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Thunder Grill

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50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Union Station, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
+1 202-898-0051
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Nutley, New Jersey
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

With welcoming, helpful staff, great drinks, and great food- this restaurant is definitely worth a trip. It's located directly in Union Station so it is very convenient for travelers waiting for a train.

Thank FamilyFlight
Utica, New York
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1,767 reviews
553 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in before the train and service was very fast, pleasant and efficient. Thanks, Salvador! Food was the appetizer combination and a very nice avocado salad. Bottom line you can get food that is good for you and quick to come to the table.

Thank RonL40
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gave it a second chance last week and it was even worse than the first time. Great food if you've never had a good meal or your taste buds have been destroyed. Service was OK. To get an idea how bad this place consistently is add the Excellent and Very Good ratings and divide by the total of Poor and... More 

Thank Arthur B
Sauk Centre, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff (Faizy was the best) and great food! Unique atmosphere too! Definitely recommend for dinner. Sit upstairs!

Thank gwyttenback
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No need to settle for fast food at Union Station. This full service restaurant on the main floor concourse of Union Station offers snacks, complete meals and beverages in a great atmosphere. Fast service too.

Thank David K
Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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314 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to go for lunch when visiting the capital. A good menu with several interesting items. I liked the salads.

Thank Jim C
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Quick stop to visit Union Sation and we ended up having lunch there. What a great choice! Nice selection of wines and the pasta and gumbo was amazing!

Thank Dani F
Lawrence, Kansas
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901 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Thunder Grill is in Union Station that is such a great venue that is fun to eat there. The staff was friendly and helpful and we enjoyed our meals. The hostess was particularly welcoming.

Thank Robert S
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Time to kill on a very rainy and windy day in Washington D.C. Thankfully, we stumbled upon the bar in Thunder Grill. The bartender was very helpful and delightful to talk to. Enjoyed our Bloody Mary and the company but hamburger was just mediocre.

Thank sandy7599
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

My favorite restaurant for Happy Hour (HH), I absolutely enjoy myself each time that I go, it is a pleasure when the bartender (Ross) knows me, my choice of drink (Lime or Mango Frozen Margarita), and what I like to eat (cheese quesadilla). I look forward to seeing Ross, who is one (1) of four (4) bartenders, and has been... More 

Thank asweseeit2001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
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, Union Station, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?