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Railhouse Restaurant & Brewery

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14 Ratings

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1130 West Old Peshtigo Road
Marinette, Wisconsin, 54143
United States

(715) 735-9800 | map

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by dstc:
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4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped for lunch and a couple of beers. Big building with a nice looking bar. We sat in the dining area. I think the building is relatively new and the dining area did not have much atmosphere but it was clean and nice. I did like the old photos on the walls. Menu has a huge selection which can be scary, how can one place do so many varieties of food and still be good? We opted for the pizza which was very tasty. Service was attentive and friendly. I tried three of their beers, first one was a bit light, the current summer offering was very drinkable and their Scotch ale is very good. Great place, definitely worth a stop.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of BcOneSeven
2.08/5  rDev -43.3%

Photo of McMuffin_1
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ahalloin
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I found this place on BA while searching for possible beer excursions while on vacation in northern Wisconsin and wasn't quite sure what to expect as it hadn't been rated in almost 2 years. Like a lot of things in smaller towns, I would say not much changed since the review in 2007, but I'll update with my experience.
The Railhouse is located right off US hwy 41 on the south side of Marinette. The place was a little tricky to get to because of access road construction which I am sure will be done by summer's end. There was signage bringing customers around the block to get to the restaurant. The building itself is rather large as it houses a large bar area with games and TVs as well as a substantial dining area with separate rooms for private parties in addition to walk in customers. We went on a Tuesday night and the bar seats were about 60% full and the dining area was almost entirely full. My party of 7 was seated in a room with other large parties and consequently the noise level was very high. For the atmosphere, I suppose it would depend on what you are looking for. I imagine the bar area is a pretty lively spot on weekend nights for the town of Marinette, but it isn't much more than a sports bar with games. The dining area is blandly decorated but very family friendly.
The sheer size of the food menu is almost ridiculous and everything is ungodly cheap (at least compared to what I am used to). Appetizers were anywhere from $3 to $5. Pasta entrees were about $8. I had a fried chicken dinner with half a chicken, mashed potatoes, and vegetables for $9, and it was fantastic. Everyone in the party was very satisfied with their food. Overall the food and and quality were good.
The service on the other hand was not so good when we were there. The servers and waitresses were very attentive, but the food took a long time to come out. I wanna say it took about 45 minutes after we ordered. That seems like too long to me considering the nature of the restaurant. It may have been a busy night for the kitchen as some little league teams were in there for pizza after a game.
The beers: The in house brewed beers were pretty decent overall. They had 14 selections plus a rootbeer. I had the sampler car which was 14, 5 oz. pours for frickin $9!! Highway f---ing robbery! I will rate the beers independently here in the next few days, but I do remember thinking the Pilsener was excellent. Some of the other beers were weird and way off style in my opinion (an amber that is golden color... what the f is that?). In addition they had a respectable bottle menu that had offerings from Sam Adams, Leinie's, Goose Island, New Glarus, Bell's, Anchor, and Sierra Nevada.
I should note that they fill growlers as well.

To recap:
The food is very good and VERY cheap.
The brewed beers are decent and VERY cheap.
The place is family friendly.

The Railhouse is definitely worth checking out if you are in this part of the country, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek out their beers...not yet anyway.

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Photo of whatsleftofyou
3.78/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I often stop in here on my way to or from WI for a bite to eat. The food is always more than serviceable. Who am I kidding, I'm really stopping in to grab a beer or two and a growler. I've tried most of their beers, I believe they have 6 or 7 on tap, and found them all to be slightly above average. The service has always been adequate but never exceptional. I can't comment on the atmosphere in the bar because I've only sat in the dining area which consists of very generic booths and some signage on the walls. In any case, this place is well worth a stop if you find yourself in the Marinette area.

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Photo of aforbes10
4/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

We were staying for 5 days up in Peshtigo, WI and this brewpub was only a 5 minute drive from our cabin so we visited a couple of times (dinner, and then a happy hour of drinks on the outdoor patio). One of the themes of the Railhouse appears to be a nostalgic look back at the old Marinette/Menomenie Brewing Company that's long since out of business. Railhouse brews several beers that are dopplegangers of those old M-M beers, at least in name. They have about 8-10 beers on tap, including several mainstays (Cream Ale, Honey Weiss, Old Craft Brew, Pilsner, Scottish Ale, etc) and some seasonals (the Hefeweisen was the only one i remember). Food was way above average, with delicious chili, host wings, sandwiches and entrees (my wife had a great chicken pasta dish). Beers was also good, especially the scottish ale, which i'll review here as well. Even their blueberry ale was decent. Good prices, good people and a generally all around nice place to have some beers up in WI.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I was surprised to find a brew pub two miles south of the UP line. I was shocked when it turned out to be a great brew pub.

Railyard is as inauspicious as they come. From the exterior it looks like a hastily thrown up poll barn/Greek diner. For the most part, the interior isn’t much better with the exception of the bar area, which appears to be several decades old. They must have thrown a large restaurant, brewery, and banquet hall around a preexisting, and rather cool little tavern.

11 beers were on tap the first day I arrived and I’ve since made a point to try them all. Selection was well varied consisting of: Oatmeal Stout, Pilsener, Honey Ale, Dunkel Weizen, Scotch Ale, Pumpkin, Oktoberfest, IPA, Red, and the highlight of the day, a Blueberry Draft Ale.

The worst of the beers were simply average and most were very good to excellent. The Blueberry Draft was the first blueberry beer I’ve tasted that didn’t let down. The IPA, Oktoberfest, and Honey Ale were rather average. The Dunkel was not quite on for the style but wonderful none-the-less as it was supremely spicy and flavorful. The Scotch Ale was very strong, spicy, and almost barley wine like.

The only time I ate at Railyard, I had a top notch beer-cheese soup and a fried chicken. Both were tasty, filling, and cheap.

Growlers are available and the sampler is a steal at $8.95 for 11 3-4 ounce samples.

Railyard is a must stop for BAs on their way to the UP or for those with a few hours to kill in Green Bay and the desire for a short cruise. It beats out almost anything in the Fox Valley.

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Railhouse Restaurant & Brewery in Marinette, WI
Brewery rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 14 ratings
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