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Essex Clipper Dinner Train

1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
+1 860-767-0103
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crackers” (8 reviews)
“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

I was very skeptical about taking one of these dinner trains on our special day - well I was wrong, it was amazing! The cleanliness and the first class treatment was more than we ever expected. The meals were prepared to the highest perfection just...More

Thank kdhill84
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Charming ,romantic and unexpected . If you want to really surprise you love one this is the way to do it.

Thank bytom54
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have taken the dinner train twice. Yes, it's that fun! Each train car is decorated as though it is the golden era of train travel. Cole Porter classics play in the background, add to the ambiance. The views of the Connecticut River Valley are...More

Thank gotsouthernroot
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Superb service and wonderful food as we traveled north from Essex alongside the Connecticut River for the celebration of my 80th birthday with my children. What a treat.

Thank john15018
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The Dinner Train is a lovely way to experience a little of train travel that has echos of times past. The food is fine but it's not the reason to do this. It's the ambiance, scenery, and slow pace that makes this a great idea...More

Thank Marialina D
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I and my wife went on the dinner train on our 25 wedding anniversary and that was 17 years ago. We both had a great time. Dinner was ok nothing great but ok. But that was 17 years ago. Maybe it got better. We even...More

Thank travelmanRA
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

My kids gave us this experience and we truly loved every minute. We rode in a lovingly restored 1924 Pullman Dining car. The meal was wonderful and served on china, with silverware on cloth table clothes. The views were great/ especially seeing Gillette Castle across...More

Thank dberiau
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

This was a Christmas gift from our children . It turned out to be a great relaxing afternoon. The dining car is beautiful. The attention to detail by the staff- impeccable! I ordered gluten free food- They came out with gluten free bread , crackers...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great Ride. Very friendly staff and most helpful. Service was great and my Seafood casser was real good.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Essex Clipper Dinner train was truly everything we expected. Service and food was amazing. I have no complaints. When we first pulled in to the parking lot, there are parking attendants who direct you in where to park. Then there is a nice lady...More

Thank Ale M
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25 September 2017|
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Response from travelmanRA | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so, but to be sure give the office a call for sure.
Marlene R
10 August 2017|
Response from Ale M | Reviewed this property |
$60 pp for the main cabin. I dont know about a vip. if there is any....
28 June 2017|
Response from Irv B |
As you prefer. some high some casual some very casual... there is no dress code. I suggest comfort trump's all.
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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0103
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