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Sun, 5/31
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


Housemade Soup of the Day
A special preparation made from the markets' finest ingredients. Please inquire
Cup $3.85
Bowl $5.25
House Salad
Baby spring mix, vine-ripened tomatoes, housemade croutons, crunchy pepitas & farmer's cheese drizzled w/ our signature honey-champagne vinaigrette
Small $3.95
Large $6.95
Smoked Salmon Bruschetta
Thin sliced smoked salmon on crostini w/ goat cheese, diced red onion & spanish capers.
Wilted Spinach Salad
Baby spinach leaves sauteed w/ portabello mushrooms, red onions, tangerine balsamic vinaigrette & topped w/ grated parmesan cheese.
Caprese Salad
Fresh mozzarella & tomato slices, w/ fresh basil leaves & a balsamic vinegar reduction
Small $4.95
Large6 $95.00
Spanikopita w/ Peppadew Sauce
Eight phyllo dough pockets filled w/ spinach & feta cheese served w/ a tangy south African peppadew sauce.
Grilled Queso Fresco
Fresh Mexican cheese grilled & served w/ olive oil, red pepper flakes, & herbs from rails' own garden.
Borracho Shrimp Margarita
Chilled jumbo shrimp w/ a spicy lime & tequila red sauce layered in a hand-blown margarita glass.
Cheese Tray
A selection of the finest European & domestic cheeses accompanied by fresh fruit, nuts, & assorted crackers.
Axis Burger
Broken arrow ranch's hill country venison, grilled & served w/ crispy romaine lettuce, vine-ripe tomatoes & choice of danish bleu, sharp cheddar or spicy pepper jack accompanied by kettle chips & a dill spear.
Portabello mushroom cap to your burger $+1.95
Tilapia Tacos
Crusted tilapia, zucchini & rice in a warm flour tortilla, topped w/ chipotle sauce & served w/ lettuce, tomato, & queso fresco
Wild Mushroom Quesadillas
Portabello mushrooms, sharp cheddar & baby swiss grilled in a homemade flour tortilla topped w/ black beans, corn, roasted bell peppers, & spicy chipotle aioli.
Grilled Portabello Mushroom "Burger"
Marinated & grilled portabello mushroom cap on a homemade bun w/ crispy romaine lettuce, vine-ripe tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers & swiss cheese accompanied by kettle chips & a dill spear.
Grilled Beef Tenderloin & Caramelized Onion Panino
With pepper jack cheese & roasted pepper aioli on rosemary italian bread.
Grilled Chicken Caprese Panino
With fresh mozzarella, vine-ripe tomatoes, fresh basil & house pesto aioli on rosemary italian bread.
Ham & Baby Swiss Panino
With vine-ripe tomatoes & a honey mustard sauce on rosemary italian bread.
Tilapia Panino
With​ tortilla crusted tilapia filet, romaine, vine-ripe tomatoes & a chipotle dressing on rosemary italian bread.
Honey Smoked Turkey Panino
With vine-ripe tomatoes, sharp cheddar & house pesto aioli on rosemary italian bread.
Southwest Grilled Chicken Panino
With pepper jack cheese, vine-ripe tomatoes, roasted peppers & a spicy chipotle aioli on rosemary italian bread.
Mediterranean Veggie Panino
With fresh mozzarella, basil, vine-ripe tomatoes & pesto aioli on rosemary italian bread.
Italian Veggie Panino
With sliced portabello mushrooms, baby spinach, vine-ripe tomatoes, fresh moz zarella, & black olives w/ a zesty italian aioli.
Farmer's Market Grilled Chicken Salad
Baby spring mix, green apples, texas goat cheese, walnuts, & sun-dried cranberries, tossed in raspberry vinaigrette & topped w/ grilled chicken.
Greek Salad
Romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, black olives, & feta cheese w/ a greek vinaigrette.
Curried Chicken Salad
Chicken breast, walnuts, dried cranberries, & a green apple salad w/ a hint of curry served on a bed of baby spinach topped w/ queso fresco & a raspberry vinaigrette.
Grilled Salmon Salad
Fresh baby spinach, vine-ripe tomatoes, & mandarin oranges drizzled w/ a citrus soy vinaigrette & topped w/ a grilled norwegian salmon fillet.
Chicken Avocado Salad
Baby spring mix, avocado, roma tomatoes, red onion, queso fresco, & black beans w/ a spicy ranch dressing.
Tenderloin Salad
Crispy hearts of romaine, danish bleu cheese crumbles, vine-ripe tomatoes, & red onion driz led w/ our tangerine balsamic vinaigrette, & topped w/ sliced, grilled prime beef tenderloin
Shrimp Southwestern Caesar
Tender romaine lettuce tossed w/ a creamy chipotle dressing, toasted pepitas, black beans, roasted corn relish, & house made croutons topped w/ spicy grilled shrimp.
Chicken Florentine
Grilled chicken breast in a spinach cream sauce on a bed of linguine.
Shrimp Creole
Grilled shrimp served on a bed of rice w/ a tangy bell pepper & tomato creole sauce.
Artichoke Chicken Alfredo
Linguine in a creamy pesto & roasted artichoke alfredo sauce topped w/ a grilled chicken breast & shredded parmesan.
Chicken Portabello
Grilled chicken breast topped w/ sauteed portabello mushrooms in a creamy vodka sauce on a bed of rice pilaf.
Linguine Napolitana
Linguine sauteed w/ garlic, olive oil, diced tomatoes, zucchini, capers, & feta cheese
Chicken $+3.95
Shrimp $+5.95
Tortilla Crusted Tilapia
Tilapia filet w/ a tortilla, chipotle, & lime crust served w/ rice & sauteed zucchini.
Beef Marsala
Tender, slow cooked beef in a marsala, portabello mushroom & scallion sauce served w/ orzo pasta.
Creamy Penne w/ Chicken
Penne pasta tossed w/ fresh asparagus, grilled chicken, & roasted red bell peppers w/ creamy alfredo.
Red Pepper Beef Linguine
Grilled beef tenderloin sliced & served over a bed of linguine in a creamy roasted red bell pepper sauce.
Chicken Linguine
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of linguine served w/ a fresh basil & rosemary tomato sauce.
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 1 week ago

Second restaurant I ate at after opening back up for full business. Great meal here. I had the Osso Bucco which was pretty incredible. I ended up getting dessert too (slice of cake) which was super moist and yummy. 5/5

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. We were so happy to be able to come back and eat on their awesome patio when restaurants opened back up after COVID. Recommend the Creamy Penne Pasta and the yummy desserts.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations via OPEN TABLE about 1.5 hours prior to arriving on a Friday evening, which was about a week after restaurants reopened after COVID19 closure. This was to celebrate our anniversary. We were greatly disappointed. Weather was great so we opted for seating...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just ate here with a buddy now that restaurants are open again. It’s just as killer as we remembered. Top notch food and desserts. I got one of the bison burgers. Really good stuff. I thought it was pretty kewl the fact that they...More

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020

My family and I decided to take a little trip to Kerrville for the day and saw that Rails was a highly recommended place to eat! We didn't have a reservation but were immediately seated. The service was very good/very attentive. We were all really...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 14, 2020

My husband and three friends of ours ate here for lunch a couple of days ago because it was the #1 rated restaurant by Tripadvisor in Kerrville. I'm sorry, but I don't understand the high rating. Yes, the patio was nice and we enjoyed eating...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

I always look forward to my wife and I’s trip to kerrville and am not ashamed to admit that our visit to Rails is a big part of that excitement! We came in on a busy night but they had no problem seating us promptly...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020

I used to love the food and cozy atmosphere of Rails. Sadly, in the last year we have seen a continual decline in the food, the service and the overall dining experience. The rush to get patrons in and out seems to have taken precedence...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 7, 2020 via mobile

We asked Siri to find a restaurant in Kerrville Texas for dinner and this came up with a 4.5 rating and we decided to give it a try. There is dining inside and out and there are heaters on the patio. Kerrville at this time...More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020

Unique historical building with unique food. Good service - crowded, but fun. Decent selection of beverages for all,

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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