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Thunder Grill

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-898-0051
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Overview
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“bison burger” (6 reviews)
“tostada” (3 reviews)
“gazpacho” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This is a corner venue inside Union Station. Their Happy Hour id miss marked with no wine and only a single beer choice. Our result was a $20 bill for a bad chardonnay and a marginal IPA draft. Dinner later for 4 was OK but...More

Thank VaTechDad
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I visited Thunder Grill on 7/30 around noon. I sat at the bar and was a little indecisive about what to order. The excellent bartender (I wish I could remember his name) recommended the Shrimp and Grits. I was skeptical at first because they have...More

Thank Alisa R
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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
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lindaOrangeOhio
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.
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PeggyeC
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Description
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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