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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Reservations

Menu

STEAM ENGINE STARTERS‏
Gandy Mozzarella Bread
Toasted garlic bread topped w/ melted mozzarella & served w/ a side of marinara for dipping.
$7.00
Locomotive Loaded Fries
French fries smothered w/ melted cheddar jack cheese, chopped bacon, chives & sour cream.
$7.00
Boomer Bruschetta Bread
Fresh diced tomatoes, basil & garlic topped w/ shaved parmesan cheese on sliced baguette.
$8.00
A-Train Artichoke Dip
A creamy blend of spinach, artichokes, & cheese, served steaming hot w/ homemade tortilla chips, & garnished w/ diced tomatoes & green onions.
$9.00
Train Wreck Nachos
House made tortilla chips loaded w/ melted cheese, beef, green onions, black olives & jalapenos. Served w/ salsa & sour cream.
$9.00
Ballast Buffalo Wing Dip
Homemade wing dip, made w/ cream cheese, frank’s hot sauce & pulled chicken meat. Served w/ our homemade tortilla chips, garnished w/ green onions.
$10.00
Peddler Portabella
Grilled jumbo portabella mushroom topped w/ cooked spinach, roasted red peppers & cheese blend, then drizzled w/ our homemade pesto sauce.
$10.00
Brakeman Banana Peppers
Banana peppers stuffed w/ a fiery blend of sausage, ground beef, crushed red pepper & cheeses. Served w/ a slice of specialty bread.
$11.00
Muzzle Loader Meatballs
Three juicy meatballs served on freshly sliced mozzarella, garnished w/ fresh arugula, sundried tomatoes & drizzled w/ our house made bourbon sauce.
$12.00
Conductor's Caponatina
Breaded eggplant, fried golden brown, layered w/ sliced fresh mozzarella, topped w/ homemade pesto sauce & olive tapenade. Plated w/ fresh arugula.
$12.00
SMOKESTACK SOUPS & SALADS
Riley Street Soup of the Day
Made fresh daily, ask your server for details.
Cup $3.00
Bowl $4.00
Dinning Car Seasonal Soup
Seasonally available soup selection, ask server for details.
$5.00
Foamer French Onion Soup
Caramelized onions in a savory chicken & beef stock. Served in a crock, topped w/ sliced baguette, & covered in a baked parmesan swiss cheese blend. Garnished w/ parsley flakes.
$5.00
Gumshoe Grilled House Salad
Grilled red‏ onions, tomatoes, & feta, on a bed of mixed greens.
Side salad $5.00
Dinner salad $8.00
Spinach Speeder Salad
Red onions, black olives, & crumbled feta cheese placed on top of a bed of fresh spinach, w/ hard boiled egg, & served w/ sliced pita. Topped w/ our homemade bacon dressing.
$10.00
Crosshead Caesar Salad
Fresh romaine lettuce tossed w/ our own garlic vinaigrette. Topped w/ croutons, grated parmesan cheese & served w/ an anchovy garnish.
$10.00
Caprese Caboose Salad
Fresh mozzarella, tomatoes & mixed greens, seasoned w/ pesto & served w/ sliced baguette.
$11.00
Signal Box Souvlaki Salad
Marinated chicken or beef served atop a bed of lettuce, w/ diced tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, black olives, peperoncinis, & tzatziki sauce. Served w/ a toasted pita.
$13.00
Piper Prairie Salad
Sliced pineapples, mandarin oranges, almonds, & goat cheese over a bed of mixed greens, served w/ homemade poppy seed dressing.
$14.00
Amcan Antipasto Salad
Mixed greens tossed w/ brown sugar ham, smoked turkey, pepperoni, genoa salami, provolone, mozzarella, cheddar cheese, mixed banana peppers, black olives & cherry peppers. Choice of dressing.
$14.00
GRAND CENTRAL SANDWICHES‏
Ticket Taker Taco Grande
Seasoned ground beef, cheddar jack, lettuce, fresh diced tomatoes, salsa & sour cream wrapped up burrito style in a flour tortilla. Served w/ homemade tortilla chips & salsa.
$8.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Main Iron Beef on Weck
Slow roasted, tender roast beef piled high on a kimmelweck. Served w/ fries & a pickle.
$9.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Rip Track Chicken Wrap
Grilled chicken‏ breast wrapped in a flour tortilla w/ cheddar jack cheese, mixed greens, tomatoes, & creamy ranch dressing. Served w/ fries & a pickle
$10.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Boiler Buffalo Wrap
Grilled chicken breast, wrapped in flour tortilla w/ cheddar jack cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, choice of hot sauce & blue cheese dressing. Served w/ fries & a pickle
$10.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Piston Portabella Stack
Open face stack of grilled zucchini, summer squash, roasted red pepper & portabella mushroom on top of a slice of toasted garlic bread. Served w/ choice of dressing.
$10.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Railcar Reuben
Tender corned beef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, & thousand island dressing grilled & served on sliced rye bread. Served w/ fries & a pickle.
$11.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Push Car Puff Tilapia
A filet of tender white fish in a light puff batter w/ lettuce, tomato, & tartar sauce on toasted roll. Served w/ fries.
$11.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Pullman Steak Philly
Choice of 12-inch steak or chicken sub w/ sautéed peppers, mushrooms, onions & topped w/ melted provolone. Served w/ fries & a pickle.
$12.00
6-inch Philly $+7.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Cabin Car Quesadilla
Grilled chicken breast, cheddar jack cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions in a grilled flour tortilla, served w/ salsa & sour cream.
$12.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
Sill Car Sicilian Chicken
Grilled chicken breast, w/ pepperoni, ham & provolone cheese on toasted foccaccia. Topped w/ bruschetta mix, lettuce, caesar mayonnaise & served w/ fries & pickle.
$14.00
Seasonal vegetables $+1.50
BOXCAR BURGERS
All burgers served w/ a side of French fries, pickle & topped w/ lettuce, tomato & onions.
Riley Street Classic Burger
Our signature ½pound burger, handmade, never frozen & always fresh. charbroiled to your liking over an open flame, served on a fresh roll. topped w/ American cheese.
$10.00
Mogul Mushroom & Swiss Burger
Our signature‏ homemade burger w/ sautéed mushrooms & melted swiss cheese.
$11.00
Hickory Smokebox Burger
Our signature homemade burger, topped w/ cheddar cheese, sliced ham, crisp bacon & BBQ sauce.
$12.00
Bulkhead Bacon & Blue Burger
Our signature‏ homemade burger w/ crisp bacon & crumbly blue cheese.
$12.00
Short Ton Animal Style Burger
Our signature‏ homemade burger w/ caramelized onions, thousand island dressing, & melted American cheese.
$13.00
Wigwag Hot & Spicy Burger
Our signature homemade burger w/ sautéed mushrooms, jalapenos, banana peppers, & pepper jack cheese.
$13.00
Blastpipe Bruschetta Burger
Our signature homemade burger, topped w/ our fresh house made bruschetta mix & parmesan cheese.
$13.00
Turntable Taco Burger
Our signature homemade burger flavored w/ taco seasoning, topped w/ salsa, pepper jack cheese & sour cream.
$13.00
Union Pacific Patty Melt
Our signature homemade burger topped w/ American cheese, caramelized onions, served between two slices of rye bread & pan grilled w/ butter.
$13.00
PIN PULLER PIZZAS‏
Classic Riley Street Pizza
Classic style 16” pizza, w/ house made pizza sauce, topped w/ mozzarella cheese & pepperoni.
$13.00
Hickory BBQ Pizza
16” pizza, w/ hickory BBQ sauce, cheddar cheese mix, apple wood bacon, brown sugar ham & pineapple slices.
$14.00
Italian Pie Pizza
16” pizza, w/ house made pizza sauce, sliced tomatoes, onions, touch of garlic & blended Italian cheeses.
$14.00
Alfredo Primavera Pizza
16” pizza,‏ w/ our house made alfredo sauce, shaved parmesan, touch of mozzarella & garlic. Topped w/ red onions, diced tomatoes, broccoli & summer squash.
$15.00
Meat Lovers Pizza
16” pizza, w/ house made pizza sauce, topped w/ boneless pieces of chicken tossed in franks hot sauce, w/ seasoned ground chuck, apple wood bacon & pepperoni.
$18.00
SIDECAR SELECTIONS
Chessie Chicken Fingers
Crispy jumbo‏ chicken fingers tossed in your choice of sauce, served w/ sides of fries, blue cheese & celery.
$12.00
Hot
Medium
Mild
BBQ
Char-bq $+0.50
Short Line Shrimp Basket
Yuengling beer battered shrimp, deep fried & tossed in your choice of hot sauce. Served w/ fries & coleslaw.
$12.00
Freight Line Fajitas
Seasoned chicken or beef on a sizzling fajita pan w/ onions, peppers, mushrooms & warm tortillas. Served w/ cheddar jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream & salsa.
$13.00
B&O Baby Back Ribs
Our fork-tender, fall of the bone ribs covered w/ our dry rub seasoning. served w/ coleslaw & French fries.
Half rack $15.00
Full rack $21.00
SWITCHMEN SERVINGS‏
For smaller appetites
Handcar Hot Dog & Fries
Sahlen’s hot dog charbroiled & served w/ a side fries.
$7.00
Pennsy Pasta Plate
Penne pasta, w/ choice of marinara or butter sauce.
$7.00
Garratt Grilled Cheese
Grilled cheese‏ sandwich, served w/ fries & a pickle.
$7.00
C&O Chicken Fingers
Small order of the chessie chicken fingers tossed in choice of sauce, served w/ fries, blue cheese, celery & carrots.
$8.00
WHISTLE-STOP WINGS
Classic Chicken Wings
Fresh jumbo wings tossed in your choice of sauce. Choose from hot, medium, mild, BBQ or hot-bq.
Single order $9.00
Double order $16.00
Char-BBQ Wings
BBQ or hot-bq wings fried, tossed in sauce, then charbroiled for that extra right of the grill flavor.
Single order $9.50
Double order $17.00
Honey BBQ Wings
Smokey BBQ sauce & sweet honey.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Honey Cajun Wings
Homemade cajun seasoning & sweet honey.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Honey Mustard Wings
Dijon mustard & sweet honey.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Smoking Hot Suicide Wings
Fiery cajun seasoning, w/ frank’s & butter.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Garlic Parmesan Wings
Garlic, basil, frank’s, butter & parmesan cheese.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Sicilian Parmesan Wings
Garlic, basil, butter & parmesan cheese.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Greek Athena Wings
Garlic, basil, butter & sweet honey.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
Tiger Sauce Wings
Ketchup, mustard, hot sauce & butter.
Single order $10.00
Double order $18.00
DINING CAR ENTREES‏
Served after 4pm daily
All entrees include fresh bread & choice of a grilled house salad or cup of soup
‘manhattan limited’ NY strip steak
Manhattan limited, serving: Chicago il, washington d.c., New York city USAD choice cuts grilled to your liking. served w/ a side of potato & seasonal vegetables. topped w/ an onion ring.
8 ounce $21.00
12 ounce $27.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘Mt. Vernon’ Twin Peaks Sirloin
The mt. Vernon, serving: Chicago il, washington d.c., New York city New York strip steak, topped w/ seasoned mashed potatoes & a demi-glaze gravy, served w/ seasonal vegetable.
8 ounce $22.00
12 ounce $28.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘Nellie Bly’ Grilled Salmon
The Nellie BLY, serving: atlantic city, NJ & New York city fresh char grilled salmon filet, served w/ potatoes, seasonal vegetable & topped w/ a lemon herb butter sauce.
$20.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘Keystone’ Mussel Linguini w/ Clam Sauce
the keystone, serving: washington d.c., New York city creamy white wine clam sauce, seasoned w/ garlic, fresh parsley & red pepper flakes. topped w/ shaved parmesan cheese & steamed mussels, tossed in linguini pasta.
$20.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘Buffalo Day’ Chicken Marsala
Buffalo day express, serving: washington d.c., Philadelphia pa, buffalo NY boneless chicken breast sautéed in olive oil, w/ shitake mushrooms, fresh garlic, a touch of pepper & finished w/ a marsala wine sauce. served w/ potato & vegetable.
$18.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘South Wind’ Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops
The south wind, serving: Chicago il, Louisville KY, Miami fl pan seared boneless pork chops, flavored w/ our house made jamaican jerk seasoning. garnished w/ pineapple relish, served w/ potato & vegetable.
$17.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘Broadway Limited’ Italian Broil
Broadway limited, serving: Chicago il, washington d.c., New York city a broiled filet of fresh haddock, topped w/ toasted Italian bread crumbs, our special bruschetta topping, & an shaved parmesan cheese.
$16.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
‘Dominion’ Fettuccine Alfredo
Dominion express, serving: washington d.c., Philadelphia pa, buffalo NY a rich creamy alfredo sauce, seasoned w/ butter, garlic, black pepper, parsley & parmesan cheese. tossed w/ fettuccini pasta.
$16.00
Grilled house salad
Cup of soup
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

The food is average. The restaurant is nice with big open windows and pretty Christmas decorations. Probably won’t go back.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 22, 2019

My wife and I had dinner here and we were very pleased. A reservation is recommended and by 6 PM the place was packed. There is something on the menu for everyone and the prices are reasonable. Both of our meals were delicious and prepared...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 18, 2019

The back room is a great place to enjoy a meal - very picturesque. I ordered the Monte Cristo sandwich, one of my favorites. It did not disappoint - it was packed with ham, turkey and cheese, and was served with a cherry jam -...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

There were 4 of us today and three of the four had the same thing, The 4th had a small pizza. The main group had the Brie, Bacon and Apricot Jam sandwich with a Balsamic Glaze. I was not that thrill but my wife and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

Very good food, back dining room is busy but nice, great service, nice view of back hill especially during the winter months

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed March 16, 2019

Went to this place with friends for the first time, bar was big enough lots of seating to have a drink before dinner. Average price bottled beer $4.00 we were there March 16th so it was all decorated for St. Patrick's Day. We were seated...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Popular and noisy; good sandwiches, salads; very relaxed; loud, lively local (mostly young) crowd; service was excellent

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Liking good food is a stop for many locals and out-of-towners. We (my wife and I) both like their Chicken Quesadilla which is tempting to look at when served but ever so lovely and tasteful to eat. Best to call for "Call-Ahead Seating Option." Only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

I'm a little disappointed it was our first time here and the restaurant is really cute. But the food was average my husband and I had a beef on weck and the beef was tender but it had absolutely no flavor nor did the au...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed July 24, 2018

Stopped in for a bite after a parade and were pleasantly surprised. It's a great little place with a super Roast beef sandwich and fries for only $11. We loved the atmosphere of this old Penn Railroad station now transformed into a delightful place to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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I'm sure if you call the restaurant they would be happy to accommodate you and your party. They were very helpful to us during our visit. Hope you enjoy!
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