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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 good39%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“bison burger” (6 reviews)
“nachos” (9 reviews)
“calamari” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4214
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meals were generous & satisfying portions. The only thing that could have made it better is if we had spotted some celebs while sitting outside! Great place!

Thank ssummers20162016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Appetizers here which we had the chicken nachos and many others with great drinks. The waitress was awesome and the owner very sweet

Thank Littlemisschef88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked into Union Station starving awaiting train back to Jersey... picked this as the first place we could sit and eat not in food court... wait staff was great... ordered cream of tomato soup (delish) then ordered mushroom fajitas (to die for) very pleasant experience...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our train was delayed by zombies or something so we ducked into here for dinner. We were very pleasantly surprised by the high quality of service and the good food. My wife had a taco while I did the meatloaf, and, with a handful of...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Located inside Union Station, but a bit out of the way (off the main atrium and away from the other restaurants), this is a good choice if you’re looking for something a little nicer than the numerous fast-casual or food-court options. They had decent HH...More

Thank gone2explore
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The fiery wing sauce is excellent. I ordered wings naked and crispy with sauce on the side. They came out hot and I dashed them with salt and flipped and did the same. After cooling a few minutes I tore the meat off in chunks...More

Thank jlukemorgan
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The only reason to eat at this place is because your train is delayed. The food is average, our server was friendly but he insisted we order these spiked teas, which we hated, and then made us pay for them. He said he would comp...More

Thank Arissa P
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We met 20 or so friends for a nice celebration of a friends retirement. The upstairs area near the bar. Great ambiance, but the drink prices were really high even by D.C. Standards IMHO.

Thank Rich H
Reviewed 30 December 2017

The wait staff plow right into you. Then they come back and do the same like it’s a game. The bartenders ignore you. The only good thing is the location, but I would still think twice about coming back. I’ve been here for happy hour...More

Thank P G
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Food is distinctly average. The portions are also huge so not a bad spot to line your tummy before getting on the train. Happy hour cocktails are good.

Thank Valleyone
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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
USD 20 - USD 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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