BBQ Train

Board this Savory Train

Enjoy a leisurely 7-mile roundtrip ride with BBQ delights catered by Famous Dave’s and served up by Mid-Continent’s friendly volunteer waitstaff.

Passengers ride aboard our First Class railcars, Soo Line #2017, a diner-lounge car built in 1914, and in the C&NW #440, a business car built in 1929.


June 17, 2023 – Departing at 11 AM & 3 PM

August 26, 2023 – Departing at 11 AM & 3 PM

Boarding begins 15 minutes before each departure. Each trip will last about 1 hour.


Fares include train ride, food, beverages, and museum admission

Adults: $57.00

Children (ages 3-15): $46.00

Infants (ages 2 and under): Free

Reservations are required for this event. Reservations are subject to convenience fees.


Food prepared by – Famous Dave’s Catering, Lake Delton.

The BBQ Train features pulled pork BBQ entrée with sides of baked beans and coleslaw. Beer or Non-alcoholic drinks are included with the meal.

Food is not included with the free infant ticket.

Additional Information for Onboard Dining Trains

Passengers are not able to choose their own seats using the online reservation software. Seating is assigned by Mid-Continent staff to ensure that all the parties are seated at tables appropriate to the size of their party.

Mid-Continent’s dining trains use the long-time railroad tradition of community seating. This means separate parties may be seated at the same table (ex. two parties of two may be seated at a four-person table).

Dietary Issues

Our chef can usually accommodate most dietary issues if he has advance notice. If anyone in your party as dietary issues, when you make your reservation please call 608-522-4261 and let us know your dietary restriction(s). Then we will check with the chef to determine if he can accommodate your dietary needs.