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The Railway Dining Car

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21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 657-3222
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Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done to the staff and chef at this amazing restaurant. The atmosphere in the old train car was so cool and the staff very friendly. I ordered the lobster pie and my hubby the special of the day - seafood with angel hair pasta. Fantastic taste. Tea biscuits to start the meal were a nice touch. I had a... More 

Thank Leanne W
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel which is awesome. The dining car was very nice and service was good. We both had steak and it was okay. Loved the atmosphere though!

Thank Mary B
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were very excited to have our family dinner here given all the great reviews and amazing history and ambiance. Unfortunately for us, the hype didn't live up to reality. The Good - the warm biscuits that were offered were fresh and very tasty - neat history and use of the railway cars - dessert from kids meals were extremely... More 

Thank Picchudog
Clarenville NF
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would certainly recommend this restaurant whether or not you stay here. The waitress paid a lot of attention to our six year old grandson and made us all feel very special.

Thank sept15girl
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The railway dining car is a superb restaurant. First class! The food is fresh, with local daily specials, sourced from local producers and the Train Station Inn's own garden. Service is prompt and professional. Good wine list, including some local wine. Super kids menu. I recommend the "Engineer's Mac and Cheese"

Thank Helen E
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a road trip to Tatamagouche and went to the railway dining car for lunch. It is an actual train dining car. It is small in size with an aisle and tables and chairs on either side. It is quaint and quirky and had a retro vibe. We were there for lunch and did not see the dinner menu,... More 

Thank Carole L
Saint John, Canada
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had the mussels and hot lobster dip to start and the lobster mac n cheese and fishcakes for our meal it was all delicious and hot and filling so unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert, guess we will have to go back .

1 Thank Marianne86
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this wonderful little place -- having read only a little bit about it online... The kids were hungry for lunch.... Turned out to be one of the coolest and most memorable experiences for them... The staff were all super friendly, the food was outstanding-- and the dining accommodations were the best....

3 Thank Jesse N
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trains are very big in our household (two young sons), so we had to check out this attraction. We came in between meals being served, but were quite happy to enjoy our ice cream sundae's and have the dining room all to ourselves. What a gem of a place to visit. The dining car and inn are definitely worth a... More 

Thank Amanda M
Kingsville, Canada
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this place while we were taking a scenic drive on our way to the NL ferry. My kids love trains and were so excited to eat lunch on one! Everyone enjoyed their lunch here. They even had a junior conductor's menu for the kids. The waitress was very friendly and urged the kids to walk around the... More 

1 Thank CBear79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: (902) 657-3222

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