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Thunder Grill

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-898-0051
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“bison burger” (6 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had some time to kill before our train. Love the big pepper lights! She got the chili which was meaty and chewy (good). I got the clam chowder. It was this with lots of clams. I recommend both.

Thank t c
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stayed near Union Station in Washington DC for 4 days for a visit to the monuments and museums. Stumbled on the Thunder Grill during a thunderstorm and thought it would be appropriate to have dinner there. Well three nights later we finished our third dinner...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here before and liked the Thunder Grill. After this recent experience, we will not be back. This was pre-rush and there were probably only five tables being served when we arrived. However, service was slow. The server brought the wrong order to our...More

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Thunder grill is a great stop for after work cocktails. Good people, great service, good times. Always fun.

Thank mgardler
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Our food was okay; not fabulous or bad, just okay. Our waiter was nice but we would try somewhere else next time.

Thank beth ann k
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

After a busy day of sightseeing and a hectic capital tour Thunder Grill was a pleasant and satisfying find. It’s located on the lower level of Union Station, an easy walk up from the outside. We had a large group of 7 and were arriving...More

Thank melissam0408
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

I only stopped for coffee and dessert, but it was excellent and the service was great. Nice ambiance sitting out in the main station.

Thank CCR1138
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Our meals were generous & satisfying portions. The only thing that could have made it better is if we had spotted some celebs while sitting outside! Great place!

1  Thank ssummers20162016
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We loved the Appetizers here which we had the chicken nachos and many others with great drinks. The waitress was awesome and the owner very sweet

1  Thank Littlemisschef88
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Walked into Union Station starving awaiting train back to Jersey... picked this as the first place we could sit and eat not in food court... wait staff was great... ordered cream of tomato soup (delish) then ordered mushroom fajitas (to die for) very pleasant experience...More

1  Thank Jim M
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Wilbur E J
18 March 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't able to find a recipe for Thunder Grill butternut squash soup, nor could I find it on their menu. I did find a link for a butternut bisque recipe at Thunder Bay Grille that looks good. To find it go online and... More
29 December 2016|
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Response from Thea C | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any children. I wasn't offered a children's menu. Check the website.
23 October 2016|
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Response from Thea C | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lunch menu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-898-0051
Incorporating towering, adobe-like wall fragments at the entry hall of Union Station, intricate mosaic surfaces of turquoise glass, and a menu reflecting the many cultures that have influenced the region, Thunder Grill is a visual and culinary celebration of the American Southwest.
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