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Thunder Cafe

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1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648-9328
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food for breakfast and dinner is excellent and all there employees are pleasant and are always trying to please!

Thank renkogold
Lincoln, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at the Thunder Cafe several times and have consistently received good service coupled with good food.

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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Cafe is an excellent alternative to the Buffet. It is priced OK, similar to the Buffet. You get a fair amount of food for the dollars spent. During the summer, when the outdoor Concerts are running, it is harder to get in as a walk-in. You are probably better going to the Steak house for appetizers.

Thank John F
San Ramon, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We always get great friendly service, nice place to eat, good prices, large portions, good foos, have never been disappointed, even had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner here in 2016.

Thank portap2017
Lincoln, California
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We requested to be seated away from the casino entrance and noise, and the hostess took care of that right away. We were back by the kitchen, which was almost as noisy. Our server worked hard and tried to please, but he was not very knowledgeable. When we asked if a particular sandwich could have toasted bread, he said no,... More 

Thank JoAnn D
Aiea, Hawaii
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588 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Members of the family had breakfast here. Some casino coffee shops can be pretty grungy. But, Thunder Café is a very clean, welcoming place to eat. The server we had was a long time employee who is very friendly with her customers. The menu is large enough that you can have just about any normal breakfast item you can think... More 

Thank Shaka_Frank
Lincoln, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Always eat there, there are so many items to select. I like the Ruban sandwiches. The servers are polite and everything is always clean. The deserts are delicious and I recommend everything. Open all night.

Thank Charleek32
Lincoln, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My favorite is the Ruben sandwich. The wide variety of foods, soaps and salads or to mention breakfast or lunch so many wonderful one to choose from. Everybody wins ! Bakery offers lots of treats to take home. Candy LolliPops for the ones at home or even yourself !

Thank bodieandkitty
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

There is a food court, the All You Can Eat Buffet, and two other restaurants at Thunder Valley Casino Resort. Considering, however, that I'm a lite eater and prefers to have breakfast at any given time, Thunder Cafe is where I dine most. A hearty oatmeal, 2-eggs over easy, and yes, I go and indulge for the fine drink— a... More 

Thank icsunshine2016
Woodland, California
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68 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Nice atmosphere and much quieter if you ask to sit in the back. Front area is very noisy with the activity in the casino. I got the California Club Wrap. Lettuce was drenched with a yucky italian dressing. Ruined the whole sandwhich. Fries were very good though. My friend got the tri-tip steak sandwich which the steak was cold and... More 

Thank travelerlpl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648-9328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lincoln

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?