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Railway Inn Council Bluffs

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155 South 12th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-328-9913
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 9
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Food

We love to come here for breakfast. They have many choices and they are all very well made. We haven't had something we didn't like yet and we've been going for a few times a month for over 3 years. We also love the table shuffleboard and always play a game!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
MaryNDaveP
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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We love to come here for breakfast. They have many choices and they are all very well made. We haven't had something we didn't like yet and we've been going for a few times a month for over 3 years. We also love the table shuffleboard and always play a game!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I can't give a review on the food because instead of coming over to talk to us, the server was to busy drinking a beer behind the bar. We walked out after 5 mins, was not even acknowledged. Crappy servers with scrappy attitudes. Don't bother stopping in, I would of given a zero rating if I could.

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I use to eat there alot a few years ago, but since the new owners took over a few years back the food has been bad. I tried them 3 different times and all 3 times I was not pleased with the food or service. I will not eat there again!

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Pottsboro, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed in the Council Bluffs Iowa area for five days and of course could not resist having breakfast at the railway. This is not a 5 star dining facility, however, if you don't mind eating in a bar setting, dressing as casual as you want, have good food at an unbelievable price here is your place. WARNING: the portions are... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 South 12th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 712-328-9913

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 8
  • Cuisine: Barbecue
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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