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Railway Cafe

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Contemporary
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210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
+1 903-264-7245
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Athens, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great service and great food. Very busy many times had to wait but it is worth it. Casual dress is just fine no need to dress up to have fine dining in a small town. We had a child fighting Cancer and was leaving to go have treatments and the town gave her a great party here and it was... More 

Thank Melody R
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this restaurant is only open from 11 am to 2 pm. and never have I heard of anyone not enjoying their meal. it is a very special place that has a chef. the food is out of this world.

Thank Gary M
North Richland Hills, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a trip to Nacogdoches, we stopped in Athens and ate at the Railway cafe both ways. The food is excellent and the service is also great. Their strawberry shortcake is the best we have ever had.

Thank YerRoyalHighness
Level Contributor
73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is an excellent café. The food is great and the service excellent. It is small and if you don't want to wait you need to be there early. It is located off the square in Athens and parking is good.

Thank Fancyceleste
Canton, Ohio
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Enjoyed everything about the restaurant. The service was excellent, never felt rushed to make a decision and constantly kept our drinks refreshed. The food was outstanding, the pan seared fish sandwich was very filling, while my wife had soup and 1/2 sandwich. Definitely will return.

Thank THwp
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were traveling through Athens hungry for lunch! What a great little find on the Town Square. it was absolutely delicious

Thank FranknCaroline
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is a great place to eat. Food is fresh and service is great. Fresh strawberries from just up the road really topped off the deserts. Highly recommend.

Thank tdianek
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Railway Cafe is a gem. The food is fresh, well prepared and delicious. I highly recommend the toasted pimento cheese sandwich and their hamburger.... an always excellent choice if you can't decide between all the other good choices that change with what is available in the area gardens. The only draw back: only open for lunch Monday through Friday. It... More 

Thank Freethacowlow
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, farm to table. Everything is awesome. Sandwiches, burgers , salads and deserts! I have visited many times, great service and atmosphere.

Thank Venita F
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great soups, sandwiches and salads in a rustic, friendly atmosphere. They also have pasta dishes and a few other entrees, as well as daily specials. Local produce and fresh fish and other ingredients. Always good.

Thank skboals

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 903-264-7245

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Gatesville, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?