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Railroad Cafe

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Bar, Pub
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170 Union Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1917
+1 201-939-0644
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

No matter what you read about how good this place is (and it used to be) it is horrible now!! I am a firm believer not to judge from one trip. Three trips later and there WILL NOT be another. The food has gotten worse every time and this time it wasn't cooked. Any place that will serve raw chicken... More 

Thank coreym207
Paramus, New Jersey
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Had to review Railroad Cafe again. My husband & I have been here many, many times and the last few visits have been more disappointing each time. We dined here Saturday for the last time. Overall the restaurant is looking run down. We walked in and it was quite warm inside. We come to find out that the air conditioning... More 

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New Jersey
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606 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Dark and a little dingy, this hard to find place just feet from the Rutherford Railroad Station offers really good prices for lunch and for drinks (don't know if that changes for evenings). Sitting at the bar I had ordered from a decent menu a Tijuana Beef Wrap ($8.99) which was tasty and just big enough to satisfy, and a... More 

Thank TonyK300
Hackensack, New Jersey
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went for a quick burger and a beer. Been here about 3 years ago, and had the same thing. This is more of a hang out and a watering spot, and if you get the munchies, they are there. I've had better burgers in most other places. The prices are reasonable though, but I don't think people are coming here... More 

Thank mark j
Paramus, New Jersey
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stopped in for a quick burger with my husband. Mushroom burger was delish and comes with fries, pickle and small side of coleslaw. Also had a Panini that is large and very filling with the same sides. Service was good, but sometimes they tend to hang with the locals at the bar and chat a bit too long. In the... More 

Thank 82beachgirl82
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2014

It was an okay place, didn't really like the vibe in there. I would give it a second chance for drinks one night though.

Thank Dan G
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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268 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014

We are visiting the NY/NJ area (use to be home) from the Middle East and went in search of a restaurant close to our hotel that served what we remember to be "comfort food" served with big helpings of sides and cheese. :) The Railroad Cafe fit that definition, and armed with our GPS (we never would have been able... More 

Thank OneInaMillion50
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 27, 2014

Went with my wife because we were given a Restaurant Depot gift card as a gift. I had the steamers, which were tiny and flavorless, the French Onion Soup, which was awful, and a bacon cheese burger, which was okay, but nothing special. My wife had the salad, which was ordinary, and the Steak with Shrimp Scampi, which was mediocre... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Located on a street that's partially one way. This made it confusing for an out-of-towner, but once we got there we were glad we stuck it out. The waitress, Veronica was really sweet; really knew the menu, fielded all my questions gracefully & checked back to make sure everything was to our liking. My steak was properly cooked & seasoned... More 

Thank ilovepuppylove
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2014

Went to this place for dinner last night. My wife and I thought it was just mediocre. The coffee was Luke warm as was the French onion soup. We both had the specialty of sizzling sirloin. That was really nicely done. We both enjoyed that. The service was average and the music was way to loud. This might be good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Union Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073-1917
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  East Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +1 201-939-0644

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