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Railway Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Cafe,
210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
+1 903-264-7245
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (17 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decide to stop for lunch after checking the reviews. The building has great character. I order a burger, fries & tea. The tables are very close like someone else mentioned, and the place has real subdued lighting. I was seated next to some local...More

Thank Iflyfish28
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We had lunch and were seated at the last available table. The tables are kind of close together so if you don’t mind listening in on other peoples conversations, you will be fine. We enjoyed our meal and would go back. I like that presentation...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We visited my sister-in-law and her husband for the weekend at their fishing cabin just outside Athens. We arrived mid-day and they suggested that we meet at the Railway Cafe for lunch. I ordered the daily special (grilled redfish on a bed of roasted vegetables...More

Thank teds759
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Creative, consistent, flavorful. What else could you want. Lunch only, come early or late. Noon hour is always packed for a very good reason.

Thank njprk5
Reviewed 16 February 2018

The quality of ingredients here is very high. For lunch, I had the fish special (sea bass) with vegetables. The fish was perfectly cooked and the veggies had a great flavor. The most amazing thing I had though was the brownie - very high quality...More

1  Thank KPfeff
Reviewed 9 February 2018

The Railway's menu has a wide variety of freshly made items, plus daily specials. No matter what we eat from appetizers, sandwiches, soups, entrees, to desserts, it has always been excellent. They have great prices for the quality and quantity of the meals, as well...More

1  Thank 472glennf
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Had a Friday lunch this week at The Railway Cafe and found the food and service to be excellent. But I suppose with excellence there always must be some negatives. I had to take out my phone and use The flashlight option to read the...More

2  Thank Danmonroe65
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Driving through Athens we stopped here for lunch. It was a pleasant surprise. My wife had a grilled shrimp salad with cabbage slaw and zucchini noodles. I had a chicken wrap with avocado added. Both were excellent. We had a short wit altogether it was...More

1  Thank rhpatt29
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Railway Cafe is a small venue located in what seems to be a growing area off of the downtown square. The menu was very interesting and I had difficulty choosing. My wife ordered the chicken quesadillas and they were really good. The sauce/cream that came...More

1  Thank Bruce T
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were in town for some shopping and a bit of walking around the town square.We were early, so the wait was short, although, I've heard that 11:30 am to 1:00 pm there is a line out the door. The menu was salads and sandwiches....More

1  Thank Daniel P
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18 February 2015|
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Response from Chantal V | Reviewed this property |
My answer is just a guess, but if you could talk to the owners Justin & Deanna Boswell, am sure that while the restaurant is closed and they are cleaning up, they would let you visit a bit. Call them @903.264.7245! :-)
5 January 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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