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201 E Main St, Ste B, Carrboro, NC 27510-2393
919-967-1967
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Romance
Outdoor seating

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  • 11
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  • 7
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  • 4
    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
3.5 stars for food, 4 stars for atmosphere

My colleague and I ate here on a warm evening, so we chose to sit outside. The vibe of the restaurant and outdoor patios is eclectic, quirky vintage railroad style, and it was very pleasant. No trains went past as we sat there, but I did hear them come through earlier in the day. We both ordered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
threedogsmom
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PA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
PA
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

My colleague and I ate here on a warm evening, so we chose to sit outside. The vibe of the restaurant and outdoor patios is eclectic, quirky vintage railroad style, and it was very pleasant. No trains went past as we sat there, but I did hear them come through earlier in the day. We both ordered the buttermilk fried... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Sit outside and enjoy the central part of town. We only drank and there were 5 beers on tap. Plenty of parking. Train decor inside and out is pretty cool.

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Rome, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews 120 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Yesterday was such a beautifully mild day, that it was just right for dining al fresco. A number of other people felt the same way. We chose Southern pork sandwiches, and had one of the best ones we have ever had. We each had a beer with them, and kept marveling at the wonderful weather here in the south--back home... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Lots of choices but average food, lots of room indoor and outdoor. Service slow, some overpriced items on menu, drinks overpriced. Lots of college students. Nice atmosphere.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This restaurant is in an old rail car with lots of outdoor seating and extensive patio areas. Food is all made from local ingredients and made to order. Good beer selection. Good menu selection especially for vegetarians. Great service. The place has a cool vibe and nice laid back atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Southern Rail boasts a variety of rooms, bars and out door seating all in one restaurant. The service is solid and the beer selection is diverse. Awesome spot for drinks and appetizers, especially on Thursday nights with $4 drafts.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area with some friends for a Tae Kwon Do tournament for our children. After they had competed we decided to to and have some lunch. After some discussion we decided to go to downtown Carrboro for lunch and settled on Southern Rail for its cool atmosphere being in old train cars which our kids... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We missed lunch while moving our son into his dorm, so stopped into Southern Rail for a late lunch/early dinner. We were offered our choice of indoor dining in one of the converted rail cars or outdoors on one of two terraces. The decor is quirky and somewhat cluttered but fits right into the Carrboro/UNC vibe. Our seating on the... More 

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Norfolk, VA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Diverse Menu (with vegetarian options). We had a group of 6 that were seated promptly and comfortably. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. Full bar- that we utilized fully! Although a majority of the positive experience was the private function after dinner we attended, the restaurant was kind enough to put up with us and provide good service til the... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

First off, Southern Rail has a very cool, unique setting as a converted series of train cars. They also have a nice outdoor space in the rear (and front, but that is right next to a pretty busy parking lot). Good selection of beers on tap and by the bottle. The service can be spotty at times -- either very... More 

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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: Romance, Outdoor seating
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?