. It was obvious he only wanted us in and gone. This is the first time I have never left a tip. We have dined with you many times before and the kids love it but this was the most unpleasant dining experience I have ever had. I hope this information is helpful for the training of your waiters. I look forward to hearing from you regarding this.

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Karen
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very attentive staff very fast service good sized children's portions .lovely overall experience.

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Izzyb
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I had the chicken burger the chicken was so bad couldn't cut it no mind eat it
My daughter had the the pizza which wasn't cooked our guest had a pork burger which they enjoyed I was so disappointed as I remember how good it was a few years ago
Will never go back

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TraceyO
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Food was very bland and tasteless. No christmas athmosphere. ot worth the expense

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very goooooooooooooood

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NoelD
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

First visit this year and delighted with their set up during these restricted times.
Plenty of space and with a really nice atmosphere.
Fpod. Was spot on and service was really friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thunders Cafe is a great place to eat with friends or family or even that special occassion. The decor is amazing and great they have cocktails. I surprised my friend for dessert with a Sparkler on her cake and writing on her plate in chocolate. The were happy to do that request and it was a lovely night with great customer service 😊 i would go back again.

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SaoirseM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Third time coming to here and every time it’s even better.

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DavidL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great few hours. Staff was nice and quick. The food was lovely and we where never waiting very long.

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NicoleB
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table was ready for her straight away we were away from noise and distractions it was a great experience and the staff were so lovely and accommodating

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very friendly staff and lovely atmosphere with great tasting food.

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RobynO
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my friends were very happy with the service from our waitress Leah! Very friendly and we were served straight away and everything was perfect!

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LouiseM
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really good food and excellent service really enjoyed our family meal

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WillianP
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Dosen’t have discount to students ................

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josephinek
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely meal in the thunder Road cafe . Menu was a bit sparce I assume due to covid but over all had a lively experience . Would definitely recommend for a night out .service was excellent

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Louise
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First visit for my daughters 16th and we enjoyed it from start to finish staff very helpful and prompt service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a lovely evening also my birthday so I got a lovely desert

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Emil
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

food and service was brilliant, my new favourite place to eat

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Yvonne
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Myself and daughter had the pasta,half way true there was a big black hair,I actually got sick in the toilet,felt really sick afterwards,lady that works there came in to check on me,she was lovely very helpful,my throat is still very sore from getting sick,our day was ruined as we had to leave early an I had to go home,I wasn't happy that out Bill came to 42euro the lady took the pasta dish of Bill,the other food was left there.

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 715 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 reservations at the moment.