A gem in the town of Dunsmuir. Food is really awesome along with location and the experience. They can also do vegan and vegetarian dishes. If you are around the lake Shasta area this place is a must visit. The hostess and staff was really friendly and they made sure that we have a nice and pleasant evening. Don’t forget to make a reservation beforehand to avoid the wait times. Even if you reach early look around the resort, especially the cabooses.” February 2019 Arihant wrote via Google

A Train Themed Restaurant in Dunsmuir, CA

The Dining Car Restaurant is one of the most interesting restaurants in Dunsmuir, CA. Built inside authentic, 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 Dinner. All aboard for a great dining experience at our restaurant in Dunsmuir, CA.

Temporary Hours / Days due to Coronavirus / as of 3-23-2021 Table Service is back on a limited basis! We still offer Take Out,  and In Room Delivery.  

Open for Dinner, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 5pm to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm to 9pm

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Online ordering is currently Turned Off 

Dine-in is available

Menu content and pricing subject to change and may differ from the Menus posted here, especially during special events like Valentines Day, Mothers Day, Thanksgiving, New Years Eve, etc.



*Reservations Recommended! 530-235-4611

(Call front office at (530) 235-4440 during restaurant closed hours)