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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We visited for breakfast, 7 of us, for a friends birthday. We were greated by a very enthusiastic server with a welcome aboard! We had a variaty of meals; pancakes, omelets, hash browns and eggs all of which was delicious! We washed it down with fantastic bloody marys! I am a server my self and i was most impressed with... More 

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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 start the day -- especially with spicy Bloody Marys! :) Thanks for the kind words, and for singing Pia's praises. Hope we'll get to see you soon! All the best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Seattle Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We have stopped by many times over the years as we have travelled to Mt. Rainier or the little Elbe Church. Quite honestly experience can vary depending upon staffing etc. Have had a few experiences where it has been cold- food average etc. But this last one was much better- lovely waitress and Monte Cristo was terrific! Will try it... More 

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

Thanks for your support over the years, and for your candor. I'm sorry to hear that your experiences have been so varied, but I will certainly discuss it with the team to make sure we're consistently great every day. I hope we'll get to demonstrate that soon! Best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We passed it on our way to Mt Rainier, so decided to eat here on our way back. Fun atmosphere (eating inside an old train car), and the service was good also. We started with a blooming onion that was fantastic! That got us excited about our Elk Burgers. DO NOT order a game burger. It was terrible. The meat... More 

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

That Blooming Onion really is a winner, so it's upsetting that you weren't as happy with the rest of your meal. Your Elk burger should have been perfectly seasoned and cooked as you ordered, Daniel, so I'll talk to our team to find out what went wrong. Do you remember your server's name, or when you stopped by? Hope to... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch after a trip to Mt Rainier. As I walked in I picked up an "old engine" smell which didn't surprise me since it is an old railroad car! We were a party of 4 adults and an infant. We were placed in a small private dining room which was great for us but the carpet... More 

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

We must have been "Smoking" one of our "famous smoke meats", we do all of our own in house smoking daily. The sandwich that your daughter had was our own "In House Slow Smoked Boneless Turkey." As for the carpet, we shampoo regularly and take great pride in cleaning. Of course, we'll certainly look into it to make sure that... More 

Shoreline, Washington, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

we had a nice Monte Cristo sandwich....no breakfasts served evidently....the gals were super nice and the food i saw coming out around me looked great.....

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

Sorry you missed out on breakfast, Meegan! We actually serve it on the weekends, so I hope you'll get to try it next time. Until then, thanks for the fantastic review! All the best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Olympia, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The railroad dining cars were cool to see. It is a fun place to say you've been, but the service was slow, the food was priced slightly higher than expected, and the food was decent, but not the best.

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

Sorry you weren't as happy with our dishes as you were with the trains. So, what did you order? Let me know if you want to talk! All the best, Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Shelton, Washington
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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 

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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 - 20

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