Thunder Road Café

4.3
1132 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 20 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. All adult guests must bring their EU Covid Digital Certificate or HSE vaccination record, and photo ID. Please keep in mind that 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.

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1132 people are saying
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4.4
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4.4
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Niamh
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was fab as always. We were a table of 5, 2 adults and 3 kids. Everyone had a lovely dining experience

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OliviaT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family treat lovely Christmas atmosphere we had a great evening

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Podge
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always have a good time at Thunder Road. Service was superb. The lad who looked after us was very friendly & super quick with drinks et etc & we tipped to show that.
Good spot.

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SuzanneG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. The santy was a great extra. Xx keep up the good work xx

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Deirdre
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch here. Service was excellent and our waiter a lovely guy who chatted away with the child in our party. Food great, santa made a visit, overall really good.

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PaulaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We ate on the 04 December. We were shown to our table promptly and ordered. We waited for nearly 50 minutes for our food and when it arrived it was luke warm. My husband only received half his order and my daughter didn't receive her order until 15 minutes later and that was cold. She didn't finish her meal. I complained to the server who advised that the kitchen was extremly busy. Not good enough. We had a enough options of restaurants but choose Thunder Road as we had come to Dublin with our children as a treat day!

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SandraC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter celebrated her 16th birthday. She described her experience as AMAZING! Thanks to the very attentive staff who made her birthday so special.

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AnthonyW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My family and I had a lovely meal, the only thing we had a small negative about was how crowed the place was, people were at the front desk and on top of each other, however the staff were brilliant! Very patient, friendly and lovely manners, we always enjoy a meal here, the steak though is a wee bit expensive, but other than that our food was gorgeous and considering they were rushed off their feet our food was with us quickly. Well done guys we love you.

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Hazels
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly efficient staff, good atmosphere.

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NicoleH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely food and waiters were lovely and alot of fun with the kids. We did find the service a bit slow but understand in todays environment. Would recommend to grounds.

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was appalling waiter was so rude. Waited over 1 hour after getting every d else’s meal for someone of the groups dinner .. we also waited 45 minutes to order a desert every staffemeber we asked kept walking past us

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12345
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very good vegan and vegetarian options. Music was too loud.

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GEORGEO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was terrible, the chicken I could have used to resole my shoes, the chips were dry, the burgers dry and tasteless, no sign of COVID distancing between tables and the music was so loud it was impossible to have a conversation.wont be recommended here

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AmosM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Staff amazing, great service, great atmosphere, my partners chicken had a tangy taste off it which made her I’ll for the rest of the evening, the texture was very soft compared to your normal chicken goujon so had to cut our night short, would definitely return but maybe give the chicken a skip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The staff were amazing! Had a great time and really attentive

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EmmaG
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was over rated and drink was scandalous price 6.90 for a pint is disgraceful

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lisam
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall food was not great only 1 out of the 4 really enjoyed their meal

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DebbieC
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Server was excellent and friendly. Kids really enjoyed it.

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TinaK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience.food was really lovely.staff nice and very helpful.surroundings was good but the restaurant was quite chilly.we had our meal with our coats on

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luca
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ottimi cocktail
Prezzi medi dai 10 ai 13 euro
Ottimo cibo american style

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience3

Couldn’t even speak and enjoy the food due to loud music. It was like eating in a nightclub.

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edelW
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was pretty slow but the waiters were pleasant and helpful. The food and drinks were good and the price was reasonable. Music good and ambience lively.

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EricaB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything amazing! The food, drinks, staffs, music… Thunderoad made my last night in Dublin very nice. 💜 Thank you all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere fantastic service and food was incredible.

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MollyR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place in Dublin to eat great food, cocktails and with a buzzing fun atmosphere

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Amcgl
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening. Staff were amazing, really attentive, friendly and changed our booking to an earlier one with no issue at all. The food was fantastic, lovely big portions and very reasonable for a city centre venue. The staff made the evening for us, just lovely

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AlanR
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a meal there last night. Very food service, good was good as always. The girls that served us were very good. Always a great place to start a good night out 👍

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rachelj
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing.. The staff was friendly and kind too... Thank you

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ChristopherM
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Expensive for burger and chips,chips not just warm. Price for cocktails not bad staff amazing

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AnkushV
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Had a great experience. Food was lovely and service perfect. But the music was far too loud and quite overbearing. If the volume wasn’t so loud I would definitely go here again.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was too drink

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, grata atmosphere, slightly pricey but definitely worth it

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FlorianM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good Bar, since I'm here in Dublin. I went 2 different times in this place. One of my Favorite.

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AbbieT
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Food was delicious and quick. Everything was great. The only thing I would fault is that there was a huge queue and uncertain of wether bookings or walk ins. Maybe if they had one queue for each so that people with bookings would not be left waiting for too long.

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LeeannG
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food wasn’t great, table was wonky and I mentioned when booking it was my husbands birthday and nothing was said!

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ChloeF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The food was disgusting I always go thunder road but don’t think I would go again the food was freezing cold and me and my friends weren’t feeling well after it didn’t want to make a fuss on the night

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MichelleMc
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Cocktails were fab! And the service was impeccable. Especially considering it was a very busy Saturday night, our waitress didn't drop the ball once. And she was so polite and friendly. Staff members with her type of attitude would make you want to come back time and time again.

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charlie
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

i ordered the ribeye steak that came with fries and set of onion rings for less than €40 so i thought it was very great quality and was very delicious. the drinks were amazing, but the atmosphere was by far the best part of my night. the music, the lights and the overall atmosphere was so incredible and would highly recommend it. definitely coming back !

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AlanE
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The buzz inside is really good, music a little to loud and food was very nice for our party but fish and chip wasn't great but I'd definitely go again

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LinM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Not for me. The food was nice and the staff were very friendly and very efficient considering how busy they were. The noise levels were much too high for me, you couldn't have a conversation without shouting, in fairness the staff did say they would turn down the music but it was so loud we couldn't really notice.

FAQs

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

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.