Now serving Railroad Bill’s L&N Roast coffee

Brick Street Bakery, Plain Talk Books & Coffee and Railroad Bill’s Dining Car are now serving our very own fresh roasted L&N Roast coffee.

Railroad Bill’s L&N Roast is fresh roasted each week by our friends at Raccoon Forks Foods in Ames. The L&N Roast, a medium dark to dark roast, is roasted on Fridays and delivered on Mondays to ensure you are drinking the freshest coffee possible when you visit our stores.

The roast is named after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad. Railroad Bill, our founder, is fond of the L&N line and has familial ties to it. The L&N line was also favorite target of the original Railroad Bill, the legendary train robber.

Stop by one of our stores today and give the L&N Roast a try. Toot toot!

D.M. Register calls Railroad Bill’s ‘The East Village’s best-kept secret’

The Des Moines Register called Railroad Bill's Dining Car "the East Village's best-kept secret" in a very nice write up posted on its website on Wednesday

The Register article had good things to say about the simplicity, affordability and quality of our menu.

Railroad Bill's "is the perfect place to have time-honored diner food that's fast, inexpensive, filling and delicious," the article said.

The Register article goes on to detail the role of Railroad Bill's and neighbor Raccoon Forks Trading Company as Raccoon Forks businesses. Both businesses provide jobs and job training to individuals with disablities and other barriers to employment.

"Plus, your breakfast or lunch goes toward a good cause," the article said. 

The article appreciated the atmosphere at Railroad Bill's created by our nearly 100-year old building (originally home to the American Railway Express Company) and our passion for historic preservation. 

"It still has its original wood floors, giving even more character to the already charming space," it said. 

We truly appreciate the exposure and kind words and want to thank the Register for visiting!

Trading Co. Fall sale, Railroad Bill’s Grand Opening set for Oct. 13

We are pleased to announce Raccoon Forks Trading Company's fall sale event and the Grand Opening for our pals and neighbors Railroad Bill’s Dining Car on Saturday, October 13.

The event will feature several marked down selections from RFTC’s carefully curated antique inventory.

Railroad Bill’s Dining Car will provide the food and drink – including items from the new Railroad Bill’s food truck—and live music from some of the best up-and-coming local musicians.

We are also recruiting other antique, vintage and arts & crafts vendors to sell at the event. If interested, please call RFTC at (515) 809-1715.