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Thunder Burger & Bar, Washington, DC

Thunder Burger & Bar

4.2
4.2
559 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Thunder Burger & Bar brings an edgy, rock & roll dining experience to the heart of Georgetown. Our mouth-watering 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-2888

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a party or event? Whether for the office or just for fun, we can help turn that idea into a fun-filled reality. We offer private party options that simply rock!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 254-5507

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Cross street

    31st St

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 559 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • District of Columbia

    Late Night Find

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  1. a

    andread

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was working in the area and wanted to check out the restaurant. I ordered the chicken sandwich which was so tasty! The place has a cool vibe, a little dark, separate rooms, more upscale than your average burger spot. Will definitely go back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    La salle est agréable et le service sympathique. Les burgers étaient bons mais rien de formidable de même pour les frites.
  3. RS

    RajitS

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I honestly do like this place but they kinda forgot about us, at least after our food came out. Also, a lot of the beers were out. I would still go back, though.
  4. N

    Nicenightspot

    Washington DC

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The cheeseburgers we had were terrific, the best we've had in DC! The place is quite noisy, with as much charm as a truckers' bar. But we'll come back for the burgers.
  5. RP

    RonP

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    Food was great! Unfortunately, the music playing in the back room we sat in was extremely vulgar and offensive. I was extremely embarrassed. More than likely won’t return.
  6. JM

    JoanneM

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellency brunch! The waitress was great and the food was excellent!! We will go back !
  7. N

    Nice

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not a great experience. Food was not warm and requested temperature of burger was not followed
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    For being billed as a rock and roll joint there was very little of it in decor or experience; the menu was all over the place and there was no audible music. The food was fine - burger cooked properly but not allowed to rest so it soaked right through the bun, making it a race to eat before it fell apart. The fries were good and my partner really enjoyed the house salad, so that was a plus. They mix some kind of seasoning into the ketchup which was actually the highlight of the meal for me - mixed bag when a condiment sticks out more than the main course does - and paying $18 for the privilege of a single patty with cheese that only rates “fine” is not a great experience. I wouldn’t say I won’t ever be back, but for an area like Georgetown you’ve gotta earn my dollars when I can just go half a block down and try something else.
  9. LL

    LayleeL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff was friendly and accommodating. The menu items were varied and delicious. Very enjoyable experience
  10. D

    Dennis

    Tampa

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. Food and service were superb. A very fun evening. Beat burger and BBQ sliders ever.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food
  12. SB

    SusanB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Menu is limited. Service was excellent.
  13. DS

    DiannaS

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a lot of variety on the menu - but with the name Thunder Burger - that was about what we expected. The burgers were delicious. Service was fast, friendly and attentive. Would definitely recommend.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good but they were out of a lot of beers and liquor. Came in to watch the final 4 basketball games, so drinks are evident for sports watching and having limited options was a negative.
  15. BC

    BrianC

    Jacksonville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch! Will be back.
  16. KL

    KeithL

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The hamburgers were cooked to order at the requested temperature and tasted delicious. They arrived hot, juice and we loved the bun too. Fries could have been hotter but everything else was fine. The service was attentive and we did not have to wait at all after arriving with a reservation. We would go back again!
  17. RC

    RichardC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    It was good, we just ran in for a quick bite. They were very accommodating but I believe I caught them in the middle of shift change.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    At first I was concerned with how “short” the menu was. Mostly breakfast and burgers. But when your food and drinks are as great as this it does not matter. We had eggs Benedict and the burger. We argued over which was better! And our waitress was awesome to boot. We’ll definitely go back when we get back to Georgetown.
  19. YA

    YazidA

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    After an hour wait for a burger we ended up leaving since they put my burger on another person's table who I saw touch the food and then offered it to me thinking I didn't see what happened. Do not recommend - burgers and fries here will cost you 25 usd and you get that type of service.
  20. SA

    SANDRAH

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great burgers in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Always a favorite when I am in Georgetown.
  21. s

    sallyb

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a casual Valentine’s Day celebration!
  22. VA

    VAspaceCadet

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood restaurant for you. In the heart of Georgetown, this bar has an excellent selection of draft beers and wide variety of delicious sandwiches. Definitely worth a visit.
  23. BE

    BigE

    Washington DC

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience includes great waitress, great food, quiet romantic setting, comfortable chairs and great prices
  24. NV

    NoVAFoodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service!
  25. NV

    NoVAFoodie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and quality !!
  26. y

    yummy19

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Wait staff was excellent. Food is consistently good. Drinks great. No complaints!
  27. RO

    RoxanneO

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We use to come here all the time when we lived in DC. The service this time was horrible. I waitress appeared to have to many tables. I’m sure with the pandemic your probably short staffed I understand. The food was a little salty everyone at our table expressed how salty there burger was. We love coming would like to continue when we visit but the service and food has to get better.
  28. RH

    RickH

    Cincinnati

    116 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    First time at Thunder burger. Was happy to get a table on a Saturday night last minute. Restaurant was busy but not packed. Service was a bit slow, but I feel like our server had a ton of tables (and a bunch of those tables kept getting up and moving which must be annoying). Burgers and steak frites were ok, really salty though. Loved the fries and had a pretty good beer list. We would definitely go back our next trip into DC.
  29. MM

    MadisonM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I saw food come out of the kitchen and sit on a side table for 20 minutes. It was brought to our table cold. The only 2 waitresses were overwhelmed with orders while about 9 people were refilling waters. The waitress was great but the manager needs to get their restaurant in order.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Takes FOREVER but good food
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We wanted to try a new place and Georgetown and selected this place because of their huge burger selection. When we arrived, there was lipstick on two of the four glasses and when I grabbed my appetizer plate, I felt something crunchy. When I flipped the plate over, I discovered it was covered in cheese. The waitress was pleasant, but not super experienced. When our food arrived room temperature, I waited for her to return to get it heated up. It took so long for her to return that my friends had finished eating before we saw her again. Overall, I give the cleanliness a 0. Food taste 2 out of 5.
  32. RA

    ReneA

    Naples

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were in town from NJ for a weekend getaway. I had been to Thunder Burger & Bar a few years ago with my daughter , and really enjoyed it. This time around was just as great. My husband had the Kobe burger and added an egg on top. I had the Bison burger. We both enjoyed our meals and the service was great! Will definitely return when we are back in town.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    This burger bar on busy M Street gets great reviews and boasts gluten-free buns so we stopped in on this beautiful, cool Sunday afternoon. It’s in historic Georgetown so their space obviously has some rustic charm but it also has an overriding tired, old dive-bar smell. The dark, dank space had accosting music with an overpowering stench of beer & whiskey-stained floors, mold and/or other unknown. Char-grilled beef & onions can be strong in charming burger joints but that’s def not the aroma here. Even though the staff kindly let us move near the quieter, airy entrance next to an open window, there was no real improvement and we finally gave all up when we ordered and learned they’d run out of their advertised gluten-free buns by 1pm…we chose this place because of a gluten allergy. Kinda felt saved at that point though, and found a tasty gluten-free burger in a lovely clean cafe a few blocks away on at Peacock Cafe on Prospect Street. May try take out sometime but was really put off.
  34. j

    jeanm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was fantastic. I had a plain hamburger and my son had “pig in a beef suit” (or something with a similar name) and both were seriously excellent. I like my burger medium- medium well, and they nailed it. Nice casual decor. Excellent.
  35. D

    Doug74

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We had not been to Thunder Burger for several years but had great memories of multiple excellent
  36. SG

    SissyGal

    New England

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    We had beyond horrible service!! Asked several times for water, utensils, the basics - and they failed miserably!!! Also they gave us a drink menu that advertised happy hour drinks that reflected the day/time we were there and they refused to honor it?? Good burgers but won’t return or recommend because of the exceptionally bad service
  37. DC

    DCfoodie

    Washington DC

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thunder Burger is our go to place for a great hamburger. The service and food is always on point and it is always an fabulous dining experience. Thank you Thunder Burger for another great meal.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We never ate and left after 35 minutes of not being served. After 25 minutes someone who was not our server offered to get us drinks, but there was no beer on tap at all, and only 2 wines…. So we won’t be going back there again. No one seemed to notice we left, either.
  39. N

    None

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst experience I’ve ever had in any establishment. Food never came and arrive was awful. Management did not care. We walked out.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Great food, great beer, terrible service

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You can order delivery directly from Thunder Burger & Bar using the Order Online button. Thunder Burger & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Thunder Burger & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-2888.

Thunder Burger & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 559 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Thunder Burger & Bar

3056 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

Additional information

  • Cross street

    31st St

  • Neighborhood

    Georgetown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 333-2888

  • Private party facilities

    Planning a party or event? Whether for the office or just for fun, we can help turn that idea into a fun-filled reality. We offer private party options that simply rock!

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 254-5507

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