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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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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, fantastic food with a daily changing 'special'. We ate here twice during our stay at the railway inn and had fantastic meals both evenings. A must visit if you are in the area.

Thank Michael G
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this gem two years ago after a family bereavement was impressed then but didn't review, now back again decided to try again. Had the same meal, emperor salad, bacon wrapped scallops and king prawns, served with Caesar salad, as well as seafood chowder, all excellent. Service second to none, and homemade biscuits.

Thank davehni
Miramichi, Canada
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we travel we like to find good seafood chowder. We found it here and will be back for more. The ambience of the 1928 dining car adds to the dining experience.

Thank Laugh-Love-BeHappy
Halifax, Canada
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106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came last year and have been looking forward to a return visit. The setting is great -just as I remember a dining car in the 40s - table linen , courteous service, good food. We had seafood chowder to start - mainly salmon but creamy and good, with no thhickener except the cream. Homemade biscuits with butter come with... More 

Thank NSfoodlover
Fredericton, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have eaten here several times and have had nothing but good experiences. Food is fresh, local and well prepared.

Thank marilynj320
Lewiston, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This year, we learned that the dining car was originally one of the immigrant transport cars that took immigrants from Pier 21 in Halifax to wherever they were going to settle in Canada. We had learned a lot about these trains when visiting the Immigration Museum in Halifax. My husband had chowder and I enjoyed the chicken gumbo soup. After... More 

Thank Barbara O
Tatamagouche, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We had a great home cooked meal, with garden fresh vegetables, very best service! Wonderful local wine, This brought back memories of days gone bye, Setting is limited so I would advise a resvation

Thank Thomas S
Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Quaint and charming all in one place. Part of the Tatamagouche Railway Station....eat, stay and sleep. Ample parking available. Dining car open for lunch and dinner service. Limited seating so get there early. Quality of the food and the customer service was excellent, We went for lunch and had a Caesar salad to start followed by the lobster Mac and... More 

Thank sandra98walter
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

At the price we expected better dinners. Quite mediocre aside from the delicious biscuits. Service was good.

Thank Lea S
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Dining in an authentic railway car...casual atmosphere...friendly service...good portion...fair prices...excellent food...organic grown, fresh from the garden...fresh seafood..family friendly...we arrived about 2pm..they had a late afternoon menu...had the emporer salad...caesar salad, homemade organic dressing, bacon wrapped scallops and butter garlic shrimp on top, homemade bisquits...they also have local and organic beer and wine...their dinner menu looks awesome -need reservations for dinners...the... More 

Thank Deborah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
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?