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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
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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Clearlake Oaks, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We didn't see Mt Rainier. Really didn't see much of anything. :( the train was at best ok. For the price the ticket taker could be in a conductor dress. The stop in Mineral there should be some kind of vending machines that offer cold sandwiches, drinks, chips, coffee, etc. A few changes and this could be really fun.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

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

Wellington, Shropshire
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115 reviews 115 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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

I'm sorry to hear this, Nash. As you mentioned, that particular train was pretty popular, but we did our best to make sure everyone got enough to eat. I'm surprised to hear that you didn't, but I'll definitely remember this as we plan our next event. Thanks for your honesty, and I hope we'll have another chance to impress you... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
102 helpful votes 102 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
54 helpful votes 54 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

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