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77 11th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4185
503-325-5936
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Was exactly what it said on the tin!

We were strolling the river walk and looking for somewhere for lunch. My husband had been fancying ribs for the best part of a week and we saw this place and he was going no further. It is a real no nonsense rib shack. The guy (Bruce I think) was friendly and helpful. The ribs were great - my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
LadyMadge
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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Sunnyside, Washington
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The chicken, ribs and pulled pork sandwiches are EXCELLENT! The food tastes very home made. Don't judge this food, by it's location! I discovered this place by accident. My crew and I were hungry after our coastal trip, and all the other restaurants were full. We tried out this place, and got greeted by a cat (Restaurant pet?), and then... More 

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Warrenton, Oregon
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Forget about table linens, forget about table service, forget about fancy china - Rollin Thunder is all about BBQ! And Bruce absolutely does BBQ right! A great selection of meats are nicely complimented by hearty, fresh made sides - and all at extremely reasonable prices. I've tried them all - but always come back to my fave chicken breasts with... More 

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Thank Mike D
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We were strolling the river walk and looking for somewhere for lunch. My husband had been fancying ribs for the best part of a week and we saw this place and he was going no further. It is a real no nonsense rib shack. The guy (Bruce I think) was friendly and helpful. The ribs were great - my husband... More 

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Thank LadyMadge
Lake Forest, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Bruce does it good! Great ribs great pulled pork missed out on the chicken,it did not matter. Bruce made it right with a great deal. The cole slaw was awesome the whole meal was great. Check out the interesting building nice views kool people.

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Thank lameduckflies
Asheville, North Carolina
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch there. The food was great and reasonably priced. I have a pulled pork sandwich, potato salad and a soda for $7. It is not a fancy place but was clean and the guy running the place was very nice. I would go back again

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Thank pamelagreenedixon
Astoria, Oregon
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

How do you BBQ and smoke meat without either a smoker or BBQ pit? Not clean, liquid smoke and no view. If you like old air heads (BMW Motorcycles) old magazines and imitation BBQ this is the place.

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Thank Wildchinook
Idaho
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I'm not sure how the health department allows this place to stay open. Against our better judgment we stayed and ate. I passed on the coleslaw since it wasn't cold. There was a cat wandering around on the tables.

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Thank bronco031969
OLYMPIA
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We wanted something good and decided to try Rollin Thunder BBQ. I had half rack of ribs, my wife had the special, chicken. We both had two sides, beans and slaw. We took it to go and paid less than 20 bucks for both meals, no tax (Oregon). In my previous life I travelled for bussiness, visiting Memphis many times.... More 

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1 Thank MCPOOlympia
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

While on museum tour we asked for the best hole n the wall restaurant in Astoria. This was recommended and it was to die for. I come from a town where the international bbq festival is held every year so I know a lot about good BBQ. And I ordered the ribs and they did not disappoint! The best most... More 

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1 Thank lil_duley
Astoria oregon
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1,435 reviews
921 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 631 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

While eating we conversed with folks from Canada who had eaten the night before and had come back for lunch. Their plans to come back for dinner and then return for lunch. They equally loved the beef brisket the pulled pork and the chicken. We enjoyed the brisket. Great food good service and astounding price.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 77 11th St, Astoria, OR 97103-4185
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Oregon Coast  >  Astoria
  • Phone Number: 503-325-5936

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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