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The Railway Dining Car

) #1 of 9 Restaurants in Tatamagouche ₹₹ - ₹₹₹
21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-657-3222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish cakes” (11 reviews)
“salmon” (6 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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21 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviews (131)
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11 - 20 of 125 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Lovely greeting by Gail & Alex, as they were closing, bur welcomed us in! We enjoyed the fabulous lobster mac & cheese, excellent scones and wonderful hospitality! We had several places we like to frequent in common and enjoyed sharing stories! They have done a...More

Thank Annie598
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Tatamagouche was the destination for our Victoria Day day motorcycle ride. I had se the Railway Dining Car on a TV show some time ago and it seemed like a great spot for lunch. A charming little restaurant housed in an old railway car that...More

Thank 91darrellt
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Maurice B
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
Reviewed 28 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...More

Thank davehni
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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank NSfoodlover
Reviewed 16 September 2016

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

Thank marilynj320
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...More

Thank Barbara O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, 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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