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Thunder Road Café, Dublin, Co. Dublin

Thunder Road Café

4.3
4.3
1637 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 25 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.

We are now taking bookings for indoor dining only. Please keep in mind that during busy periods you must order a main course per person when you are dining here.
Otherwise, our terrace area is open only for walk-ins everyday for a maximum of 4 people per table.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (01) 679 4057

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Temple Bar

  • Parking details

    24 Hour parking attached to the same building - Search Fleet Street Car Park in Google maps

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,637 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  • Dublin 2

    Kid Friendly

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  1. NL

    NannanL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went out staff party . All our Paris Lover hair and beauty salon staff really enjoyed the food drinks and music. Had great fun . Definitely will back .
  2. W

    Whitney

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    amazing experience and food we are going to coke again 100%
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service, friendly staff, food was lovely !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brillant day food and service brillant will defo be returning
  5. C

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was really good, just very filling so I couldn't finish but it was lovely! The staff were all welcoming and very fast with their service. We went on a really busy night as the World Cup was playing, and the staff were still very fast and friendly despite the stress they must've been under. A really big restaurant with great decor, overall a great place and would recommend to anyone going to Dublin for a trip.
  6. TC

    TaraC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very unhappy with service we all ordered together and we all had our food served separately we paid alot of money for this too be happening smd food was no where near nice too the last time we ate there 2 years back I understand places are short staffed you should consider this before bookings being made
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, very friendly staff, brilliant atmosphere. Most of all, the food is fantastic and exceptional quality and cooked to perfection! Such a great menu choice for everyone 🙂. All the family really loved it and really looking forward to returning. Highly recommend!!
  8. JB

    JacquelineB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was very poor, and potions tiny. The burger was tasty and so was fajitas but no papers and onions to fill the wraps. The pasta was very basic and the chicken encliadehas were disgusting it was like chicken paste inside there weren't eaten. The kids nuggets and chips were fine but the kids bolognese way too small. Overall very disappointing and we go every year not good value for money at all.
  9. MD

    MariaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place food wise and just everything very recommending.
  10. k

    kevinw

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Food was cold on arrival and I feel the plate should have salad and garnish included otherwise its like a take away meal
  11. YN

    YvonneN

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food was disappointing. Especially the children’s chicken nuggets
  12. RK

    RoisinK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely time. Everyone was so helpful. The food was amazing!
  13. N

    Never1

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Hi was very disappointed in the food last night the bbq wings wear half raw ther wear more like drum sticks the chips wear holo in side of them the bbq sauce was like water and the wings wear drenched in it wast 150 euro be going over the hard Rock if was ever to dine out again with kids
  14. JA

    JuliusA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service overall, would definitely come back :)
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Nice busy atmosphere.
  16. N

    Nicki

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food fab, great atmosphere as always. Waitress lovely and Manager really lovely
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant. Food was very lovely and great value. Our server was very kind. He was full of energy and just so nice. Would definitely return it was great
  18. CP

    ClaireP

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the most amazing experience yesterday for my daughters birthday. The staff where amazing, they sang happy birthday to my daughter while bringing out her desert. The food was absolutely amazing. We all loved it and had a great time. Thank you so much xx
  19. SO

    ShalomO

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, so filling and flavourful. Best birthday I’ve ever had.
  20. TT

    TiaT

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience2
    Very loud, I would return for a drink but the food was quite basic. The loaded fries aren’t loaded.
  21. IJ

    IanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved the food. It was amazing. The red light, white light system is a great idea. Our waiter (sorry didn't get his name but he was Turkish) was very friendly and always available when required.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant experience great response overall quick service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Good experience. We did have to ask the waiter to bring a drink that was never brought out, overall a decent experience.
  24. c

    crionam

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time staff were brilliant food was amazing but the portions of fries were a little small xx
  25. KA

    KATIE

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was tasty and service was good there was a terrible smell that was very off putting but not very pleasant when eating
  26. OM

    OrlaghM

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    I ordered the ribs and wings combo , the ribs were dry and barely warm, the wings were very hard and again dry
  27. NK

    NicolaK

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely meal staff very helpful and pleasant.
  28. OC

    OrlaC

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble. Service was quick and food was great as always. Will be back again.
  29. G

    Graceh

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Overall everything was excellent, food, service, value... The only issue was we sat at a window and every now and again there was quite a strong smell of sewage, Im sure it was coming from outside but it was a bit off putting when you are trying to eat.
  30. S

    Shell

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for a special occasion and mentioned this when booking and was delighted when they sent out a congratulations desert, made the meal that bit special. Food service and atmosphere was as good as ever
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Got a bottle but apparently they will not provide you with a jigger. Manager was super rude about requesting to move to a better seating and said we’d have to purchase another bottle if we wanted to move. Don’t know how that makes any sense. . Overall great food and ambience but it’s the little things that need to be taken care of for a better experience.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was class. Very very good 👍💪
  33. DC

    DanielC

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Waited over an hour for our starter and when it arrived is was stone cold. 4 people had to go without our starters as we were now running very tight for time as we were going to a show that evening.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were friendly and professional, food was great Brilliant as always
  35. CP

    ChantelP

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Wings too spicy, burger very dry unable to finish due to this, pitchers of cocktails(towers) advertised on social media but not sold in restaurant. Waiters were lovely, chair were hard
  36. DB

    DerekB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Cheese on burgers was sicking, Too much of it to scrape off. Ruined the experience as the burgers were expensive. Chicken wings and cocktails were really nice. Staff very friendly.
  37. LB

    LaurentB

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere, food was good and nicely welcome and served by the waiter
  38. AG

    AndyG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place! Food delicious and Friendly staff !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The food was really good but the drinks service was extremely slow. I had to ask several times for the same order. The waiter was very apologetic but it didn’t help with the service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food, good service. Great decor and mood!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Thunder Road Café does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Thunder Road Café

52 - 57 Fleet Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 A375

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    24 Hour parking attached to the same building - Search Fleet Street Car Park in Google maps

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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