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1200 Athens Ave, Lincoln, CA
11:00 - 02:00
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All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Aiea, Hawaii
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584 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 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 31 August 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 24 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
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and staff. Wednesday 1/2 price for seniors in restaurants. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We really like it and go every Wednesday! Other customers & staff always nice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Richmond, California
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We wanting something different from the buffet, so we chose the cafe on two separate occasions. Our final occasion we had lunch which consist erred of corned beef Reuben sandwich with fries. Service was great and the food was fantastic. I would recommend Thunder Cafe if you are looking for something different. They are open 24/7.

Thank Morvant
Orangevale, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great selection; I am a diabetic and there is always something I can eat without worrying; my grand kids love the food.

Thank anidragan
Sacramento, California
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

When you are ready to leave the casino and you are hungry stop by at the cafe for a bite. Or your sweet tooth is acting up, stop by at the fabulous bakery. The cafe is usually a 5 star for us. Things happen. It was not busy it took awhile to get my late night meal my eggs were... More 

Thank Al A
Jersey City, New Jersey
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245 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

This cafe is a lifesaver! When I have a long day gambling and the buffet is closed, at least they're 24 hours... Call me spoiled, but when I go, I always have their Ribeye Steak special, which is an over 16 oz steak with potatoes and a side. It's affordable, compared to the steakhouse, and atmosphere is not really busy,... More 

Thank Mike M

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?