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Railway Inn Council Bluffs

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155 S 12th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-3912
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I've visited, but as a tenderloin aficionado, I can attest that the tenderloin sandwich is excellent.

Thank 836Jeff_S836
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

The Fried Chicken is just like grandma used to make. I really enjoyed myself and the prices are right too. This along with top notch service make this a great place to visit often.

Thank Jeff F
Indiana, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

If you like bar food without the noisy drunks or the smoky air, this might be a good bet in Council Bluffs. We found it using our Siri search on iPhone and we were not disappointed. We ordered the mozzarella sticks (beer battered it appeared), a 1/2 pound burger, a grilled cheese, and two ordered of hand cut fries. It... More 

Thank thetammyjo
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Great food. We also went there for St. patrick's Day! Wow--loved the food that day! Very inexpensive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. They are basically bar food. Some evenings in the summer--sand volleyball! Right next to railroad tracks!

Thank 11814
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We didn't really know whether we wanted to go here or not but I'm glad we did I had a great time wonderful customer service very clean and great food I can't say enough about the customer service and the friendliness of the people just real real great service

Thank quentinm635
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We tried their ribs special one night & it was so GOOD. The meat just came right off the bone without having to pull it off. it was great.

Thank Cindy D
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

We love to come here for breakfast. They have many choices and they are all very well made. We haven't had something we didn't like yet and we've been going for a few times a month for over 3 years. We also love the table shuffleboard and always play a game!!

Thank MaryNDaveP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I can't give a review on the food because instead of coming over to talk to us, the server was to busy drinking a beer behind the bar. We walked out after 5 mins, was not even acknowledged. Crappy servers with scrappy attitudes. Don't bother stopping in, I would of given a zero rating if I could.

Thank dkbroeker
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

I use to eat there alot a few years ago, but since the new owners took over a few years back the food has been bad. I tried them 3 different times and all 3 times I was not pleased with the food or service. I will not eat there again!

Thank Dynaglide05
Pottsboro, Texas
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed in the Council Bluffs Iowa area for five days and of course could not resist having breakfast at the railway. This is not a 5 star dining facility, however, if you don't mind eating in a bar setting, dressing as casual as you want, have good food at an unbelievable price here is your place. WARNING: the portions are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $8
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 S 12th St, Council Bluffs, IA 51501-3912
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Council Bluffs
  • Phone Number: 712-328-9913

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?