Thunder Road Café

4.2
820 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

Offers

  • Sunday Sessions, 2 for 1 drinks from 6:30pm

    Multiple dates available

    Every Sunday evening we go a little bit crazy at Thunderroad Cafe. We host a great night with our live DJ (covid allowing) from 6:30pm. We do a 2 for 1 offer on a huge selection of Cocktails, Wines & Draft Beers from 6:30pm. This has become a stable night here at Thunderroad and it attracts a lot of customers from the hospitality industry! It's one not to be missed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 820 people are saying
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4.3
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4.3
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4.0
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rebecca
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff very friendly and helpful, would return again when visiting Dublin again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
Waiters couldn't of been nicer

GM
GaryM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food fantastic Staff drinks and food great value so would definitely recommend a visit.

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SophieG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly staff, with good customer service, reasonable price for the quality of food. Would visit again

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely staff, food was excellent, very big portions, cocktails were top of the range, would definitely recommend

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Sparkoking
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Been here a several times but this time it was terrible - worst dining experience i've ever experienced globally. Everything arrived cold, soggy, tasteless, out of date and appeared twice cooked clearly!. Completely over priced for what this was, cold soggy nachos, ribs bland in flavour watery re-heata, whole thing tasted a bit gone off, goujons were over cooked almost broke a tooth, chicken wings soggy and cold. Garlic bread was just bread an butter lol. It was a joke.
Burger was distasteful it was left, steal toastie was just a glorified roast beef sandwich with a stick, although the beef was probably last weeks, bland again and stale. The tiniest portions also. The cocktails were miniscule packed with ice leaves and fruit 2, straw sups and it was done (no joke). Staff were rude and ignorant from.the get go, sat there with empty tables not letting us in even though booked a week in advance, and arriving 5 minutes before, and also going away and coming back on time, tables still empty and still made to wait. Not sure what happened that day, but will certainly never go back to the place again

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Chloe
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and cocktails. Great service too 😊

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StephenM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Got drink poured over me by a waitress which I had to leave the city centre to go home after making bookings for other places around town

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CourteneyF
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food and drinks was amazing, outdoor dinning gorgeous over all had an amazing time but how ever I do feel like we ware constantly being stared at and under pressure to drink up and leave by staff

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LilW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great range of choices even VEGAN options 😁
Quick service
Food really tasty and fresh
Staff friendly and helpful
Seated within minutes of booking time
Great outdoor eating space, didn’t have the feeling that any passerby could nab one of my chips 😂
Highly Recommend
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KellyanneC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such friendly staff 100% be going back! Food was so nice!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All waiters/waitresses were so friendly and the service was outstanding. Food was also gorgeous

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Girlos21
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!! The staff were unbelievably nice and helpful!! The decor and set up was fantastic! Table service impeccable and food was beyond incredible!! Incredible value for money!

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Royman
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Pretty average food to be fair , typical American style. Nacho’s bland. Overall quite expensive. Better alternatives in the city.

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not nice at all and not hot service very slow open steak sandwich don’t think so it was more like an open rasher sandwich it used to be my favourite place to eat now I’ll never go back

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Paulina
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff were super polite!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot

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GaryH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great to have this restaurant open again …food great as always . Waited a bit for the table to be disinfected but it’s a must . Will be back soon

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DannyK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and huge portions! Great deals on drinks too. Friendly staff very accommodating.

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priscilavolturi
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place and very friendly staff . The best thing was the vegan menu !

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GinteK
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my friends booked a table for my birthday. The service and food was outstanding. Will definitely be returning

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LynnM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor set up. Staff were so lovely and friendly. Food was delicious as always and the drinks were amazing!

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JackyC
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have a problem when eating here. Really enjoy.

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Anjiefj1
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great member of your staff attended to us his name was Philip and he provided a great services and was very welcoming thank you !!!

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Aoife34
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were all so nice, will defo book there again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food portions were small abs I got bacon and cheese fries with it’s only on half the chips

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! Lovely people

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MartinM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Service slower than normal. Food less quantity than it use 2 b n more expensive

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous evening the only downside was we could only stay for the 1h 30mins but other than that was 10/10 we’ll definitely be back again! Staff were lovely and really welcoming, food and cocktails were great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, lovely staff, great atmosphere, will be back.

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Alexander
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was fine but the taste of pork ribs had changed what I didn’t like it. I was there 2 years ago and ribs was more grilled .

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CeliaH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal for my daughter's confirmation staff couldn't be more friendly and were very helpful food was massive

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MeganL
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, amazing service from staff, very friendly and welcoming atmosphere !

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JenniferH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was alright experience chicken was bit dry, I did not like how we were told after 90 mins are time was up! I would have liked if they said time will be up soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was good but the fries arrived almost cold and we were waiting far too long for the deserts to arrive. Strange as there were only about ten tables. I would have complained at the time but it always bits a bit of a downer on things so just left it. We'll give mayb one more chance and if it's not great we won't return again

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joyo
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing service from the beginning to the end. Staff were really nice and welcoming. It was really easy to place orders. Food portions were massive couldn’t finish it. Definitely will be returning back.
Highly recommend ThunderRoad Cafe.

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Nice spot in dublin city center, reasonably priced considering the location. Service was amazing, all staff were lovely but the food was a bit cold. Over all great experience and good atmosphere, lovely drinks too.

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JJJJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Under hot heat lamp which was ridiculous as it’s June midday should only be on at night it was that hot I couldn’t enjoy my meal and the meal was overall 5/10 chips were dry more like crisps and it’s really over priced for the quality of food we had got do not recommend

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Eixxxxxx
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service was fast , staff are friendly , manger was lovely to !

FAQs

Thunder Road Café does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Thunder Road Café also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 679 4057.

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.2 stars by 820 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.