We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Iron Horse Restaurant

100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
(804) 752-6410
Improve this listing
Ranked #11 of 72 Restaurants in Ashland
Reserve with OpenTable
Iron Horse Restaurant is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Mon - Sat 2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: England Street
Transit: 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.
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.
Write a Review

115 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Took Amtrak from NYC and got off in Ashland. Who knew one of the best meals on my trip would be in this small town? This gem serves a variety of entrees and everyone will be able to find something good. The seasonal watermelon salad was absolutely outstanding and the entrees didn't disappoint at all. The server was able to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Very good brunch and atmosphere. Sat outside by tracks. Would definitely recommend for brunch, lunch or dinner. Can't believe we don't come here more often. Will remedy that going forward.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had a wonderful, relaxed dining experience today. Meal was so delicious. And Greg, our waiter, provided excellent service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I asked for fish grilled no topping. And asked how sides prepared. Went over with waiter twice. He said, no problem. Food came with topping and sautéed. Told him I couldn't eat it nor sides. Ate several bites, paid full price, waiter refused to accommodate and fix. And worse, he had terrible cold. After 18 years of going there, I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was not impressed with Iron Horse. I was so excited with the location, in the middle of historical town of Ashland. My daughter and I showed up around 5pm and were informed that they did not offer the dinner menu until 5:30pm. We decided to have apps while we waited. I ordered a glass of wine for myself and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

On a rainy Friday night, we ventured off the highway to let traffic calm down. What a find in the Iron Horse! We sat in the restaurant part (they have a bar) with a table by the window facing the street. The menu had a number of creative items including using lots of local ingredients (tomatoes, green beans, and watermelon).... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Love to meet friends, grab a table outside and enjoy watching Ashland go by. The mussels are a MUST. Dipping the fresh crusty bread in the garlic and wine sauce while enjoying a nice glass of wine is a little bit of heaven. I also loved the salmon entrée on my last visit. We shared a cheese plate special appetizer... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hanover, Virginia
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We have had ups and downs at the Iron Horse but this was a happy return. We came on a Saturday evening without reservations but were received and seated, even getting a nice outdoor table. We had a cheese plate to share which was very good but not enough crackers so we asked for extra bread to compensate. We had... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We prefer the bar side, but if you go on a weekend evening, you have a band, which might be too loud for some (us). The food on the restaurant is pricier but good quality. Nice corner location on Main Street, and many opportunities to see trains pass by, Amtrak and freight!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Doswell, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We arrived after the Strawberry Faire. We wanted a bottle of Moscato. Our server came back with something else because they were out promising we would love it. We didn't. Sent it back. The 2nd bottle was better but not great. We settled and later found out it was almost $40. The cheese plate we ordered was ok but the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Iron Horse Restaurant also viewed


Been to Iron Horse Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Iron Horse Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing