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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, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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We had a very nice lunch here. The food was very good as was the service. The Emperor Salad was terrific as were the fish cakes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
SteveKinNS
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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the train station last year and had a great experience. We decided as a treat we would go back. Big mistake! I don't know if staffing is an issue but the service was terrible! The food sucked also. I had the lobster pot pie but I'm guessing they forgot the lobster! I can handle a bad meal but the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

As a train enthusiast I was hoping for something wonderful. Started by waiting in a cramped space between two washrooms for almost 10 min before we were even acknowledged. Then waited for our table to be set (had a reservation too). Our waitress was very nice. However the food was AWFUL. The Caesar salad must have been made a day... More 

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We dined with friends at the railway dining car had a good meal. We started with the steamed mussels that were enjoyed by our friends. My wife had the lobster pot pie and it went beyond her expectations. I choose the Coquille St. Jacques Scallops which was good, the sauce was a bit thin for my liking, but the dish... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We were staying in a local B and B and made reservations at the train for dinner. When we got there only 2 of the 20 tables were occupied. The waitress told us they did not have our reservation on file. We thought we would be able to get a table with it being so empty......but oh no she said... More 

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

Hello Bobby, I am very sorry to hear that you did not have an opportunity to dine with us. With only 8 tables we are limited with the number of guests we can serve in one evening. My concern is with your "lost" reservation. If you could please email me directly at janette@trainstation.ca with details such as your reservation date,... More 

Brighton, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A unique facility with a nice gift shop. Excellent menu and reasonable prices. Reservations are recommended as it seemed to be quite busy. Worth a visit even if you don't get a chance to dine there.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a very nice lunch here. The food was very good as was the service. The Emperor Salad was terrific as were the fish cakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Delicious food and ambiance. Interesting setting on the trans Canada trail just down from the Fraser cultural centre.

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New Brunswick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

had an excellent supper served by Cindy who went above and beyond to make us feel special, and the steamed mussels were excellent along with the lobster pot pie!

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Red hook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The setting is perfect---a turn of the century RR station with a train on the tracks converted to dining car, lounge and accommodations alongside a farmer's market at. The shore's edge.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Very nice having a meal in a rail dining car. Good service and no complaints about the food although I'm not a foodie

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

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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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