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FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR STEAKS:

THE GREAT 611 STEAK CO.
With hand cut steaks and an extensive salad bar, The Great 611 offers something for everyone.

Judy, restaurant owner, "but we don't. We have a
large salad bar with over 70 items."
In addition to making everything on that bar
in-house, the folks at The Great 611 hand cut
their steaks every day. Steaks with names like
the Pullman, Boxcar and Smokestack keep the
locomotive theme going full steam ahead.
The Great 611 offers more than steaks, though.
Seafood, burgers, ribs and more round out a menu
everyone will love. Daily lunch specials and a kids
menu make it the perfect place to bring the family.
In fact, download their app for rewards and specials.
Located on Franklin Road, near the Tanglewood
Mall exit, The Great 611 offers online ordering,
party trays and catering.

540.989.4675 * WWW.THEGREAT611.COM * 3830 FRANKLIN RD SW, ROANOKE, VA 24014
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T

he Great 611 Steak Company takes you
back to a time when dining on a rail car was
part of the journey. Train-themed decor
that includes railroad memorabilia, artifacts and
prints of local points of interest are reminiscent
of the steam era. Named for the Great 611, one
of the original Norfolk & Western Class J steam
locomotives built in Roanoke, this restaurant lives
up to its name.
Founded in 2006 from what was once a Western
Sizzlin, Great 611 has taken awards for Best Steak
from The Roanoker magazine four years in a row.
Their most popular item is the 8-ounce sirloin with
salad bar. Speaking of salad bar...
"Most folks think we have a buffet," said Richard

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a great Monday evening service to the community.
Executive Chef and General Manager Aaron Deal

every day," says Deal. "Without them we wouldn't
be here!"

540.400.6830 * WWW.RIVERANDRAILRESTAURANT.COM * 2201 CRYSTAL SPRING AVENUE SW, ROANOKE, VA 24014

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540.989.4675 * WWW.THEGREAT611.COM * 3830 FRANKLIN RD SW, ROANOKE, TheRoanoker.com
VA 24014
TheRoanoker.com

NOAH MAGNIFICO

With hand cut steaks and an extensive salad bar, The Great 611 offers something for everyone.
From food and service to value and atmosphere, The River and Rail strives to offer the best experience
possible for everyone who walks through their door.


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