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Wed, 5/12
8:00 PM
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I had dinner at Rails. Nice ambience in an old rail depot. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Service was good but not excellent. I had a Caprese salad followed by Salmon and Shrimp entree. My wife had a cup...of the soup followed by a Chicken Avocado Salad. She asked for one of the ingredients to be omitted due to a health issue and the waiter said it was not a problem. However when the salad was served the ingredient was on the salad. She asked the waiter to correct it and he was very apologetic and gracious about the mistake. But it took a long time for the salad to be presented in the correct manner. Made for kind of a long dinner with each of us watching the other eat.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful evening setting out in the courtyard!!! Many eclectic yard art pieces were positioned in the outside seating area which gave the restaurant a one of a kind special feeling!!!We were very blessed to have been seated by the massive brick and slate waterfall- such...pleasant sounds as we relaxed and enjoyed such a scrumptious meal. The side salad with honey mustard dressing was quite tasty. I ordered a cup of the potato, cheese, and bacon soup and my husband ordered a cup of the tomato bisque to eat along with the chicken and avocado wrap. Both of us LOVED our food choices. I spotted the huge dessert tray- very difficult to decide whether to indulge in cake, pie, or pudding- all were very tempting, but I chose the Boston Cream Pie and I ate every crumb!!!! No Guilt!!!Service was excellent!!! You must try this restaurant- just an awesome experience!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our server Steve took great care of us! Ate outside which was very pleasant. Desserts were heavenly!!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Heard good things but not our experience. Started with Spanakopita and that was good. Mahi Mahi Tacos had a runny pink sauce, tortillas fell apart. Came with some chopped tomato, canned black beans and feta cheese In the bottom 10 of fish tacos in my...experience. Penne Quail Palermo was bland. Quail overcooked and only tasted of char. Tomato sauce was mediocre. My wife took one bite and didn't want a second. Server was inattentive and asked ZERO questions when told the quail was not good. Skip this and try somewhere else. We won't go back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is excellent and even has a dog menu. Service was great and very friendly. The bakery is next door. There is also a b&b.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 6, 2021 via mobile

Rails is a fabulous little restaurant with great atmosphere and great staff. I thoroughly enjoyed the feeling of stepping back into the days when trains were the transportation center and people gathered to say goodbye and welcome home excited travelers. Fabulous job on capturing the...train stop feel. I did however feel like the food was just a notch lower than it ought to be. The osso bucco, one of the recommended dishes, fell short with gravy that tasted like it was too thick and out of a jar. It didn’t taste homemade. However, the salad with the house dressing, and the iced lemon cake with blueberries kept me smiling and happy. Reasonable prices. Great service. I’ll go back!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed April 5, 2021

This place was a nice surprise! The food and service were both perfect. I highly recommend the "Grilled Queso" appetizer. You can tell that the chef and owner both take great pride in what they do.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

We were looking for a place for lunch in Fredricksburg...seems a lot of places are closed on Wednesday! So we drove to Kerrville and found Rails. WE LOVED IT!!! Great ambience, delicious food ( had the tenderloin panini...so good)...TOO many dessert choices.😉...the pina colada cake...was amazing! 😋 Service was very attentive...had a great conversation with the very friendly manager, Khristin...appreciated their mask mandates, gloved servers and social distancing. There was also a nice outdoor patio area, but a little too chilly when we were there. If you are in Kerrville, by all means GO!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 18, 2021

We had a great time and meal here. The food and service were very good. The place is a little bit chattery, but not too bad. This is one of our two favorites in Kerrville.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2020 via mobile

Visiting from out of town, wanted to try something local, boy was this it! Everything about our dining experience was fantastic and delicious!

Date of visit: December 2020
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Trey K
July 31, 2017|
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Response from WilsyPV | Reviewed this property |
We were there for lunch in shorts. Not sure about dinner, but it was casual when we were there.
Ed C
November 26, 2016|
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Response from gingerjohnsonfood | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They allow dogs on the patio. They provide water bowls for your dog and even have a separate doggie menu. Max and Pickles like eating there as much as we do
Ed C
November 26, 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rails A Cafe at the Depot

  • Yes, Rails A Cafe at the Depot offers takeout services.

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  • Rails A Cafe at the Depot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5