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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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Ogden, Utah
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
91 reviews 91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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

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

I'm sorry you were disappointed with the train, and I will certainly pass that along to the appropriate party. However, this page is intended for our restaurant, and we're sorry you didn't get a chance to give us a try. We hope you will during your next trip to Elbe, but until then, thanks for your candor. Best, Elisa Fruzzetti... More

Fairfax, Virginia
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263 reviews 263 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
48 helpful votes 48 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

Wellington, Shropshire
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130 reviews 130 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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