The RailYard

4.6
229 reviews
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$30 and under
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KD
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

We waited to be seated 20 minutes in spite of having reservations. Then waited almost 2 hours for food. The food was perfect and I will be going back at a less busy time. The staff seems overwhelmed, they were all trying very hard and were all polite. There was two or three very large parties on that Thursday night. I will definitely be going back because the food is great.

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GB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was really slow and the food temperature was less than acceptable considering how long it took to be served.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place for a date, several options, including seasonal cocktails. Highly recommend reservations on the weekends - sometimes slower at lunch during the week.

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CN
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Don't let looks fool you. The food is outstanding. The cook really knows how to fix both meat and seafood. There are two entrances. The food is as good as it gets! One has many stairs, but the one that is not on main street has two. The noise level can be almost to much depending on loud customers near your table. Intimate conversation is going to be difficult. But, try this place! You'll be glad you did.

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MC
Memphis
15 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love the atmosphere! Our waiter was amazing and food was excellent. One of our favorite places to go in Decatur.

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Wonderful food & drinks from start to finish. This is the second year in a row we make a point of stopping here on our return trip from Gulf Shores, AL to Paducah, KY. The one drawback is the NOISE level. We suggest the owner seriously looking into sound dampening material for ceiling, walls or flooring. This would make the experience more enjoyable.

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C
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!!! Always enjoy drink specials and the variety of their menu.

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RH
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!! We had the pork chop and the serving size was huge!

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FB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Table of 7 with a full house, reservation was honored right on time. Prompt, efficient service. Kitchen a bit slow, but acceptable given the full house on a Friday night. Draft over priced under poured, but good variety.

Filet, 4.5/5; grouper 5/5; steak sandwich 4/5 (need more onions and shrooms; scallops 5/5; rubber chicken 3/5; pot pie 4/5; pad Thai 3.5/5

Great variety on menu. Seafood seams to be consistently excellent.

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JL
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the food and atmosphere. It was a little noisy, hard to hear when trying to talk to folks at our table.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Awesome experience as always

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A
Mobile
32 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great. The restaurant is extremely loud but it wasn’t a huge deal. The menu had a lot of options but our food was good.it was exceptional but it was good.

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LH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun location in Decatur with nice ambiance. The grilled prime rib was delicious! Our service was attentive, responsive and enjoyable. Protein portions were substantial with small sides but that's the better way to go. I would definitely recommend this place.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

First off, we sat for 1 hour. Second, only saw the server once, when she sat us, no refill. waited for our food. The people their as in other customers were rude. But the food was dead on. If you go be prepared to wait. Order an appetizer or you might starve. Did I mention how good the food was ? Service sucked though. Will not return.

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's 100% great 100% of the time!!!! Love this place!!!

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TG
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The environment was excellent. Food was great and the service was excellent. We enjoyed everything about the dining experience. We will return again. There was a varied menu with many great choices. All of the entrees we ordered were excellent. Everyone in our party will return to the RailYard in the future.

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WS
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Would highly recommend to any and all.

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very interesting menu and well executed!! Delicious food in a nice setting with a very courteous and professional staff.

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V
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third visit to The Railyard. It is definitely one of my favorites. I like that you have to make reservations b/c it isn’t just a huge place....it makes for a much better dining experience. The food is wonderful & I love the location. Decatur is a small town (which I love - not overcrowded) & this is a hidden gem.

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DP
Birmingham
78 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time eating at The RailYard. We really enjoyed the environment and the food. The service was very good as well. We look forward to returning in the future. Thanks.

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is the ‘go to’ dining experience for a wedding anniversary celebration.

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CL
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Local Food and Service!

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RT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food is wonderful but the noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation

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OT
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food as usual. Railyard never disappoints

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Carson was amazing. He made excellent recommendations. The meal and drinks were delicious.

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M
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great old building that was once a mill. Excellent food, friendly people, and a good beer selection. It turned out to be open mic night and the music was too loud. Hard to have a conversation.

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EG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and the service were both great! My only complaint is the price. I got a cheeseburger and added bacon with chips and a tea. With tip it was $18! If you can trim that price down it would be perfect.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Love this restaurant usually.
I was a little disappointed for 3 reasons...
1. They removed the sweet little window table which was our favorite. (Restaurant could be redesigned to accommodate more seating).
2. They took the ahi tuna flatbread off the menu.
3. The chicken meatballs were hard as a rock.

Still a great value compared to any nice restaurant in Huntsville - Cotton Row, Purveyor!

The blood orange martini is SO good!

I will continue to recommend this eatery and drive from Huntsville to eat there.

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SP
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an absolute must try. The service was excellent. The drinks were very well mixed. The menu variety is awesome. Not only was the presentation of the food excellent but the actual dish was wonderful. The braised lamb, the crab cake and filet were just right. The chartrudery board appetizer was so tasty. We will make a habit out of this place.

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OT
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience! The staff was very good. We had a reservation and they seated us immediately. Waiter had good recommendations and gave a lot of relevant info. He seemed to know the dishes and the drinks very well. Cheese Fritters were excellent. Seared Scallops and Shrimp was a hot out of the park. Pork Chop Pecatta was juicy, tender, flavorful and full-sized. We had Caramel Bread Pudding very good. This is for sure on our “do again list” of places.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, excellent service. You can tell they care about the quality product they provide. It was a little noisy, but the kids loved the books and toys.

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The RailYard is a great place to have a date, hang with friends, or even take the family. Perfect atmosphere, great food, excellent staff, and one of the best bartenders in town. The only thing I can pick on it is a little pricey but worth it overall! Be sure to make a reservation cause this place usually stays packed, with good reasons.

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S
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always

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RO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly delicious food at a fair price in a delightful location.

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CM
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

too loud, uninterested server, watered down drink special of the day, food average.

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MC
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience!

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EL
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food! I always stop to eat when I’m in town visiting.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the service, visiting with friends, etc. Nice experience!
Will b back.

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OT
Mobile
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service.

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J
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cave aged blue cheese burger?!!! Just try it.

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