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Thunder Grill

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-898-0051
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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Opens in 18 min
All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group of 5 for lunch for a business meeting, so we were ushered to the second floor where there were tables available for more than 5. Unfortunately, after we were seated they pushed some tables together next to us for a group...More

Thank bharrier
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat at the Thunder Grill after reading the latest reviews. The rating of 3 1/2 was scary... good that we read the reviews and ate there. The fish tacos were excellent! A lot better than a lot of fish tacos we ate...More

Thank Pomerols
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Located on the main floor just to the right as you enter the front of Union Station, this restaurant offers more elaborate fare than the food court on the lower level. There are tables with a view of the station and others (and a bar)...More

Thank Stanner57
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The food is very fresh and delicious. I was surprised given that it looks a bit like a run of the mill sports bar. But it was great! I would come again.

Thank marabel100
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Thunder Grill is better than you would expect. The seats are a bit worn and it’s a big place with people moving in and out, but don’t be mislead the food is actually quite good and plentiful and the atmosphere relaxed and enjoyable. It’s not...More

Thank RoteFuchs
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Thunder Grill borrows the atmosphere of the magnificent (and newly restored) Union Station entrance hall and combines it with food inspired by the American Southwest. Great for people watching, and the burgers aren’t bad, either. Yes, as the name implies, they do serve buffalo burgers....More

Thank NikaJunie
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The menu has fewer offerings than I recall. My personal favorite, blue corn enchiladas, is no longer offered. The Chili Con Carne was ok, but seasoning was odd *sweet*.

Thank sjdif
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Union Station is busy, your pressed for time ,however you do not want fast food. The Thunder Grill is a wonderful place to gab a bite to eat and a drink while you wait for your train connections. It surpasses the "travel" food alternatives by...More

Thank timonntour
Reviewed 8 September 2017

While visiting D.C. my daughter and I got off the Tour bus for lunch at Union Station. I paid for our lunch at Thunder Grill with my Discover Card. ( the only time I used this card while in D.C.) They charged on my card...More

Thank bchiasson
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We were work out from hitting the tourist site and stopped here on the recommendation of our trolley driver. The view of the station was great. It's so beautiful and was a pleasant backdrop. However the food was somewhat lacking. Our calamari was lukewarm and...More

Thank KerensaSH
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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, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, 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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