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Iron Horse Restaurant

100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
+1 804-752-6410
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“ribeye” (9 reviews)
Open Now
14:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
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Reviewed yesterday

While looking at houses in the area, we asked a sales rep for a recommendation for lunch and Iron Horse was his first suggestion - a good choice! We all had the lunch special - half a sandwich with either soup or salad. The four...More

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Large family gathering...10 of us. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their entree and the desserts! Lindsey did a great job taking care of us! Highly recommend!!

Thank ReneeGregWdwrd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've been here many times, but the intervals are longer each time. We did a Father's Day Brunch. I'm not sure of our waiter's name. He never gave it. Service was competent but not what you'd expect from the setting and prices. We were told...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant had attractive outdoor seating before the Amtrak rail and we noticed that the area shops were clean and there was no litter. That attracted us to sit inside. They offering late Sunday was three entrees and drinks. We were five days in a...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to lunch here after our daughter's graduation from Randolph-Macon College. When we arrived, we had to wait close to five minutes before someone finally came over to seat us. I couldn't understand that as the restaurant wasn't even busy at that time. Several people...More

Thank kewmom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was Prom night in this town and we had to eat in the bar. This was fine with us. Great old architecture. Service was very friendly. They had complete meals and bar food. Food was good. Bar was out of some ingredients, but they...More

Thank FieldHockeyMom7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been there and couple of times and try to like it because it is close and a pretty cool location beside the train tracks. I always find their menu challenging to find something interesting to order and usually get the steak which I rarely...More

Thank rchess9513
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant with a group of teachers heading to the Prom. I loved our waitress and it's not her fault but my husband didn't get his food until the rest of us had finished eating. The table next to is had a...More

Thank Perdido
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Met for a business lunch with 3 colleagues. Server was very friendly and did not rush us, plus he offered to run tabs separately without us having to ask. I ordered the beet salad with grilled chicken. Amazing! So incredibly delicious. I'm craving it again...More

Thank mamaluvs2travel
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was staying at the Crossing Resorts for a conference and did not want to eat at the bar for two consecutive nights. Based on the Iron Horse's then number 1 rating on Trip Advisor, I made a reservation for a party of 7. We...More

Thank LeePulaski_Va_
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Want to get my inlaws a gift card for a meal. How much would cover the average dinner?
12 December 2016|
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Response from Henry S | Reviewed this property |
15 dollars and up
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
14:30 - 22:00
14:30 - 22:00
14:30 - 22:00
14:30 - 22:00
14:30 - 22:00
14:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 S Railroad Ave, Ashland, VA 23005-2076
    (England Street)
  • Public Transportation: The Ironhorse Restaurant is located at 100 South Railroad Avenue, on the corner of England Street (Rt. 54) and Railroad Avenue - conveniently, one block South of the Ashland Train Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Ashland
  • Phone Number: +1 804-752-6410
  • E-mail
With a two-story sign located on the busiest rail line in the East, The Ironhorse is an undeniable landmark in Ashland, VA. Since 1993, The Ironhorse has provided fine food and drink to locals, travelers and destination diners in the heart of Ashland. As Ashland has appointed itself “center of the universe”, The Ironhorse serves as the “restaurant at the center of the universe” where you’re always “welcome back.” The Ironhorse presents a seasonally changing, market-driven menu that features hand-cut steaks and fresh regional seafood, as well as chef-inspired nightly specials. Lunch (11:30-2:30) and dinner (5:30-10:00) are served Monday thru Saturday – with a light fare menu continuously available all day. Sunday brunch is served from 10-2:30. A welcoming Bistro on one hand, an inviting neighborhood pub on the other; Ironhorse also offers a family-friendly, casual fare menu. Dining reservations gladly taken.
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