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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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Edmonton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

poor quality pork tenderloin is actually meat that went through a grinder to break down connective tissue so it chewed be chewed

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5 Thank offended2015
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal in the dining car. I can assure you that our pork is not put through a grinder, in fact it is a whole tenderloin that we cut slices from and then pan fry with sage and top with our Maple Dijon demi glace. Did you express your disappointment... More 

Lewiston, Maine
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The chef's soup of the day was delicious. A husband/wife team kept everything running smoothly. Seating is limited, so make reservations.

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1 Thank Barbara O
Toronto, Ontario
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The setting is fantastic and the experience of eating in the dining car was intriguing. We enjoyed the experience overall but as noted, the food itself was OK, average. The Chicken was very good but not so for the fish dishes. The staff are absolutely fantastic and catered to our every whim. We will be back for a visit again.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

We had a lovely lunch in the dining car,it was a very unique experience. The food & service was excellent.Our granddaughters thought it was pretty cool too.

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2 Thank Janice O
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review. We hope to see you again in the future. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went to the Train Station for our anniversary. The meal was fantastic and the service was excellent. I highly recommend visiting the Train Station.

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Thank Dave G
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day!! Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

My wife and I went with out 4 children and had a very nice meal together and the kids loved the train. I had the Coquille St Jacques which was excellent, take it with the rice an vegetables and mix it all together.. Really tasty. The kids enjoyed the salmon with pesto. Nice desserts like sticky toffee pudding and hazelnut... More 

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Thank Richard T
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit, it was our pleasure to serve you and your family. Hopefully you'll be able to visit again sometime in the future. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Toronto
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51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

We've been to the Railway Dining Car twice during our week long visit to the area. My daughter loved exploring the cars and loved the fact that the bathrooms are small so she could reach everything by herself (she's 4). The food was very good - highly recommend the mussels and the scallops. They have a kids menu. It gets... More 

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Thank GrammarGirlToronto
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thanks!! So happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed yourselves. Hopefully you'll have an opportunity to visit with us again. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Visited the train station last year and had a great experience. We decided as a treat we would go back. Big mistake! I don't know if staffing is an issue but the service was terrible! The food sucked also. I had the lobster pot pie but I'm guessing they forgot the lobster! I can handle a bad meal but the... More 

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TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations during your visit. Please email me at janette@trainstation.ca with further details of your visit such as date, time and name of the reservation if you had one. We strive to make everyone happy and guest feedback is an important component of any changes we make. In order to... More 

Halifax, Canada
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

As a train enthusiast I was hoping for something wonderful. Started by waiting in a cramped space between two washrooms for almost 10 min before we were even acknowledged. Then waited for our table to be set (had a reservation too). Our waitress was very nice. However the food was AWFUL. The Caesar salad must have been made a day... More 

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TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

I'm very sorry to hear that we did not meet nor exceed your expectations when visiting with us. We always strive to provide the very best experience for all our guests and it sounds like we fell short with your visit. I'm curious to know whether or not your issues with the food was brought to your server's attention and... More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We dined with friends at the railway dining car had a good meal. We started with the steamed mussels that were enjoyed by our friends. My wife had the lobster pot pie and it went beyond her expectations. I choose the Coquille St. Jacques Scallops which was good, the sauce was a bit thin for my liking, but the dish... More 

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Thank Bill F
TrainStationInn, Manager at The Railway Dining Car, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It was a pleasure speaking with you and your dining companions over your meal. Best Regards, Janette Thompson Food & Beverage Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?