We visited Lake City from Iowa, and managed to drive right past the Railhouse, despite knowing exactly where it was. It's in a building shared with The Liquor Depot, which faces Lyon Ave. The Railhouse faces No. 8th St.
Once we found the place, we stepped out of the car, and were greeting with the aroma of garlic. Beautiful garlic. There is a nice little patio with tables and chairs to the right of the restaurant.
The place was swamped with customers. We actually had to wait for a table for lunch, which speaks to how much people love the food. We were seated very shortly at a nice table, in view of the brick oven in the kitchen.
I ordered the turkey, bacon, and avocado wrap, but asked them to make it as a sandwich. No problem. It was served on a cibiatta roll, and it was very good. The bacon, though, was pure ecstasy! I can't wait to go there for breakfast. My side dish was potato salad. Good. It contained dill weed which I love, and also artichokes, which was a first for me.
My husband wasn't very hungry, so he just ordered the cheese curds. Lightly battered, white cheddar, deep fried and served with ranch dressing. They were sublime! And the order was so large, he couldn't finish it.
We ordered a brick oven pizza to go. Nice, crispy crust, and great toppings. We didn't care for the sauce, but I think that's a case of personal preference.
Our server was right on top of things from start to finish. She tried to apologize for the chaos, but there really was nothing for her to apologize about. She was awesome.
We overheard a local woman telling her friends that when a television show was filming at another restaurant in town, the crew came to the Railhouse to eat.
We are moving to Lake City soon, and we plan on making this place a weekly stop.
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