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“Fun place to eat”
Review of Runaway Train Cafe

Runaway Train Cafe
Ranked #1 of 57 Restaurants in Brownwood
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Richardson, TX
Level Contributor
78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Fun place to eat”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

A large group of us had lunch here on a Saturday while staying at Lake Brownwood over the weekend. This is such a fun concept, dining in an old train car. The place was packed at Saturday lunch and we had to split up our party. Because it is a train car, the seating is pretty tight. But all of the staff we encountered were friendly and welcoming with good service. The food was pretty average. My grilled chicken sandwich had little flavor, the French fries weren't good at all, chips and salsa were ok. The best thing we had was a root beer float. This is a great place to go for the atmosphere and unique dining experience, but don't expect too much from the food.

Visited August 2013
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English first
Brownwood, Texas
1 review
“Very Unique with good food”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

This was definitely a unique experience - eating inside a rail car! And it was good food with great service. Had the hamburger and it was juicy with lots of flavor. Did not taste frozen. Would definitely recommend if you're in the area. Hard to find, though.

  • Visited July 2013
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San Marcos
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Cheeseburger”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Unique location eating in a train car. Friendly staff. Good half pound cheeseburger. Plan to try the Reuben next time.

Visited June 2013
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Brownwood, Texas, United States
2 reviews
“The Bomb Diggity”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

This cafe, though small never feels crowded. Instead it's comfy in a laid back setting, with awesome interior and exterior design. Not only is this cafe a feast for the eyes but the food is sublime!! I tend to be picky when eating fast food, but everything taste home made and absolutely splendiferous for a pretty reasonable price. If i was just driving through I would take the time to stop here for sure.

  • Visited March 2013
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Brownwood
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Hidden gem!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Even though it's kind of hard to find, this place is amazing. Not only is it fun to eat in an old dining car, but they have fantastic food. Their fried pickles are the BEST!

Visited April 2013
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