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The Railway Dining Car

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21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 657-3222
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A Pleasant Experience

I think our expectations for The Railway Dining Car were lowered as a result of having read TripAdvisor reviews which may explain why we found the experience so very enjoyable. True the dining car shows its age but then it IS an old car! We quite enjoyed the ambiance, the personable and efficient... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
schark
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Coquitlam, BC
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Tatamagouche, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is by far, one of the coolest places to eat! Friendly staff, great food with different, yet not scary, options. Uses as much local and fresh product as possible, and grows a large portion of their own veggies... including edible flowers! Great little find!

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Thank Sara F
Ontario
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, kids Mac and cheese - reheated Kraft dinner. We were NOT impressed. Other meals were good, but price is not consistant with quality. Take kids meal WAS knocked off our bill after speaking to the waitress. Desserts were excellent!

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1 Thank theartisans
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This was a not - to - be - missed experience. Dinner on the dining car was elegant, fun and delicious. The food was excellent, elegant and well served. We stayed on the caboose at the Railway Inn and, while unfortunately we came at the tail end of the season, and they didn't have the entre I'd wanted, I had... More 

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Thank Colleen M
Coquitlam, BC
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100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I think our expectations for The Railway Dining Car were lowered as a result of having read TripAdvisor reviews which may explain why we found the experience so very enjoyable. True the dining car shows its age but then it IS an old car! We quite enjoyed the ambiance, the personable and efficient server and the food. My husband enjoyed... More 

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Thank schark
Nova Scotia Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Our dinner was below expections. Ordered pork tenderloin-we got instead a large, very thin slice of pork heated up with a sauce that tasted like a sweet & sour sauce. Meat was difficult to cut and very tough. Vegetables were half- cooked, frozen from a bag-terrible. This is the fall season when fresh vegetables are plentiful and should be served.... More 

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2 Thank Beachgrass
Bathurst, Canada
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We decided to try this location for our evening meal and it was an enjoyable experience, but not a wow. It was a fun experience and the meal was very good. We had the cheddar and beer soup and salmon with balsamic reduction and potatoes au gratin. From what we say of other restaurants in Tatamagouche, this is the better... More 

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Thank MJP695rue
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A comfortable dining experience but not a great one. Bistro style food. Everything needs a spring clean. If you like trains you will love this place.

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Thank Stee53
Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Not much to choose from for fine dining in Tatamagouche, so lower your expectations. Take the recommendation for the chowder. We didn't. Coquille St Jacques weak. 2 scallops cyt into seventeen pieces. Perhaps the rice would have been a better choice as another suggested. Skip the phoney pork tenderloin. Fresh veggies taste like out of a bag frozen. The experience... More 

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Thank OLIVEOILADDICT
Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

poor quality pork tenderloin is actually meat that went through a grinder to break down connective tissue so it chewed be chewed

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3 Thank offended2015
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal in the dining car. I can assure you that our pork is not put through a grinder, in fact it is a whole tenderloin that we cut slices from and then pan fry with sage and top with our Maple Dijon demi glace. Did you express your disappointment... More 

Lewiston, Maine
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The chef's soup of the day was delicious. A husband/wife team kept everything running smoothly. Seating is limited, so make reservations.

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Thank Barbara O

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  • Address: 21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: (902) 657-3222

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