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About 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.

3056 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
31st St

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 333-2888

Website:
http://www.thunderburger.com/

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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Thunder Burger & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.3

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4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 5, 2014

very mediocre hamburger in a dark place. Good selection of beers.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 3, 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 12, 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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 1, 2014

The New York strip steak was really delicious and the fries were the best I have tasted in a long time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 28, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 23, 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...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2014

LOVED IT! Best burger I've ever had! Build your own burger!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 12, 2014

Great extensive beer list with flights available! Awesome burgers, favorite in dc

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 21, 2014

Great food. Awesome burgers. Excellent service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 4, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2013

Good food. Good guidance from our server. Good service. Good time. Good location. We will be back no doubt!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 13, 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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 23, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 8, 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 16, 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 21, 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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 19, 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!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2013

good food, solid beer list, pub feel. I like it and will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 17, 2013

Food and service was great. The noise level (primarily due to loud music) was uncomfortably loud.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2013

Great burger and beer stop. Had the kobe burger with white cheddar and bacon. Very tasty!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 26, 2013

Service was amazing, with burgers to die for!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 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.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 21, 2013

Only thing going for Thunder Burger is the location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2013

Food was mediocre. We were in the back room which was loud and hot. Service was quite poor. Perhaps well-intentioned, but very unpolished and disorganized. Every time a drink or food order was brought to the table whoever was delivering it had no idea who it went to and chaos ensued. (We were a group of 8). They didn't have the bottle of wine that we selected off of the wine list and we were told the manager would come talk to us about it, which never happened. The only solution presented to us was to order a bottle that was $15 more. Restaurant would do nothing to compromise on the price. That's shoddy. My summation, I will not return - there are too many better places in NW DC to get a burger.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2013

Took my fiancé here because he was craving a burger. Omg is all I have to say!! His burer was dripping with yumminess!! I had the spinach salad with blackened salmon and even that was delicious! Would definitely come back again. The service was too knotch as well!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 26, 2013

The food was really good, however our waitress was just a bore and had very low energy. There were comments about other customers. The hostess on the other hand was a nice breath of fresh air.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 21, 2013

If you don't like your meat rare, make sure to tell them to cook the burger fully. Otherwise it comes out more medium rare than medium. But otherwise, so completely delicious!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2013

Little pricey but portions were generous and the food was tasty.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2013

Pleasantly surprised by the food which was outstanding.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 30, 2013

Great fries, mediocre burgers, slow service. Not a bad place to go but with so many other and arguably better burger spots, I don't think we'll go back.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on May 26, 2013

Service was nonexistent and slow

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