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The Sample Room Tavern

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Wilson ££ - £££ American, ,
414 26th Street, Midland Railroad Hotel, Wilson, KS 67490
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (5 reviews)
“prime rib” (4 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
414 26th Street, Midland Railroad Hotel, Wilson, KS 67490
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1 - 10 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sample Room was crazy busy the night we were there so we were told we could either wait for a table or sit on the patio, which ended up being a wonderful surprise. It's a very nice large patio decorated with Edison bulb string...More

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Very surprised and delighted to find a warm atmosphere in basement of hotel. Looks like its been recently remodeled. The wait staff was very attentive. They have a full bar and great selection of bourbons. I had the meatloaf - excellent. Several at our table...More

1  Thank bisonburger
Reviewed 28 March 2017

enjoyed Mexican food special. Very tasty and lots of food for the money. Handy for those staying in the hotel.

Thank Nola R
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service and affordable. In the bottom of the Midland RR Hotel. The steaks looked wonderful, the lasagna was very good as was the French Dip sandwich. The bread pudding is oh so good!

1  Thank Okgrandparents
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Good chef and nice surroundings. Food prices were reasonable and we enjoyed the photos on the walls.

Thank D and J P
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived right at closing and the waitress kept the grill open for us. We had a fantastic burger and a great salad with grilled chicken. Fantastic service and very friendly, competent waitstaff. Highly recommend for a great meal in a quaint setting.

Thank Kvpdvp
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this restaurant while staying at the Midland Railroad Hotel. Food was excellent! Was the best meatloaf I have ever eaten. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is pleasant. Would definitely recommend to friends and will return!

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant with good comfort food. I had the ribeye steak which was amazing at 25.00. I am used to paying 45.00 for a similar steak in the city. The steak was perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. When the restaurant is busy,...More

2  Thank WWtravelerUSA
Reviewed 18 September 2016

After a long day of driving we were ready for a cocktail and dinner in a pleasant atmosphere. We were pleased to find it right there in our hotel. Bartender make excellent drinks. Had the best chicken fried steak ever. Service was excellent. We'll be...More

1  Thank Rick F
MidlandManager414, General Manager at The Sample Room Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

Thank you for your wonderful review. We've really been working hard top improve all areas of the hotel and restaurant/bar. Reviews like yours tell me we are on the right track. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed this pub. We love to have a good cocktail, relax and enjoy our surroundings. This was perfect. Setting still from 1899, but modern. Also they serve from restaurant. Great service. Staff enjoy their work and share details and history. Would...More

Thank ElizabethMaske
MidlandManager414, Manager at The Sample Room Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2016

Thank you for your kind review. We do have a wonderful staff. They are proud of the Midland and it's history. They continually go above and beyond their required duties to make a guest feel welcome and at home.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 26th Street, Midland Railroad Hotel, Wilson, KS 67490
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Wilson
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  • This restaurant is at Midland Railroad Hotel
You have this listed under "Hotels" but the restaurant should also be found under the "Restaurant" category too. People searching for restaurants under "Wilson, KS" would not know it exists. Indeed, the restaurant is even more noteworthy than the hotel (which is excellent).
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