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“Fresh, Delicious and Affordable”
Review of Railway Cafe

Railway Cafe
Ranked #1 of 65 Restaurants in Athens
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Kaufman, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fresh, Delicious and Affordable”
Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Recommended by a friend I loved this place and intend to make a trip back very soon. The pan seared Brussel sprouts, daily soup of pinto beans and cheese with an exquisite roasted turkey sandwich with bread that melted in your mouth. Lots of locals drop by for a quick bite. Waited 10 minutes for a table but time went really fast. Only opened for lunch and closed on Monday and Tuesday. Don't forget dessert...creme Brule was the best I have ever tasted. You won't be dissappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Aubrey, Texas, United States
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unexpected treat!”
Reviewed April 26, 2014

You won't find many eateries in smaller towns that will surprise, as the Railway Cafe did us. The menu was a bit sparse, but appealing, and the food lived up to the billing. Excellent wait staff!

Visited April 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Breath of Fresh Air in a Sea of Mediocrity...”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Athens is not blessed with fine dining. We are fortunate to have chef/owner Justin Boswell at the helm of Railway Café. He is a classically trained chef and is a native Athenian. He prefers locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and has an amazing palate. Although sadly, Railway Café is only open for lunch on weekdays, they serve some very fresh and creative soups, sandwiches, burgers and desserts.

For our latest visit, my wife & I had the burger with brie cheese, caramelized onions and bacon, prepared medium rare. Outstanding! I had some fresh, in season, fruit and berries and she had their fresh cut sweet potato fries with what appeared to be a nice aioli sauce. Lunch was finished up with a refreshing raspberry sorbet garnished with a kind of mint and some thin red pepper slivers. It was delicious and unlike anything you would find anywhere else in East Texas.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank STEVE D
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Athens, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Athens”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Delicious food and excellent service. Only open for lunch. Not open on the weekend. Family owned and operated.

  • Visited March 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Food Not Worthy of the Price”
Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the decor and our waitress, Colleen, was adorable. All of the wait staff seemed friendly and accommodating. The food was good but $9.00 is a little steep for a hamburger. It was another $9.00 for a cheese and beef quesadilla - no jalapeños, salsa, avocado, sour cream, etc. all of that said, I probably will go back again if I'm in the area.

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