Trackside Restaurants (was:Restaurants by the tracks)

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Re: Trackside Restaurants (was:Restaurants by the tracks)

Postby 2nd trick op » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:50 am

lakeshoredave wrote:i hear topton is quite a good spot to watch the ns in eastern pa


And for what it's worth. about six miles further east, the old Iron Horse Hotel has been put under new management, remodeled and reopened as the Alburtis Tavern. The junction with the former Catasauqua and Fogelsville. interlocked and remote-controlled, is directly across the road. No sidewalk cafe' or short term room rentals as yet, but one hopes the word will spread.

https://www.alburtistavern.com/
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Re: Trackside Restaurants (was:Restaurants by the tracks)

Postby Engineer Spike » Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:58 pm

Main Street Grill in the Elnora section of Clifton Park, NY is good for D&H, NS, and Guilford. This is a fairly busy line, and the food is good too.
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Re: Trackside Restaurants (was:Restaurants by the tracks)

Postby spRocket » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:05 pm

Mokena, IL has a couple of them, both by the downtown Metra/Rock Island station:

Egg Cetera Cafe (breakfast/lunch only), across Mokena St. from the station
Annie's Cucina, across Front St. (closed Mondays, lunch/dinner)

Annie's has an upstairs bar and grill with a panoramic view of the tracks, while Egg Cetera is right at trackside. Both of them have excellent food as well.
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