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Thunder Cafe

1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648-9328
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (7 reviews)
“clam chowder” (2 reviews)
“french fries” (2 reviews)
Closes in 8 min
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA 95648-9328
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Thunder Cafe is a good place to sit down and have bite to eat. They have burgers, salads, italian food choices, as well as prime rib, baked potatoes and more. Don't forget the bakery.

Thank Stacy A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice menu, good service, good food and reasonable prices. No complaints. We wanted something light, and the calamari and garlic fries filled the bill.

Thank EdBear55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was going to order the Prime Rib but for health reasons I didn't. It was great the last time I ordered it. We have dined in fine restaurants such as Ruth's Chris , Rudy's Hideaway and others. I'm not sure if it was an...More

Thank AlofRoseville
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We weren't thinking about pizza when we entered the cafe, but us three diners didn't feel super hungry and wanted to be ready for dinner so we decided to share a pizza. It was half Hawaiian and half Margherita, a nice combination. The menu offers...More

Thank southbaytravelers
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

First, this is not our first time dining at Thunder Cafe. The service was excellent and my prime rib was superb. My wife ordered a baconburger and she said it was excellent as well. We decided on the Cafe because, the other restaurants were closing,...More

Thank AlofRoseville
Reviewed 4 May 2018

i can't say that i have ever been a 100% with this restaurant, always something orderes are not cooked to order. the friendless of the service could be better, i have been at this place many times over the years. one day they will get...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The cafe at thunder valley casino has added a pizza oven and are making delicious pizzas and Italian dishes. I highly recommend the pizza

Thank Kim J
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Wide selection and tasty food. I liked the Pizza best but the Philly Cheese Steak looked good too. Breakfast options are a bit limited but configurable to most tastes.

Thank VernB67
Reviewed 1 February 2018

The cafe has been remodeled and the wait staff are still superior! They are super attentive and are always near by if you need anything.

Thank Barton P
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The food was excellent and the server was very professional. A great value! Perfect for a relaxing break. I especially enjoyed the roast beef.

Thank 876rayd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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