427 E Fairhaven Ave, Burlington, WA 98233


48.475719947303, -122.32933094911


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm


8:00 am – 11:00 pm


8:00 am – 11:00 pm


8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Price Range





Train Wreck Bar & Grill

Traditional American Bar in Burlington, WA










“Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.”

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113 reviews for “Train Wreck Bar

  1. M B

    Crowded, no reservations for larger groups. Food was great, nice atmosphere

  2. Yasmin Garcia

    Pulled pork sandwiches are amazing!

  3. Sarah Carroll

    WHY HAVEN’T YOU BEEN HERE YET? This place is amazing, hands down. They smoke all of their meats in house, fantastic drink selection, and the food is out of this world, great filling portions and fair prices. The service is perfection, so sweet, attentive, and detail oriented ❤️ they also offer $1 jello shots when you hear a train go by! 😂 I had the nameless pig sandwich with chorizo and smoked pork and my husband had the elk burger. Our friends had the brisket sandwiches. Every single person said I’m going to be talking and dreaming about this meal for a while. We all sat at the gorgeous bar, they must have connections with a mill, lots of beautiful wood pieces in this restaurant. Can’t wait to come back and it’s right off the freeway.

  4. Jessica

    This was a fantastic place to eat. The atmosphere was great and look at that bloody mary! For $24.99 you get what you pay for. We loved the fries!

  5. Ron Davis

    Beat bar and grill food I’ve had in a decade at least. Outstanding food!

  6. MJ Helgerson

    Love, love, love this place. Have not had a bad meal yet. So many of the selections made on site. Must try pastrami reuben. Generous portions. I eat half and enjoy the rest the next day. A true gem of a local place. Solid selection of local regional beers. Staff is well versed in making recommendations. Fills up quickly on a Friday night. Fun vibe here for adults only. Best to arrive early for no-wait seating. Related to Railroad Tavern too. Owner is responsible in giving employees 3 day weekends for Memorial Day and Labor Day. Feels good to patronize and enjoy this establishment for a lot of reasons.

  7. Stephanie Bodine

    Super good breakfast and awesome drinks! I got their big bloody marry and it was delicious! The interior is stunning! A really cool rustic vibe. Amazing service. Just awesome overall!

  8. Jay Foster

    Korean tacos and mushroom burger. The burger bun left you wanting something else. Tacos were fine but I’ve had better. Always enjoy the place though.

  9. Jeff Miller

    Train wreck by far is one of, if not THE BEST restaurant north of Seattle. The food is absolutely amazing and they don’t skimp on the portion sizes! From huge, delicious breakfast burritos to eat on the way out to the mountains for a hike in the morning, to bbq sandwiches that rival the best in the south, this is THE place. I will also add that my most recent stop for brunch I ordered the chicken and waffles…got the chicken spicy because I had to judge for myself if it was better than Nashville’s and let me tell you, Train Wreck won by a long shot. But you can be the judge haha. Last note, the team of employees at Train Wreck are super nice and the customer service is superior! I will definitely miss this place!

  10. Joe Rude

    Quite spendy for a little hole in Burlington $$$ you would pay the same at a place ln San Francisco on the water front !

  11. Randy Bruce

    Great place, excellent food, craft beers on tap, nice atmosphere, contemporary rustic decor. I’ll stop here every time I’m in town. Try the smoked brisket sandwich.

  12. maryann kridler

    The train wreck is a great local spot. They have very well made food, unusual mixes of flavors and they can go really spicy. Had the Apple pecan salad with buffalo wings with hot sauce. It was delicious!
    I would highly recommend heading that way if you could, really enjoy their breakfast I think you would too.

  13. Matt Posey

    I had a standard smoked salmon salad. Lots of salmon with great taste

  14. Nordic Knights

    Amazing burgers! And awesome drinks! Loved seeing the dedication to their theme!

  15. Don Garland

    With homemade breads and soups, you cannot do better than this place

  16. Jeff Stetz

    Excellent elk burger and fries!

  17. KX Berry

    Great food, very fresh with lots of house-made sauces and dressings. Good portion sizes, and pretty diverse menu. Not your average bar food!

  18. Bryan Foster

    Wow, Best Cheese Steak I’ve ever had. Place was jammin. Cool staff and great vibe.

  19. Matthew Helland

    Amazing Rueban! Fun atmosphere. Highly recommend. Also, breakfast was even better than lunch. Loved the bacon waffle and the smoked salmon scramble was great!

  20. Dan “Travelin'baileys” Bailey

    Great food and drinks, not over priced! The waitstaff was great too! Gotta try the Nameless Pig!

  21. Steph Shinn

    Really busy when we went there but the mushroom burger was super good and the staff was friendly

  22. chris brink

    The menu may have changed a little. Soup and grill cheese was good . The smoked salmon salad was good but I couldn’t tell the salmon was smoked. still good maybe not 17 dollars good but still good. Nice rustic train station Cafe and bar.

  23. Chris Swam

    Good food, super friendly people, and great atmosphere. I had the elk burger, which wasn’t bad, with sweet potato fries. The fries came with a mango sauce on the side that really kicked it up a notch. They also have a good selection of local beers if you’re an out-of-towner. Definitely recommend.

    Today, I had the grilled cheese and tomato soup. Ding ding ding… Another winner.

  24. Veronica McCoy

    Love the atmosphere, food was good except my calamari was room temp. Went after 1pm and the place was still getting customers coming in. Service could have been better, you can tell they definitely knew their regulars but a greeting and athank you would have been nice especially since I’m still exploring this area having moved here right before covid lockdown..

  25. Rhonda Deniston

    A great place to spend some time. Fun drinks and wonderful food. Awesome brisket sandwich and yummy grilled cheese and tomato soup.

  26. CarlyAnn Nyman

    Amazing food everything made from scratch and $1 shots every time the train goes buy and absolutely beautiful inside

  27. Lori Lowe

    We went to have lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. Much less crowded than on the weekends. I had the Reuben and my husband had the Derail burger. Both were delicious and huge portions. Let’s just say I have lunch for tomorrow too and I’m looking forward to it again. The staff is friendly and helpful. I’ll surely be back.

  28. Mark

    The Smoked brisket hash was to die for. And as always, the place for a bloody mary

  29. Becky Ellenberger

    Bit of a wait but worth it. Service was good, full bar with some great cocktail options, ok beer menu, wine is also available. We each had the elk burger, he had a salad lots of tomatoes and cucumbers, I had potatoe salad which had flavor. All of it was absolutely delicious. The burger was moist and everything you want from an amazing burger. The brioche bun was pillowy and the best bun I’ve had. We will be back.

  30. Noelle Stolle

    Wonderful atmosphere, excellent staff, and delicious food. Briley was our server and was great! Recommended we substitute a elk patty on another burger. Great recommendation! It was our second time here, and we left just as happy as the first!

  31. Judy Osmundson

    Great menu, but not for vegans. Lots of meat on the menu. Fun ambiance.

  32. sharrie shannon

    Train Wreck has become a favorite for my husband and I. There isn’t a bad thing on the menu. It’s a plus that it caters to adults.

  33. Jamie Franz

    I get two days off a week went there for lunch since I’ve heard tons of good things but yet I sat there for 50 mins got one beer and never asked if I wanted another and never got my food!! Said can I pay for my beer and leave they of course comp it like I didn’t almost just leave but I not that way, but I’m still hungry wasted an hour of my day and didn’t even offer your foods may be done ???? People seemed nice though!!

  34. Erica Simons

    Always great, good beer selection and guacamole made in house, a great appetizer!

  35. Cecily Hedman

    We ordered the calamari, train wreck burger with fries and unnamed pig with sweet potato fries. Calamari was tender with a light, crispy coating and the garlic aioli just put them over the top! The burger was deliciously beefy, well seasoned and that house made bun…. fabulous! The unnamed pig was juicy, a little spicy and absolutely packed with flavor! Both the regular and sweet potato fries were soo good! 5 stars all the way!

  36. Jeff “Deadlymoose”

    Best food around, especially the train wreck cheesesteak!

  37. L D

    There should be more than 5 stars to rate this place! The BEST food, the BEST drinks (thinking of that Ruby Freshy right now) and the BEST service–these women work their business! And it’s always super busy, but these beautiful women are crushing it. Also, the restroom is excellent

  38. Raine Thomas

    Last night my fiance and I had dinner there with some friends. On the menu was an appetizer of ginger spiced prawns with an Asian slaw and a mildly spicy sauce. I wanted that as my main meal but wanted to see if they would make them into tacos. The waitress paused for a moment, thinking of how or if they could actually do that. Then she said “sure why not.” I was very impressed with her willingness to go out of her way and make that happen. They were the most amazing shrimp tacos I’ve ever had! Their Pink Freshie was so good! Thank you Trainwreck for a great dinner and fun evening with our friends!

  39. Jonathan Kull

    Perfect pit stop. Sandwich paired with a Boundary Bay IPA ftw

  40. Scott Barton

    Very good Reuben.

  41. Justin Truman

    Busy place a little on the expensive side the elk burger was fantastic

  42. Anna Gallier

    Love the atmosphere, what’s missing are eggs benedict on the breakfast menue but otherwise I like the specials!

  43. allie k

    Amazing and giant cocktail drinks, yummy food and chill environment.

  44. Katie Morgan

    Always a favorite spot. It’s our go to date spot even though it’s a little out of the way for us. Never disappointed in food or drinks there. A little on the pricey side but what isn’t nowadays.

  45. Ko Taitano

    Awesome burgers.

  46. Cindy Killian

    One of the best Reuben sandwiches I have had and great wait staff.

  47. Phill Ung

    Every couple of months my buddies and I like to travel around washington and explore for a couple of days. We came here in the morning for breakfast and a we took our leave full and very very satisfied! The chicken and waffles were recommended by the awesome waitress and I can understand why. If you ever get a chance, stop by, grab an Irish tea and some great food! You will not be disappointed.

  48. Licigbadassb

    A bar that serves food. Delicious food! Everything’s done in a railroad theme in a historic building next to the tracks. We’ve stopped in twice: our food was fresh and we were impressed with the portions. The best part of our meal was the house made rosemary roll that came with my Greek grilled prawn salad. I think this will become a regular spot in our dinner out rotation because the people here care about the products they serve. You can taste the ❤️.

  49. Mike Skipworth

    Hands down the best cheesesteak sandwich I’ve ever had in my life . The spice heat was absolutely spot on and the meat was so tender. Highly recommend!!!!!!!

  50. Andrew Bentley

    Favorite place to eat in the Mount Vernon area. Very high quality food, awesome atmosphere. More than just “bar food.”

  51. Lara-Ashley Monroe

    Loved it!!! Great staff and awesome veggie blue burger. They put the game on for me too!

    Thank you!

  52. Joshua Barton

    Whole they tend to be super busy,
    The service Is always amazing and the food (both breakfast and dinner) are phenomenal.

  53. Lance Opland

    Great find! Great food….appetizers, salads, soups, burgers. Servings are good size, and very tasty.

    Great bar, ambiance and service!

  54. Chalamar Nichols

    We love everything about this place. Plenty of comfortable seating. It’s never been too loud. The food is phenomenal – we actually crave it. It’s our favorite date night place (no kids allowed limits how often we can go). If you love calamari they have a great appetizer with this amazing tomato jam. Lots of drink options. Just a great place.

  55. Erik Neuberger

    Portion sizes are huge! Great food, good staff as well.

  56. M M

    Delicious, flavorful food, great drink selection, and friendly staff. The best BBQ and some of the best food I’ve had in the region!

  57. Angie Neuberger

    Every time we are in town we have to stop here for our favorites. I love the mushroom burger and their apple pecan salad and my husband loves the buffalo burger. We’ve had many things on the breakfast and lunch/dinner menu and never been disappointed. They always have great beer on tap and their drink specials are enticing. Service is always excellent too

  58. Ronald Braun

    This small gem is worth the visit. Seated immediately. Wait staff was fast friendly and efficient. I had Philly cheesesteak and onion rings. The hoagie bun was grill toasted and ingredients cooked perfectly. The onion rings were fresh battered and arrived crispy hot and tasty. My wife had the elk burger and fries. The burger was prepared similarly well. The fries were cut and fried twice. These could have been a little more crispy. The eatery is clean and has character.

  59. Pamela Lane

    Wild Salmon Salad and Prosecco to celebrate passing a WestE test! Great meal.

  60. Don Burbank

    We (The wife and I) live in Thurston county but whenever we are up this way we make it a point to stop in. Today was breakfast. The smoked brisket hash and the mushroom asparagus scramble (she added sausage) was on point. The service was fantastic and everyone was super nice.

  61. Al Martin

    A regular stop when we’re up in Burlington. Great beer selection, sandwiches are solid. Cod and chips are great, and always a room full of locals.

  62. Brian Y

    Soggy, greasy, dirty fryer oil, fries were dark brown and soggy. Fried fish dark brown. Skip.

  63. Ed

    Great location, friendly staff tasty burger and wrap options.
    Definitely recommend!

  64. Valerie Garcia

    The food was amazing, tasty and filling. The only thing was.. Service, I asked for some lemon to go with my water and the waitress looked down at my cocktail and said there is lemon right there, the lemon that was inside my cocktail! I felt that wasn’t very professional and I wouldn’t want to put the lemon from my cocktail in my ice water. I was shocked that she was serious.

  65. spidermonkey1187

    Get the grapefruit freshie and watch out the jalapeno poppers are dangerous lol

  66. Steve Bender

    We live nearly an hour away, but it seems like we keep finding excuses to be in Burlington so that we can go to the Train Wreck for breakfast or lunch. The food is fantastic and they always have a good selection of regional craft brews on tap.

  67. Robert Mador

    I have been wanting to try the food at the Trainwreck for quite some time and I finally got my chance when I took the day off from work for a couple doctor appointments.

    I rode my motorcycle from Oak Harbor to Burlington and parked in the convenient Public Parking that is adjacent to the Trainwreck.

    My first clue that I was going to like my visit was the full house that met me when I walked in. It was 1 pm on a Wednesday and the only openings available were at the bar! Luckily I was alone so I didn’t have any issues sitting at the bar.

    The bartender greeted me, gave me a lunch menu and took my drink order. I am a fan of hard cider, so I asked what they had and was told they had a marionberry cider. I ordered one and studied the lunch menu.

    I was tempted by several of the offerings, but ultimately decided that I wanted to try the Cod Banh Mi Sandwich.

    The menu describes this sandwich as “Marinated grilled cod, Asian slaw, cucumber, jalapeño, sweet chili sauce & aioli on a house baguette.”

    My description is simply “DELICIOUS”!

    My first bite was an explosion of bright flavors with a lot of spicy heat. I must have hit a large bit of the jalapeño. It’s a good thing I love jalapeños! The aioli helped to cool things off before they got painful.

    The marionberry cider was a serendipitous selection because they seemed to pair well.

    The staff was delightful and I really enjoyed the decor and ambiance.

  68. Taylor Gardner

    A local gem tucked into the old main street of Burlington. We went on a Friday evening and it was getting busy.

    Large selection of craft beers and a menu full of feel-good food! Probably not your take for a “healthy” date night, but if you’re good for a big burger or sloppy sandwich or something else along the lines of elevated bar food, this is your pick. Personally, I enjoyed the cheesesteak spin off.

    We enjoyed it. Good service, fair prices. Would come back!

  69. Robert Lamfers

    Great burger and fries. Beer on tap also good. Great service keeping our waters filled after a long day hiking.

  70. Taylor Gerber

    Excellent Food, plenty of beers on tap! The wings are a must try!

  71. Jen Brower

    Absolutely EXCELLENT! I almost never leave reviews but this place was so fantastic I really had to! Homemade chips, unbelievably GREAT salami burger and delicious grapefruit cocktail! Seriously the best meal I had on a two week Washington State vacation! Oh and excellent staff too!!!

  72. Nancy Sager

    We arrived as a party of 5 on a lovely summer day. Checked in with the hostess. She let us know it could be 20 minutes for a table. She suggested beverages at the bar. We headed to the bar and found 5 seats together. About 25 minutes later a booth was ready for us. We had awesome meals & service. I highly recommend it for delicious food and great staff!

  73. Samantha Dahl

    Awesome food and super fun drinks! The grilled cheese and tomato soup hit the spot!

  74. Matt Strople

    Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Good selection of beers and some tasty food. The marinated cod banh mi is a must try, extremely delicious.

  75. Mr C

    They do have Gluten friendly buns but not alot of gluten free stuff. Not bad at all, nice place. Yes forgot BNSF pass right next to restaurants and it does shack, but fun if you like trains. The food was great for the price. Very large portions I had the smoke brisket sandwich and it was ok. No real smokey flavor and it was not seasoned, nothing a little salt can not fix. Again not bad for a group meal. Update I am currently in pain and to be fair I moved the stars from four to three, I should have asked if the sauce was gluten free and about cross contamination but I did not. Locations believe just because they have some Gluten free products everything is OK but cross contamination and a lot of sauces some seasoning are not friendly to celiac people, so please people do not fail yourself like I did 😉. It is not this location fault the the blame Falls squarely on me.

  76. edward funk

    Good burgers had fish but very good crafted beers here and near closing time as well.

  77. E B

    Great food, great service, and great esthetic. The bacon waffles were an amazing sweet and savory mix. The verde pork burrito was awesome, in both flavor and size.

  78. Ruth Tremblay

    Oh my! I have lots of food allergies and have a hard time finding restaurants (especilly pubs) with a variety of foods that I can eat. These guys have a menu that should satisfy ANY taste or need. From fresh caught wild salmon to elk burger to phenomenal salads and every day high quality bar food. Now let’s talk about the beer…….oh yeah!

  79. Dennis S.

    Pastrami was smoked in-house! Great flavor in my Ruben Sando!

  80. Fred Krusemark

    As great as the beer selection is, the food is even better. The birria torta is amazing! Wonderful, friendly service too.

  81. Mary

    Great place nice atmosphere. Reccomend the chicken strips, I believe, hand cut and breaded. My friend likes to go for the Bloody Mary, check the photos online!

  82. Michelle

    Absolutely delicious food! Waitress was super sweet and on top of it! Try the sweet potato fries they are the best! Elk burger so big could only finish half, will come here again next time I’m in Burlington

  83. Susan Adams

    Breakfast was killer! Yum yum! Go to Railroad Hungry 😃

  84. Vivian Mazzola

    Yes we love the fish tacos

  85. Kristin Luttrell

    My son had an elk burger and my daughter and I split the Reuben, both of which were delicious. They had a really great menu, which it made it hard to choose!

  86. Jeff Yoder

    Been here for breakfast several times. Great meal selection and service.

  87. Jessica Julum

    A little hole in the wall that we happily stumbled on in to. Definitely seems like the local Sunday breakfast spot. The place was busy however it only took us about 10mins to get a table. The staff was kind and personable. Food was delicious and the beverages were next level.

  88. S J

    Excellent food and service. Very cool atmosphere. Recommend the Reuben and Ahi Bowl. Amazing

  89. Tristan C.

    Food was delicious, specially the house cut fries. But I felt like I was rushed out no water refilled and check given super quick and didn’t ask I wanted a box for half a burger and fries left over. Hostess was cheerful and would be the reason I come haha

  90. jessica swangel

    We were looking for a place to watch the football game. This gem has an upscale menu with PNW rustic vibe. We received great service and good food.

  91. Kirsten

    A destination for breakfast or food at anytime of day. Known for their absurdly huge bloody marys. They are delicious though I prefer the normal sized bloody Caesar.. incredible. Why four stars? Last time we ate there it was slightly less impressive than earlier times. Not sure if the food quality has gone down, or if it was due to our menu choices (breakfast burrito, chicken fried steak) which were good but not great. Perhaps the more creative menu options / lunch are where they shine. We will try it again because we love this place so much. Good attentive service but can get really busy. Get there early for breakfast and you should be ok.

  92. Amber Distefano

    Amazing unique breakfast options! Super cool renovated building and 21+ haha! Delicious!

  93. Amber Weatherford

    This is a great place to eat in general but they are also very helpful with gluten allergies and are very helpful navigating the menu 😀

  94. Brynn Palomera

    The coffee was super strong & SO GOOD! The minced ham n eggs with potatoes was yummy, came with a biscuit as well so it was a lot of food! The chorizo scramble was good but it was absolutely loaded with garlic. Like, a toothbrush & mouthwash didn’t help after that haha. Looking forward to trying the lunch or dinner next!

  95. Luke Bohnenkamp

    Great food and service. Friendly, attentive staff. Highly recommend the Korean Barbeque Tacos!

  96. Mary

    It’s okay but they’re too impressed with their menu and the price is reflect that. And I think they miss the point of merchandise with their logo all over it. Waited a long time for two Ruben sandwiches of which the bread was cut way too thick and so was the fresh smoked pastrami made it very difficult to eat

  97. Jake Beaty

    Friday dinner, packed, but not a long wait. Friendly service, tasty burger, great fries, good price. What a find!

  98. Joyce Lamberson

    Ruben sandwich was good. Burger was good. Service was slow

  99. Diane Rochlin

    I enjoyed a burger and fries! Large servings Quick Service friendly servers rustic decor! Really enjoyed our dinner out!

  100. K C

    This place gets busy! And for good reason! The service is good and so is the food. I got some sort of chicken. It was amazing.

  101. Dave Grimm

    I met a friend I haven’t seen in a couple decades here for breakfast, and this place definitely delivered a great breakfast. There was a little bit of a wait, but that’s because it’s really good. The place itself is kinda small yet cozy. I sat at the bar and ordered the chicken fried steak while my friend ordered the two cheese omelette. The chicken fried steak was perfect, and it definitely tender. The gravy was flavorful and chunky. The service was excellent given the size and amount of people eating at the time. Definitely worth hitting up if you’re in the are, certainly would recommend this for people.

  102. david cavyar

    The Train Wreck is a great Breakfast Spot. Large comfort food servings. A Locals Place. Try the Bloody Marry Breakfast

  103. Nicole S

    Stopped here to have lunch with my husband’s Army buddy. So glad we did. Great food and service. Fish tacos and burgers are wonderful. Next time we pass through would love to try their breakfast.

  104. Susie Carruth

    Great and varied menu. I had a Reuben with house-smoked pastrami. Slices of meat, not that pressed stuff. Excellent tomato basil soup, as a side, but there were another handful of other possible sides. You have to check out all the burgers and salads and sandwiches.The wait staff was attentive, but gave us time to decide. They also serve breakfast . . you must have a meal here!

  105. Chris Miranti

    This place is really good. I was in town and some locals recommended it. I had the pork tacos, and they were amazing. Plenty of food, portions are not small, and they make good drinks as well. Would definitely come back.

  106. Kathleen Picton

    All time favorite place! Great service, great burgers, great beer!

  107. Carl Cox

    First time going there,
    Everyone was friendly,
    Pulled pork BBQ was awesome, fresh cut fries,
    Buns are made in house..

  108. Dawn Greene

    Excellent alesys,sandwiches, burgers and fries! The specials ,own smoke meats and homemade breads how can you go wrong!

  109. Mark Richards

    Great menu and food. Smoked brisket sandwhich with sweet potatoes fries was heavenly. Great atmosphere.

  110. Joe Harbaugh

    Great food but pricey jalapeno poppers wow are they good but hot their burgers are incredible and the bruise are very interesting especially the chocolate and peanut butter stout

  111. Brett Parker

    Though I haven’t been in the Trainwreck for several years, staff recognized me. Food was on par with previous visits, the pastrami Ruben being exceptional. I need to revisit them for breakfast!

  112. Ryan Salas-Mitchell

    The food, service, and atmosphere are always welcoming. They get busy easily, since they are so good at what they do. Parking is street options only. But there is plenty. Always a pleasure to go.

  113. Santo Carino

    Nice variety of food options. We had the smoked brisket sandwich and tuna bowl. Both were really good. The sandwich comes with a huge amount of fries. Friendly service.

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