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Thunder Grill

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-898-0051
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good37%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“tostada” (3 reviews)
“bison burger” (6 reviews)
“gazpacho” (3 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food wasn't bad, but it just wasn't good either, and for my 20$ I was expecting a bit more to be honest.

Thank Kl K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to have an alcove to ourselves on a Thursday evening. We had good care from the wait staff. The food was good, the variety of food was very good. I had the Gazpacho soup which was good but not great, and a...More

Thank ThePurposetoTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I named my review We will take care of that because thats what the waiter kept sayiing and he did,Often when waiters see big groups coming they think big tip or big disaster .I think there were 20 of us they rearranged tables & chairs...More

Thank Roxanne W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here one night for convenience because it's located in Union Station and we were taking a night bus tour originating at that station. It was ok. My daughter was a bit disappointed with her chicken Caesar salad; my chicken sandwich was halfway-decent, but...More

Thank heather j
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located IN the train/bus terminal. Don't follow Google directions! Food was pretty good and the atmosphere was cozy. Service leaves a lot to be desired. Waiter was more interested in hitting on a chick at the bar than serving our table in the booth across...More

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thunder Grill may be the only sit-down dining option in Union Station. t has a captive audience. I have had lunch here several times with friends over the years. I ordered a Fresco Burger on my latest visit. The guacamole and cheso were so thinly...More

Thank Pete D
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We ate there once, when craving for healthy salad and soup type of food, while staying in DC for 5 nights in May 2017. My husband ordered a burger. I loved it.

Thank Evgeniya D
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Started off out of a sampler appetizer we tried to order, even though all 4 items were on the menu. I figured at that point I'd cut my loses and not order. Ding ding ding we have a winner, my son went with a chicken...More

Thank Gardner S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

So glad we found this place to have a sit down dinner after a long day in DC and before boarding our train to Baltimore. They have great drink selections and food. They also have a happy hour to enjoy their drinks. We weren't disappointed...More

Thank Delia G
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This was our first night in Washington, so we wanted something nicer than fast food. We saw this place as we were leaving Union station. So after we checked into our apartment down the street. We came back here to check out the place. My...More

Thank David T
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Nearby Attractions
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
  • 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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