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“Disapointing” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Railway Dining Car

The Railway Dining Car
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Tatamagouche
Cuisines: Canadian
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Miami, Florida
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Drove 30 minutes because of some local recommendations. We found the food to be so-so. Cute setting. A bit musty

Visited August 2013
Thank Jrobb3030
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TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Hello Jrob3030

Thank you for visiting the Railway Dining Car, I'm sorry we were not able to meet your expectations. I would be interested in hearing more about your visit such as the approximate date and what you ordered so we can work on improving things. It is feedback like this that helps us understand what our customers are looking for and how we can make improvements.
Please feel free to contact me at janette@trainstation.ca
Best Regards,
Janette Thompson
Food & Beverage Manager
Train Station Inn
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
South Carolina
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243 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I enjoyed dining in the dining car very much. The ambiance is, of course, so charming!! Our server was simply precious! The food was a little on the pricey side, I felt. It was good, though, and they used some produce form their gardens in the dishes. The desserts were really a highlight. Especially the raspberry pie, made by the owner's wife. People drive for over an hour for this pie, and call ahead to reserve some!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank hcvoyageuse
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Acton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Unique Ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

You go to the train car restaurant for the experience as much as the food, but that being said, our dinner was wonderful. I was impressed that the grow all their own vegetables on-site, you can't get fresher salad and veggies with dinner anywhere else. The main courses were fine but of course the main attraction was eating on in the train car and that didn't disappoint.

Visited July 2013
Thank Flyingsfun
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

Very good fishcakes served in a charming environment. You do not have to be a railroad buff the enjoy the Railway Inn in Tatamagouche.

Visited July 2013
Thank NorthernBoyCanada
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“The Only Thing Missing was Motion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

This dining experience appeals to train buffs and foodies alike. And while the wonderful atmosphere brought back fond memories of train travel in earlier days, the meals we enjoyed were considerably superior.

Every attempt is made to use local produce, and the Train Station Inn obtains some of its ingredients from its own veggie garden. Otherwise the ingredients are sourced within province when feasible. The chicken tortilla soup was amazing, and the salt cod fish cakes with baked beans were as good as I've ever had. The garden tossed salad was obscenely packed with vegetables. The carrot cake dessert was sublime.

And the service throughout was attentive and friendly.

Local wines are available.

The only thing missing was the motion of a train.

Very much recommended.

It is unfortunate, but perfectly understandable, that this restaurant is not accessble to those using wheelchairs.

  • Visited July 2013
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