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201 E Main St, Ste B, Carrboro, NC 27510-2393
919-967-1967
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Today
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
"Relaxed Atmoshepere, Down home Cooking"

Utilizing old railroad cars and rail ways, this place has an open atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Whether your a "people watcher" like myself or just want to sit back and enjoy the food and drinks, this place is adaptive no matter what your preference. If your traveling for business or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Stewart L
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Mason, Ohio
Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We heard good things about this quaint bar/restaurant that includes old railroad cars and an outside beer garden. We might have had a good experience if we were there just to drink with friends and enjoy being in Carrboro. Instead, it was one of the worst service experiences we've had in quite a while. We asked if we could be... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Utilizing old railroad cars and rail ways, this place has an open atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Whether your a "people watcher" like myself or just want to sit back and enjoy the food and drinks, this place is adaptive no matter what your preference. If your traveling for business or visiting on vacation, the prices are very good... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great place to hang out and have a drink with friends. Sit outside and watch all the people walking around the cute town or sit inside in the old train car. Very unique atmosphere.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We came here to drown our sorrows after having a terrible dining experience down the street. This place is so cool! Atmosphere is awesome and the bar tender was really friendly and funny. Will definitely be back next time we're in town.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I came in and after waiting for 5 or 6 minutes, at the stand that says "Wait to be seated", I had to go and ask the "seater" if I could be seated to eat. I asked if I could sit in the train car and he said yes. When I went to the train car the waitress asked what... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Nice places to sit and relax, chat with friends or just have a drink after wandering around town. Haven't actually found things on their menu that I try again though.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere is like a beer garden. Nice with plenty of outdoor seating. Than the charm ends there. The whole place, the hostess(she would not seat you or talk to you until you walked up to her pulpit) the waiter(who forgets the water you ordered, brings them after 20 minutes) to the kitchen(it took more than 1 hour to prepare... More 

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Exactly what I expected when we ventured in. Pretentious and Carrboro don't go together. So if you're expecting some kind of back breaking foodie experience you should go elsewhere. This place is for relaxing and enjoying good food and drinks with your friends and family. We came in on a Sunday. I had loaded tater tots and a finely crafted... More 

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Statesboro, Georgia
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A large family group gathered here the day after my son's wedding. We had excellent service and quite a variety of food items. We sat outside and had a great time.

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Titusville, Florida
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160 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The people are nice and the food is OK, but the kitchen needs help. We were a large group of eleven people, but we had made a reservation. It seems when we arrived they didn't expect us, but we were seated fairly quickly. Our orders were taken in a timely manner, but then the problems started. Meals came out two... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Rail

Address: 201 E Main St, Ste B, Carrboro, NC 27510-2393
Phone Number: 919-967-1967
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 E Main St, Ste B, Carrboro, NC 27510-2393
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: 919-967-1967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?