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Runaway Train Cafe, Unique Texas Eats

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Deep in the heart of Texas, there is a place that not only embraces nostalgia but also fuels our fascination with all things train. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! And they also serve delicious home cooking? Get right out of town! And make tracks to the Runaway Train Café in Brownwood, Texas.

Runaway Train Cafe, Brownwood

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Established in 2005, the owners of Runaway Train Café converted a vintage dining car to house their dreamy diner. Guests of this unique eatery can opt for savory, sweet, and everything in between. With moderate pricing and generous portions, Runaway Train Café is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Runaway Train Cheese Fries

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Start the meal off right with a broad selection of appetizers. Just want to take the edge off? Try the chips and salsa. Need a bit more heat? Maybe some Texas toothpicks or jalapeno bottlecaps is more your style. Of course, there’s always cheese fries…can’t go wrong there.

Runaway Train Chili Burger

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Okay, time to get to some serious eats! If you’re hankering for a hamburger, you’d better have some extra room in your jeans. All of the Runaway Train’s burgers are a whopping half-pound…and that’s just the patty! Top it off with all the fixings plus cheese and you have got yourself some sandwich. But wait, you have even more options: Bacon Cheeseburger (that’s jalapeno bacon), Mushroom & Swiss, Bleu Cheese, or if you really want to get down and dirty, the Chili & Cheese burger. Not feeling a burger? The Runaway Train has you covered with delicious choices of soups, salads, sandwiches, and hot dogs, plus the kids’ menu.

Runaway Train Pecan Ice Cream Pie

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Now that everyone is pretty sure one more bite will bust their gut, it’s time for dessert! Even if you elected to stick to healthier fare, you won’t want to pass on these delectable dishes. The Runaway Train serves up ice cream in a cone, dish, sundae, and of course, as a traditional diner shake. But you’ve come this far….go ahead and treat yourself to a slice of that Pecan Ice Cream Pie. Start tomorrow for the love of Blue Bell!

Whether you go for the atmosphere or go for the food, be sure to add The Runaway Train Cafe in Brownwood, Texas to your “GO” list.