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“Adequate pub fare”
Review of Trackside Station

Trackside Station
Ranked #31 of 90 Restaurants in Rockland
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: In April 2009, Kelly and Michael Woods transformed Rockland’s Historic Train Station at 4 Union St. into the lively restaurant and bar Trackside Station. Known for its great food and entertaining atmosphere, Trackside Station won 7 “Best of the Best” awards in 2012: Appetizers, Wings, BBQ, Night Spot, Sports Bar and two more awards for their entertaining and friendly Server and Bartender.Trackside Station’s unique space features 24-foot ceilings, a large bar area with 8 different beers on tap along with large flat screen televisions and a 150-inch drop-down projection screen.Head Chef Chaz Doherty joined Trackside in mid-April 2013. Doherty, a Johnson & Wales graduate, brings a great deal of experience to Trackside with a diverse background. Doherty has worked in restaurants for most of his life, learning all facets of the business from front of house to back of house. Customers can enjoy fresh cuisine with house-made items. Doherty cures all of Trackside’s bacon in-house, grinds meat for a custom burger blend as well as bakes their sandwich rolls daily. Trackside offers a variety of seafood including fresh Maine lobster and crab meat, shrimp, scallops, clams and haddock. Other popular items include their house-made gnocchi, pork belly, pulled pork and chicken, fresh veggie plate, salads, pizzas and more.In addition to food, Trackside also features weekend entertainment including DJ music, a Name That Tune game, a Touch Tunes jukebox and live music. Trackside creates a monthly entertainment, food, and drink specials calendar that is available at the restaurant. This information and more is updated frequently on their Facebook page.
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were here for lunch right after it opened several years ago and found it cold, empty and mediocre. Coming back this fall, it's been redecorated with wood floors, larger bar, and more intimate dining area. The place was still fairly empty for a Saturday night, but the food was tasty. I had the chicken Caesar Wrap which was great with home made onion rings. My wife had the tomato bisque soup which was hot and flavorful, and the Mac & Cheese which was so-so. Good selection of draft beers and supposedly entertainment (DJ and black light dance) later in the evening. Not sure what the turn out for that will be. Left a pretty empty place at 7:30 this evening.

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Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a hidden gem. What a great menu for a bar. Good sourced local food. Try the Bacon, Bacon, Bacon. Did i say Bacon.

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Reviewed October 30, 2013

Went in with a group of friends for a Friday night dinner. We all had something different and all were happy with our selection. Be sure to ask for the cornbread! I don't know how they make it, but it is the best I've ever had. Excellent service, considering there was only one server while we were there. I've been in when the music is so loud, you can't hear your companion's talking. On this night, it was quiet.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stopped in for a quick lunch, just burgers and fries. The place wasn't busy-- a table of three and a couple of young guys playing a game. After we ordered, it took quite a while for our food to arrive. We wouldn't have minded the wait but when the food did arrive, the burgers were dry, the rolls were stale and the fries way over-seasoned. By the time we had finished eating, several more people had come in to watch the game on the five TV screens-- I had to chase down the waitress to get our bill. Maybe it was just a bad day, but bad days like this one make me reluctant to revisit a restaurant.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We wanted a casual restaurant with great food ... and found it at Trackside. Although the bar is prominent, the food shines. You can choose simple pub style food or go for delicious entrees at really reasonable prices. The food actually tasted fresh and flavorful, which can be rare in a lot of restaurants these days. You really want to savor it, which says a lot about the care and respect for quality ingredients that takes place in the kitchen.

The atmosphere is also fun, as great care was taken with restoring the old (still working) train station. We will definitely return.

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