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Thunder Burger & Bar

4.4
412 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
  • Comfort Food
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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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
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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Neighborhood
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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).
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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What 412 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.2
service
4.3
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

Considering that it had Burger in the name, we were expecting a really really good burger to have for dinner. After looking at the menu and seeing over 10+ specialty burgers with all kinds of meats (Elk, Kobe, etc.), we knew we picked the right place...or so we thought. The burgers were not that great and we actually couldn't even finish more than half of what was brought out. My date said hers had a weird smell to it. My burger had so much juice that the bun became soggy and really unappetizing altogether. The fries were also just bland and not good. I would have had a better burger at Shake Shack, actually, even Burger King. Would avoid this place if you are looking for a burger.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit to Thunder Burger! We all loved the vibe of this place. Burgers and fish and chips were great. Beer menu was diverse. Prices were reasonable for DC. Morgan was our server and she was awesome! Would definitely recommend!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

They had a great soft shell crab special. The drinks were on point. Most all things were delectable but 2 of the burgers were over cooked. One was supposed to be medium rare and the other was supposed to be medium. Neither had pink in the middle. All other entrees were good. Service was excellent but the music was a bit loud eventhough it was a nice playlist.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great Service starting from the host station to the bartenders and servers. Food was great, moderately priced, nice selections. Table seating is tight making for a good conversation with the adjacent table. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Amazing food in a very well decorated atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent food, drinks and service! Two of us had the Thunder Burger, and one of us the crab cake. All were perfectly prepared and hit the spot after a lot of walking that day. We will definitely add it this restaurant to our Georgetown rotation!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

They forgot our nachos

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Service was fantastic.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Visiting DC from Minnesota, this was a great place to warm you up! The food was terrific, service great and the atmosphere lively. We would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting a great burger and fries.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had brunch here, really enjoyed the Eggs Benedict, friendly service, and very nicely priced mimosas and bellinis! Would def. come back.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Welcoming staff, awesome food and great people. Highly recommend it.

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2.0Dined on March 4, 2018

While they were able to accommodate a larger party than you can normally reserve for, we found service to be somewhat inattentive. The burgers were decent, but beyond the variety, I found myself craving Five Guys. Obviously a different type of experience, and not a 100% fair comparison, but it happened nonetheless

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The burgers are always perfect! Even the specialty burgers like the chicken or falafel are amazing too. Great fries as well.

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing food with great service.

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4.0Dined 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 !!

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Very Reliable Option in Georgetown

Went before a movie for a cheapish meal in Georgetown that is fairly hard to find. Good burgers, a lot of options and customization. Burgers were made to order and the fries (sweet potato) were very good. Drinks were pretty good as well. Service was good, too. Big space that can handle crowds. A good option in Georgetown.

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2017

Exactly what you would expect frim their own desceiption. Food very good. Beer nice and cold. Staff a little hurried.

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

The only reason I left overall 3 stars was because of the buffalo wings. I wasn't to pleased with The entree could of been better

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Worth the trip to try the Burgers... lots of options: Elk, Boar, Bison, Cow. Lots of delicious sounding options. Each one of us tried a different burger and all of us loved it! The happy hour menu is impressive - great $5 deals for quality appetizers and plenty of drink deals. We will be going back.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Birthday breakfast brunch was brilliant! They brought out these little sweet nachos for the table followed by an excellent corned beef hash and breakfast sliders. Service with a smile and they were kind enough to take our drinks off the bill for my husband's 30th birthday! Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

Thunder Burger was on my list of places to try for awhile. We came in for brunch and Julia our server gave us the option of places to sit. Julia was friendly and accommodating and attentive. The French toast was great and the waffles were solid. After seeing the burger menu I'm excited to come back and try the burger options! Good meal and I look forward to coming back to try a signature burger.

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4.0Dined on August 18, 2017

We were on a family trip to D.C., staying in Rosslyn (other side of the Key Bridge). This place was recommended by the guy at the hotel desk. It did not disappoint. We had jerk shrimp app and nachos. Shrimp was good, nachos were a bit soggy. Kids had beef sliders and enjoyed them. My wife and I split the Pigs in a blanket burger. I was freaking awesome!!! Definitely worth a stop if you're in town.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

Great burgers and an exceptional draft beer selection.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2017

That was s legit burger! Well prepared, great toppings that are well flavored.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great burgers, great beer selection. Ambiance is nice and rustic.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

Great Music! My girlfriends and I had a blast! Thanks

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2017

Solid wings and burgers. Good service.

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