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“Generous portions but opens too late”

Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co.
Ranked #5 of 6 Restaurants in Elbe
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co. is a family owned and operated restaurant that is part of one of the largest caboose collections in North America. Come enjoy our delicious house smoked dishes
Corvallis, Oregon
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Generous portions but opens too late”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Breakfast here was included in the room rate for the Hobo Inn, so was immediately a good deal. Breakfast fare is pretty standard. Portions are generous. The server is also the check-out clerk for the inn. Our group was scheduled for the 10:00 Mt. Rainier train, yet some of our party didn't get served until twenty till ten. Although we all made the train, this is not the place for a relaxing breakfast if you want to take the 10:00 train next door.
We didn't eat lunch or dinner here, so have no input as to their quality or pricing.

Visited October 2013
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Thank mcnicolb
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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Sorry about that timing mishap. However, we're really glad that you and your group left feeling full and happy. Thanks for your feedback and please keep us in mind next time you're in town!

All the best,
Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner
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Atlanta, GA.
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent rating for great service.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had a really nice breakfast in the railroad Dining Car! Very nice ambiance for a railfan! Server was super friendly and fast. The food was very good and they accommodated a special request for a combination that wasn't on the menu. Also note the portions are very large! It is not a high end restaurant but I gave it an Excellent rating because of outstanding service and very good hearty breakfast.

  • Visited September 2013
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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review, November 18, 2013
A breakfast like ours is a great way to fuel up for a busy day! Sounds like you loved every minute of your visit, and we're thrilled to hear that. Thanks! Hope to have you back next time you're in our neck of the woods.

Best,
Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner
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Palouse, Washington
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

The group of 9 ate in the Side Car - great food including fish and chips, Elk burges, Monte Cristo Sandwich.
The next day 2 for breakfast including in room charge - EXCELLENT

Visited September 2013
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Thank Mary E
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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review, October 8, 2013
We couldn't have asked for kinder words, Mary! Thank you, and please keep us in mind next time you're in our neck of the woods!

All the best,
Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner
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St. Louis, MO
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Keep on driving”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

Can you say tourist trap? The food was way overpriced. Everything seemed to be from the freezer. My friends had the burger and it was those oh too perfectly round patties that clearly were processed. I had the fried chicken and it was just ok. I asked for only white meat and they cut one breast into funky pieces in order to skimp on their servings. The only thing that was good about this place was the server we had. She was a young girl with lots of personality. Other than that, drive on...this place is not worth it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank cperry43
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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Our kitchen works hard to make sure we're serving the best food to our customers, so I'm sorry to hear we didn't impress you more. I assure you we use only the freshest ingredients to make our dishes, but we'd be happy to make some recommendations on other menu items if the burger and fried chicken weren't your thing.

I know we can make a better impression on you, and if you have any questions about any of our menu items please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely,
Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner
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SeaTac, Washington
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132 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Breakfast is great!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

I had French toast that was very good; the bacon was crispy like I ordered it. Hubby had eggs over-easy and ate every bit. They open at 9:00 and the place is an old dining car.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Velvet21
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Elisa F, Owner at Mt. Rainier Railroad Dining Co., responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Comments like this just make our day! I am thrilled you loved the french toast and the bacon was made just the way you like it. Sounds like your hubby enjoyed his meal as well. We hope you'll enjoy breakfast with us again soon. You've always got a spot at our table!

Warm regards,
Elisa Fruzzetti - Owner
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