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Thunder Burger & Bar

399 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date (6)
  • Casual (5)
  • Comfort Food (5)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(202) 333-2888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
31st St
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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.
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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).
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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What 399 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dave (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Ate there during college tours. Disappointed they wouldn’t extend happy hour to our table vs the bar. Place was empty. I would have had several more drinks if they did vs the one drink. Burgers were just ok. Not worth price. Plus bottom of buns were so greasy and wet when burgers arrived. Pulled pork quesadillas-pork was good, Little odd tasting. I liked, son and wife didn’t. Cheese was either melted away or non existent.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Overall this place was o.k., but not worth going out of your way for. we were there during this past President's Day weekend, and it was very busy. The service was a bit too rushed. Our appetizer came and while we were still eating it, our burgers came. I don't like this kind of timing, I want to enjoy my meal at a more leisurely pace. My son had the bison burger which he liked very much but he asked for medium and it was definitely rare. Mine was cooked properly. The food was tasty. I do feel my gin and tonic was a bit weak... I liked the decor very much, we were in the room at the very back that has "fake grass" walls, and the noise level was much lower, which was great for us because we wanted to talk. Overall, the food was tasty but it was just a bit rushed. by the way, it was so busy that the ladies restroom lacked toilet paper. I mentioned it to the hostess but she said they knew but they were all too busy to take care of it. Honestly, there needs to be someone who takes care of something like that no matter how busy you are! i still recommend this place because the burgers were tasty and the atmosphere fun, but they need to work a bit on service.

OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Tables were on top of each other. Guy next to me kept sneezing made me very uncomfortable.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Eat the corned beef hash every time in the area (twice a year)! It's just one of those things you eat and can't wait to eat again, but only available for brunch on Saturday and Sunday. The service is always great and Mike is especially attentive and personable without being intrusive. Give it a try, but prepare to become addicted!

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

From the moment you walk in the door you are treated with the most comfortable ambience of any restaurant in DC. The layout gives off an old tavern vibe with a medieval vibe. Weird, I know, but lovely. We all had the “Love me tender” burger which is a kobe beef burger. It was phenomenal! This place is definitely worth a visit.

Rick (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

First time for dinner. Food was great, service was friendly and accommodating, atmosphere was fun, noise and crowd increased quickly after 6:00pm but was energetic, was perfect for a small group. Would come back.

vipFoodMatters2me (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The service from the hostess to the waiter was fabulous. The turkey burger was too dry for my taste but my friend's burger w the egg was perfectly done. Experience wise, while waiting for our table we did experience unpleasantness from another patron but. No point in the long story but gist is that the company you keep whether a person or an establishment says a lot about you- there were 2 guys at the bar who should have been cut- off long before we showed up.

vipLuke (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Great ambiance! Our server was great. She was on top of our drinks and she was very nice. This is the second time we have been to Thunder Burger for brunch and it won’t be the last. The burger menu looks amazing and i really want to try their burgers. Overall a good experience and we will be back very soon.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food with great service.

vipTina (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Josh was our server and excellent at flavors of our menu and everyday conversation! We can’t wait to bring fri nds back !!

vipKathi (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

OK hamburgers, granddaughter enjoyed the steak. I really don't think the hamburgers were 9oz. The waiter did not speak English very well and didn't under my drink order. warm (hardly any ice) margarita with no salt - when specifically asked for it - but a great time with the kids.

latenighteating (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Stopped in for a quick dinner. Atmosphere is....well unique and casual, but not in a bad way. Burger options are great. Burger was cooked great. The sweet potato fries were terrific, however would be average without the ginger dipping sauce. Pleasant genuine service. Nice to have several different room options to have dinner.

Porter (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Low key place to grab a bite n a beer!
Nothing too exciting going on there.
Bartender unengaging but adequate.

vipCBDiner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

I really like Thunder. Great food and beer. Sat at the bar last time we went. Fantastic bar tender crew. I highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

Host was prompt in seating us for our 7:30 reservation. Unfortunately, we then sat at our table for 20 minutes being ignored by everyone until I finally asked a server in our area if she was our server. She politely said no, and asked if I wanted me to get them. I asked if she could as we had been waiting for awhile and no one had even been over yet. Once she went and found him, the rest of the meal was uneventful, he was fairly prompt. I don’t know if the host just didn’t tell him that he had seated us where he had. Food was good but not great. Just middle of the bar.