Thunder Road Café

4.3
1034 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 1034 people are saying
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VincentM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very busy for Tuesday night...Good atmosphere.
The food was very good..... Bit of a time gap to the mains but apart from that very good overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Clare
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, massive portions, great music, we booked for 8pm didn't get a table until 8.35 which wasn't ideal but we had drinks while we waited. Very very busy so definitely book in advance

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Eileen
Dublin
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The good was nice. Mistakes made with the order. Overall it was good

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EddieF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was nice but it was a bit overpriced. It was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely time with friends 😊 good cocktail menu.

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PaulG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot, good variety of food and great ambiance

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food, attentive staff. Great experience!

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KarlS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

+ 90 minutes for order to arrive - and not great quality when arrived

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NiamhK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Was a nice night but had to wait outside in the cold as our table wasnt ready

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Aoife
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious burgers and fries, several vegan options, great value actually for the amount of food you're given

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HayleyD
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

We had a really nice time. It was quite busy so service was a little slow and had to wait quite a long time for drinks we had ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff food perfect childrens menu great

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SarahB
Dublin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked Thunder Road Cafe last minute and were not disappointed. The service, the staff and food were excellent. Its a great spot for families as it caters for everyone!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in Thunderroad Cafe with friends. Food was amazing and decently priced. Ambiance was superb with great music playing and staff were lovely, friendly and efficient! Can’t wait to revisit!

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AmandaO
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional from the time we arrived. The place was busy but still had great service and great food.

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TamyF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food4service1ambience2

I can't fault the food, what i ordered was nice, the services was absolutely terrible, waiting 25mins for a drink to come so we had to order another one as soon as they came, we would get somebody to our table then they would disappear and we had to find someone else, we didn't eat our food in the restaurant, we ended up taking it home as we just wanted to leave. The toilets where absolutely filthy, some didn't even flush. The wine wasnt nice either (you should look to change it on your menu as you only hae 3 white) I love the look of your place but i won't be in a hurry to go back. I'm sorry this review isn't the best and i don't like giving bad reviews but it has gone down so much over the past two years. If you sort the staff out and organise it a little better i would definately ive it a 5 star

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AileenD
Dublin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time, staff were so friendly and the service was amazing, made my daughters and my nieces confirmation very special, they had a ball.

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PhilipK
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere fantastic food. Great to be back will return

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family of 5. Very good experience. One dish, the fish, wasn’t great but overall a very positive experience and would recommend it.

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Dublingal
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We waited 45 minutes at the bar for our table even though I had booked 2 weeks in advance. We arrived on time just before 7pm and didn’t get our table until 7.45pm.

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AlanM
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue… always was always will be everything absolutely top notch ..

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RachelC
Dublin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic and those garlic mushrooms wow, thank tiu

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Junior
Dublin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!!!
Great experience!!!
Great experience!!!
Great experience!!!

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JennyM
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and value for money , shame that covid regs dappens the atmosphere a little but understand why , lol forward to a return when the rules change . Loved the cocktails and the sharer platter large potions our eyes bigger than stomach 😁👍

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , service , ambience .. visiting again soon

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kkjjmm
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

wasn’t told we needed to buy food to buy drinks until we got in and had to wait over half an hour for a pre booked table

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JosclynS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service , Waitress was lovely came over to check on us regularly atmosphere was inviting

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Nannybags
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant second time there couldn’t fault it staff couldn’t do enough for us .

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DeirdreC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall we enjoyed our meal, staff were very friendly, service was good, music was good, but the hotness of the food was where you were let down, I ordered the cheese and bacon fries with the chilli beef nacho starter as a main and that was lovely, my husband order the zingy chicken goujons as a starter and then the rib and chicken wing combo as his main both of his meals were cold, it was like the sauce was added to cold food as the sauce was the only thing hot on the plate. Which was a shame as everything else was so good, especially the cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Was a great experience - my friends were visiting from Cork, and we are all from the United States. We loved the food and thought the place was so cool! Would recommend.

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ALB24
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was a lovely find in Dublin. Service was great, staff really friendly and food was good too!

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday! best night !

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Dublin for my wife’s 40th. We booked the Thunder road after coming highly recommended. From the moment we arrived the service was second to none. Great quality food at affordable price and food was prepared quickly m, coming to the table piping hot. See you guys soon

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Ciara123
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Wrong food order and chicken breast on the burger tasted dry and reheated

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BillyS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and tasty food. We didn’t wait long and the staff were very attentive

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MichaelH
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Busy spot, food was good, drinks were good

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Ezzo
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I went there on a date. The service was great, and the idea of flipping a light switch to call for service is genius. I think the portions are too big, so I would recommend going out in bigger crowds. The wings were insanely good.

The only issue I had was that the place was very noisy and energetic, which gives the place its own vibe, yet it was too much for me to handle. That is not really the restaurant's fault though.

Overall, it is a great place to dine at with friends. Probably my favorite in Dublin :)

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PaulC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere,daughter had a fantastic time and the service from our waiter was top class 😁😁😁

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LB01
Dublin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and music, food was amazing & good selection of cocktails/drinks.

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Ryan
Ayrshire
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here from Scotland and was the best place for food, will be back when in Dublin again

FAQs

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

Thunder Road Café is rated 4.3 stars by 1034 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.