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The Railway Dining Car

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21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-657-3222
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Tatamagouche, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place for lunch or dinner, romantic evening, or lunch with the children. Try the quesadillas, lobster Mac and cheese, or their daily lunch specials. Only problem is they close in the winter.

Thank Lilly G
Washington DC
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and ate here on the night we stayed at the Inn. Dinner was excellent. For me, scallops, mushrooms and onions in a white sauce. For my wife, lobster pot pie. Very tasty. The waitress encouraged us to put on some conductor hats hanging in the dining room, then took our picture in various poses. We had a blast.

Thank Maurice B
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Great service, fantastic food with a daily changing 'special'. We ate here twice during our stay at the railway inn and had fantastic meals both evenings. A must visit if you are in the area.

Thank Michael G
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Found this gem two years ago after a family bereavement was impressed then but didn't review, now back again decided to try again. Had the same meal, emperor salad, bacon wrapped scallops and king prawns, served with Caesar salad, as well as seafood chowder, all excellent. Service second to none, and homemade biscuits.

Thank davehni
Miramichi, Canada
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

When we travel we like to find good seafood chowder. We found it here and will be back for more. The ambience of the 1928 dining car adds to the dining experience.

Thank Laugh-Love-BeHappy
Halifax, Canada
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I came last year and have been looking forward to a return visit. The setting is great -just as I remember a dining car in the 40s - table linen , courteous service, good food. We had seafood chowder to start - mainly salmon but creamy and good, with no thhickener except the cream. Homemade biscuits with butter come with... More 

Thank NSfoodlover
Fredericton, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Have eaten here several times and have had nothing but good experiences. Food is fresh, local and well prepared.

Thank marilynj320
Lewiston, Maine
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This year, we learned that the dining car was originally one of the immigrant transport cars that took immigrants from Pier 21 in Halifax to wherever they were going to settle in Canada. We had learned a lot about these trains when visiting the Immigration Museum in Halifax. My husband had chowder and I enjoyed the chicken gumbo soup. After... More 

Thank Barbara O
Tatamagouche, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had a great home cooked meal, with garden fresh vegetables, very best service! Wonderful local wine, This brought back memories of days gone bye, Setting is limited so I would advise a resvation

Thank Thomas S
Barrie, Canada
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225 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Quaint and charming all in one place. Part of the Tatamagouche Railway Station....eat, stay and sleep. Ample parking available. Dining car open for lunch and dinner service. Limited seating so get there early. Quality of the food and the customer service was excellent, We went for lunch and had a Caesar salad to start followed by the lobster Mac and... More 

Thank sandra98walter

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: +1 902-657-3222

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