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Red Caboose Restaurant

312 Paradise Ln, Ronks, PA 17572-9537
717-687-7759
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Ranked #9 of 17 Restaurants in Ronks
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Under New Ownership in March 2012. Family Restaurant located in a Train Car adjacent to the Strasburg Railroad and surrounded by Amish Farmland. Enjoy Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Come taste the "Farm Fresh Difference"
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English first
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It's not often that you get to eat in a railway car and as this one isn't moving, you don't get coffee in your lap. Loads of good home-cooked food. Try the ham. Great service, but it does close very early

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is nothing special - you eat diner food in a caboose. It's a tourist trap. It is not handicap friendly although there is a ramp, there is a rickety step and unstable railing into the restaurant. I am a local and I won't go back.

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Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Ordered a variety of meals for our family only to be sorely disappointed with the breakfast there. The oatmeal was flavorless and didn't have any appetizing additions to it, e.g. apples (currently in season in farm country), cinnamon, nuts or anything else. Pancakes were from a box and not made from scratch. Syrup was a high fructose corn syrup with... More

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SINY
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102 reviews 102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

With all the "train stuff" nearby, why not end up at the red caboose? Dine in an old train car, good average food, nice little gift shop & you can even stay overnight in a caboose! Something different.

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Abington, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We got complimentary breakfast certificate from B&B we were staying at that weekend (Verdant View Farm). The breakfast was good and plenty. A little to tight place - but it's a REAL CABOOSE!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We ate breakfast there a few times while staying at the Caboose Motel with the kids. The food was good, fresh country style plates. Everything was good, nothing outstanding but you left there full and content with the meal.

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Evanston, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This stationary, antique dining-car restaurant is all about atmosphere, though the food is reasonably priced and of perfectly acceptable diner-quality. With those expectations, one can have a lovely, relaxing meal, while enjoying scenic views of the Amish countryside from each table. Service is on the slow side, and space is not at a premium, so prepare yourself beforehand. Food was... More

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Levittown, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great coffee in a big pot on our table. Delicious pancakes. Fast, friendly, efficient service. Pretty view of farmland and horse and buggies. Only negative was that because it is a long narrow space, it got pretty noisy when it was crowded. Otherwise, I recommend it.

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Old fashioned dinner in a real train car. Good chice of food and plenty of it. Ask to turn the switch for the special train effects.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The food was delicious, reasonable priced and plentiful.The service was great. Staff was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast.

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