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Rails...a Cafe at the Depot

4.7
4.7
777 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Enjoy impeccable Hill Country casual dining indoors or on our beautiful patio next to the fountain, surrounded by lush landscaping . On a weekend night, catch the soothing sounds of classical guitar under the stars.
For Thanksgiving Day Operating Hours, please call the restaurant for more information.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (830) 257-3877

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Kerrville

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 777 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Antonio

    Healthy

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Antonio

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Antonio

    American

  • San Antonio

    Healthy

  • San Antonio

    Neighborhood Gem

  • San Antonio

    Outdoor Dining

  • San Antonio

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can always count on a nice meal here.
  2. A

    Angela

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love going there everytime we are in town
  3. PK

    PatK

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Kerrville restaurant. Never disappoints!
  4. R

    Rusty

    Memphis/West TN

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our services was Outstanding Highly recommended for any occasion
  5. DB

    DannyB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at the Rails when we visit Kerrville. Really nice place and the food is excellent especially the Steak Medallions. The deserts are awesome also. A really nice dining experience.
  6. B

    Brad78028

    Denver

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rails never fails to provide 5 star food and service.
  7. H

    Helon

    San Antonio

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Journey was very friendly, attentive, and efficient. The food was excellent. The only suggestion I have is that at least one main salad should be meat-free. We live in San Antonio, and Rails is a “Destination Restaurant” for us!
  8. DM

    DianeM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Decided to try this place while visiting my in-laws and was bot disappointed. Our server Steph was amazing. She was very kind, attentive, and didn't make us wait for anything. The food was beyond delicious. We plan on going afain, hopefully soon
  9. C

    Cello

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite place for lunch with friends. Great food and service.
  10. SG

    ScottG

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    The ambience was wonderful, just as described online. The serving staff was amazing, some of the best service that we’ve had. The desserts were fabulous, but the portions small. The main entrées were not the quality of food that one would expect for the prices. The salads were not fresh, greens a bit wilted. The beef marsala was not prepared as described in the menu. It was lacking scallions and Portabella mushrooms. It basically consisted of slow cooked beef swimming in thick brown gravy, and a scoop of rice in the center of the plate.
  11. DR

    DanielR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Helpful staff. Quick service. Unique menu. Outstanding food
  12. DB

    DennisB

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice, quiet place to dine. They have a variety of dishes on the menu that would appeal to everyone.
  13. G

    Grover78

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creamy Penne Chicken was terriffic. Unsweet Tea had a great taste and excellent for quenching a thirst.
  14. JR

    JillR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation for 11:30 AM but arrived closer to 11:00 AM. We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. Our server was knowledgeable about the menu and had recommendations for our entrees and dessert. Service was exceptional, and food delicious. I would recommend dining here!
  15. DN

    DavidN

    Houston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Really had a nice time. Food was excellent and the dessert was awesome. Cute, quaint and fabulous. Wife and I had a great time.
  16. LW

    LaurieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is very good, unique flavors and fresh. The desserts are to die for!! Great service, thanks Steph.
  17. LW

    LouiseW

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and great service! Their server's are so good and very attentive. Great outdoor dining as well.
  18. AW

    AlexW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food & service! The patio is pet friendly 🐶
  19. M

    Marnie

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food is good but menu never changes staff is very nice.
  20. A

    Akiramaya

    San Antonio

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    Rails used to be outstanding. It was one of our favorite spots. Maybe we just hit an off night, but clearly some standards have slipped. First, we sat outside on the beautiful shaded, brick, enclosed patio that is typically very charming. The people at table next to us arrived shabbily dressed and brought in 3 big dogs. The dogs kept trying to get underfoot of the waitstaff while they were attempting to do their jobs, and the dog owners did little to keep them in check. Then the biggest dog lifted his leg on a chair at the adjacent table and relieved himself of nearly a gallon all over it. Can you imagine being the poor customer who unwittingly sits there next? It was truly disgusting. One doesn’t expect this at a nice restaurant. Our appetizer arrived still frozen in the middle. The waitress promptly took it away and brought us a hot one. No complaints about the waitstaff. They have always been excellent and tonight was no different —except they had to dodge a pack of dogs to do their jobs. The curried chicken salad was mush. It had canned mandarins instead of fresh. The stems were not trimmed off the spinach. It was not up to Rail’s usual good quality. The salmon was over cooked, dry, and that salad also looked like it just fell out of a bag onto the plate. All in all the food that used to be so good was disappointing. I’m not sure what has happened that dogs are peeing all over the enclosed patio furniture and the food quality was poor, but it will be awhile before we give Rails another chance after such an unfortunate dining experience.
  21. k

    keka

    Las Vegas

    212 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    212 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Bison burger was a treat. Moist. Kettle chips were a disappointing accomplishment. Strawberries were very flavorful on spinach salad
  22. G

    Gary

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine at reasonable prices. Outdoor seating cooled with light mist. Very comfortable.
  23. AS

    AddisonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have to eat here at least once when in Kerrville, twice if we are there long enough.
  24. y

    yolandad

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was by far one of the best restaurants in Kerrville! The food was excellent, the staff Amazing, the selection of main course dishes were very well thought out and oh so so Good!!!!!! We also Loved the atmosphere and location!!!!! By the way, our waiter (Kai) was GREAT!!!!!!!!
  25. T

    Thisoldman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    By far the best place for a fine lunch in Kerrville. Not too pricey and very flavorful food.
  26. c

    chschoirmama

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely meal outside under the trees. Even in the hear of summer, we were comfortable. The food was top notch. All in our party of 5 had something different and each of thoroughly enjoyed the flavor of our food. Highly recommend to anyone who wants great food where the menu offers something for every palate.
  27. SD

    SharonD

    San Antonio

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our anniversary and The Rails made it a perfect celebration! Great service, delicious wine and food and fantastic desserts! It was a very relaxing, enjoyable evening!
  28. BM

    BethanieM

    San Antonio

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This was our anniversary dinner. We have been there before for our anniversary and it was wonderful….this time not so much. Food was so-so. Husband’s steak was tough. My salad was ok and the drink I ordered tasted odd….again last time everything was wonderful. Service was so so. Sad….was one of my favorite places and it was our 26th anniversary. Very pricey place. The decor is awesome and extremely beautiful. The Appetizer was awesome. Disappointed in the banana pudding…..but then again I am very picky about my banana pudding-lol. We will try Rails again in the future. It is still one of my favorite places 🙂
  29. LJ

    LeslieJ

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were great! Small restaurant, but inside and outside dining. A bit pricey, but worth it.
  30. JC

    JohnC

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steph was very attentive!
  31. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    This was one of my favorite places to eat, but something was very, very off. The salmon with dill sauce was over cooked & there was no dill in the sauce. It was essentially a large glob of mayo. My fiancée had the penne quail, which came out cold & over-cooked. The servers seemed to be having a rough night - one in particular was very unhappy. Overall, very disappointing.
  32. DH

    DH47

    San Antonio

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Great food, great wine, great service!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rails is our favorite go to restaurant in Kerrville. In the 17 years we’ve been dining at Rails, we’ve never had a bad meal. Quiet, and casually elegant ambiance. Attentive and friendly waitstaff. Delicious food, nicely presented. Don’t miss their dessert tray!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good time
  35. DH

    DH47

    San Antonio

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our third time eating here. The food has always been excellent. We don’t live in Kerrville, but when we are in town we like to eat here.
  37. JY

    JillY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a group of 7 on a busy Friday night, and the service was excellent. Our waitress was very pleasant. Everyone raved about their food. Great coffee and desserts. We closed the place down.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional experience all around! Food was fabulous and the service was awesome. We will definitely be back.
  39. NB

    NeilB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh, very fresh! Tasty, very tasty! Something for everyone.
  40. CB

    CarlB

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made a reservation through Open Table. No problems. When we arrived we were asked if we had a reservation. Strongly recommend making a reservation. Small restaurant. Staff were excellent. Food was great. A wonderful time was had by all.

FAQs

Rails...a Cafe at the Depot offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (830) 257-3877.

Rails...a Cafe at the Depot is rated 4.7 stars by 777 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Rails...a Cafe at the Depot

615 E Schreiner St, Kerrville, TX 78028

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Kerrville

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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