The public dinner train operates every Saturday throughout the year, with the exception of January and February. Tickets are sold in advance and will be held at check-in the day of the excursion.
The dinner train departs from the rear parking lot of the Green Sales Company located at 2172 E. Seymour Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45237. Look for the directional signs on the telephone poles and the sandwich board street signs. Passengers can enjoy free guarded parking in the open lot provided.
The train will depart promptly at 6:00PM and travel to the riverfront. Here our locomotive will reverse our route back to our boarding area. The excursion lasts a total of 3 hours. Check in begins approximately 45 minutes prior to departure. Please make your reservation at least 1 to 2 weeks in advance of desired date as many excursions sell out weeks in advance. Our reservation office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Our office is closed Saturday and Sundays.
On board, we will serve four courses with choices of Prime Rib, Salmon with a Spicy Hoisin Glaze or Boneless Chicken Breast sautéed in white wine sauce. Your entree will be accompanied by appetizer, salad, vegetable, baked potato, choice of dessert, water, iced tea, and coffee. Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free options available.
Almost all tables seat up to four people, with the exception of four tables that seat two. Everyone’s table has its own window in either the 1947 New York Central dining car or the 1946 Milwaukee road table car 201 or the 1952 Silver Sword dining car. Large restrooms are available in the Milwaukee Road car and the Silver Sword. The open air Queen City Tavern car is available before and after dinner, as is the long distance coach car the Milwaukee Road 3200 for after dinner drinks.
New for the 2016 season is the addition of the fabulous Queen City Sisters, a 1940’s Andrews sisters trio. Edy and the girls perform as you board and then sing two songs in your dining car before salads are served. Following dinner, the sisters perform in the Queen City Tavern car all the way back to our departure area. Their delightful sounds from the 1940’s and early 50’s will take you back to a much simpler time. And they definitely are not hard on the eyes.
Ticket prices are $84.95 per person age 12 and above. Children under the age of 12 are not permitted in the dining cars. Prices do not include tax, gratuity, or purchases from the bar car. If traditional railroad dining with a fellow traveling couple is not your bag, upgrade to a private table for 1 additional ticket purchase. Our servers and conductors look forward to serving you as we all step back into the simpler and less complex times of the late 1940’s. There’s nothing like dining on white table clothed tables while watching the scenery slowly go by, as your dining car gently meanders down the track.
Are you celebrating a special event, birthday, or anniversary?
Call HJ Benken Florist at 513-891-1040 and make arrangements for a centerpiece to be delivered right to your dinner train table! Orders can be taken for delivery until Noon on Fridays for Saturday night delivery. Make your evening on board the Cincinnati Dinner Train extra special with flowers.
Available ahead of time is champagne or wine which can be waiting upon your arrival. Just ask the reservationist when you book. Unique Souvenirs are also available to commemorate your trip!
Finally, we are most proud of our onboard photographers Jimmy Olsen and Amelia Earhart. On loan from the Daily Planet, Jimmy and Amelia will take a quality photograph of your party as you board the dining cars. Your 4″x6″ framed photo will be brought to your table for viewing. Photos can be purchased for $10.00 each. Just ask Jimmy if you’d like additional photos printed or even a special photo taken. He can accommodate your wishes.