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Iron Horse Restaurant

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100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
+1 804-752-6410
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“steak” (28 reviews)
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2:30 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always thought the menu looked on the fancy side, found out they have a bar menu. Food from the bar menu was great and not to fancy for my taste. Main course menu is still too fancy and expensive for me. Had a great meal...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went here for a business dinner. All were totally impressed, good food, good wine and beer selection and great atmosphere. As the name suggests this restaurant is located next to an active train (iron horse) track.

Thank Dan G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten here many times when visiting our daughter who goes to college in Ashland. Dinner is excellent and the menu varies, but the Shrimp and Grits is especially delicious! Sunday Brunch is also excellent.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never eaten at this spot without have a train go by. It's loud and close but that is just part of the charm. The food is just average but there are some good items. I tend to stick with the specials. This is...More

Thank Micky O
Reviewed July 13, 2017

Uniquely named items on the menu referencing trains. Crab cake sandwich was excellent. Just want to have lunch and conversation without the crowds, this is the place.

Thank Henry R
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Was with my wife after dropping off the kids for a soccer camp at RMC. Had a free evening, so we took a recommendation and tried Iron Horse. Great location right on the shady side of the tracks, and nice late afternoon breeze was blowing....More

Thank smittyODU
Reviewed June 21, 2017

While looking at houses in the area, we asked a sales rep for a recommendation for lunch and Iron Horse was his first suggestion - a good choice! We all had the lunch special - half a sandwich with either soup or salad. The four...More

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Large family gathering...10 of us. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their entree and the desserts! Lindsey did a great job taking care of us! Highly recommend!!

Thank ReneeGregWdwrd
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We've been here many times, but the intervals are longer each time. We did a Father's Day Brunch. I'm not sure of our waiter's name. He never gave it. Service was competent but not what you'd expect from the setting and prices. We were told...More

Reviewed June 4, 2017

The restaurant had attractive outdoor seating before the Amtrak rail and we noticed that the area shops were clean and there was no litter. That attracted us to sit inside. They offering late Sunday was three entrees and drinks. We were five days in a...More

Thank Robert P
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December 11, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
2:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
    (England Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Ironhorse Restaurant is located at 100 South Railroad Avenue, on the corner of England Street (Rt. 54) and Railroad Avenue - conveniently, one block South of the Ashland Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 804-752-6410
With a two-story sign located on the busiest rail line in the East, The Ironhorse is an undeniable landmark in Ashland, VA. Since 1993, The Ironhorse has provided fine food and drink to locals, travelers and destination diners in the heart of Ashland. As Ashland has appointed itself “center of the universe”, The Ironhorse serves as the “restaurant at the center of the universe” where you’re always “welcome back.” The Ironhorse presents a seasonally changing, market-driven menu that features hand-cut steaks and fresh regional seafood, as well as chef-inspired nightly specials. Lunch (11:30-2:30) and dinner (5:30-10:00) are served Monday thru Saturday – with a light fare menu continuously available all day. Sunday brunch is served from 10-2:30. A welcoming Bistro on one hand, an inviting neighborhood pub on the other; Ironhorse also offers a family-friendly, casual fare menu. Dining reservations gladly taken.
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