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Tavern on the Rail

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American, Pub
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81 Tavern Rd, Mineral, VA 23117-3635
+1 540-872-7245
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent, the waitress was friendly and attentive, atmosphere was unique with many antiques lining the walls.. we will definitely be traveling back again !!

Thank Melissa H
Mineral, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food is always great and the wait staff attentive. An unusual atmosphere filled with antiques and charm. If your lucky the train will go thru and you can feel the floor vibrate under your feet.

Thank designer49
Chesterfield, va
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had been wanting to drive up from Richmond to try this place and to be honest, the food was very good! I had no complaints. Bringing my car club buddies up for lunch in March! Great little place to eat!

Thank Tim W T
Louisa, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We had dinner here and the food was amazing! Waitstaff knew the menu and gave great recommendations. And the dessert, wow.

Thank mjmartin97
Bumpass, Virginia
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Prime rib special is always a real treat -- though for seafood lovers the Salmon or the scallops are done to perfection. Soups homemade and not to be missed. For lunch, best burger and cheese steak in the area

Thank moody1779
Manassas, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Small restored store in Mineral with friendly waitstaff, giod food and nice atmosphere. Service was good and the food was good. (Mile high meatloaf). It is not fast food and so you wait a reasonable while for your food so go with a relaxed schedule. Desserts are all fresh and home made. Pecan pie and chocolate cake are very good... More 

Luray, Virginia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Spent a few days at Lake Anna and choose Tavern on the Rail for a Saturday dinner, I had the prime rib and my wife had the ribs. I really can not put into words how good our meal was, the prime rib was cooked perfectly and not over seasoned, the ribs were great and my wife is picky about... More 

1 Thank steelers4326
Palm Bay, Florida
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is five star food at its best. It is a real treat to go here. The owners are very attentive to all of their customers and you have the option of indoor or outdoor dining.

1 Thank yodasm0m
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a very nice quaint done-over train station in the country near Lake Anna, Va. The atmosphere is great, service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. I love to bring my guests here because it is so unique. I would highly recommend it to anyone vacationing in the area. You won't be disappointed.

1 Thank CarolVa
Mineral, Virginia
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

We came with two other couples, one couple had never been here before. We waited 15 minutes for a table even though we had reservations. Not sure what the hold up was. The food was good. The waitress was new and not comfortable with the menu. We had a good time.

Thank Rick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?