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Boxcar Grille

3140 North Oxford Street, Claremont, NC 28610
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Ranked #1 of 10 restaurants in Claremont
Cuisines: American
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73% Recommend
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English first
Northern VA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Came upon this by accident, & the best ones usually are. Determined to avoid the standard interstate off-ramp restaurants for lunch, we were intrigued by the name of this place. My husband is a model train enthusiast, so it didn't take much coaxing. First giveaway was that the parking lot was full. We were not disappointed. Staff & waitress very... More

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North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We eat here at least once a month if not more. The salad bar is great and all the food we have had is very good. Service is always great. 35 cent wings are good priced and the flavor is fabulous. The drawback is they are a little fatty sometimes. Only complaint and it is easily overlooked.

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South Carolina
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We were out exploring the area, and it was time for lunch. To be honest, we punched in the closest restaurant in the GPS that wasn't a chain restaurant. This turned out to be a good find. Food wasn't stellar, but neither were the prices. They have a good menu selection. We would return.

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Hickory, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

Large variety, sizzling steak platters, 35 cent wings on Thursday nights, Best salad bar and delicious rolls. Claremont location better than Statesville in my opinion.

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Cape Coral, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

My husband and I were traveling on decided to stop for a quick bite to eat. We were very surprised when our food arrived with how big the portions were. We had ordered only 2 appetizers thinking that would be something small and enough to satisfy us being we were still traveling that day. The order of wings and pickle... More

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Pasadena MD
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2010

We were looking for an early lunch and did not feel like going to a berger joint. We saw the sign and drove into their parking lot, seeing catering trucks we first though we were out of luck. went around to the frount and found two other cars waiting (10:55). We went to open the door and were we surprised,... More

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Claremont, NC
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

We tried the new Boxcar Restaurant in Statesville last night, it was one of the worst dinners I have ever had! My wife ordered a martini on the rocks with an olive, and I ordered a draft beer. After about 10 minutes the host noticed we were sitting there with nothing but the silverware. He asked us if we wanted... More

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North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

Don't hesitate to stop here If you're in the area around lunch or dinnertime. Easy access off 1-40 between Statesville & Hickory. Not fast food or fine dining but good food at good prices and staff working hard to make their customers happy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2009

I like the BoxCar Grille. my favorite part of eating there is the salad bar. the prices are reasonable and the food is usually really good. I how ever do not care for the steak tips every time I eat them I end up sick.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

I live here in the Statesville area & the food is always great & our servers have always been pleasant & very helpful. The salad bar is great & my steak is always cooked to perfection. Hot food is served hot & cold foods are kept cold. The prices are fair & will continue to eat there as often as... More

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