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We will derail your tastebuds!

RAILSHAKE is a local favorite with a style all its own. Serving many made-from-scratch recipes and sauces, along with locally sourced steaks that we hand cut in-house, Railshake’s focus is to bring the freshness and quality of a homemade meal into a fine casual dining experience.


Burgers, jambalaya pasta, and everything in between.

Enjoy Railshake for lunch or dinner. Our menu and specials include variety of dishes from American to Cajun/Creole.

A “must try” is Teffy’s Famous Homemade Remoulade. That stuff is delicious on her Spicy Chicken Wraps, which are only available as a special during lunch on Wednesdays.

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RAILSHAKE offers a fun, family-friendly environment.

STAY INSIDE and enjoy our comfortable dining area, or pull up a stool at the bar. We have no doubt you’ll love the ice rail and our top-of-the-line draft system, which features 18 specialty craft beers from many local breweries! We also offer four video gaming machines for those of you who feel lucky (and are over 21).

Inside Railshake

STEP OUTSIDE and relax on our 3-season patio overlooking the tracks. During warm weather, our patio hosts live music, shrimp boils, and other events. As always, leashed pets are welcome on our patio!

Outside Railshake


Why limit happy to just one hour?

Oh, look...it's beer o'clock!

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Monday: 1/2 Price House Wine by the Glass
Tuesday: 1/2 Price Draft Beer. $7.00 Pound of Wings, any flavor.
Wednesday: $11.00 Buckets of Beer (excludes Ultra & Corona)
Thursday: 1/2 Price House Margaritas & Hurricanes
Friday: $2.50 Captain & Coke


From live music to shrimp boils, and weekly specials to homemade cheesecakes, Railshake has a lot going on!

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Built in 1856, Railshake sits along a stretch of railroad tracks in Highland, IL. This beautiful historic building originally housed a hotel but served the majority of its years as a tavern, entertaining many locals before closing its doors in 2010. In September of 2013, the doors at 504 Walnut would open once again as Railshake was brought back to life following an extensive rebeautification of its original craftsmanship. Today, this restaurant and bar is a local favorite and is proudly owned by Teffy and Brian Beard, along with their daughter Tegan.

These walls hold a rich history, and if you’re curious to know if its “past” clientele loved the place as much as we do, let’s just say we have a feeling some of them never wanted to leave…


Then and now.


Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations. So, please let us know what you think!

See what our Shakers are saying!

Excellent food! The kids menu was perfect. The Chicken Bacon Ranch Panini and Wrap were die for! I’m talking melt in your mouth. The atmosphere was cute and total small town bar.

—Jennifer Parker

Great food (beer cheese soup is a must have), awesome staff & cold beer!

—Jacue Stallard

Great selection of craft beer, great food, and wonderful owners and staff. Mackenzie was our bartender both times. She always makes my wife and I feel welcome.

—Danny Gene

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