Thunder Burger & Bar

3.8
545 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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Thunder Burger & Bar brings an edgy, rock & roll dining experience to the heart of Georgetown. Our mouth-watering juicy and generously sized signature burgers are affordable works of art. A full selection of appetizers, refreshing salads, creative entrees and decadent home-made desserts offer a variety of dining options. Whether seated at the trendy bar, the graffiti highlighted banquettes and booths, or our ivy covered library room, sample from a large selection of American craft micro-brew beers and fine whiskeys. No matter the occasion, intimate dates, groups and families alike, enjoy the comfortable and energetic atmosphere with highly attentive service. Weekend Brunch now available, and a late-night menu is also available every evening.
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3.9
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vipRoxanneO
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We use to come here all the time when we lived in DC. The service this time was horrible. I waitress appeared to have to many tables. I’m sure with the pandemic your probably short staffed I understand. The food was a little salty everyone at our table expressed how salty there burger was. We love coming would like to continue when we visit but the service and food has to get better.

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vipRickH
Cincinnati
101 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

First time at Thunder burger. Was happy to get a table on a Saturday night last minute. Restaurant was busy but not packed. Service was a bit slow, but I feel like our server had a ton of tables (and a bunch of those tables kept getting up and moving which must be annoying). Burgers and steak frites were ok, really salty though. Loved the fries and had a pretty good beer list. We would definitely go back our next trip into DC.

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MadisonM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience4

I saw food come out of the kitchen and sit on a side table for 20 minutes. It was brought to our table cold. The only 2 waitresses were overwhelmed with orders while about 9 people were refilling waters. The waitress was great but the manager needs to get their restaurant in order.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience5

Takes FOREVER but good food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

We wanted to try a new place and Georgetown and selected this place because of their huge burger selection. When we arrived, there was lipstick on two of the four glasses and when I grabbed my appetizer plate, I felt something crunchy. When I flipped the plate over, I discovered it was covered in cheese.

The waitress was pleasant, but not super experienced. When our food arrived room temperature, I waited for her to return to get it heated up. It took so long for her to return that my friends had finished eating before we saw her again.

Overall, I give the cleanliness a 0.

Food taste 2 out of 5.

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ReneA
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were in town from NJ for a weekend getaway. I had been to Thunder Burger & Bar a few years ago with my daughter , and really enjoyed it. This time around was just as great. My husband had the Kobe burger and added an egg on top. I had the Bison burger. We both enjoyed our meals and the service was great! Will definitely return when we are back in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
19 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience1

This burger bar on busy M Street gets great reviews and boasts gluten-free buns so we stopped in on this beautiful, cool Sunday afternoon. It’s in historic Georgetown so their space obviously has some rustic charm but it also has an overriding tired, old dive-bar smell. The dark, dank space had accosting music with an overpowering stench of beer & whiskey-stained floors, mold and/or other unknown. Char-grilled beef & onions can be strong in charming burger joints but that’s def not the aroma here. Even though the staff kindly let us move near the quieter, airy entrance next to an open window, there was no real improvement and we finally gave all up when we ordered and learned they’d run out of their advertised gluten-free buns by 1pm…we chose this place because of a gluten allergy. Kinda felt saved at that point though, and found a tasty gluten-free burger in a lovely clean cafe a few blocks away on at Peacock Cafe on Prospect Street. May try take out sometime but was really put off.

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jeanm
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was fantastic. I had a plain hamburger and my son had “pig in a beef suit” (or something with a similar name) and both were seriously excellent. I like my burger medium- medium well, and they nailed it. Nice casual decor. Excellent.

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vipDoug74
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

We had not been to Thunder Burger for several years but had great memories of multiple excellent

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SissyGal
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience3

We had beyond horrible service!! Asked several times for water, utensils, the basics - and they failed miserably!!!

Also they gave us a drink menu that advertised happy hour drinks that reflected the day/time we were there and they refused to honor it??

Good burgers but won’t return or recommend because of the exceptionally bad service

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vipDCfoodie
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thunder Burger is our go to place for a great hamburger. The service and food is always on point and it is always an fabulous dining experience. Thank you Thunder Burger for another great meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We never ate and left after 35 minutes of not being served. After 25 minutes someone who was not our server offered to get us drinks, but there was no beer on tap at all, and only 2 wines…. So we won’t be going back there again. No one seemed to notice we left, either.

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None
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst experience I’ve ever had in any establishment. Food never came and arrive was awful. Management did not care. We walked out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

Great food, great beer, terrible service

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vipJMoore
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We went for brunch on a Sunday and sat outside on the streetery. the food was very good and so was the service. She had the eggs benedict with smoked salmon and I had the American breakfast. We each had a spicy bloody mary. They are indeed spicy. It was our second visit. We went for burgers a few months ago. Prices are very reasonable for a Georgetown restaurant.

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vipDadto4
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Recommended by our hotel. Dined outside. Service was a little off, but I think it is due to the current staffing shortages. Food and drink were good. Local brews served.

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vipColleenH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time at Thunder Burger. First time was when we brought our daughter to DC for a college visit, this time to move her into her dorm for her first year at AU. Everything was awesome! My son had the wings and said they were the best he ever had. My husband and I got burgers and just like the first time, delicious! If you like sweet potato fries, be sure to opt for those as your side. YUM!

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vipMotivated
E. Tennessee
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I made reservations to thunder burger ans bar located in Georgetown. I wanted to grab a drink and a bite before my birthday dinner on the water.
As soon as I walked it I stood at the bar and the hostess approached me and ask me how many guest and I said 2, also I have reservations. The place was not packed so he expressed, I can sit any where. When I sat down he poured me water and I waited for the bartender, or the two servers to take my order. They walked passed my about 5 times made eye contact and still not service. I will not be back into this establishment and I will be sure to let others know.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

The food was very simple for the price they were charging

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Sirine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The burgers here were tasty, just as described by previous reviews. Service very friendly and fast. Definitely will revisit.

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vipScottC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great place. Cool decor. Fantastic services. Good beer list.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, service, and everyone was very friendly. My fiancé and I had a great experience.

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vipAmy5
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Have dined here many times and was extremely satisfied with the burgers, they were amazing as always. However the service could have been better. I understand it was a Saturday in Georgetown but we had to ask for a waiter 3 different times during the meal one of which was to acquire a waiter in the first place. However when he was there he was friendly and attentive.
Lastly there was a ceiling leak at the table behind us, did not impact us but was the cause for lower score on atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress did a phenomenal job and the food was good.

Initially, we did not like one of the cocktail drinks. The waitress asked us if we wanted something else and quickly changed the drink. We appreciate her for allowing us to exchange the drink.

We had a great experience!

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Kpossible
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

Overall good experience. Ate outside burgers and drinks were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience4

Awesome! The AC needed to work.

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vipAnnieB1720
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great burgers! Nice variety! Big portions! Great prices! We dined outside and couldn’t ask for a more beautiful night. Our waiter was new but pretty awesome. I highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

Our waiter was not very attentive and got our side orders wrong as well as the bill amounts. Toward end of Sunday evening, he didn’t seem to care that much.

Food was ok and be on the look out for every single small add-one that’ll cost extra (cheese, fries, salad, etc.). A burger will cost u easily around $20 after u have the normal condiments included.

Overall just an ok experience.

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RickF
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great burgers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had a great time out with our family.

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Hardik
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Mother’s Day dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Fine if you’re hungover and looking for some comfort food but as a mother’s days celebration venue it was a disappointment. Food was cold, service indifferent and the venue much darker and less welcoming than the photos on the website.

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Zach
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Burgers are great, and the atmosphere is very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

Service was mediocre. Was sat and literally took what felt like 30 min for someone to come and take first drink order or at least introduce themselves. Once food was brought out, no one came to see how things were, ask if we needed anything, or even provide a drink refill. Forgot to mention, was at the podium when we walked in for about 10 min before anyone came to even sit us when everyone clearly seen us standing there.

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vipswimmom
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We loved dining outside on a lovely day. Service was excellent. Food was very tasty. Bruch eggs and burgers.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I haven’t eaten there in years and the burger is still as good as I last remember!

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vipDERWINB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The burger sliders were #amazing! Thunder Burger was better than expected!

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Char
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was incredible. The other staff also interacted with our table. Personable and delightful conversation. Friendly. Food was delicious. Baseball game was on but sound off so I thought that was great. I had a Cosmopolitan so I am guessing full bar which is always lovely. Visiting from California but if I return I will def revisit. Thanks!

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JimW
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Just a grab a burger place
Ok food
Street dining not so great

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TekayahJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The service here was so poor . I had a reservation one of the staff members sat us at an unclean table . And when I tried to get help another man talked over me in the restaurant to the point I got visibly upset . He told us we sat ourselves and that we should know covid guidelines while the person that sat us just stood there and watched . Overall a very unpleasant and unprofessional experience we ended up eating at an Italian restaurant around the corner . The experience was wonderful! I felt so disrespected visiting here that I would not step foot in here again 0/10 would not recommend please go somewhere else .

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You can order delivery directly from Thunder Burger & Bar using the Order Online button. Thunder Burger & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Thunder Burger & Bar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 333-2888.

Thunder Burger & Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 545 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.