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Off The Rails, Worcester, MA

Off The Rails

4.4
4.4
155 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)

Off The Rails brings a little bit of Nashville to Worcester! Southern cuisine from our scratch kitchen, 20 beers on tap with specialty southern influenced cocktails and live music daily. Over 90% of the menu can be prepared gluten free.

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2 people

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Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (508) 304-6411

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Rick Araujo

  • Neighbourhood

    Worcester

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Small Plates

  • 'Dem Drummies**US$10.50

    smoked chicken drumsticks, dry rub, house bbq sauce, slaw

    • Baked Pimento Dip**US$13.50

      broiled pimento cheese, soft pretzel

      • Cornbread & PreservesUS$7.00

        buttermilk corn bread, seasonal house made preserves, whipped butter

        • Bourbon Bacon Scallops**US$13.50

          seared sea scallops, bacon, bourbon bbq sauce

          • Chicken Fried TendersUS$9.50

            cheddar, house ranch, bacon, scallions

            • Maryland Crab CakeUS$17.50

              lump crab, lemon, panko, peppers, herbs, old bay mayo, grilled lemon

              • Fried Pickle Chips**US$8.00

                corn meal crusted, old bay mayo

                • Fried Green Tomato**US$9.00

                  corn meal fried, house hot sauce, pimento cheese

                  • Hush PuppiesUS$8.00

                    molasses, cajun ketchup, house ranch

                    • Gas Station Eggs**US$5.00

                      house pickled eggs, served with saltines and house hot sauce (trust us)

                      • Pulled Pork Mac & Cheese**US$10.00

                        cavatappi pasta, mac sauce, pulled pork

                        Greens

                        Add: shrimp - $9 / scallops $12.50 / grilled buttermilk chicken - $8 / salmon tips* - $12.50

                        • Chopped**US$12.00

                          rustic greens, bleu cheese, pecans, pickled egg, tomato, sweet cider Vinaigrette

                          • Wedge**US$12.00

                            iceberg, bacon, peaches, pickled okra, red onion, house ranch

                            • Kale Caesar**US$12.00

                              creamy caesar, parmesan crisps, butter croutons, baby kale

                              Big Plates

                              sandwiches are served with fries or greens

                              • Jam-Burger* **US$16.00

                                6oz lilac hedge beef patty, cheddar, green tomato jam, bacon, sesame bun

                                • Classic Smash* **US$16.00

                                  6oz lilac hedge beef patty, cheddar, shredded lettuce, pickles, sesame bun

                                  • Fried ChickenUS$13.50

                                    buttermilk herb fried chicken, house hot sauce, honey, white bread, pickles (regular or nashville)

                                    • Pulled Pork**US$13.50

                                      smoke, pickled red onion, cider vinegar, sesame bun (bbq sauce on request only)

                                      • Seafood 'Po BoyUS$18.00

                                        baguette roll, pickle, shredded lettuce cornmeal fried shrimp, cod, old bay mayo

                                        • Blackened Cod**US$24.00

                                          local caught cod, blackened and served over hopp' n john, pigeon peas, trinity, herbs and bacon

                                          • Smok'n Steak Frites* **US$35.50

                                            smoked rib eye, braised greens, fries, cajun ketchup

                                            • Carolina Style Ribs**US$28.50

                                              half rack, rubbed and mopped, mac & cheese, country green beans & bacon

                                              • Shrimp & Grits**US$19.00

                                                cheddar grits, sautéed shrimp, cajun trinity, tomato cream gravy, fresh thyme

                                                • Buttermilk and Herb Fried ChickenUS$18.50

                                                  truffled cream corn, & slaw

                                                  • Plank Salmon**US$23.00

                                                    alabama white sauce, carolina gold rice, dressed greens

                                                    Fix'ns

                                                    • SlawUS$5.00

                                                      • Mac & CheeseUS$5.00

                                                        • Mixed GreensUS$5.00

                                                          • FriesUS$5.00

                                                            • Braised GreensUS$5.00

                                                              • Country Green Beans & BaconUS$5.00

                                                                • Truffle Creamed CornUS$5.00

                                                                  • Carolina Gold RiceUS$5.00

                                                                    Sweets

                                                                    • Soft Stir InUS$8.00

                                                                      vanilla, cornbread crumble, molasses drizzle, pecans

                                                                      • Banana Pudd'nUS$8.00

                                                                        home made vanilla pudding, roast banana compote, brulee banana, nilla crumble, chocolate shavings, buttermilk whipped cream

                                                                        • Bourbon & Chocolate Bread PuddingUS$8.00

                                                                          whipped cream, bourbon caramel

                                                                          Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                          What 155 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                          Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                          4.4
                                                                          4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                          • 4.2Food
                                                                          • 4.4Service
                                                                          • 4.5Ambience
                                                                          • 4.1Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                            Lulu

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 1 day ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Fantastic service and incredible food! We will definitely be back!!

                                                                          2. KM

                                                                            KathyM

                                                                            New England

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined 2 days ago

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Although food was very good 19 dollars for brisket sandwich with fries is over priced

                                                                          3. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 18, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                            Fantastic attention to safe gluten free dining. Brisket was amazing and fried pickles the best around. Can’t wait to try more of the menu.

                                                                          4. ML

                                                                            MichelleL

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                            overall3food2service2ambience4

                                                                            I really wanted to like this place but unfortunately the food wasn’t very good and neither was the service. I had a specialty drink that tasted like a watered down oj. We had hush puppies and the sausage lollipops as appetizers. The hush puppies were so-so but the lollipops were wrapped in bacon that was partially raw. For dinner I had a very bland interpretation of pulled pork Mac and cheese. My date had the Shrimp and grits which he did enjoy. The best part of this visit was the live entertainment. I’ll give them another chance in a few months- if they’re still there.

                                                                          5. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                            Everything was just ok. Wasn’t terrible, but wasn’t anything to write home about either.

                                                                          6. SR

                                                                            SandraR

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                            Not great for dinner, but totally a fun vibe for drinks and music.

                                                                          7. T

                                                                            Teacher

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                            overall3food2service5ambience5

                                                                            The overall vibe was great. I was very disappointed in the new menu. The only bbq was

                                                                          8. PW

                                                                            PaulaW

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            BBQ platter for 4 only fed 2 men (one being my 81 year old father that doesn’t eat much, and my husband that eats fairly average for a 50 year old male) Otherwise portion sizes were good! Delicious chicken tender appetizer!!

                                                                          9. C

                                                                            Chicopee

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience2

                                                                            All the things I wanted on their menu were sold out. The pork tips and steak for the entries we settled for were meh. The pickled eggs were great. cornbread was great. Chicken tenders were great. Waitress was awesome that made up for not really getting what we would have liked.

                                                                          10. A

                                                                            Annie

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                            A fun night at Off The Rails. We went to see Arlo McKinley. Nice venue!

                                                                          11. JC

                                                                            JessicaC

                                                                            New England

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            It was our first time here, and we really enjoyed it! Food was delicious and reasonably priced, service was great, and the environment is really cool. Highly recommend checking it out and seeing a show here! Our only tip would be to increase the size of the burger - 6oz is smaller than standard restaurants and falls a little flat on the plate, tasted good though.

                                                                          12. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 12, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                            This is a fun place to go for music and conversation and southern food. It is extremely busy and I know they’re probably lightly staffed so it was a very long time for service and drinks to be delivered. The wait staff was very prompt but the bar was a long wait for our drinks while we were eating. Otherwise a very fun place for Casual Dining

                                                                          13. LH

                                                                            LaurenH

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Food is delicious. Whiskey section is great. Love new music part.

                                                                          14. KN

                                                                            KeithN

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                            GREAT Place! Need a few more menu options, it's very small menu, almost like a small Pub menu. Did make reservations for a high top, got seated at a low top table. Not a biggie, but why bother asking?

                                                                          15. CD

                                                                            CristinaD

                                                                            New England

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            We had a great time at Off the Rails! Great location and fun venue. It felt like I was home with family. The food was incredible. Real southern home cooking. I look forward to returning soon!

                                                                          16. C

                                                                            Chino

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                            The food was very good and reasonable priced. We went for Mother's Day Brunch and it was delicious. They had a guy playing acoustic guitar on stage and the atmosphere was cool. This is a country music themed restaurant/ live music venue so don't expect it to be quiet. I am not a fan of country music but the guy playing did a good job and it was enjoyable. We will be going back. Good stuff.

                                                                          17. TH

                                                                            TheresaH

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                            Great time. Food was delicious. Staff was friendly and helpful. The food was served hot and a short time after ordering. They welcomed my 10 year old granddaughter and made her night.the waitress made sure to check on us frequently but not too much. We went to the Ricky Duran show and my special thanks to the security guard who provided a chair for me due to a injured leg . It was a great night for all of us. Thank you to every one😀

                                                                          18. CB

                                                                            ChristineB

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                            overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                                            We had reservations and were directed to a high top. Asked to be seated at a regular table was told none available, but they remained empty for 1 1/2 hours after we had to be seated outside.

                                                                          19. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Chicago

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            11 reviews

                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            It was opening night at the Off The Rails concert venue. The food, wait staff and show was amazing! You have a great thing going here guys!!! We needed it! The full package! Thank you!

                                                                          20. RD

                                                                            RonaldD

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The whole night was great. Wonderful service,the food and drinks great. The new music venue was a great and wonderful surprise. Sawyer Brown which is my wife's favorite band, was a pleasant way to end the night. Congrats to everyone, looking forward to seeing you again.

                                                                          21. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            The brunch was so good. Best sausage biscuit and gravy I’ve ever had in my life!

                                                                          22. DA

                                                                            DANO

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Sat at a hightop for drinks and apps before heading to a show at the Palladium. Everything was great, especially the service. We were given wrist bands to skip the line at the Palladium which worked out great. Highly recommend and definitely will be going back.

                                                                          23. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 28, 2022

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            The pulled pork was excellent!

                                                                          24. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                            Service, drinks and entertainment were great. Food was a let down. I’d go for drinks and music again but probably not dinner.

                                                                          25. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                            Celebrated an anniversary

                                                                          26. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            Washington DC

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Family birthday dinner for college student aged son who wanted “something different”. Good food and good whiskey cocktails. Considerate and friendly staff working hard as likely a little short-handed, but who isn’t these days. Would definitely go back and enjoy another meal as a lot of food on the menu.

                                                                          27. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            1.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                            overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                            30 minutes from seated to drinks on the table Food was sub par at best 3% kitchen charge on bill? That’s new

                                                                          28. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            It was amazing!! Such a great atmosphere. So happy we made reservations here before our show.

                                                                          29. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Good atmosphere, we’ve been to Nashville a few times. They really do bring it to Worcester.

                                                                          30. p

                                                                            pato

                                                                            New England

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            It is very close to where the RailersHC play. We made a reservation because we were going to a game on a Saturday night and figured the restaurant would be busy. Decor is fun. Menu options are a nice change. Draught beer list was good. Definitely busy and noisy. Single musician started to play at 6pm and he was good. We will go back.

                                                                          31. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            7 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Was very noisy in the bar area where we sat because there were a lot of kids there! Hard to hear each other talk!! But… the food and waiter were excellent!

                                                                          32. a

                                                                            amfmcooks

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Sue our server was outstanding. The food was excellent, loved that it's not the same old same old food choices. There was a guitar player in our room, volume was excellent meaning we could still have a conversation with our table without feeling that the music was blaring. Great energy all around!!

                                                                          33. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            I went to lunch with my husband, we came from CT and we arrived 15 min before our reservation the manager was really nice and showed us the new music venue area and told us about the upcoming shows letting us know we could buy the tickets at the restaurant. Our server was amazing we had a fabulous lunch and bought 4 tickets for the up coming show.. I can’t wait to go back.

                                                                          34. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                            Finding somewhere to park was the biggest issue. And the number of tables/patrons crammed into the room made the experience less than enjoyable. The food was fine, nothing great, but our server was fantastic.

                                                                          35. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                            First time in, won’t be our last! Food was delicious, Shrimp and grits, fried chicken, Slaw, corn bread, Margaritas and beer. Our group of 4 enjoyed each bite. The live music/ singer was also fantastic. Our server was always smiling and she was Attentive. We enjoyed the vibe and sat in the dining room with the live music. Volume was very good. Parking out back for $5 was also key!

                                                                          36. AW

                                                                            AnnW

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                            overall3food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Food was good, a bit pricey, but good. Went to see the music but was told there were other reservations basically we needed to leave and could not enjoy the music, a very poor set up.

                                                                          37. LS

                                                                            LindsayS

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            1.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                                                                            overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                            Live music, service and drinks great! Food was terrible!! The portions were small and food was really horrible! The green beans were raw, fried chicken was the worst I’ve ever had at a restaurant- greasy, overcooked and no flavor! Definitely not good southern food!

                                                                          38. MS

                                                                            MarianneS

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            3.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on March 30, 2022

                                                                            overall3food1service4ambience4

                                                                            The food was not good but the drinks and music were good .

                                                                          39. KH

                                                                            KenH

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                            Just a great place to have dinner and drinks before heading to a concert at the Palladium! The food is always good, and there's a robust selection of beers and other drinks. The waitstaff was awesome!

                                                                          40. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Amazing place next to the DCU to grab a bite to eat. They also have a great whiskey/bourbon menu and beer selection to accompany their southern food style. The staff were all super friendly and they were able to clean up tables fast so there isn't much of a wait time at the door.

                                                                          Safety precautions

                                                                          • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                            • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                            • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                            • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                            • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                          • Screening

                                                                            • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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                                                                          Off The Rails is rated 4.4 stars by 155 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                          Google Map for Off The Rails

                                                                          90 Commercial St Worcester, MA 01608-1525

                                                                          Additional information

                                                                          • Neighbourhood

                                                                            Worcester

                                                                          • Hours of Operation

                                                                            Wed 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

                                                                          • Cuisines

                                                                            Regional American (Southern), American, Creole / Cajun / Southern

                                                                          • Dining style

                                                                            Casual Dining

                                                                          • Dress Code

                                                                            Casual Dress

                                                                          • Parking Details

                                                                            None

                                                                          • Executive Chef

                                                                            Chef Rick Araujo

                                                                          • Additional

                                                                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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