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Railway Inn Council Bluffs

155 South 12th St, Council Bluffs, IA
712-328-9913
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Ranked #40 of 124 restaurants in Council Bluffs
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We discovered this place a few months back and have enjoyed almost every time have been. Saturday has a Fried Chicken dinner, that has 4 pieces of chicken, salad, soup with mashed potatoes (instant) and corn Price is very reasonable and the chicken has been good. Steak nite is Friday and for the price quality is above average. Don't go... More

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Service was very slow, the servers have a horrible attitudes. They no longer serve tap beer and they ran out of glasses because another large group of people were using them. That was my last trip to the Railway, I think they need a Bar Rescue.

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Gilbert AZ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Being in a state that produces hogs, you would think the tenderloin sandwich would be so juicy you would want to eat the whole thing. Not the case here. Batter was very dry, tenderloin was chewy and tough, not saying there was absolutely no taste to it. The fries were fresh made at the restaurant, they were tasty. Wouldn't go... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

No frills or lace tablecloths here! This is an earthy bar with good food and great prices, Best fried pork tenderloin sandwich EVER!

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Glenwood, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Decent place in town to have a beer and tacos with your friends after a very long night. Its not overly crowded or very loud, service was great.

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Pottsboro, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Great food but at unbelievable prices. Can't understand how one can produce a breakfast at $4.00 which one you will never get the quanity of food anywhere at that price and was also good. From the owner to the staff very friendly, this is not 5 star dining, it is also a bar but if that doesn't deter you, you... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Staying in a hotel in a nearby casino as a way station for a much longer trip, we didn't want to eat casino buffet. Our community at Trip Advisor helped us find this gem. Outstanding welcome by the owner, Dan, made us feel special. The locals realized we were out-of-owners and added their friendliness to the ambience. The pork tenderloin... More

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Omaha Area
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

OK so, it's a bar and if it wasn't 10:00 a.m., it would probably been filled with guys drinking beer and watching football. Anyway, a few families with kids, mostly singles and couples enjoying some pretty good food for dirt cheap. $10.00 for the two of us, including tip and we walked out stuffed.

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Pottsboro, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

My wife & stopped in for breakfast and for 4.00 had two large eggs, more than ample hashbrowns, I had two very large sausages, wife had two quality bacon pieces, great food, quick service and the coffee was included. High 5's all the way.

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Wichita, KS
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I visited the Railway Inn based on the good reviews I had read and now know not to believe everything I read. This place is a dive in the truest sense of the word. It is nothing more than a dirty old tavern along side the tracks. We ordered some chicken that came to the table under cooked and greasy... More

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