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Railway Cafe

210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
903-264-7245
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
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English first
Athens, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are from Athens or just passing through, you won't want to pass up the Railway Cafe! Consistently wonderful and creative...never disappointing! Don't be put off by the short wait, it is a popular place locally....you won't be disappointed!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Who knew "cool" had an address in Athens. Well it does and it's at the Railway Cafe. The decor has a rustic feel with exposed brick walls, exposed beam ceilings and chicken-wire light fixtures. I had the cheeseburger with fries and my companion had the avocado sandwich. The ingredients were fresh, no shredded lettuce was used, and the red onions... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Made me feel I was back in Dallas, in the uptown area. Fresh & not the routine run of the mill. Great soups, actually some of the best soup I have ever had. Burgers, salads, lots of sandwiches. Food was stellar, service was 3 star. Cute interior, Will definitely frequent. Its a shame they aren't open for dinner.

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This restaurant deserves it's high ratings. I had the Roast Turkey BLT with sweet potato fries. Best sandwich and best sweet potato fries that I've ever had. I got my sandwich with avocado slices, which just made it more divine.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Old brick railway station with dark wood tables and chairs. Open for lunch only! The daily soup choice today was caramelized French Onion. The broth was steaming and flavorful and did not disappoint. The caramelized onions provided a sweet timbre to the hearty broth which was a treat. My entree was a grilled shrimp salad with a soy vinegar dressing.... More

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Athens, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Food is great. I haven't had anything there that I didn't like. Only downside is that it is always CROWDED!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There is nothing about the Railway Cafe that I do not like. Great atmosphere, good food, great service, great location and reasonable prices. Cobb salad is particularly good, as are the sweet potato fries. It is a don't miss if you are in the Athens area around lunch on a weekday.

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Athens, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A local favorite that emphasizes farm to table cuisine. Expertly prepared and presented, the Railway has never failed to please. Highly recommend.

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Muncie
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We were passing through on our way to visit family in Austin. We like to try mom & pop places on our travels. Thought we had to try Railway Cafe when we saw it since my husband is a retired Norfolk Southern guy. Menu was not what we expected in a good way. Our soups were excellent as well as... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I would go back again. Not all the time because of cost, but a great gourmet taste. Need to be careful about portion size. Some of the dishes were smaller.

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Address: 210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
Phone Number: 903-264-7245
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
Cuisine: Contemporary

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