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Alex's Railside Restaurant

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201 W Saginaw Rd, Sanford, MI 48657-9764
+1 989-687-2880
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Harrison, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for some good homemade soup and dessert. Homemade pie was wonderful! Good homey atmosphere and great waitress too!

Thank Deb H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

stopped here for breakfast yesterday and it was real good.4.99 for 2 eggs meat, taters toast and coffee. good food and good service. large portions of food worth it all the way!

Thank buger
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great food with family style atmosphere. Reasonable meal prices. Will definitely be back again to eat.

Thank Bones C
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The owner and staff is great here and so is the food. They have a great breakfast selection with generous portions. It is no wonder they have been a staple in Sanford for so many years.

Thank Kevin M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Food has been good but very cramped if you sit on salad bar side. Plus it echoes in there with noise

Thank MrDanRae
Saginaw, Michigan
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

For the past 10 years a group of DC retirees have been meeting here for breakfast every other month, that should tell you something about the quality of food and service! I personally have never eaten dinner here but have had many a breakfast and lunch here. I would call it "Down Home Country" with large portions at a reasonable... More 

Thank LJB049
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176 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

In fact it probably should not be a choice. There are other places in town to eat. We ate here our second and last time a few days ago. Our waitress was poor. She scowled the whole time and could not seem less interested in her service. She had a small area to cover and even then took our food... More 

Thank MichiganDiesel
Mackinac Island
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Came in with a friend for her birthday and got the smaller healthier portion of the chicken and potato with the soup and salad bar. The service was small town(more informal and one on one), and the portions were large. I just wish the salad bar was a little more... Magic filled? It just seemed to droop. When you have... More 

Thank Ohboyshecritiques
Midland, MI
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This place is average at best. The food wasn't special (not bad, but not special) and the service was poor to mediocre. If I were biking by the rail trail and was hungry, I might stop, otherwise, I won't be back. Even in Midland/Sanford, there are better options for the money.

Thank jmkru
Coleman, Michigan
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

We head to Railside for breakfast fairly often, great little restaurant. Owner is very nice and often checks his guests out when you leave. They are also good supporters of the local youth, which is great to me.

Thank Kevin M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Saginaw Rd, Sanford, MI 48657-9764
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Sanford
  • Phone Number: +1 989-687-2880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?