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Smokey Train Diner

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# 3 9th Avenue, Sabie 1260, South Africa
+27 13 764 3445
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Smokey Train Diner is a really nice restaurant. A couple of table are inside a train cabin which gives you the impression you're dining in a train restaurand. The food was also lovely and the waitress is really nice

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Thank Laura T
Sabie, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

As always this place keeps on making the best steak in town, my friends ate Spare Ribs and Chicken Snitchels, They both said it was the best they have tasted since moving from Witbank. Its always a pleasure visiting this restaurant because the staff are very friendly, the atmosphere is superb and the food is well beyond good. Keep up... More 

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Thank AlexfromSabie
Dundee, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Sabie at lunchtime on a Sunday looking for a bite to eat and spied this diner which looked great - lots of local dishes - just what we were after. We had parked quite a distance away so while hubby had a quick look in, I retrieved the car. On my return to join him, I was delighted... More 

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Thank Raggymo
Mooroopna, Australia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great dinner of steak and vegetables with a fabulous tangy sauce. The service was nice and importantly the price was reasonable. The setting at back was nice with the trees and the waterfall, certainly different.

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Thank Bob V
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

On our family holidays we always try venture to new different places. My family got to sit in the train while we ate lunch which my kids loved. I ate the calamari which was delicious. My hubby and son ate the pizza, this was a lot less to be desired. Bread like pizza that had been cooked in electric oven.... More 

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Thank cherisehaskins
Pretoria, South Africa
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

We had lunch at this restaurant and we sat inside the train carriage. It was a unique experience, and I would definitely recommend this place to everyone. We had the nicest waiter, very good food, and there is a lot of interesting things to see around the restaurant. Go say hello to Stoffel the parrot who raises money for the... More 

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Thank janetpouwels
Sasolburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We enjoyed lunch at the Smokey Train Diner. Very good service and quality food. Make sure you book before going as the train can only accommodate a certain amount of guests.

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Thank 729eddiek
Pretoria
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I read about this place in a magazine and since in the area decided to visit. Food was nice. Ordered chicken curry poitjie and oxtail poitjie. Portions were generous and tasty but not wow!!! Service was good too. Waiter friendly.

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Thank KLMKR
Pretoria, South Africa
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

It's an interesting place to eat for lunch. It's not particularly cheap, waiters aren't brilliant and the menu is alright - the setting is interesting though. Especially for families. Stop for coffee or light lunch.

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Thank djdevisser
Gauteng
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Nice place with some old antiques. Variety of seatings available. Something different than the ordinary restaurants.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: # 3 9th Avenue, Sabie 1260, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Sabie
  • Phone Number: +27 13 764 3445

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