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Southern Rail

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American, Bar
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201 E Main St, Ste B, Carrboro, NC 27510-2393
+1 919-967-1967
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11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Pinnacle, North Carolina, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I wish I had read the reviews before we went. The menu is very limited and their prices higher than normal. Although our food was good, service was poor. It was a good thing we were in no hurry. I must add though, it was fun eating in an old railroad passenger car.

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Thank egg1927
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were just looking for a casual place within walking distance of Cat's Cradle, and our hotel, and were very pleasantly surprised by the friendly and attentive service, and an outstandingly delicious meal. This is a casual and very interesting looking restaurant and bar, and would be a great stop even for just a drink and appetizers. The night we... More 

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Thank Susan F
Carlsbad, California
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

A rainy wedding day can dampen the fun... but the people at Southern Rail helped our families come together in a beautiful and memorable ceremony and party. The bars were very interesting with a variety of styles of decorating and vibe! Thanks to all the staff... you helped make the wedding couple's day uniquely special.

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Thank Michael S
Charlotte, NC
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

We came here because it was the only restaurant in the area that was able to accommodate our group of 8 (it was Family Weekend at UNC). It's in a great location and the atmosphere is quirky and fun, with dining tables set up in the old rail cars. Our server was very nice but completely inept. He completely forgot... More 

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Thank scoobycat318
East Coast
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Went here for lunch during UNC move-in weekend, food was actually pretty good and a bit different than the normal fare. As others have noted, the service here needs some work. As I recall, there was a "hostess" seating guests, but then just one server. The hostess was not the most friendly face in town, although our waitress was nice... More 

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Gales Ferry, CT
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279 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This tribute to bygone railway days includes the old Carrboro station and two rail cars, plus an outdoor dining area. We dined in the rail car dining room on marble topped tables, overlooking the outdoor beer garden on one side and the actual railroad tracks on the other. The menu is rather limited in choices, but everything we tried was... More 

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Thank oompahdave
Richmond, Virginia
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

We heard good things about this quaint bar/restaurant that includes old railroad cars and an outside beer garden. We might have had a good experience if we were there just to drink with friends and enjoy being in Carrboro. Instead, it was one of the worst service experiences we've had in quite a while. We asked if we could be... More 

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Mason, Ohio
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

Utilizing old railroad cars and rail ways, this place has an open atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. Whether your a "people watcher" like myself or just want to sit back and enjoy the food and drinks, this place is adaptive no matter what your preference. If your traveling for business or visiting on vacation, the prices are very good... More 

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Thank Stewart L
Athens, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

Great place to hang out and have a drink with friends. Sit outside and watch all the people walking around the cute town or sit inside in the old train car. Very unique atmosphere.

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Thank JJd2009
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We came here to drown our sorrows after having a terrible dining experience down the street. This place is so cool! Atmosphere is awesome and the bar tender was really friendly and funny. Will definitely be back next time we're in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Ste B, Carrboro, NC 27510-2393
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Carrboro
  • Phone Number: +1 919-967-1967

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?