Rails...a Cafe at the Depot

4.7
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361 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Enjoy impeccable Hill Country casual dining indoors or on our beautiful patio next to the fountain, surrounded by lush landscaping . On a weekend night, catch the soothing sounds of classical guitar under the stars.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RonM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently moved to Kerrville and were very pleased to find so many good restaurants. Rails is one of those. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. We are looking forward to our next visit. I was disappointed that they didn't have any Texas wines on their menu. I don't understand that at all. They had a Becker Malbec and a Becker white or rose' and that was it. They are missing out on some really good wines right here in the hill country that are as good or better than California.

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TimothyL
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys are awesome. Always enjoy Rails. Excellent food and service.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The rail is a neat draw because it was once the local train station. As with most landmarks, the food served is measured by a higher standard. The food that we enjoyed did not disappoint. The place was busy but we were well taken care of. This is a must stop for a romantic weekend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We 3 ladies met to celebrate one of the group’s birthday. Our food was delicious, service was caring and efficient and the noise level was low, so it was easy for us to char

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SydneyC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was Holly & she was great! Zero complaints about the food! It was all delicious.

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MarcusG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rails is probably the most reliably excellent restaurant in town. Their food is fresh and delicious. Their wait staff attentive. Their wine selection is good. Their deserts are unbelievable. Seriously. Whatever you do, you MUST ORDER desert.

Love this place. The owner also checks on every table personally at least once.

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DinaB
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful gem in Kerrville. We had a lovely birthday lunch for my niece while safely practicing social distancing guidelines.

Thank you for a lovely day!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was perfect as always, great atmosphere, and food was delicious.

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CathyH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Plenty of room for social distancing. All employees wore masks and gloves which they changed frequently. I so appreciated their efforts to make our experience safe.

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KimA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolute must if you are dining in Kerville. The food, service and atmosphere exceeded all our expectations. We will go back!

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DonM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten at the Rail's before, but it has been a couple years. We always enjoy the quality of food and the value pricing. We also know the owners and appreciate their giving and supportive hearts for the Kerrville Community. We will be back sooner this next time.

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TriciaP
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great and knowledgeable. We LOVED the brisket burgers and beer cheese!
Thanks so much!!

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ReneeF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable supper at the Rails! Would not hesitate to visit again.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised with the selection and quality. Ver reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service! Our favorite place to go. Outside patio is great!

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Mickey
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Rails. Consistently great. Took out-of-town friends who have never been before. They loved it. Osso Bucco was great. Beef Marsala was wonderful. Orzo Pasta Salad with Shrimp was huge and great. Too full for dessert. Shame because the cakes looked tempting.

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YellowRose29
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy eating at Rails...the food and service are consistently good. I like to eat outside there. It is very peaceful.

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EllenL
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have long loved Rail's. It has everything we love about dining there. It's history is also very interesting. We used Rail's to cater our daughter's wedding a few years ago and, again, we were very pleased with how it all went. Their food is VERY good and we like to take people that are visiting with us there because we like it that much.
Their service is impeccable and that is also a bit plus in our book. I highly recommend this café

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DianneC
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner to celebrate a birthday. Love, love, love their Osso Bucco, the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love that is was dog friendly outside seating.

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CountryGirl
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Super waitstaff!

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vipChrisP
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience: great food and service. We'll be back.

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MichaelH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere out on the patio was really nice and the food was exceptional. We had a great time and will be back the next time we are in town.

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KellyRyan
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious, the service was perfect, and the patio is a beautiful place to dine. The desserts were amazing too. Try the Italian Cream Cake. I'm going to drive through Kerrville again, just for that.

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ScottS
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best go to place for great food and wonderful people

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vipVickyH
Shreveport
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a great meal and great service! We will book here again.

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DeborahW
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early to avoid the rush after the dine in ban was lifted. We had great service. Food was brought out promptly and looked as good as it tasted. My husband started with a salad of spring mix with queso, roasted pepitas, tomatoes with a drizzle of honey mustard dressing and I had the tomato bisque which was seasoned perfectly. For our entrees I had the grilled beef tenderloin medallions with apple bourbon demi glace, mashed red potatoes and wilted spinach. The beef was cooked to perfection as I ordered med rare and so tender you could almost just cut it with your fork. Everything was seasoned perfectly. My husband bacon wrapped tenderloin with sauteed shrimp with the red skin mashed potatoe and sauteed petite green beans. His also was cooked a perfect med rare and very tender, everything was seaaoned perfectly. And don't pass up the dessert tray at the end we each had a piece of different types of decadent chocolate cakes. The waitress was pleasant and friendly, providing prompt and efficient service with out hovering. I believe her name was Robyn. Don't pass this place up it was well worth every penny. It was a great way to enjoy our Anniversary.

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vipLarryP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and all the staff were wearing mask and gloves for our safety. Our server was very attentive and thoughtful. So nice to dine out again.

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vipKatJ
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing like it in Kerrville. Absolutely wonderful ambience, staff and food. I can’t express how great our waiter was. We asked for suggestions and he gave us thoughtful answers and actually took the time to guide us through the menu which is rare these days. Also, in a time of such uncertainty, the restaurant was practicing precautious to keep staff and guests safe. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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BrianD
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was awesome. I told my wife it reminded me of the small restaurants we used to frequent in Italy. Food Great, Service Great go to for special occasions.

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Jaime
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! They really worked to accommodate our group and let us sit and hang out for awhile afterwards. Thank you!

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CMB224
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner as always. Great food, great service & great location.

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BriRi
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great menu, awesome staff and wonderful food. Good wine list as well. Love this place and will return often!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food and wonderful service ❤️

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! It was a wonderful experience!

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JanetC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here for my daughter’s birthday. We had a big group. They were very accommodating. The food came out quickly and was great. Be sure and get dessert!

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vipDawn
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The salmon salad and ham and cheese panini were average fare though nothing to brag about. The shrimp creole was the worst I have ever had. The shrimp was overcooked and rubbery and the sauce was basically tomato paste with onion and bell pepper with very little rice. Disappointing.

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Klym
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

My husband and 3 friends dined here for lunch while on vacation in March 2020. We enjoyed being seated at a patio table outside, under a shade, on a lovely sunny day. The food was good, but it was very expensive for our budgets. (3 retirees and two young adults with student debt) We thought that going at lunch would be less expensive, but it was not. Anyway, we enjoyed our meals---food was fresh and tasty---but the service was extremely slow, and some of our special requests (no cheese on a salad) were not followed. It took quite some time and several requests for me to get a refill on my water with no ice. Our waitress was very friendly and we enjoyed her, but again, service was super, super slow. My husband and I would eat here again, but I doubt that our three friends would. It's all a matter of personal taste and preference. Try it and see what you think---but be prepared to pay at least $12.00 for a sandwich.

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HEATHERV
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the desserts were to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seating was very fast with reservation, waitress was very polite and knowledgeable and extremely fast response time with drinks and orders.

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Rails...a Cafe at the Depot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (830) 257-3877.

Rails...a Cafe at the Depot is rated 4.7 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.