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Whistle Stop Diner

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1220 Atlantic Ave, Benson, MN 56215-1243
+1 320-843-3800
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“train car” (4 reviews)
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1220 Atlantic Ave, Benson, MN 56215-1243
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

Girlfriend and myself stopped after attending the craft fair in Benson, Mn. We had to wait a short time for a table but was well worth the wait. They had about 4 specials for the day plus the full menu. We ordered Tuna hot dish...More

Thank 280marilyn
Reviewed September 7, 2017

Whistle Stop is a small local eatery with good food and homey atmosphere. It is where locals meet and talk. Lot of food for the buck.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Very cool place which is actually inside a train car! Very good delicious home style cooked meals with super fast service and good prices!!!! Will be back for sure!!!! Used to stop at subway before I knew about this little hidden gem!

Thank Todd W
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This restaurant was actually an 80 ft diner car from an 1880 train. The service was really good and the help friendly despite a packed house. The prices were reasonable too.

Thank Eldobondo
Reviewed July 20, 2017

This unique cafe is actually a railroad dining car. The food is good, service is great, and the overall experience is very nice.

Tanya S, Owner at Whistle Stop Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Thank you so much for stopping and dining with us. We appreciate you stopping even with all the road construction going on in Benson at the moment.

Reviewed July 15, 2017

What a great diner! I tripped upon this place as I was planning a trip to Minneapolis and decided I would arrange my schedule to be able to stop for lunch. It was awesome! Great food, fast service, friendly staff. You wont be disappointed. Next...More

Thank Captain_PH
Tanya S, Owner at Whistle Stop Diner, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2017

Thank you so much for stopping. We love when new faces find us. We are glad you liked our food.

Reviewed October 10, 2016

Benson is a small town and there are a couple other diners here. I just started working here a few weeks ago, so was anxious to find a good lunch spot. The Whistle Stop is on the main drag, but it has a very hidden...More

Thank crisro
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Good, home cooked food. Real mashed potatoes...great specials. Friendly staff and quick service. Swedish meatball special was awesome. Would it be too much to wish for klub in September? Yum

Thank Cheryl R
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I understand the locals look on their facebook page to see what the specials are. The day I was there it was Swedish meatballs (be sure and come hungry). If the gravy is white it is Swedish meatballs and if the gravy is brown it...More

Thank FayFargo
Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great lunch and breakfast spot. Vegetarian grilled sandwich is delicious. Great coffee and wait staff.

Thank MaryZ1515
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Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1220 Atlantic Ave, Benson, MN 56215-1243
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Benson
  • Phone Number: +1 320-843-3800
1220 Atlantic Avenue in Benson. We are located in a old railroad dining car parked between buildings in downtown Benson, MN
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