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Off The Rails

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4.1
94 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 3 times today
  • 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

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

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: August 6, 2021

                                                                          What 94 people are saying

                                                                          Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                          4.1
                                                                          4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                          • 4Food
                                                                          • 4.2Service
                                                                          • 4.4Ambience
                                                                          • 3.9Value

                                                                          NoiseModerate

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                                                                          • Central MA

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                                                                          1. KR

                                                                            KristenR

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 4 days ago

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                            Wonderful experience ! Great cocktails and food. Good music , we sat in back room but could still hear it very very well. Slow service due to railers game. Will return!

                                                                          2. CC

                                                                            ChelseaC

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Service was and food were awesome and the live music was fantastic

                                                                          3. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 5 days ago

                                                                            overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                            The place had a great feel to it. Drinks were fantastic. We were there celebrating daughters birthday and when they went to order they told the wait staff that they had peanut allergies. Wait staff was fantastic explaining that they cook all of their fried food in peanut oil. The chef came out to discuss it as well. Ultimately girls didn’t feel comfortable eating there so we end up leaving after drinks.

                                                                          4. CN

                                                                            ColleenN

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined 6 days ago

                                                                            overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                            It was ok. I wanted to be more excited. Place had a really cool Nashville vibe, server was very nice. Drinks and food were sadly mediocre and pricey at that.

                                                                          5. TS

                                                                            TiffanyS

                                                                            New England

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            6 reviews

                                                                            Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                            Waitress was excellent and the food was delicious. Drinks were also tasty but took a while to get a few times.

                                                                          6. JB

                                                                            JasonB

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                            overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                            Good enough but not as good as I hoped. Some prices good, rib-eye was too pricey for the quality.

                                                                          7. D

                                                                            Downthesquare

                                                                            New England

                                                                            47 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            47 reviews

                                                                            Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great spot in downtown Worcester. Food was terrific, service timely. Shrimp and grits were great. Would recommend a visit.

                                                                          8. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            1.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                            overall1food1service4ambience3

                                                                            Waited 2 hours never received our food. Ended up canceling our order and going somewhere else. The waiter was apologetic but a manager ever came over to give an explanation of why we never had any food delivered.

                                                                          9. PC

                                                                            PaulaC

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 31, 2021

                                                                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                            New Year’s Eve. Mac and cheese very disappointing

                                                                          10. j

                                                                            jamesf

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything was great it's a little pricey but costs are going up everywhere. The food was fantastic they know how to cook. Thank you for a great experience.

                                                                          11. SD

                                                                            StevieD

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 23, 2021

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                            Had a great time in a charming old Worc building that is refurbished. Food was very good and service was exceptional. Live music (solo guitarist) played at the right volume and had a great voice. Give the place a try!!

                                                                          12. L

                                                                            Lizzz

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Friendly staff. Love the bourbon flight and choice of bourb /whiskeys.

                                                                          13. LW

                                                                            LeslieW

                                                                            New Orleans

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Our group went as part of a birthday dinner. Food was awesome! And I even got a candle and Happy Birthday song with my dessert. Will definitely be back!

                                                                          14. TP

                                                                            ToddP

                                                                            New England

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            3 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                            Loved the locale. Went before a show at The Palladium. Great venue inside - really felt cozy and cool. Loved the live music. Good was good. Servers were a bit busy but ended up taking good care of us. I will definitely be back soon. Can’t wait until the live music venue room is fully built out!

                                                                          15. m

                                                                            mfguilbault

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                            Fun place with live music. Very noisy in the bar area. Service is slow but good is good.

                                                                          16. AN

                                                                            ANeighbor

                                                                            New England

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Love the Nashville vibe! Great southern menu, grits were delicious and collards were spot on. Cocktail was light on alcohol, for $11 I expected a bit more of a pour. I should have asked about live music, by the time he started, we couldn't talk anymore, too loud. He was very good, we were just there to catch up.

                                                                          17. S

                                                                            Shaner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                            this is a critique not a complaint *no spoons served with coffe ,had to use my fork and knife ,did have 2 refils so opportunity to notice no spoon was served was available *sugar was served on a plate with a puddle of milk on the plate *mac n pulled pork appetizer was barley warm and cheese was 'gluey' ,if its supposed to be baked have it Hot and crusty , *chicken sandwich was just ok ,very dry ,could of had more sauce on it ,or a wetter compound *Bannana dessert was outstanding and original

                                                                          18. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Excellent food. All four meals were very well executed. Great drinks. Several great beer choices. Will definitely be going back

                                                                          19. HB

                                                                            HeatherB

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                                            overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                            Very slow service had to request water several times before getting it. Had to ask to many times.

                                                                          20. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            1.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                            We arrived and seated right away which was great. They looked short staffed but all tables around us were being waited on. We finally placed our drink order and 40 minutes later we still did not have them. When we asked what was going on, we were told they were only getting non alcoholic drinks which was not true. Our waitress finally came over 10-15 minutes later and told us she just didn’t place the order. We actually just walked out and they could have cared less. I would not recommend this place. Normally o would always give a place a second chance but this was the worst service I have ever seen.

                                                                          21. U

                                                                            Untiltheendoftime2021

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                            This was my second time dining at Off the Rails. The Shrimp and Grits was delicious.

                                                                          22. JC

                                                                            JenniferC

                                                                            Las Vegas

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            4.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                            overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                            Fun new restaurant near the DCU. Service was very good. Cocktails were great. Live music in the front room. The layout of the restaurant is not the best. Try and get a table in the front room with the live stage. The back room is very warm.

                                                                          23. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            2.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 8, 2021

                                                                            overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                            I eat at restaurants around the world. Must admit that the food here was average at best. Service was friendly and I left my usually 30% tip. But I would not go back nor recommend that anyone eat here.

                                                                          24. GD

                                                                            GinaD

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Service was super attentive and super sweet to our kids. Food was amazing. Great choice.

                                                                          25. CM

                                                                            CathyM

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                            overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                            Food was very good. Very small portions. Staff is friendly and able to make good recommendations. Live music made it worth coming back.

                                                                          26. MF

                                                                            MaureenF

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Everything we tried was exceptional!

                                                                          27. RL

                                                                            RichardL

                                                                            New England

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            4 reviews

                                                                            Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Southern cooking was excellent! Live music added to the enjoyment!

                                                                          28. J

                                                                            Jake

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Food was awesome, staff was nice little slow on drinks but the place was very busy, definitely need a reservation very popular, nice vibe, little louder on the live music side so many things to look at, I park in the parking garage easier in and out

                                                                          29. JL

                                                                            JLMJR

                                                                            New England

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            5 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 30, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Great Food, Great Service and Great Atmosphere

                                                                          30. CP

                                                                            CPLFoodie

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 29, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Absolutely loved this place! From the country decor to the live acoustic music to the truly unique menu! We went with a variety of items to get a good taste overall and were happy with every bite! Fun atmosphere - highly recommend!

                                                                          31. MK

                                                                            MarkK

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Great country bar Enjoyed the buttermilk fried chicken Fried Green ,Tomatoes , Mac & Cheese and Cornbread. Food was very good - service was great

                                                                          32. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            2 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Had a nice meal here before a concert at mechanics hall on a Thursday evening. Service was excellent, and knowing that we had to leave by 7:15, everything was brought to the table in plenty of time to enjoy the food and dessert. Pulled Pork sandwich was really good and I enjoyed the greens that came with it. Will go back.

                                                                          33. EB

                                                                            EmilyB

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 20, 2021

                                                                            overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                                            Servers were very nice but very slow. Over priced food. Loved the live entertainment.

                                                                          34. A

                                                                            Alvin

                                                                            New England

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            14 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                            Visited last Sunday and wanted it to be good. It wasnt! They had one waitress serving all the tables so service was bad. A family let their children run around the restaurant and nobody from the restauant told them to control their children so they don't bother the other tables. The food wasn't good. We tried several different items and they were not great. For the price, I expected the food to be better. Last thing is I ordered a beer and it came out in a regular glass. I ordered a second and it came out in a small tulip glass. I asked about the difference and the waitress said the first glass was a mistake and I just got lucky.

                                                                          35. K

                                                                            Kyle

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                            Food was amazing service was great and very authentic place

                                                                          36. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                            overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                            Overall a good experience. Service was a bit slow but everyone is short staffed so it's understandable. Food was excellent, the fried chicken was crisp and flavourful. Out of about half the beers on tap but still enough options to satisfy. Between the music and the Overall noise from the other tables it was a bit hard to hear across the table but that's to be expected. I will definitely be dining there again.

                                                                          37. DD

                                                                            DeniseD

                                                                            New York Area

                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                            vip
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            24 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Great vibe with good food and drink!

                                                                          38. JF

                                                                            JoeF

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            4.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                            Enjoyed Southern cooking at Off The Rails!! Food was good, selection very fun service was excellent!!

                                                                          39. OT

                                                                            OpenTable Diner

                                                                            New England

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            3.0

                                                                            1 review

                                                                            Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                            Nice time! Thanks.

                                                                          40. BN

                                                                            BelaN

                                                                            New England

                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                            5.0

                                                                            17 reviews

                                                                            Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                            our server was excellent and the food amazing. I love the live music

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                                                                          Off The Rails is rated 4.1 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

                                                                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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                                                                          Google Map for Off The Rails

                                                                          90 Commercial St Worcester, MA 01608-1525

                                                                          • 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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