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Rails Cafe at the Depot

Located in a restored train depot from the early 1900s, Rails features a wealth of historical ambiance to go along with its diverse menu in Kerrville, TX. Dogs are welcome to join you at an outdoor table on the shaded and heated patio, and they even offer a dog menu featuring items such as bison patties, grilled chicken breast, crispy bacon or gourmet treats! For humans, tasty options include bison burgers, wild mushroom quesadillas, honey-smoked turkey paninis, strawberry bacon spinach salads, shrimp creole and beef Marsala. Visit Website

Or call (830) 257-3877 or email info@railscafe.com for more information.


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Rails Cafe at the Depot has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 12 canine critics on BringFido and 4.5 out of 5 by 700 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Kelley
    Dec 30, 2023
    Great food, patio, and dog friendly.

    Patio was awesome for the dogs, the food and service was fantastic. It was chilly so the staff fired up a heater.

  • Meredith
    Oct 5, 2022
    Best Ever!

    I made an account just to post this review. this was our favorite dining experience in years! the patio is lovely and covered in greenery and twinkle lights. the staff is friendly and professional and loved seeing our dog! they even have a special dog menu! the food was awesome and the price was great for the quality of the fare. we are already talking about making a trip back here to eat here again. don’t miss it!!

  • Stephanie
    Sep 19, 2022
    Fine Dining with Doggies

    We've been here a few times but only just found them on Bring Fido. So of course we had to take the girls . As always our meals were fabulous and the Danes enjoyed the dog menu. Reservations Recommended, even though we didn't have reservations they were able to accommodate us.

  • Alaria
    Sep 17, 2022
    No need to compromise

    We've been to a lot of dog friendly restaurants since our little guy came into our life, and this has been the best one so far. Not only was the outdoor patio shaded and comfortable, it was also attractive. They brought our guy ice water in a branded dog bowl which they also have available for purchase. There is a dog menu, and the menu for humans was varied, there is something for everyone at this restaurant. The food was excellent... be sure you save room for dessert because that was downright phenomenal. We did not go for the dog cookies that are available, but he could have had dessert, too.

    This is obviously a place people go for special occasions. It was about 50/50 with people dressed up fancy and dressed casually. We were not uncomfortable wearing our travel clothes. It appeared everyone is treated to the same friendly and attentive service. How amazing to have a restaurant of this caliber that is also dog friendly!

  • Jennifer
    Jun 4, 2022
    Fox Approves!

    We ate here on a quick stop over and they were exceptionally kind! Their outside patio is beautiful and shaded and our server (an older gentleman) was wonderful! We were a large party of 14 and even with the task of serving all the people he made sure to check on our pup too. He brought out water right away and they even had a dog menu that he gave us. Fox ordered the chicken breast with rice pilaf and he LOVED it! Everyone at our table enjoyed their food and our sever told us that they make everything from scratch even their desserts! My older son has a food dye allergy and he could eat ALL the desserts even the red velvet cake which they make using raspberries for color not dye! The only negative was, as we were leaving, another served seemed irritated that our senior dog was taking a long time to walk out but our server and the manager were extremely apologetic about it. Overall It really was an exceptional experience and we highly recommend eating here with your pup while in Kerrville!

  • Nat
    Jul 23, 2021
    Lovely place

    Very nice outdoor area that dogs are welcome to. Not only did the server bring out bowls of water and a dog menu, a sweet lady (who seemed to be a manager or even owner) came put just to meet the dogs. :-) On top of the very dog welcoming atmosphere, the food was delicious. Definitely go here!

  • Laurel
    Mar 20, 2021
    Great Food, great experience.

    we weren’t really sure how our dogs would do first time but the staff and fellow patio diners made us feel at home. With water bowls at start and a pet menu we were actually able to enjoy our meal too, even have dessert. We ate here twice, would go again in a heartbeat.

  • Mark
    Mar 17, 2021
    Wonderful restaurant & pooch place

    Food at this restaurant was exquisite but come at 11:30 when they open for lunch because it fills quickly. Must eat on the patio with your dog but it is quite nice and has heaters or fans if needed. So welcome that they even have a menu for your Fido.

  • Yvonne
    Nov 12, 2020
    Always a Great Experience!

    Back in town, with dogs in tow, we headed to Rails, for another awesome experience. It was busy on the patio, but the staff drug a table into the shade for us, and made us feel SO welcome, with our two dogs. We were in a bit of a hurry, and everyone went out of their way, to accommodate us, even putting our pups’ bison burgers in the cooler for a minute, so they wouldn’t burn their mouths! The food is always amazing, (and you won’t find better service than this). With absolutely everyone checking in on us, and getting us in and out, smoothly and happily, it was a lovely lunch on the patio! And, BTW, the fur babies always have bison burgers and have never had any tummy issues, afterwards…

  • Ali
    Jun 11, 2019
    Awesome Food

    I posted a picture of our food and it is wonderful. The seating on the porch was roomy for our big dog 130 lbs. the staff was welcoming and friendly to him. I have severe allergies and the Chef was very accommodating. They greeted us with a bowl of water and even have a dog menu.

  • Kathryn
    More than a year ago
    best dog friendly option in kerrville

    Rails has a beautiful and accommodating dog friendly patio! Our dog was immediately brought a cute “Rails” dog bowl, which we were able to purchase so our pooch could have his own souvenir from our putting! Staff paid great attention to both us and our furrbaby and the food was absolutely out of this world! Couldn’t say enough good things about Rails!

  • Rhonda
    More than a year ago
    Nice Experience

    This restaurant has a patio in a courtyard like setting that welcomes dogs. It has a huge old tree that would keep the sun off nicely on hot days, but for a rainy day like ours, large umbrellas did the trick. The waiter brought water for our dog, and offered gourmet treats ($3.00). We declined the treats as our pup has allergies. The food was great - we each had a blue crab salad with avocado and feta cheese, and their apple crumble made both of us wish we had ordered one each. We had a good experience throughout and I'm happy to recommend this restaurant as dog welcoming.

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