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The Rail Stop

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6478 Main Street, The Plains, VA 20198 (Route 245)
+1 540-253-5644
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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McLean, Virginia
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340 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had the pasta special and a salad, and it was very good, and had a clean flavor to it. Not overdone and all the ingredients were simple and very fresh. The service was top shelf, and at the same time low-keyed. People at the other tables were friendly to us, even though we were not locals...that was nice. Interesting... More 

Thank Bruce M
Columbus, Ohio
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

The historical restaurant was recommended by realtor, was not the favorite of next door neighbor, if it was upto her, other place that only serves dinner, she wished was open for luncheon, but did say this will be OK and she was right. Scallops and Malceb was good, but soup was terrible so the average or good, was not given... More 

Thank RKK347
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Chef/Owner Tom Kee makes Maryland proud and his gourmet menu is incredible. All Breads, Pastas and Desserts are made on site along with other items to help create a top dining experience. The Stir Fry of Fresh Roasted Lobster is topped only by the Pan Seared Sea Scallops. I strongly recommend dining here for Brunch. Lunch or Dinner!

Thank Mark Y
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

About an hour west of the Washington Beltway is the exit of I-66 for Middleburg and The Plains. Middleburg is very posh but sometimes on a very off-day you can get into a posh pub (or just go down the street to several less-posh locations). At least that was our plan. But we were sort of pressed for time and... More 

Thank Douglas B
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2014

Well presented dishes using fresh ingredients. Good wine list reasonably priced. Popular with local residents.

Thank Marian C
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have dined here many times with kids or as a couple with other adults. The entrees are reliably tasty, the atmosphere welcoming and comfortable and the staff helpful. I have never been disappointed with a meal. For us The Rail Stop is the neighborhood place we go to because it's good. Reservations for dinner are a good idea especially... More 

Thank rubytoova
Front Royal, Virginia
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

"Comfortable" as well as “outstanding” might be the best way to describe The Rail Stop in The Plains! The food is excellent and service is equally outstanding. Best of all it comes together in a small, casual, relaxed atmosphere. The Rail Stop very successfully promotes a neighborly or local feel. In other words, outstanding food and service without the trappings... More 

Thank VT68
Edinburg, Virginia
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345 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2014

Not many choices around The Plains and the wife and I ate here for lunch today. Small place with about 8-10 tables and a counter with 5-6 stools. Quaint is a good way to describe it. The wife ordered the Roasted Eggplant open faced sandwich. She said it was very good. I ordered the Asian Pork Sandwich with Bok Choy... More 

Thank Bigfoot424
Bristow, Virginia
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668 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Went for Sunday brunch and made a reservation through Open Table. No need to there were only 3 or 4 tales of people in there at noon. Waitress was friendly but not overly attentive (no refill on water). Food was good -- potatoes really tasty. The bacon was very good too and they make their own sausage (a little too... More 

Thank kes1639
Reston, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The staff and servers were very warm and welcoming. It was a pretty slow night but they didn't mind us staying late and enjoying some wine. It was a little expensive for the value of the dishes and wine. It was fine but very forgettable, in fact I really can't remember if I had Salmon or beef.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6478 Main Street, The Plains, VA 20198
    (Route 245)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  The Plains
  • Phone Number: +1 540-253-5644

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