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Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co.

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54106 Mtn Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
360-569-2500
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co. is a family owned and operated restaurant...
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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    Very good
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place

We had stopped here last year and was pleasantly surprised. The food was really good, and they have different variation of burgers made with elk, buffalo, and venison, which the ones we tried very good. The blackberry lemonade was delicious! We had lunch there and then breakfast the next day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Jill P
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We had stopped here last year and was pleasantly surprised. The food was really good, and they have different variation of burgers made with elk, buffalo, and venison, which the ones we tried very good. The blackberry lemonade was delicious! We had lunch there and then breakfast the next day. The serving sizes were nice sized as well. All-in-all it... More 

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

Thank you for stopping by, Jill! I'm so happy you enjoyed your food, and seeing all these kind words on TripAdvisor really means a lot. Next time you come through, come back! We'd love to see you again. Until next time, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Seattle, Washington
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367 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped at the Railroad Diner for lunch last week. What a mistake. Elbe is a small bend in the road, so there are not many options for food. I had the "special" smoked fried chicken lunch. It was terrible. DW had the "special" smoked French Dip sandwich. Likewise, it was beyond bad. I have traveled around the world, including... More 

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

This is disappointing to read, and I'm sorry our food didn't live up to your expectations. We care a lot about our customers, and because of that, we care a lot about our food. However, we're always improving, so we'll definitely be mindful of your feedback about our specials. I urge you not to let one bad experience ruin your... More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

While this restaurant is located in a train car which is super cool, the actual food itself needs work. It is just OK and a bit disappointing once you're lured in by the train car.

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

I'm sorry the food did not live up to your expectations, Kelley. "Disappointing" is a word I never want to hear when it comes to our food, and I'll definitely let my staff know about this. That said, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We can only improve by hearing what our customers have to say,... More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

we were looking for interesting places around Mt. Rainier and found Mt. Rainier Railroad dining. Friendly staff, good food and cosy atmosphere.We had very good time.

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

I'm happy you enjoyed it, Etka! I'm glad we could help make your stay in America a great one, and if you ever pass through Elbe again, come visit us. We'd love to see you again and make your visit even better! Safe travels, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

My family and I stopped in here on a weekend after camping to have some lunch. Poor everything all around. Between the waitress refusing to cut a burger in half for my daughter and then refusing to put ketchup only on it for her, to the manager refusing to speak to me about the horrible service, this place was just... More 

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

I know that after a weekend of camping, you would look forward to a great meal, and I'm disappointed we didn't come through for you. We never want anyone to feel as if they are being neglected or given bad service. It was never our intention to make you feel as if your requests weren't being heard, and we are... More 

Singapore
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89 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you are a train fan, just siting inside the restaurant to have a meal is a fun thing to do. I enjoyed my two evenings over there. Not so much about the food, but rather the ambience and the feeling that I am having a meal inside a train carriage.

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Tacoma, Washington
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped by for desserts after a day at Mount Rainer. The restaurant is a couple of railroad cars that look appealing and are neat and clean. We ordered desserts with me ordering the "Famous Bread Pudding", which included the special of the day additions of chocolate and Bailey's. My bread pudding arrived hot with vanilla ice cream and whipped... More 

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

I'm sorry we let you down, Craig. While we don't want those flavors to overwhelm the Bread Pudding, we also want them to be discernible. I'm going to share this with my team to make sure we're on the right track, but in the meantime, I hope we'll get to wow you soon. Thanks, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The outside is cool and the inside too!! The decor inside is a bit dated but you really feel the train vibe! The monte cristo was good and all others in our party enjoyed their food. Our service was good. Nice if you're in the area but I wouldn't make it a destination.

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

Glad you had a blast with us! We're glad you loved our dishes, but we're a bit curious about your rating. Did our decor bring it down? Let us know what we can do to earn that extra star! Hope to see you soon, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Toledo, Ohio
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95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a great little place to stop after hiking at Rainier. The decor is dated, yes, but the food is good. The server was super nice. My husband and I both had the elk burger and side salad and it was very good. Huge burger! Prices are reasonable too. When else are you going to eat in a train... More 

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

So glad you and your husband loved every bite! Keep us in mind next time you're in Elbe -- we'd love to have you back for more! Thanks for reviewing us, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

San Francisco, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The atmosphere, is awesome you feel like you are riding the train and also there is one waitress, that its happy as a clam - she speaks so loud and cheery everybody in the wagon can hear what you have ordered.................

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

Sorry if we were a bit too excited! We just want everyone to feel at home, but we'll try to keep our voices down. Until next time, thanks for the kind words. Hope to have you back soon! Best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

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Additional Information about Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co.

Address: 54106 Mtn Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
Phone Number: 360-569-2500
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Elbe
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $10 to $20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54106 Mtn Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Elbe
  • Phone Number: 360-569-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $10 to $20

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
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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