A Train Themed Restaurant in Dunsmuir, CA

The Dining Car Restaurant is one of the most interesting restaurants in Dunsmuir, CA. Built inside vintage railroad cars, the restaurant is a museum itself. Inside its antique cars is an atmosphere steeped in nostalgia. Antique hand tools, gauges, pictures, signals and other artifacts recall the glory days of railroading in the west and specifically the Dunsmuir and McCloud area.

Above the bar is a hand built scale replica of the Southern Pacific Cascade, which once plied the rails between San Francisco and Portland. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or a specialty drink like the Orange Blossom Special. In the warmer months, relax on our patio deck and gaze up at the view of Castle Crags. The Dining Car Restaurant offers an experience unlike other restaurants in Dunsmuir, CA.

Our dinner menu features exquisite steaks, seafood, fish, chicken and pasta dishes. Prime rib is offered on Friday and Saturday while it lasts. The breakfast menu is full of classic breakfast dishes and cocktails like bloody marys and mimosas.

Reservations are recommended for anyone looking to dine at the Dining Car Restaurant. All aboard for a great dining experience at our restaurant in Dunsmuir, CA.


7 days a week 8am to 11am


7 days a week 4pm to 10pm


Sunday - Thursday 5pm-8pm

Friday & Saturday 5pm-9pm

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*Reservations Recommended! (Call front office at (530) 235-4440 during restaurant closed hours)