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Tavern on the Rail

81 Tavern Rd, Mineral, VA 23117-3635
+1 540-872-7245
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
American, Bar
$$ - $$$
81 Tavern Rd, Mineral, VA 23117-3635
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Talk about hidden away - Tavern on the Rail definitely is a hidden local treasure. The interior is filled with antique items and the food service items are mismatched dishware, etc. The food was awesome. The day we were there they were very busy with...More

Thank Cassjede
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Not sure how this place holds the number one recommendation for the area other than being not as bad as much of the alternatives. The location is pleasant enough and the staff is half great and the other half wishing they were anywhere else. Our...More

Thank matthewc397
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Tavern on the Rail is my top spot for a special occasion dinner at Lake Anna. The foods is always delicious and I love the eclectic atmosphere!

Thank kasplr
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Great variety of steak and seafood. Large portions. Quaint old country store atmosphere. Dining inside and outside along the train tracks.

Thank U6852NYcherylw
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Had heard about it and We went for a need to try something different. Pleasantly surprised as we were treated to a fantastic meal. The entire experience was top flight, from reception to service to meal. We didn’t get a chance to try out the...More

Thank MarkG-Goochland
Reviewed December 8, 2017

We own property not far from here, so we drop in from time to time and we are never disappointed in the food quality and service ! Menu changes from time to time, so it is somewhat difficult to make a recommendation, suffice it to...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We dined with others for a rehearsal dinner. Lots of dishes...some delicious and some not so tasty. The baked sweet potato was the best I've ever had, as well as the fresh pickled beets. The lobster bisque was amazing! Hamburger meat...terrible...tasted like boiled. The overall...More

1  Thank lawrencep614
Reviewed November 4, 2017

As weekenders for years, we were never able to arrive at the lake in time for a Friday night prime rib dinner. Now that we're retired we can frequent often for their special. We had a delicious meal, as usual. The Tavern has a homey...More

Thank COatheart2258
Reviewed October 23, 2017

Four of us each ordered a different menu item at the Tavern. Our orders arrived, freshly prepared, clearly not a freezer product, and properly cooked. Chicken tenders were tender, crab cakes were fresh, the Angus meatloaf was the best and the fried oysters tasted like...More

Thank donnarv2017
Reviewed October 5, 2017

The fried green tomatoes and the oyster po' boy were cooked to perfection and the ambiance added to an enjoyable family lunch which ended a blessed morning. Kudos to the staff, servers, and owners. Looking forward to dining there again. (By the way, I've had...More

Thank Pamela M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Bar
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Tavern Rd, Mineral, VA 23117-3635
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Mineral
  • Phone Number: +1 540-872-7245
(540) 872-7245
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