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All 10 Tatamagouche Restaurants

The Railway Dining Car

21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 657-3222
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Tatamagouche
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
New Glasgow, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We recently dined at this unique restaurant which was most enjoyable. The tasty fishcakes were freshly made and served with baked beans and a crisp geeen salad. The portion was a good size and we had no room for dessert. The dining car is not very big but seated 4 of us comfortably. Service was excellent and prices reasonable. There... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were in Tatamagouche during a busy weekend, and decided to walk over to the Railroad Dining Car for lunch. Had to wait outside, as the restaurant is very small inside. We were finally seated, and enjoyed very good service along with a fine meal and a decent drink selection. Don't go there for the food, though, the main attraction... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Another couple invited us to go out for dinner a few weeks ago. We were nervous, expecting "tourist prices", and poor quality food. We were pleasantly surprised. Our drinks came right away. Beer was cold, and tasty. The mixed were all well made. Prior to dinner arriving, we were served home made tea biscuits. Very nice. All four entrées were... More

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Moncton, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The food and service was great. Little awkward for a group of 5 since they only have 4 person tables...what else can you do for such a narrow restaurant! They had a nice kids menu for our 4 year old. They even included some kid friendly cucumbers and dip on the side...so rare that restaurants put a vegetable on a... More

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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We were in Tatamagouche in June. The restaurant is the best option in town -- good food, lovely atmosphere and pleasant service. The spot down by the TransCanada Trail is lovely and you can see birds feeding from the dining car windows. This guy had a great idea in restoring these rail cars and station.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited the town of Tatamagouche to go to the Tavinish Brewery and decided to visit the Tatamagouche Train Station Inn. We originally went into the Cafe /Gift Shop to get a quick bite but no one seemed to want to wait on us...so we left and went to the Dining Car. This was a wonderful experience ... Cloth table... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Had blueberry chicken. The staff in the dining car were very friendly and the food was good. Reserve your seat in advance during summer.

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Fredericton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The back of the menu has a full rundown of the history of the place, the railcar is kept in original decor and is kind of small, but definitely different than your average loud family restaurant. Not sure you'd want to take a large gathering as you are only able to squeeze 4 to a table at best. The food... More

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kentville
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61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed at the Train Station Inn and wanted to eat here our first night,but we were unaware that reservations were required.The "Station Master",Jimmy,neglected to tell us that when we checked in,even though we asked for a menu so we could have a look at it.I did not see this mentioned on their website either. But the food was fantastic.We... More

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TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We really appreciate hearing how much you enjoyed your meal. I'm sorry to hear of the extended wait to pay your bill. I know this is one of our weaknesses in the dining car and we hope to rectify that in the 2015 season by creating a hostess station that would be staffed during our... More

Dover
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Amazing service and you can't beat the unique location. The prices may be a bit higher than other local eateries, but the quality of the food is higher as well. I had the Emperor salad with scallops and shrimp. Others in my party really enjoyed the fish cakes and baked beans!

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TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thank you!! So happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Railway Dining Car. Hopefully you can make it back for another visit in the future. More

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