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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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Dover
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The train station is not only a gift shop, you can also rent the upper floor which has been converted into a rental. The train car Restaurant has fabulous food. I had homemade fish cakes served with homemade beans, salad, green tomato chowchow and wonderful homemade biscuits. The others had homemade mini pizza, fish chowder and sandwiches...all were great!! Afterwards,... More

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I went with my family of 4 for supper and was very disappointed. The food quality was fair, prices high. Nice local tenderloin steak asked to be cooked medium - rare on one side well done on the other. My son's dinner was pre-done and the cook forgot to warm up the turkey - right out of the fridge. Husband... More

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uk
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We travelled up from Halifax on a brilliant sunny Nova Scotia day to the quiet back water of Tatamagouche. Our hosts had hinted that we would be lunching somewhere "different" and what a pleasant surprise it was when we turned in to what was the old Tatamagouche rail station to find a row of antique carriages, one of which is... More

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Cairns
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The food was good and the experience was great. We ate in a beautiful, old fashioned railway dining car, and I felt spoiled and pampered as soon as I sat down and looked around. The lobster ciabatta is spectacular! Cheerful and friendly service. There are also railway cars fitted out as accommodation, we looked at a couple of these and... More

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Halifax, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Dinner at the Railway Dining Car is an annual summer event for us. Food and wines are mostly locally sourced, and prepared and presented in a pleasing manner. Personal favorites include the lobster pot pie and the fish cakes. Desserts on offer vary with the season but local berries and fruits figure prominently in pies and pastries. The authentic railway... More

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New Glasgow, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
424 helpful votes 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

So close yet so far away. For many year we have driven through Tatamagouche and failed to stop and check this place out. What a nice surprise....we had our lunch in the dining car. The experience was unique and gave you the feeling that you would have been someone special do dine in such a fine establishment in years gone... More

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Dubbo, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The dinner was lovely as we both had salmon but I will never forget the raspberry pie. It was to die for.

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Maitland, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Stopped in at the end of a day trip on the Northumberland shore. Upon arrival the exterior looks dated but you step inside to a beautiful rustic interior in an original dining car. I had the ceasar salad as a starter, which was easily the best I've ever had. My main course was the BBQ chicken pizza which is loaded... More

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Amherst, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We ate in the Dining car. The mussels I had for an appetizer were some of the best I had for a long time. The service was good and the experience on eating in the car and seeing the cars around added to the dining experience.

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