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312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572
+1 717-687-7759
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7:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Family Restaurant located in a Train Car adjacent to the Strasburg...
Family Restaurant located in a Train Car adjacent to the Strasburg Railroad and surrounded by Amish Farmland. Come enjoy a Farm Fresh Country Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Taste the made from scratch "Farm Fresh Difference"
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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting place to have lunch

Had an okay lunch in a really cool place. When the train came by, I could feel the car rumble. Bathrooms were off the site and dated. This was a fun place to watch the train, catch a buggy ride and even spend the night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Beth H
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Ithaca NY
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The service and food were both great! Our kids LOVED eating in a train car. Portions were huge! We loved it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Had an okay lunch in a really cool place. When the train came by, I could feel the car rumble. Bathrooms were off the site and dated. This was a fun place to watch the train, catch a buggy ride and even spend the night.

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NJ
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My son and I ate here and he liked that he could see the Strasburg RR from our seats. The food was good and reasonably priced. We ate here once for dinner and once for breakfast and both times I was pleased. I would definitely recommend eating here.

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Munnsville, New York
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is not very big, but the service was good and so were the prices. We are burger lovers, and theirs was one of the best we ever had. Every so often a train goes by and the kids love it!

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redcabooserestaurant, Owner at Red Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. It's great to hear you enjoyed your burgers and felt we deserved a 5-star review. Our staff works hard and appreciates when customers notice and take the time to share it with others. We look forward to serving you again if your in the area. More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

It was an fun experience to eat in a caboose car. We ate breakfast there one morning of our stay. The food was good, there was only one woman who was running cash, taking orders, and delivering food. So the service was a little slow, but there were some amazing views to take in so we didn't mind!

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redcabooserestaurant, Owner at Red Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience visiting the Red Caboose Restaurant. We look forward to serving you again should you be in the area. More 

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116 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Right around the corner to the Strasburg Railroad so very convenient. Took a little time to order but food was fine and plentiful once we got served.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

fun time, good food, the train rocks when the steam locomotive goes past. moderate price for lunch. fun to eat in an old time dining car.

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redcabooserestaurant, General Manager at Red Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with others. I'm glad you enjoyed your lunch. Hope you will stop again when your in the area. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Dirty. Terrible food. It's only plus is that there is a great view of the Strasburg railroad if you manage to be seated by one of the few windows you can actually see through (most are either too old and too damaged and/or filthy). Sadly, if you are seated on the other side of the restaurant, you look out into... More 

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

While riding the railroad we saw this neat looking restaurant to stop and eat on before heading out of town. The train car dining idea is great, you can even feel the car seat when a train rolls past. However several signs stating your children must remain seated posted on the walls. Understandable the isle is narrow, but the kids... More 

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redcabooserestaurant, Owner at Red Caboose Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We do in fact have signs up asking parents to keep their children seated in the dining car for their safety and the safety of the staff carrying heavy trays of food and drinks down the narrow isle. I'm sorry you feel its not family friendly to not allow your... More 

Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, United States
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were not impressed. Food was something I could prepare myself. Very little space to eat, but I realized that before going since it's a rail car. Museum area was OK. Would not recommend.

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Additional Information about Red Caboose Restaurant

Address: 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572
Phone Number: +1 717-687-7759
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ronks
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 312 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Ronks
  • Phone Number: +1 717-687-7759

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Family Restaurant located in a Train Car adjacent to the Strasburg Railroad and surrounded by Amish Farmland. Come enjoy a Farm Fresh Country Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Taste the made from scratch "Farm Fresh Difference"
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 8:00 pm

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