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At The Rail

4.6
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419 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Indoor & Outdoor dining available. At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille offers a Contemporary American Cuisine, featuring Signature Crab Cakes and an array of Creative menu items. Our award winning wine list highlights beautiful wines from around the globe. From novice to expert, we have the perfect wine for you. Come enjoy hand-crafted cocktails at our dramatic antique bar from 1904 or enjoy an award winning view from our Veranda deck, which overlooks our championship golf course. Remember, we’re not private, only our recipes are. Our dress code is smart casual/country club casual, we ask that no hats be worn in the dining room during dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 419 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPaulR
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quality relaxing meal. I keep going back!

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DisappointedPatron
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I usually have good experiences at the Rail and the food is usually delicious. However, this time the food was barely edible. We ordered a Filet Mignon which was severely over cooked and the vegetables that came with it were under cooked. We also ordered the Flank Steak tacos which were severely under cooked. The meat was so red and just bloody all throughout. The best part of the taco meal was the coconut rice. The saving grace of the entire meal were the wings we ordered as an appetizer, which we're glad we ordered since we didn't eat our dinners. The service was subpar. Our waitress was never around and she only took our orders; our meals were brought to the table and cleared by other waitstaff. Then when we were ready to leave, we waited a while for our waitress to come over to ask about the check. It wasn't busy so we're not sure where she was throughout the evening. Just not a good experience.

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viptj3685
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious

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Delcious
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake had little filler and had loads of crab meat. The house dressing to go with the side salad was delicious! We dined outside on the patio on a sunny afternoon so the ambience was perfect.

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Herm
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Saturday night dinner at seven. Will h social distancing it was very quiet. Service was excellent and food was good. Menu seemed reduced in selections

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vipSue1983
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem for sure! I had the short rib omelet special and my husband had the chicken salad. Cocktails and food were all delicious and the meal was shockingly inexpensive for the view and quality. The service was quick and the very nice manager even offered to take our photo outside! We'll be back soon!

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vipFasteddie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always comfortable dining with great ambiance and food.

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Today27
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don't have to be a member to enjoy this lovely country club. Restaurant and veranda are spacious and welcoming. Service is attentive. Food is very good. Will return next time in Wilmington.

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vipJrbdelaware
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Comfortable experience for a mid-week dinner in the COVID environment.

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DougR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Always a great opinion. We always have nice experiences at The Rail. Saturday night did feature a rare steak that had to be sent back. Management did what was right and apologized. Sadly, the server was snippy after this happened, even though she was not at fault, except for perhaps not sticking around to make sure the steak was cooked correctly. Since this is the first time in a half a dozen trips this happened, it should be put in perspective. We will be back. Also kudos to the pianist who made the evening seem more special.

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vipLauraP
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner with friends. The menu was limited but offered some nice choices.

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PAUL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

At the Rail was a pleasant dining experience. The staff was friendly, the service was quick, and the food was very good.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cakes were excellent! Piano player was awesome. Great service. The room is large and dark, but plenty of social distancing space. Highly recommend.

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AndyM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the rail. It is a quiet restaurant and bar with great food and service. We never had a bad experience.

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LaurieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

All was good until they kicked everyone out of the restaurant because “a tornado was coming” - it was only a rain storm. They overreacted, very unnecessary.

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Mizjne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, Great menu, Great service and Great Food!!!

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TomJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and place was empty because of the pandemic. We went on a Sunday and they have a limited brunch menu all day, so couldn't get an entree for dinner. Food was good and service was excellent.

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vipRussR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The atmosphere was a little lacking, maybe because there were only 3 tables of people, but the food was excellent.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , everyone complying with measures to prevent covid, good service and great view

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JoAnnS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was good. I had the crab cake sandwich and my friend had the Corned Beef sandwich.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was nice just to get out, they did an excellent job with social distancing and performing the other necessary precautions, the food was very good but it’s very tough to give a fair review when the restaurant is dealing with so many restrictions.

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DonnaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed - friendly staff good food, lovely live music

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is good however the menu is very limited which makes frequent visits a bit of an issue. Service and drinks are outstanding!

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JohnA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time there we liked it, the menu was shortened because of covid which was disappointing but loved the dinner music. We will go back.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere which was clean an safe guards were taken. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and nice music for a family dinner.

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Coach
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food & service were top notch. The drinks were fantastic!

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Herm
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Saturday evening say 6:45. Large group on one side of the dining area just three or four tables in use on the other side. Service was excellent food was good, the cheesecake for dessert was just OK. The piano background music was soothing and made up as an offset for the large groupOn the other side of the dining room.

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CindyC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant and don't visist as often as we would like. I love the parmesan cheese bowl for the caesar salad and thank you for allowing me to put the scallops on it! My husband had the crab cakes, which are always delicous and never disappoint! Looking forward to our next visit!

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millmaid
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything from the food to the service was fantastic. My only complaint was that there were two large parties and the noise was deafening. Not much you can do about that though. Glad to see it was so busy. Will definitely be back.

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KarenV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crab cakes were delicious but pricey. Would have liked to get more water.

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bobeats
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. The Rail knows how to treat people on a special day. The seating was very comfortable not crowded like some places do on a special day. We have never been disappointed in the rail.

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DennisM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Early Valentines dinner . Nice experience.

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Italo
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a wonderful experience to come and have a business lunch or catch up with a colleague within your community. Very nice menu selection of sandwiches, soups, salads, and entrees for lunch. The server was super sweet, professional, and always on top of her game. The staff were friendly and definitely recommend to anybody in the area.

Also have a wonderful Banquet Hall to host receptions and special events too.. Plenty of parking and very close to I-95 highway for those traveling through Delaware. 👍🙏👌

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PaulLocal
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a satisfied patron! Food consistently good.

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CarmenK
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

It was busy and we had to keep asking for different items. It was not as good as it has been in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Birthday Brunch

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PatriciaE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was very good. Service was a bit slow due to several large tables. Value for the $$ was reasonable. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to the Rail for my wife’s birthday party. Since it was Christmas time there were a few Christmas parties going on which raised the noise level which was expected. Wait staff was friendly and efficient.

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vipAnneN
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

The grilled vegetable salad was a nice addition to the regular line up. I wish they would change the potatoes too. The Old Bay seasoning is getting old.

FAQs

At The Rail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 994-6700 ext. 3.

At The Rail is rated 4.6 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.