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7:00 PM
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The Rail Stop

4.5
632 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
  • Worth the Drive
The Rail Stop offers Contemporary American Cuisine in a Country Casual setting, with everything from Bread to Pasta to Desserts made on Premises.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30 pm
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Phone number
(540) 253-5644
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tom Kee
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Private party facilities
We offer a small private wine room that seats up to 8 people, a side dining room that can be available for Rehearsal Dinners seating up to 32 people and with advance notice, the whole restaurant.
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Private party contact
Diane Hilton: (540) 253-5644
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 245
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Parking details
Street front and small lot through walkway to rear.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Please join us for Mother’s Day. We will be open regular hours for Brunch and Dinner with regular menu and some great specials. Make your reservations early as we fill up very quick.
Thank you

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 632 People Are Saying
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4.6
service
4.2
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4.1
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice quaint place with good food and service. Nothing fancy- just good mix. will come back.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good food , excellent service

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We hadn't been there in a long time. We're so glad wereturnd

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great Easter Brunch with the family. As always the food and drinks were awesome!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The Rail Stop is simply a hunt country treasure. Excellent food at reasonable prices, and excellent, experienced servers. There is a reason why it keeps going and doing well - The customers keep coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place great food great people great!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Awesome crab cakes, awesome! Only negative is the portion sizes of all entrees for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Crab cake, mussels, crispy french fries, scallops and shrimps - all perfectly prepared. Who could ask for more.....

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We go there for brunch and I absolutely love it
Great food great service great value

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was a great place for dinner after visiting wineries in western Fauquier and beyond. We will definitely return; especially when the weather is warmer and we can eat outdoors.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Really appreciate the accommodation of our group 30 minutes before closing for lunch. Management and staff very sensitive and responsive to customer preferences. They also allowed us to bring our own birthday cake in for dessert! Food is always great here too!

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Overall disappointed! The meal was way overpriced for the quality. Smoked chicken linguini dish was dark meat and slimy and definitely needed lemon or some sort of seasoning, shrimp scallop meal had very large but tasteless shrimp (the scallops were good but there were only a few), crab cake ok but too much sauce. Four dishes, one margarita and two sodas (no appetizers or sides) was $192 before tip and no one finished their meals because the food wasn’t great.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

An exceptional Sunday brunch locale for locals and visitors alike that won’t break your budget. Superb food consistently and deliciously prepared with great service by a friendly local staff. Eclectic decor and seating.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love the Rail Stop, great food and service and always consistent!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were disappointed...this place had such great reviews but our experience did not match what we read. It’s a cute little place and it was busy....my dish the pork loin was definitely undercooked as it was still cold and slightly bloody in the middle. I did enjoy the sweet potatoes but the greens were not washed at all....the special pasta was under seasoned and quite bland....glass of wine was left with the residue of the bottle....bread was cold....unfortunately just not what I expected at all.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Always great food and service!
The BEST crab cakes ever!!!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Love this cozy place! Food is always good, daily specials are imaginative and fresh. Customer service is alive and well at the Rail Stop. Diane greeted us at the door, was efficient and friendly, made great suggestions when we asked, and made us feel like we were her top priority while she simultaneously took care of other tables.
Can’t wait to go again!

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

My wife an I come here for most special occasion meals. The chef and staff are excellent. I've never had anything from the menu that wasn't amazing. It's our personal favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious and perfect Everytime we go.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was my birthday and Diane was a gem of a waitress. She made sure, throughout our meal, we were happy with our experience. Food was incredible, the ambiance for the occasion lovely. The only thing I would have liked to have changed was the temperature in the room. It was chilly! Perhaps a floor heater would do the trick. All in all we had a wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good as usual,,,good food, service, and ambience,,,just wish they did a saturday brunch

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Our group of five friends met for lunch and were treated very warmly. We all enjoyed our meal and found The Rail Stop to be both convenient and comfortable for a gathering.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband and I ordered off the dinner specials menu. My seafood dinner was very good. My husband’s seafood pasta was just okay. Both meals were pricey ($36 each) and that combined with a couple glasses of wine made the final bill way overpriced for a very casual place. Most entrees were $25+.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on January 10, 2018

My lunch hamburger was delicious--juicy and flavorable--and a good size. They use organic beef.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Rail Stop never disappoints. Food quality, service and ambiance are professional and confident.

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Four friends out to celebrate the Birthday Girl. Cocktails, dinner and dessert. Everyone enjoyed their selections. Most delicious veal I've ever had...and my husband and I have dined in a lot of restaurants on 3 continents and 2 islands! Really great food at The Rail Stop.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Fabulous food and welcoming. Super cute place. Awesome service. It's why we return each year for our family Christmas Eve Gathering!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

This was our first time to the Rail Stop but we will definitely return. The food was outstanding as was the service. We ordered the crab cake appetizer and it was the best crab cake I have ever eaten - lots of crab and excellent seasoning. Three of us had the grilled Angus strip which was excellent and was offered in two sizes which was a welcome option. One person ordered the pork chop which was good but not seasoned as well as the strip steak. The ambience is upscale casual in the dining room while the bar side appeared more casual for dinner or drinks at the bar.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2017

A very good local restaurant with creative and delicious choices. Uses local produce and meat. Great service, friendly and welcoming.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent quality. Always know you will be well taken care of at The Rail Stop.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The Rail Stop is our favorite local restaurant and has been for many years. We tend to go early in the evening (at opening) and are usually on our way out by the time it's getting busier. Always good food and prompt, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

It was our grandson’s 21st birthday and we met him for lunch on Sunday after church. Food was wonderful, service excellent and we all enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful service, healthy menu, and delicious food, as usual!!

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Nice dining experience until the end. Asked for a little sauce for two remaining raviolis and was told there would be an extra charge. Disappointing!

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Great service. Excellent food made from locally sourced ingredients. Never disappoints. Small menu that frequently changes. Love it!

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a warm, friendly atmosphere. Easy to become a regular here. Staff are all friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

My favorite place for brunch on Sunday, love the drive to get there, but love the food more. The Doughnut basket is too die for.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The food here just keeps getting better and better! The crab cakes are superb, and I love the duck spring roles. The bourbon chocolate pecan pie was a real treat.

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4.0Dined on November 24, 2017

The dining area is divided into two rooms, one seemed more formal with tablecloths, the other was casual and has a hanging lionel train track, open kitchen and small bar.

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