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All 17 Ronks Restaurants

Red Caboose Restaurant

312 Paradise Ln, Ronks, PA 17572-9537
+1 717-687-7759
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Ranked #7 of 17 Restaurants in Ronks
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Family Restaurant located in a Train Car adjacent to the Strasburg Railroad and surrounded by Amish Farmland. Come enjoy a Farm Country Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. Taste the made from scratch "Farm Fresh Difference"
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English first
Moorestown, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Service was fair, food was okay. Not much room as it is a train car. All tables are set for 4 and the aisle down the center is tight. Felt like we were on a real train though and the kids loved that.

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Norwood
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The breakfast was the best,hot , very tasty and reasonably priced. We were disappointed in the dinner the first night. Supposed to be Amish cooking, but found the meatballs and meatloaf very bread filled.

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As travelling New Zealanders, we found the nutrition-free white bread toast a bit bewildering; but this is meant to be a commentary on this restaurant and not an traditional American "food". It was a cute place to eat with a roadside view of the horse-drawn buggies going by and the standard American diner experience of bored but vaguely friendly waitresses... More

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Senior Reviewer
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
80 helpful votes 80 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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