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Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co.

54106 Mtn Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
360-569-2500
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Ranked #3 of 5 restaurants in Elbe
Price range: $10 - $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
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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
Wellington, Shropshire
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We took the Fathers day BBQ train to Mineral. There were a lot of people on the train & a big line for food. The food was pretty basic BBQ type, and probably not enough to satisfy us, hence why we called at the Copper Creek on the way back. OK as part of the train but I'd prefer somewhere... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped here for lunch before boarding the Mt. Rainier train. The restaurant is located in two or three train cars which is a fun novelty. I had the BBQ pulled pork sandwich and my husband had a burger. The portions were large and a good value...under $10 a piece. The restaurant interior is quite dated and shabby...just not what... More

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

Although it seems that you enjoyed our dishes. Our dining cars are vintage and date back to the 1900 and we have tried to keep them as original. thanks for reviewing us. Hope to see you next time you're in Elbe, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Hillsborough & Villas NJ
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101 reviews 101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Located in two old Railroad dining cars at the Mt Rainier Scenic Railroad station in Elbe, Washington, this restaurant serves up burgers, salads, stew, fish, chicken, ribs and BBQ items. It's simple well prepared, fresh, good tasting American fare served generously with trimmings. There are few restaurants in the Mt Rainer area, and you won't find much for the gourmet... More

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

We definitely won't let you leave hungry! Thanks for making us a part of your time in the Northwest. We can't wait to see you next time you're in Elbe! Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Coming from Seattle this was a nice quick spot to have lunch before driving all the way to Mt. Rainier. The BBQ combo was plenty to share but what really stole the show was the bloomin onion. The sauce that came with it, DELICIOUS! The server was sweet and we enjoyed walking through the different train cars while waiting for... More

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

That Blooming Onion really does love the limelight! So glad you enjoyed it, and that we were able to get you in and out and on your way to Mt. Rainier. Thanks for the great review, and keep us in mind next time you're in the neighborhood! Warm regards, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Mineral
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

My family and I stopped in after a train ride at the scenic railroad. The service was pleasant and well informed, the food was just as they made it sound- large and delicious! We tried the Hobo Stew, Monti Cristo, Prime Rib, and the BBQ! Loved it all. Was so fun eating an enjoyable meal on board a fascinating train.... More

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

We can't wait to have you back! Thank for giving us a try. See you next time you're in Elbe! Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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141 reviews 141 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had the fish and Chips Halibut the other salmon. The moose drool was not bad The pie was to kill for. Huckleberry. Wow

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

Wow, indeed! Thanks for stopping by! All the best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Coming back late from Mt Rainier we were all hungry and decided to stop at Elbe for dinner. It was an excellent decision! All four of us enjoyed our meals, but for the ladies the meals were to large. The two deserts we had were excellent as well. Our server was efficient and very polite. This is a marvelous location... More

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

Glad you found us, Victor! Thanks for stopping by, and keep us in mind whenever you're back in Elbe. We'd love to see you again! Thanks again, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Tacoma, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

My fiance and I had stop in every year for the past 4. we always encounter a pleasant waitress and staff. The food is very good and quite filling. I like the atmosphere and the great scenery from inside the railcars. Everytime we think about going off on a drive we always end up here to have lunch or dinner... More

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

It's so nice to hear that you've always made your way to our door, Lila! Thanks for the wonderful review, and we hope to see you again next year--or sooner. We'll have that Turtle Cake waiting for you! Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The food is great. Large portions and the blackberry cobbles is YUMMY! We had a bison burger which was very lean and the soup was quite good. The Elk burger was awesome as well. Great service and a quite relaxed atmosphere.

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

Yes, that Blackberry Cobbler is amazing! So glad you loved it, and that our bison burger hit the spot. Thanks for stopping by, and keep us in mind next time you're in Elbe. We'd love to have you back! Cheers, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

Wilrijk, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had a great stop here (mid june 2013) . After we visited Mount Rainier we were looking for a place to have evening meal before heading back to Lynnwood! We noticed this one and it looked funny. We ordered our pizza's and were pleasantly suprised! Fine pizza's and they were fresh-made. Johan Belgium

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

Glad you loved every bite, Johan! We hope you'll join us for another slice next time you're in Elbe! Thanks for the wonderful review, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More

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