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Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co.

54106 Mtn Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
360-569-2500
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Elbe
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co. is a family owned and operated restaurant that is part of one of the largest caboose collections in North America. Come enjoy our delicious house smoked dishes
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Description: Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co. is a family owned and operated restaurant that is part of one of the largest caboose collections in North America. Come enjoy our delicious house smoked dishes
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English first
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our daughter and grandkids to eat at the MRRDC, and had a blast. The service staff made sure we had everything we needed, seated us in a private room, and participated in our silliness!

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

Sounds like some great fun for the whole family! Thanks for stopping by, Ric. Hope to see you next time you're in Elbe, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Diners have a choice between ramps or steps leading up to the dining car, so it is wheelchair accessible. We have driven by this establishment several times over the years, but this is the first time we have stopped long enough to check it out. The purpose of our trip to Elbe was to take a ride on the steam... More

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

Glad you had a chance to give us a try! Thanks for the fantastic review, Joan. We'd love to have you back next time you're in Elbe. Regards, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Ogden, Utah
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180 reviews 180 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

After a long day on Mount Rainier we had high hopes coming to this old railroad dining car turned restaurant. Based on the waitresses recommendation we ordered the beef ribs but when they were served to us they were so dry that the meat could not be chewed. I informed her of the problem that she brought me more of... More

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

I'm sorry you felt your complaints went unheard, Roan. I'll share this with the whole team. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I hope we can make this right next time you're in Elbe. Best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Jacksonville, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very fun place. I like trains so I am biased. A little pricey but worth the stop. Almost a museum of railroad items.

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

Glad you had such a great time with us, Rob! Hope we'll get to have you back next time you're in town. Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Stopped by chance on the way down from Mt. Rainier. Loved the rail car atmosphere, the food was excellent and plentiful, the dessert of black raspberry cobbler yummy and our server, Chris, was the best. A great dining experience.

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by. When will you be back in town? We'd love to see you again! Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Might be the worst restaurant I've ever been to. Tourist trap. Poor service and even worse food. Hard to imagine why anyone goes here.

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

We're proud to make tourists and locals feel at home, so I'm sorry you weren't impressed, Al. What did you order? We want everyone have a great time with us, so please let us know if you have any further feedback. Best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

TACOMA WA.
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our little group had both dinner and breakfast here and the food was quite good with good portions and an accommodating and friendly staff (we had two small children with us) Try the steak and eggs or smoked chicken dinner,both quite good.PS if you can't see Mount Rainer from here you are probably in Washington State, it gets cloudy after... More

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

Thanks for making us such a big part of your trip! We're so glad you enjoyed our dishes, and our views. :) Hope to have you back for more of both again soon! Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Seattle, Washington
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went in for lunch, waited for 5 plus minutes and no one showed up to seat us! Left and BTW, expensive!!

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

So sorry to hear that you weren't able to join us for lunch. There's no excuse for this, and I'll talk to the whole team about it to make sure everyone is greeted right away. In the meantime, thanks for letting me know about this. I hope we'll have another chance to make it up to you soon. Best, Elisa... More

Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
263 reviews 263 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to the area and the sights within the National Park. We capped off the day with a good time and meal here.

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

We can't think of a better way to end a day at the Park! Thanks for the kind words, John! We'll see you next time you're in our neck of the woods! Regards, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

After two full days of hiking in Mt. Rainier we decided to stop at this place to eat on our way out. What a wonderful treat! The wait staff was so friendly. The food was amazing. Home made french fries. The monte cristo sandwich was out of this world delicious. The atmosphere was awesome. Like dining in a railroad car.... More

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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review! I'm glad you decided to stop by our place for a bite to eat after your hike. Great food and friendly service are what we aim for, so it's encouraging to read your review. I hope you'll join us for another meal the next time you're in the area! Best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

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