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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
A fun activity

We've been to the Railway Dining Car twice during our week long visit to the area. My daughter loved exploring the cars and loved the fact that the bathrooms are small so she could reach everything by herself (she's 4). The food was very good - highly recommend the mussels and the scallops. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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English first
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We are here last week. Totally disappointing. We had reservations and still had to wait to br seated. The service was slow and very lousey. The portions are small and tasteless aswell, this place is charging fine dining prices for something that is no more than a bistro/Cafe, Overrated, save yourself some money,time and effort and just go to Big... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a lovely lunch in the dining car,it was a very unique experience. The food & service was excellent.Our granddaughters thought it was pretty cool too.

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

Thanks for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I went to the Train Station for our anniversary. The meal was fantastic and the service was excellent. I highly recommend visiting the Train Station.

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

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day!! Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My wife and I went with out 4 children and had a very nice meal together and the kids loved the train. I had the Coquille St Jacques which was excellent, take it with the rice an vegetables and mix it all together.. Really tasty. The kids enjoyed the salmon with pesto. Nice desserts like sticky toffee pudding and hazelnut... More 

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

Thanks for your visit, it was our pleasure to serve you and your family. Hopefully you'll be able to visit again sometime in the future. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We've been to the Railway Dining Car twice during our week long visit to the area. My daughter loved exploring the cars and loved the fact that the bathrooms are small so she could reach everything by herself (she's 4). The food was very good - highly recommend the mussels and the scallops. They have a kids menu. It gets... More 

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

Thanks!! So happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully you'll have an opportunity to visit with us again. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

I am so sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations during your visit. Please email me at janette@trainstation.ca with further details of your visit such as date, time and name of the reservation if you had one. We strive to make everyone happy and guest feedback is an important component of any changes we make. In order to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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

I'm very sorry to hear that we did not meet nor exceed your expectations when visiting with us. We always strive to provide the very best experience for all our guests and it sounds like we fell short with your visit. I'm curious to know whether or not your issues with the food was brought to your server's attention and... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure speaking with you and your dining companions over your meal. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager 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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  • Address: 21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: (902) 657-3222

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