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Thunder Gun Steakhouse first opened its doors in 1968. For over 50 years, we’ve offered great food, friendly and efficient service and excellent value for money. Today, the tradition continues, with Thunder Gun Steakhouse enjoying a remarkably loyal following amongst discerning patrons looking for a warm atmosphere and a great meal at a reasonable price. Whether you’ve been coming to the Thunder Gun for 50 years or whether this is your first visit, expect a great welcome, and to leave happy and satisfied!
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R 1 616 - R 5 386
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, Grill
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed 3 May 2024

Have been to The Thundergun many times over the years and it continues to be the number one spot for Ribs in South Africa. Great family restaurant serving awesome food.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

The food is amazing. I had their steak and it was absolutely great. I would recommend the Rump.Truly is the best steak in Joburg,no lies there.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

The Thundergun really was a pleasant surprise for my wife and I. From the moment we walked through the door we felt welcome and the enthusiastic service was superb. The portions are generous and our burgers were fantastic. Can not recommend highly enough.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 5 December 2022 via mobile

My second visit to this restaurant and still could not change my opinion. Both dishes I had here were oily , once fish ,once calamari . Tasteless and oily . Onion rings super oily and chips like cardboard. Definitely overrated and over rated . Food...really tasteless . Sorry won't see me againMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 13 September 2022

14 members of our family met here for dinner on a Wednesday night in September. Great food and excellent service

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022

No doubt the best steakhouse in South Africa. The food is always done to perfection and the service superb. The proprietor is almost always on hand to greet you and share a laugh or two. Great food and atmosphere.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 10 August 2022

As a vegetarian, I was really really worried when my family wanted to come here. What happened was the best veggie burger I've ever eaten. Beautifully done, amazing value, super friendly service. The meat eaters in the group agreed that this was the best meal...they'd had in Johannesburg too. Thank you Thundergun!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022

I have been a patron of Thundergun literally for decades. It is interesting that many people even outside of Jhb know it, mostly from years past. Recent visits for Friday lunch with the old boys and occasional family treat evening have proven that history can...repeat itself, and the Thundergun remains a wonderful meat lovers destination. We often argue whether they should refurb as it is a little dated and grubby, but for me now in my mid 60's, it remains a very pleasant blast from the past. If you like great ribs or the best burgers in town, don't pass by this legendary destination. (if you can get in.)More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 26 January 2022 via mobile

I was absolutely stunned with the presentation of the food. Not only did the chef know how to plate, but the uncanny ability to do mediem rare (not that difficult) and medium (extremely difficult) but was also an expert in applying the spices on the...rubbed rump. The food quality and quantity was absolutely the best. The service was always with a smile and fast. It seems that when they sell a 300g steak it is the cooked value not the raw value. If you love meat and old world service, meet at the Thundergun!More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 22 January 2022

My friend kept on talking about this brilliant restaurant in Randburg...and I've never heard about it🙈...so the moment covid restrictions were lifted...off we went! I've never had such AMAZING OUTSTANDING SENSATIONAL BURGERS!!! ....now I'm hooked...need to have one of those burgers at least fortnightly🙈

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 12 December 2021

What a GREAT place! GREAT SERVICE! GREAT FOOD and a MUST must for everyone that loves great food! Was SUPER IMPRESSED!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 November 2021 via mobile

If your into great food, service, friendly atmosphere and just a special place we’re the locals eat often . There steaks have to be one of the best in South Africa definitely in the Johannesburg area , also there wonderful salads like Rockford salad will...tempt everyones teastbuds and is perfect with any of there steaks.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

Sunday lunch, what a disappointment! Why have the standards fallen so low so quickly. I have never had worse burgers ever. Soggy, gritty and sour. The veggies must have been days old, watery and tasteless. Milkshakes insipped and sent back. Trying to cut corners? Not...sure why as they are any with charging. Sad how the mighty have fallen. Won't be going back there againMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

Love this place. It’s authentic, stood the test of time and the food is legit. It’s always packed so get there early to get a table.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 11 September 2020

The service was awesome. Paul is driving a great establishment with his great team. We were in a rush so we phoned in our order 10 minutes prior to arriving, the waitron took our order and after seating us and getting us our drinks, our...food was delivered and the steak, egg and chips combo was cooked to perfection... What a great iconic Northcliff >30 year establishment...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Carvery ChuckwagonCarvery available Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Mondays Friday, Saturday & Sunday R 99.00 MondayR 89.00 Choice Of: Roast Beef, Pork & Lamb, Fresh Homemade VegetablesChoose from: Roast potatoes and fluffy... More
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Thundergun Steakhouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4