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Thunder Burger & Bar
Thunder Burger & Bar

Thunder Burger & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thunderburger.com
  • Phone: (202) 333-2888
  • 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A great place for a burger and fries that go beyond the usual and include a long list delicious toppings. There's a good drink list and a number of other tasty options for those of you who aren't burger people. I absolutely recommend giving Thunder Burger a taste!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Bison burger was great and the other burgers looked good too. The bun was good as well. The slaw was a nice sweet complement to the burger."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I love the food at Thunder Burger but I do not like the slow service. On this last visit, we specifically told our waiter that we were on a deadline and needed to keep the lunch moving. Service was still slow and inattentive."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I found this restaurant online and couldn't believe the gem it was! The decor is unique and food outstanding. The service was okay: polite and professional, not too friendly, though. The drinks were strong and well-made: the white orchid martini is a must for cosmo-lovers. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Brought friends from out of town to this restaurant. We had a great time. The food was good and service was very friendly. Would recommend to friends."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The burgers are fantastic. Create your own of choose one of the signature burgers."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great service and great burgers! I had a Elk burger that was wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "There was a 16th birthday party going on in the back room which took up half the place. Why they thought to put us back there in the loud chaos and screaming, I don't know. We couldn't hear each other talk so it was just eat and try to leave as quickly as possible. Unfortunately because of the party, service was slow. Couldn't even get refills on drinks. The food itself is good. But hard to enjoy given the atmosphere. They should rent out the room of they continue to cater to parties like this. No one wants to sit next to that and have their ears assaulted."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "A group of us went here to end a bridal shower and it was great. We all enjoyed our food and the ambiance of the restaurant added to our celebration. The service was exceptional; would definitely come back and recommend it to friends and family!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Extensive brunch menu with something for everyone--very good"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "very mediocre hamburger in a dark place. Good selection of beers."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Let me start by saying that the food was good. I have on complaints about the food, the "Pig Wrapped in a Cow Skin" was delicious. However, our Service was lackluster with the waiter only checking in on us once and it was because a pipe had started to leak directly next to our table. We were told that we were fine because it was not hitting us even though it was splashing on the floor toward our table. The waiter informed us that this has happened before but didnt have a solution to fix it....like move us to another area (it was not crowded). Overall the food was good but the dinning experience will be something that will keep me from coming back."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Alot of variety in the menu. Food is good , burgers cooked correctly. Drinks came in good size glasses. The staff was very friendly and accomadating"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The New York strip steak was really delicious and the fries were the best I have tasted in a long time."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Stopped in with friends from out of state, after running all over the Mall. Very nice,with a excellent wait staff. Spot on recommendations."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Kobe Burger for me and Burger with Foie Grais for my wife, both were perfectly prepared and accompanied by very good sides, fried mushrooms and sweet potato fries. Would return to satisfy a strong burger fix, great portion sizes and no residual guilt from eating every bite..."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "LOVED IT! Best burger I've ever had! Build your own burger!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great extensive beer list with flights available! Awesome burgers, favorite in dc"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Ever had chilli cheese fries with REAL (not creamed/canned) cheese and well-seasoned beef chunks? Unless you've been here, you're missing out. Burgers are unique and you can build your own, but nothing, I mean nothing, beats the chilli cheese fries."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "If you're looking for a high quality burger, this is the place. I had bison, my son had a thunder burger, both cooked to perfection. Reasonably priced, about $20/person for lunch."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Our last visit was bad enough to warrant never coming back. After being seated next to the propped open door (it was 25 degrees outside), it took about 20 minutes for our server to come over, even after repeated attempts to get his attention. When we finally had our water glasses filled, one was overflowing, covering the table in the water. No mention of this from the server who spilled the water. After receiving our appetizers, our entrees were brought to us about 2 minutes later. The server hovered over us, our entrees cooling. After having the server watch us eat appetizers for five minutes and harrass us about making room for our (cold) entrees, we finally relented and let them clear our appetizers (before we were finished). Awful."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I have been to this place in several occasions and I've always been very happy with their burgers. You can make your own burger choosing from a variety of toppings, or select one of their burger specials. The quality of the meat they use for the burgers is excellent."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Good food. Good guidance from our server. Good service. Good time. Good location. We will be back no doubt!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This spot had a lot of food options. They feature several different types of burgers including chicken, beef, pork, fish, and game. The bison burger was great!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Staying in the area & just took a chance on this place. We enjoyed our dinner & went back for brunch today. Good food, nice wait staff, reasonable prices. Try it."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The burgers were excellent. Great selection of toppings. Very large selection of beers. However, my wife ordered a beer and what came was in a small brandy glass that cost $10, where normally a glass is a regular pint size. The reason was that it has a higher content of alcohol. Would have preferred the waitress explaining beforehand. Overall, we still loved the food and would go back again."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "In fairness, I got the chili which was amazing, but I had a bite of my friend's burger and it was the best burger I've tasted in a long time. I will say the waitress seemed not at all interested in being our server. She wanted us out as soon as we sat down. Typically I'm used to being asked if I want a beverage when I'm first greeted by a server, she wanted to know our order. It was very odd. At one point, we had to go to the bar to get another round of drinks because she never followed up with us. I would definitely go back again because the food was great. I would hope for another server."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Service was good. The craft beer selection was good. The food was typical of a bar outing of which I rated good. It was a fun night with lots of action and noise."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Between the sweet potato fries and the house-made pickles, Thunder Burger has become one of my favorite haunts. Add the terrific burgers (great variety from bison to turkey) and the creative toppings (tobbacco onions! Yay!) - you can't go wrong. They must also make their mayo in house because it's spectacular - it's my new favorite condiment. The bartenders are skilled, the wine list isn't bad, the beer list is impressive and the menu is fun. Also, I love the exposed bricks and original, hand-hewn beams that were left in the dining room - definitely makes the ambiance for me. I highly recommend this restaurant for brunch, lunch, snacks, happy hour - whatever."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Nice food, service a bit in attentive, we were put in a quiet room in the back. A bit dull as it was quiet."
    Dined on 10/16/2013
  • "My husband and I went to Thunder Burger Bar before going to see a movie. They honored our reservation even though we were 15 minutes late, which was kind. The decor is very fun, and the atmosphere is inviting. Our server was very attentive and personable. We both really enjoyed our burgers, although our favorite is still the Burger Joint. We had the elk burger and the chili burger."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "I have been to Thunder Bar several times, and the burgers are consistently great. If you go at peak time, you may feel like they rush you through. The main room is also rather noisy, although the fun rocker decor and 80s/90s rock make up for that somewhat. The back room is quieter. The burgers are always generous and juicy and getting their namesake burger is a deal--you can put whatever you want on it, as much as you want on it, for not a lot of extra money. The fries are so-so and you don't get many of them, but it's more about the burger anyway, right? I have gone to this restaurant on weeknights and weekends, and the service does vary. At peak times, they're liable to try to rush you through to get another person at the table."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "The burgers, wings, and fries are good, but not exceptional for the price. The ambience is great and the service is very good. It's a nice place to go to once to try."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Thunder Burger rocks! The crafty decor, awesome staff and creative delicious meals keep us coming back for more. The pricing is average. We ALWAYS find parking within a 2 block radius. They serve delicious desserts for me and allow my boyfriend to choose his seat according to the sporting event he wants to watch, so we are elated!!"
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "Thunderburger has been quietly serving some of the best burgers in town for the last few years. With traditional fare, as well as more adventurours options (boar burger, a burger topped with foie gras, a turkey burger topped with green apple straws) and really good fries, all served along with a very well curated beer list, Thunderburger is worth checking out."
    Dined on 9/19/2013
  • "good food, solid beer list, pub feel. I like it and will be back."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "Food and service was great. The noise level (primarily due to loud music) was uncomfortably loud."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "Great burger and beer stop. Had the kobe burger with white cheddar and bacon. Very tasty!"
    Dined on 7/28/2013
  • "It was Ok, our food took a long time and was not wonderful, I also sent the ice tea back it was cloudy which means it was old."
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "Only thing going for Thunder Burger is the location."
    Dined on 7/21/2013