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100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076 (England Street)
The Ironhorse Restaurant is located at 100 South Railroad Avenue, on the corner of England Street (Rt. 54) and Railroad Avenue - conveniently, one block South of the Ashland Train Station.
(804) 752-6410
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Mon - Sat 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: With a two-story sign located on the busiest rail line in the East, The...
With a two-story sign located on the busiest rail line in the East, The Ironhorse is an undeniable landmark in Ashland, VA. Since 1993, The Ironhorse has provided fine food and drink to locals, travelers and destination diners in the heart of Ashland. As Ashland has appointed itself “center of the universe”, The Ironhorse serves as the “restaurant at the center of the universe” where you’re always “welcome back.” The Ironhorse presents a seasonally changing, market-driven menu that features hand-cut steaks and fresh regional seafood, as well as chef-inspired nightly specials. Lunch (11:30-2:30) and dinner (5:30-10:00) are served Monday thru Saturday – with a light fare menu continuously available all day. Sunday brunch is served from 10-2:30. A welcoming Bistro on one hand, an inviting neighborhood pub on the other; Ironhorse also offers a family-friendly, casual fare menu. Dining reservations gladly taken.
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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointing lunch

We stopped at Iron Horse on a Sunday for lunch. There were only 3 tables filled with lots of room. They seated us in the bar at a 2-top. There were two other 2-tops beside us with another 6-top and 2 4/5-tops. Another couple came and sat down beside us. A server came to their table to say she... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Raindeer2001
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Ashland, Virginia
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I used to love this place, but sadly it has really gone downhill in the past few years. Food is overpriced for how inconsistent the quality can be. Service is inconsistent as well. The building itself is very nice, and often there will be good live music playing on the bar side, but the food offerings aren't worth the money... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We visited here twice last year and once this year. Every time we had poor service. I think they have good food but only if you have two hours to waste.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stopped at Iron Horse on a Sunday for lunch. There were only 3 tables filled with lots of room. They seated us in the bar at a 2-top. There were two other 2-tops beside us with another 6-top and 2 4/5-tops. Another couple came and sat down beside us. A server came to their table to say she would... More 

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Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This building is old and interesting. There was outside seating also. Good menu, I ordered Risotto Stuffed Squash, and it was delicious! ("Parmesan and herb risotto in grilled zucchini and yellow squash and served with house-made Soarito sauce"). Yes, it was expensive, but, hey I can get fast food anywhere! This was delicious and different! Am looking forward to eating... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

First read of the menu shows choice but high prices After 1 hour food finally arrived - Tequilia Lime Rissotto - food was barely warm and served on cold plates Yes there are lots of serving staff but maybe the kitchen needs addressed

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Delicious meal; my wife and I went their for our anniversary and were given a complimentary glass of champagne. Watching the trains go by is an added attraction. Excellent service--waitress helped with wine selection. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Tried to go here last Saturday about 230pm. All that was available was bar type appetizers and sliders, etc. Disappointed that in the middle of the day on a Saturday they had a very limited menu. Left and went to the Virginia Barbeque place down the street.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have been here many times over the past 10 years, and have sadly decided that we will not be back. This is the overall impression: great atmosphere, nice menu with high prices, Bad service, nothing comes with those high prices - not even good food. We were excited to dine on the outside section, right along the railroad tracks.... More 

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New Jersey
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really great steak, salad was fresh, the wine was also very good. The desert, pecan pie, seemed store bought. That was, if pressed for one, the only low point.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Reliving our honeymoon, 19 years ago..just as we remembered. .perfect. Gotta love the trains that pass only 10 or so feet away. Thank you.. we will return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
    (England Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Ironhorse Restaurant is located at 100 South Railroad Avenue, on the corner of England Street (Rt. 54) and Railroad Avenue - conveniently, one block South of the Ashland Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: (804) 752-6410

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

With a two-story sign located on the busiest rail line in the East, The Ironhorse is an undeniable landmark in Ashland, VA. Since 1993, The Ironhorse has provided fine food and drink to locals, travelers and destination diners in the heart of Ashland. As Ashland has appointed itself “center of the universe”, The Ironhorse serves as the “restaurant at the center of the universe” where you’re always “welcome back.” The Ironhorse presents a seasonally changing, market-driven menu that features hand-cut steaks and fresh regional seafood, as well as chef-inspired nightly specials. Lunch (11:30-2:30) and dinner (5:30-10:00) are served Monday thru Saturday – with a light fare menu continuously available all day. Sunday brunch is served from 10-2:30. A welcoming Bistro on one hand, an inviting neighborhood pub on the other; Ironhorse also offers a family-friendly, casual fare menu. Dining reservations gladly taken.
Open Hours
Monday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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