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Railway Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
+1 903-264-7245
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (46 reviews)
“creme brulee” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
210 N Palestine St, Athens, TX 75751-2006
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was filled a little after twelve today. Business people, travelers and retirees seemed to make up the clientele. Service was fast and soon a steaming hot burger was set in front of me. It is said that Fletcher Davis invented the hamburger. The...More

Thank Boxcar Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place and the food is amazing , you will be sorry if you don't visit here. also very comfortable and staff is nice

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food great service and great atmosphere. Best place in ET to eat lunch. Good variety of food selection at a fair value

Thank carlr439
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best place in Athens for lunch. The special of the day is always amazing! Never had a bad item there, everything is worth trying.

Thank andersonadam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Trip Advisor we found this great old building which has been beautifully restored to a small cafe. When we arrived (around 1:00) there were several people standing outside. That, we were hoping, was a good indication of a wait which in turn would...More

Thank NoniBaroni
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A refreshing gourmet lunch spot in a charming town! Excellent variety, service was great even with lunch crowd & specials were amazing-

Thank Terri E
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is the definition of hidden gem. Best food not only in Athens, Texas but for many miles around. Chef has a true gift for good comfort food at reasonable pricing. Very friendly and cozy setting.

Thank twatkins2017
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have lived here for many years but I've never had the chance to eat here even though my wife has. I've read the reviews and have always wanted to try the food. Today was a rainy day and my wife's hair...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Usually lines out on sidewalk so we picked a good day to visit, a rainy day. I had lunch special of seared sea bass...I will say it was the best I have ever eaten with fresh vegetables cooked perfect. Think will become our lunch go...More

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Food and service are always great. Chef Justin's specials are not to be missed. There are always unexpected menu items that are intriguing and never disappoint.

Thank AnnetteLeeDavis
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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
Child-friendly, Kids
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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