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“Absolutely Wonderful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dalton Depot & Trackside Tavern

The Dalton Depot & Trackside Tavern
110 Depot St, Dalton, GA 30720-3202
(706) 226-3160
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Ranked #13 of 164 Restaurants in Dalton
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Cleveland, TN
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“Absolutely Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

The Dalton Depot is a great restaurant in Downtown Dalton.

The nightlife in the bar area always has something to offer, from live music to poker. The service is exceptional. The owner TJ is incredibly nice, and is always willing to speak to the patrons. The food is great. Everything from Italian dishes to steak to some downhome dishes with class, like the Fried Green Tomatos. The old train depot atmosphere feels authentic (because it is), and the decor embodies Dalton at it's finest. I would recommend it to anyone traveling through Dalton.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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HereThenThere
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Lounge scene - Bud Lightning acoustic entertainment FANTASTIC!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2009

I went there last night, guess it's an old train depot. Restaurant on the left, bar behind the double doors to the right.
About 9 pm two guitar players of the band called Bud Lightning, started in. DAMN! What a fantastic band! They could be playing in Nashville on Broadway, or Memphis on Beale, or even Bourbon Street in NOLA! Or open for Bruce or such.
BL played some great rocking songs, and Hank Wms Jr and Johnny Cash. They didn't know any Bruce Springsteen nor Brooks and Dunn.
Absolutely had a blast there because of the band! And the band played non-stop from 8:30 to 11:15, with an exception --
About a dozen people came in about 10:00, they were from Switzerland,
and two of their group played in Nashville at some recent country event.
The two Swiss entertainers each got a guitar from BL, and proceeded to rock the joint! What fun! Their ladies love to line dance, and so do I, so we got to enjoy the universal language of fun!
I haven't had that much fun at a bar for such a long time!
BL is amazing! They play in the Chattanooga area, and if I lived here, I'd go where ever they played to enjoy them. They are a party band! Webpage is :
http://www.budlightning.com/ , then go to the bottom to click on their myspace page.
Chris, the lead of BL, was taking videos of the Swissmen and us dancing, and he said he'd post it on his myspace page.

I ordered the snack of chicken bites with the honey mustard and bbq sauce. They were stuff that a fast food restaurant would sell - heavy breaded deep fat fried chicken bits.
Pretty horrible.

Difficult to get Melissathe bartender, to wait on me - she hung out on the other side of the bar. But boy, that lady can get wild with the song that BL played - You Gotta Fight, for Your Right, to Parrrrr-Teee!

Was at Planet of the Grapes before going to the Depot. It was super, food looks and smells wonderful. It's a wine bar. Will post a review on it.

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Dalton, Georgia
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“A Lifetime Local Ranking A Local Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2009

After many years of patronizing Dalton Depot and Track Side Cafe let me give a honest review. The Old Train Station atmosphere could not be better. The service in a ever changing market over all very good. Many young people working their way through college. The menu staying the same but always changing. By that I mean always steaks, chicken and seafood but additions like special pasta's and killer salads. Track Side best Happy Hour in Dalton with drinks specials and finger food. Sports type bar with many TV's and live entertainment several times a week. The main thing about The Depot it is part of this Downtown atmosphere. The owner is always working with the community to help whenever he can. You can't get a world class meal everytime you go out to eat, but day in and day out The Dalton Depot does not disappoint. Good Value Good Place

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Indiana
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“Disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2009

My wife and I were on the road on February 12, looking for a nice place to have an early Valentine's Day dinner. Trip Advisor rated Dalton Depot as the #2 restaurant in Dalton. The manager at our hotel said she had eaten there a number of times and never been disappointed. She even had a 15% off coupon. Sounded great. The restaurant is in the old train station, and the atmosphere seemed perfect. The service was very good. But the food was okay at best. Our salads were decent, as were my wife's baby back ribs and fries. My beef filets were not very good, a little tough and covered with some nasty mushrooms. The black beans and rice tasted like they had been sitting in the kitchen for several days. We would not go back.

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georgia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2008

The ambiance here is great! We both had Ribeyes and they were delicious. I would say one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.

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