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Dining Car Chocorua

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38 Norcross Cir, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
+1 603-356-9009
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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334 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Dine in a 1930's Pullman car on a limited but tasty menu, served by a pleasant and efficient team, although we were pushed for time to finish our meal as we got the down train to Conway

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Thank JRMaddog
North Conway, New Hampshire
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251 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is about the most mediocre dining experience you can have, and it's not cheap-$67 per person. Everything is just blah. Lobster bisque right out of a can with lobster meat that must have come from their antennae. Having food and drinks sloshing around on a table while the train rocks and rolls is unappealing.

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1 Thank bluto011
Londonderry, New Hampshire
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

After our daughter's recent wedding, we took them and the out of town family for the lunch train on Sunday afternoon. The service and food was good. Not a full menu, but decent choices. The ride was nice. This was the 11 mile trip, so the sights aren't nearly as good as the notch ride, which I recommend. Trip is... More 

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Thank JR_Kemet
Milford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by enjoying a meal aboard this nicely decorated dining car. The food was delicious and the courses were spaced out perfectly so that you never had to wait long for the next thing to eat and the entire round-trip was timed perfectly. My only complaint (or suggestion) would be that they include a... More 

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1 Thank Bartlett302
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

great fun and a welcome change from large meals, but still plentiful. Very clean, great food and great staff. If you're on holiday I would recommend this afer a long day in the countryside. Air conditioned and comfortable.

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Thank 321LindaW2014
Windsor Locks, Connecticut
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

Decided on taking the 55 minute Valley Dining Train Ride. Was not worth the 32 a person for a Cesar salad. Bowl of fruit and a cookie. The train went one way for 20 minutes stopped for 10 minutes and went backwards back to the station 20 minutes. Not only did we pay for our seat and food but then... More 

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2 Thank Amy D
ConwayScenicRR, Manager at Dining Car Chocorua, responded to this review

We're sorry that this reviewer was so disappointed in her dining experience here. The three-course lunch menu includes four entree choices, of which the Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad is one, and the $36.50 lunch fare is inclusive of First Class train seating ($21 on this excursion), taxes and gratuity. In our brochure, on our website, and at the ticket counter,... More 

montreal
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215 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Not much to say except that the train and station was very well kept and very historic.The meal of roast beef wrap was ok but the pasta salad was boring. See my review for the train ride...

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2 Thank MontrealDuke
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

The best way to see Bartlett! I felt like I was living back in old times, which was amazing. We sat at a table with another couple and we had a great conversation! Once the train began rolling, our waitress came over and explained our options for meals and asked what we would like. It was a five course meal... More 

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Thank 05ash
Bartlett, New Hampshire
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327 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

During Autumn & foliage, the Dining Car from North Conway to the base of Mt Washington is a very enjoyable experience. The food's not great but ok. It's certainly not fine dining. Its menu is very limited and an accommodation, but it's fun. If you can get a reservation for the top-deck glass covered, first-class seats, that's the way to... More 

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Thank KVM101
North Conway, New Hampshire
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Hey, how many opportunities does one have to enjoy dinner while in a beautiful dining car traveling through the beautiful countryside.

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4 Thank Leslie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Norcross Cir, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Conway  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 603-356-9009
Description
The Chocorua was Built by Pullman in 1929 and is in service on the Conway Scenic Railroad in North Conway, NH. Enjoy a First Class dining experience, complete with friendly, attentive service, in a beautiful oak-paneled restaurant on wheels where the views are constantly changing.

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