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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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Dallas, Texas
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67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a business dinner with 6 colleagues. Very disappointed in the service and the food. Every dish served had an issue. Steak over cooked. Fries cold. Dessert bland.

Thank hitx94
Seattle, Washington
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Many choices in this train station, but this is a nice restaurant at the great hall NE side. We were seated right away, but then people seated after us were being waited on first. It was a new waiter that was corrected by a senior waiter and things went smoothly after that. The calamari was very good, and we both... More 

Thank berghuis3
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town on vacation with our family of 6 and we passed through Union Station. This is a good find if you're looking for a place to sit and take a load off and have a good meal. A far better option than the food court. They have a full bar, a kids menu, and plenty of tables. Many menu... More 

Thank Heather V
Boston, Massachusetts
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137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Union Station, Thunder Grill doesn't look like anything exciting, but I have to admit, I was impressed. The food was excellent, fresh, and served with a smile. I enjoyed the grilled chicken tostada salad, which was among the best I've had. My husband and son had different burgers, and both inhaled them. The sweet potato fries were great... More 

Thank mom2tristanella
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in DC for an extended weekend and stopped at Thunder Grill for a bite to eat. I had a burger, which was perfectly cooked and delicious. The wait staff was efficient and courteous. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank susancD2798QU
Indialantic, Florida
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237 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ran in Union Station trying to find a bathroom, and in the process found Thunder Grill. We were told on our tour that Union Station is second only to Grand Central in New York. The terminal is beautiful, and worth a look on its own. We picked a table in the terminal, which gave us a view of the... More 

Thank peterthegreatmlkj
Clinton, NJ
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only 30 minutes for lunch before we were to board our train. The hostess seated us at a table that would give up prompt service. Our server Shawn knew exactly our time frame when he greeted us and served us promptly. I had the special Gazpacho, my husband, the chicken tortilla. We shared a Cobb salad. Everything was... More 

Thank Gingerbrook
Queenstown, Maryland
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of travelers and busy. On a Friday night, service was slow, food is average, but the margaritas were good. I recommend for those in transit who are looking for something other than fast food at Union Station but if you have time to leave the building, there are enough better choices close by that I would take the time... More 

Thank TAJ_DC
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417 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of a day touring the capital, stopped here before riding the metro. This grill is located in Union Station and has several happy hour (5-7) specials. We had the sliders with fries and enjoyed them very much. Well cooked and just hit the spot. This place is ok for a quick stop.

Thank Retiree55578
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place found after a day of exploring the city. My friend and I stopped in after a cool rainy night tour and found a place that was warm, open, and serving great food. Service was prompt and cheerful. Food was delish!

Thank Nancy B

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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
USD 20 - USD 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, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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?