Ohio August 22, 2016
6 Train Car Restaurants In Ohio That Will Give You An Unforgettable Dining Experience
If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, (or something fun and out of the ordinary that the whole family can enjoy for an afternoon or evening) considering dining aboard one of Ohio’s train car restaurants. From stationary diners to actual train ride dining services, here are 6 train car restaurants in Ohio that will give you an unforgettable dining experience:
1. The Cincinnati Dinner Train (Cincinnati)
All dinners served on this train include a side of scenery aboard three beautifully restored 1950s era dining cars. The public dinner train operates every Saturday throughout the year and features a three-hour train ride and a four-course meal. The train also features two private luxury dining cars and special events throughout the year. For tickets, departure times and other information click
2. Buckeye Express Diner (Bellville)
You don't necessarily have to board an operating train for a locomotive themed dining experience. If you take exit 165 off of Interstate 71, you'll find this iconic not-your-average diner. (Note: Michigan fans must park across the street.) Buckeye Express Diner is located at 810 State Rt. 97 W., Bellville, OH 44813.
3. The Spaghetti Warehouse (Akron, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo)
With multiple locations throughout Ohio, this iconic chain features mouthwatering Italian food, one-of-a-kind decor and a train car that customers can choose to eat in. It's perfect for a unique date night or fun family dinner. (Pictured is the Toledo location.)
4. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (Peninsula)
Enjoy cocktails on the rails, brunch or a murder mystery dinner via the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and its special events. You can also take a scenic ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year until the first weekend in October. For more information click
5. The Depot Events Center (Columbus)
For parties and other special events, you can rent a train car, train bar and other venues at this Columbus events center to give your guests a truly unique experience. The Depot Events Center is located 921 Old Henderson Rd.,
Columbus, OH 43220.
6. The Steel Trolley Diner (Lisbon)
At this local favorite diner, you'll feel like you're actually aboard a steel trolley. And with an exceptional burger selection and a legendary Oatmeal Pie, we know you'll be making a trip back. The Steel Trolley Diner is located at 140 E Lincoln Way, Lisbon, OH 44432.
Are there any other train car restaurants in Ohio that we missed? Have you dined at any of these places before? If so, let us know what your experience was like!
For more locomotive fun in Ohio, check out our previous article,
8 Epic Train Rides In Ohio That Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience.