Dinner on the Train

An Elegant Dining Experience

We invite you to enjoy an evening of fine dining on our beautiful California Zephyr train cars as they travel through Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Dinner on the Train is our weekly dinner train that will transport you back to the golden age of railroading. Every Friday night, passengers board the vintage Silver Solarium and Silver Lariat train cars to enjoy a four-course meal, prepared by our executive chef. A complimentary bar is available for guests, and wine will be poured throughout the courses.

Please note: This excursion is for passengers ages 21 and over only.

Silver Lariat Dome

Fall Dinner on the Train

Every Friday from September 6 - November 1

This excursion will depart from Rockside Station in Independence at 7:30 p.m. on every Friday from September 6 to November 1. Menus change bi-weekly. Click here to view the menu. First class tickets are $105 per person. Upper Dome tickets are $115 per person. Tickets for September 21, 27 and 28 will occur during Steam in the Valley. Tickets for these dates will go on sale in July along with Steam in the Valley tickets. 
At a Glance:

  • Two-hour train ride
  • Four course meal prepared by Nomad Culinary
  • Complimentary bar service

The food is thoughtfully prepared on the train, made from scratch with the highest quality of flavor and presentation in mind. A Vegan, Gluten Free and Vegetarian meal is available upon request at least one week prior to departure date. Please call 800-468-4070 ext. 240 or email . No other dietary restrictions can be accommodated for.

The excursion departs every Friday through October from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to board at 7 p.m. to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and roam about the California Zephyr train cars.

Ask CVSR volunteers about the rich history around, above and within the very train you are riding in! Excellent service awaits you as servers will be on board to walk you through every course.

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Call to Book: 800-468-4070

If you are interested in early access to tickets, become a CVSR member at the brakeman level or above! Members at the brakeman level and above will receive access to purchase tickets up to three days before the general public. To become a member, visit www.cvsr.org/membership or email .

Don’t miss out on Dinner on the Train during Steam in the Valley! Not only do guests enjoy an elegant dining experience in the historic California Zephyr cars, but they get to do so behind steam engine 765 during the last two weekends in September. Dates for these special trips will be on September 21, 27 and 28. Tickets will go on sale in June along with tickets for Steam in the Valley. Members will receive early access to tickets.

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THE LAST DAY of the Bike Aboard season and Hale Farm Explorer is Sunday, October 27. The train WILL NOT RUN October 28-November 1. The scenic train will only run on Saturdays and Sundays in November.