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“Only average”

The Dalton Depot & Trackside Tavern
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed March 9, 2010

WE just ate here on March 6 2010, and the atmosphere was lovely and nice. Our service person seemed to be in a bit of a bad mood but was gracious anyway. Our tea stayed full, and our meal was brought to us promptly however the baked potatoes were clearly old and brown. The steak were massive, thick and wonderful but just had a so so flavor. They were cooked to our specifications. We also had dessert and it was also just so so. We expected a lot more for the price - 3 people ordering steaks and one desert was $75.00. We will probably go back and give it another chance though.

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Reviewed November 8, 2009

We visited the Dalton Depot based on its good reviews. We had been traveling all day and so we opted to eat in the bar rather than the restaurant because we were casually dressed. We were there on a Thursday which happened to be 15 cent taco day. OK, so they are not great but what do you expect for 15 cents? We both ordered red meat, I had the prime rib and my husband had the N.Y. strip. Both were very good and cooked perfectly. The salads were large and they gave generous sides of the dressing. We were there during happy hour so the longnecks were $2.00. Our server was pleasant and attentive. Although there was a sign outside the bar saying smoking was only permitted in the balcony, people all around us were smoking. Apparently they have good smoke eaters because the smoke did not bother us much. For a bit over $50 we had a lovely meal and drinks. We will return. Perhaps next time we will dine in the restaurant.

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1  Thank guavagirlKW
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Reviewed September 14, 2009

The Dalton Depot is a great restaurant in Downtown Dalton.

The nightlife in the bar area always has something to offer, from live music to poker. The service is exceptional. The owner TJ is incredibly nice, and is always willing to speak to the patrons. The food is great. Everything from Italian dishes to steak to some downhome dishes with class, like the Fried Green Tomatos. The old train depot atmosphere feels authentic (because it is), and the decor embodies Dalton at it's finest. I would recommend it to anyone traveling through Dalton.

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1  Thank gmweave1987
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Reviewed June 18, 2009

I went there last night, guess it's an old train depot. Restaurant on the left, bar behind the double doors to the right.
About 9 pm two guitar players of the band called Bud Lightning, started in. DAMN! What a fantastic band! They could be playing in Nashville on Broadway, or Memphis on Beale, or even Bourbon Street in NOLA! Or open for Bruce or such.
BL played some great rocking songs, and Hank Wms Jr and Johnny Cash. They didn't know any Bruce Springsteen nor Brooks and Dunn.
Absolutely had a blast there because of the band! And the band played non-stop from 8:30 to 11:15, with an exception --
About a dozen people came in about 10:00, they were from Switzerland,
and two of their group played in Nashville at some recent country event.
The two Swiss entertainers each got a guitar from BL, and proceeded to rock the joint! What fun! Their ladies love to line dance, and so do I, so we got to enjoy the universal language of fun!
I haven't had that much fun at a bar for such a long time!
BL is amazing! They play in the Chattanooga area, and if I lived here, I'd go where ever they played to enjoy them. They are a party band! Webpage is :
http://www.budlightning.com/ , then go to the bottom to click on their myspace page.
Chris, the lead of BL, was taking videos of the Swissmen and us dancing, and he said he'd post it on his myspace page.

I ordered the snack of chicken bites with the honey mustard and bbq sauce. They were stuff that a fast food restaurant would sell - heavy breaded deep fat fried chicken bits.
Pretty horrible.

Difficult to get Melissathe bartender, to wait on me - she hung out on the other side of the bar. But boy, that lady can get wild with the song that BL played - You Gotta Fight, for Your Right, to Parrrrr-Teee!

Was at Planet of the Grapes before going to the Depot. It was super, food looks and smells wonderful. It's a wine bar. Will post a review on it.

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Reviewed April 2, 2009

After many years of patronizing Dalton Depot and Track Side Cafe let me give a honest review. The Old Train Station atmosphere could not be better. The service in a ever changing market over all very good. Many young people working their way through college. The menu staying the same but always changing. By that I mean always steaks, chicken and seafood but additions like special pasta's and killer salads. Track Side best Happy Hour in Dalton with drinks specials and finger food. Sports type bar with many TV's and live entertainment several times a week. The main thing about The Depot it is part of this Downtown atmosphere. The owner is always working with the community to help whenever he can. You can't get a world class meal everytime you go out to eat, but day in and day out The Dalton Depot does not disappoint. Good Value Good Place

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1  Thank Roydalton
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