Thunder Burger & Bar
Thunder Burger & Bar

Thunder Burger & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thunderburger.com/
  • Phone: 2023332888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am *Limited Bar Menu Available For One Hour After Kitchen Closes
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 31st St
  • Public Transit: Thunder Burger is located approximately .75 miles from both the Foggy Bottom and Rosslyn Metro stations. The Georgetown Metro Connect, the Circulator Bus and the "30"s" Metrobuses all stop within 1/2 block of the restaurant, in front of the Georgetown Barnes & Noble (east-bound) or at the corner of M and 31st St (west-bound).
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Colonial Parking operates an open-air parking lot directly across M St from Thunder Burger, as well as a garage right around the corner on 31st St. In addition there are several other public lots within a very short walk of Thunder Burger.
A word from Thunder Burger & Bar
Thunder Burger & Bar brings an edgy, rock & roll dining experience to the heart of Georgetown. Our mouthwateringly 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
Thunder Burger & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (19)neighborhood gem (15)good for groups (14)fit for foodies (12)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (11)great for brunch (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Awesome place for a party.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/27/2012
    We sat in the backroom for our party - which was fantastic. Had a lovely time. The BF did not love his burger but everyone else thought theirs was fantastic.
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  • Delicious Burgers, Great Options!
    Foodieonvacay
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    This is a great restaurant, with lots of unique options for people looking for a great burger. The service was good, and the ambiance and noise level were nice for conversation. Will definitely be going there again!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • my fave in georgetown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/11/2012
    Prompt service. Good food. Great music selection. Very accomodating letting dining room guests partake of happy hour specials. That is rare. This is my first choice for good affordable food with good service and a great beverage selection whenever I plan on dining in Georgetown.
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  • Good food, service, and atmosphere.
    robert253VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2012
    Good food, service, and atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and the meals, especially the burgers, are excellent, particularly for the price. It's great for a casual group.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great hot spot for burgers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Great hot spot for burgers and fries with style. I almost ever consider burger and fries as lunch, but in this case I can make an exception.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We eat out frequently and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We eat out frequently and were expecting just another burger joint. What a pleasant surprise to find such a wide variety of gourmet food and beers. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good burger, not the best
    ForgtNamesIUsedVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Good burger, not the best I've ever had but good with a wide selection of toppings. I would certainly return if in the neighborhood. I appreciate the fact they are on Open Table.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2012
    I will not be returning to this establishment. The bartender was the most unengaging individual I have ever encountered whose job is to give good service and receive a good tip. The calamari looked like it was cooked in very old grease and I did not eat it. The bartender didn't inquire why I did not eat it he just took it and threw it away (yes I was still charged for the untouched calamari). The drinks were fine but the bartender made the whole experience uncomfortable as if he did not want anyone at his bar. It wasn't only me, I watched as he robotically moved across the bar area. The place and happy hour menu looked appealing, but the bartender ruined the whole feel of the place.
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  • I had a very good burger and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    I had a very good burger and fries for a reasonable price ($16). I had the "Love Me Tender" burger and recommend it highly. It is Kobe beef. Sweet potato fries and regular fries both very good. If we are in the city again, we would certainly go back.
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  • disappointing. mediocre food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    disappointing. mediocre food and drinks. poor service, though they try hard.
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  • Best burger I've had in a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Best burger I've had in a long time. My daughter (a vegetarian) was pleased with her food as well.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food.. It just gets busy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    Great food.. Only problem was they were understaffed. We waited 30 minutes for our check (we couldn't find our waiter!) and never got a water refill after the first fill-up. It was a Friday night, so they might have been better off with another waiter or two on the floor. Food is excellent though - just wish we had been given a dessert menu at some point!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After having read several
    EsussnaVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2012
    After having read several reviews, I had great expectations for the burgers. Much to my disappointment, our burgers were surprisingly tasteless. I've had much better elsewhere!
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  • My husband's burger was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    My husband's burger was great and I wanted to thank the staff for accomondating my food needs. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have mixed feelings on Thunder
    ChicagoToDCVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    I have mixed feelings on Thunder Burger. The food is delicious and inventive. The elk burger is amazing and the falafel with cucumber dill sauce is a great vegetarian option. However, the service is sort of lackluster. After taking our order, our server came back to tell us that they were out of Jack Daniels for a Jack and Diet Coke. OK. No biggie. Then minutes later they told us that they were out of the tuna burger that I ordered. So I don't know if there's a lack of communication between front of house and back of the house, but those guys need to talk more. Also, please crank the a/c up when it's 95 outside at 8 p.m. Again, the food is amazing. There's just some minor quirks to the service.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best burger around
    ISOGoodFood
    Dined on 6/30/2012
    I love a good burger and Thunder Burger has the best one around. It is delicious. My husband and I each had a cheeseburger customized to our tastes and enjoyed every bite. As sides, we ordered the regular french fries and the sweet potato fries. Both are cooked just right and tasted great. Their burgers never disappoint and the style of the place is rock eclectic.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great burgers!
    mom1964
    Dined on 6/27/2012
    Very generous with burger toppings. Can get sloppy if you over top your burger. The burgers were delicious.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I always enjoy coming to this
    robert253VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    I always enjoy coming to this restaurant. The burgers are outstanding and I had a number of other selections on the menu that have been very good. The beer selection is very broad and the prices are reasonable. It's a great find in Georgetown for a night out with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Might sound weird that a burger
    LikeISeeItVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2012
    Might sound weird that a burger place is fit for foodies, but these are really excellent burgers. Build your own with some really interesting ingredients(roasted poblanos) or choose one of the signature creations(kobe burger). Well done and wait staff was great. Cool interior. Try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not impressed
    RWinDCVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2012
    I've been to Thunder Burger two times and neither time I left feeling that impressed. I do like the idea of a trendy burger spot and the menu looks to have some really good options. But, the first time I ate there, I tried a chicken, asian salad. I know I'm in a burger spot, but I'm always on the hunt for a great salad! Well, the salad was pretty blah and the chicken was not seasoned...very disappointing. But, I decided to give them another shot. So, this past week, I went there and order a thunder burger. The burger was fine - not great, but not bad. However, the fries were cold and my burger bun was soggy. So, I don't think I will be back...I think there are plenty of other great burger spots in the area.
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  • They have great eggs b and
    CamPVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    They have great eggs b and the bacon is usually great-- both were good this time, but not as good as normal...the service is spot-on and the coffee refills keep coming :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Specialty burgers of all kinds.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2012
    Specialty burgers of all kinds. Buffalo, Elk, Kobe beef as well as regular burgers. All quite tasty!!
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    great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Best Burgers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    Amazing. I've been here multiple times and the burgers are always outstanding. The burgers are the best because they are cooked perfectly every time and you can get the burgers exactly how you want them. The sides are not anything special, but you come for the burgers, not the fries. The beer list is always good as well and I have never had bad service. I highly recommend Thunderburger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good casual food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2012
    A fun place to go for some basic, good food. My Kobe beef burger was excellent, and the accompanying Caesar salad was also tasty. Service was friendly and quick--though the waiter never did bring my companion a lemon for his water. Recommended for a casual lunch or dinner. Nice place!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ordered a burger with tomato
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/18/2012
    I ordered a burger with tomato and caramelized onion relish, and a side of apple potato salad. My burger came without the relish and I got fries instead of potato salad. I would've sent it all back but I had to make a movie down the street. The quality of the cooking was decent. When the itemized check came, the correct items were listed. So, way to go on the QC at the pickup station. Let's not get orders mixed up, shall we? Also, it's pointless to run the A/C and have the front door and windows open. Close up everything so that it stays cool inside when it's hot out (which it was yesterday).
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  • Delicious food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Delicious food, excellent service, great beer selection, and all around amazing restaurant!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Really had a great time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Really had a great time at Thunder Burger! I hate trying to find parking in Georgetown, but the great food and awesome beer selection made it worthwhile. Would definitely recommend for a casual dinner
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perhaps the greatest burger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/5/2012
    Perhaps the greatest burger I've ever had; the various styles/toppings for burgers is amazing. Great beer also.
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    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
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  • a wide range of interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    a wide range of interesting burgers, including elk and buffalo burgers. Burgers are lean and tasty. The one shortcoming is the quality of the draft beers. Beer list was pretty good, but both of the beers I got were not the freshest. Service was very good.
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  • I went there with coworkers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    I went there with coworkers and friends to celebrate my birthday and the evening was great! Ryan, our waiter, was attentive and able to quickly handle our large group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Since this restaurant opened,
    robert253VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2012
    Since this restaurant opened, my friends and I enjoy coming here for both dinner and brunch. The food is well prepared and there is good service from the staff. It's a welcome additional to M Street.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Good and bad!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    Service was excellent and the food was very good, but the noise made it almost impossible to have a decent conversation...which was unfortunate because my friend from Ecuador speaks quickly and it was very difficult to hear him.
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  • One of the best burgers I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/4/2012
    One of the best burgers I've ever had. The Thunder Burger and Bar was a great find in Georgetown. Prices were fantastic and portions were good sized. Only complaint is the back room was very warm on a 73 degree spring day.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Good, but not Great
    shik
    Dined on 3/25/2012
    The brunch menu was *okay* - their burgers are much better than their eggs benedict, but the decor and the blood marys were great (although the latter, a little weak).
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    great for brunch
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  • Testy but very loud for Friday
    RTJS
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Testy but very loud for Friday dinner. The acoustic of the small room is very bad and every sound becomes loudly and noisily. I would definitely go back, but probably pick a quite day.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Nice place to grab a burger
    FFRegularVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    Nice place to grab a burger and the happy hour is great...Mon - Fri...reduced bar drinks plus nice list of appetizer discounts
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Our group had a great time
    robert253VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2012
    Our group had a great time for brunch at Thunder Burger. The food was excellent and they had a diverse menu, which surprised us. I've been to this restaurant for three different occassions and each time the food was well prepared, the service was of high quality, and people were friendly. A good choice on M Street.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Ask for Ryan to be your waiter
    RockmanVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    We had 11 people for brunch and they handled the reservation no problem and had a great table waiting for us in the back. However, because it was such a big group, gratuity was included in the check and the waiter made absolutely no effort to give us even decent service because he knew that he didn't have to work for it. At one point, we asked him to take a photo for us because it was a special occasion (several people were visiting from out of town) and he said "No, no, no, I'm too busy." Luckily, another waiter agreed to take the picture later on. Ryan is the only waiter you want to have at Thunder! Don't let anybody else be your waiter.
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • GRESAT turkey burger and GREAT
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    GRESAT turkey burger and GREAT salad AND reasonable !!! we totally enjoyed it and will return
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was looking for something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/3/2012
    I was looking for something different and I found it! My family is pretty picky and everyone loved their meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic