Robertsdale, Alabama: Derailed Diner

Train disaster-themed eatery -- with askew train cars and debris. No fatalities.
Address:
27801 County Rd 64, Robertsdale, AL
Directions:
I-10 exit 53 at Robertsdale, Alabama. On the N.W. corner of I-10 and Co. Rd. 64 at the Oasis gas station.
Phone:
251-960-1152
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Derailed Diner. Derailed Diner

You must stop by. The food is great. The most eclectic place to eat -- the place is so fun. Pictures don't do it justice.

[James The Route Pro, 06/30/2013]
Derailed Diner

It's right off of I-10 on the westbound side. This roadside attraction was on our list of stops, but we axed it early on because of the bad food reviews I read. We found ourselves stopping here anyway because a Subway is in the same building. There was also some local fried chicken place, Chester's Chicken or something like that. The derailed diner is part of a larger truck shop, and has a very large shop inside with everything from clothes to shot glasses to dolls to saddle bar stools.

[Tammy C., 11/11/2012]

You should never let food reviews stop you from visiting an eatery that went to the trouble of simulating a trail wreck.

Derailed Diner

The diner is a part of the Oasis truck stop. Nostalgia abounds. Every table in the train car has a glass top, with nostalgic items displayed under the glass. The walls are decorated with items from many generations. The food is good, but not great. Given the cool decor, it doesn't have to be. It's definitely worth a stop and a meal.

[Alex, 02/05/2012]
Derailed Diner. Derailed Diner

I'd driven by this quirky little diner several times and finally stopped in for dinner. While the menu looks interesting enough, I can't say a single positive thing about the food. Derailed certainly does plenty to lure you in, but does NOTHING to make you want to return.

I recommend stopping there for a bathroom break and photo opp.

[Pensacola, 05/01/2011]

We list this attraction solely for its novel exterior train wreck architecture.

Derailed diner. Derailed Diner

This is a truck stop diner with a twist. "A little bit off the beaten track." Outside it looks like a train has derailed and a couple of boxcars crashed through the walls into the parking lot. Inside has a school bus (Of which the backdoor of the bus is the exit from the kitchen to the dining room). Some of the tables are made to look like you are eating off the lowered tailgate of pickup trucks. This is all done very well and is worth a peek. We did not eat here so cannot say anything about the food.

[Mike, 03/30/2010]

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