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Thunder Grill

50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-898-0051
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good38%
  • Average28%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“gazpacho” (3 reviews)
“gumbo” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20002
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The food wasn't bad, but it just wasn't good either, and for my 20$ I was expecting a bit more to be honest.

Thank Kl K
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We were able to have an alcove to ourselves on a Thursday evening. We had good care from the wait staff. The food was good, the variety of food was very good. I had the Gazpacho soup which was good but not great, and a...More

1  Thank ThePurposetoTravel
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I named my review We will take care of that because thats what the waiter kept sayiing and he did,Often when waiters see big groups coming they think big tip or big disaster .I think there were 20 of us they rearranged tables & chairs...More

Thank Roxanne W
Reviewed 7 July 2017

We ate here one night for convenience because it's located in Union Station and we were taking a night bus tour originating at that station. It was ok. My daughter was a bit disappointed with her chicken Caesar salad; my chicken sandwich was halfway-decent, but...More

Thank heather j
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Located IN the train/bus terminal. Don't follow Google directions! Food was pretty good and the atmosphere was cozy. Service leaves a lot to be desired. Waiter was more interested in hitting on a chick at the bar than serving our table in the booth across...More

Thank JTL07825
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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
28 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
US$20 - US$35
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
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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, Washington DC, DC 20002
  • 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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