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For 2
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7:00 PM
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The Rail Stop

4.5
616 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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
What 616 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious and perfect Everytime we go.

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Carol (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined 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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WeLoveChicken (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Anniversary

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Judy (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

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

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phoaglan (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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vipGoodLittleEater (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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luv2travel (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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FrequentRailStopper (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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MaryAnne 
5.0  Dined 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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Dizaru (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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KMKM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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Ranchers (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 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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