REVIEW: Rail Trail offers wide variety of delicious flatbreads, great atmosphere


Hannah Albers

Staff Writer Hannah Albers writes that The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., located in Hudson, MA, has a versatile menu and friendly environment.

Hannah Albers, Staff Writer

If you are looking for a delicious brick-oven flatbread pizza, The Rail Trail Flatbread Co., located at 33 Main Street Hudson, has you covered. Between their carefully designed building, and a variety of flavorful dishes across their menu, they are more than just a restaurant.

Although a flatbread restaurant by name, Rail Trail has a variety of other popular food items, including their juicy burgers, fresh salads and plentiful appetizers. This winter, Rail Trail is introducing a new seasonal menu which includes a stuffed mushroom flatbread, fried lasagna, honey beet salad, crispy ribs and pastrami melt. 

According to the establishment’s website, “We are a family friendly restaurant offering unique spins on new American comfort food classics like burgers, poutine, tacos and mac and cheese to name a few.”

Opened in 2012, every detail was carefully hand-crafted in order to create a welcoming atmosphere for all customers. Their classic brick oven and wooden bar are dimly lit, creating a pleasant ambiance within the family-friendly restaurant. 

Furthermore, the flatbreads are made using their signature sourdough, which has been passed down through generations for over a century, giving it a rustic feel. The yummy flatbreads have a distinct smoky taste, difficult to find at other restaurants. 

Rail Trail does an amazing job with accommodations for dietary restrictions and allergies. They have many gluten-free and vegan options on the menu, such as gluten-free flatbread dough, bread, burger buns and beer. 

During my most recent visit, my table shared the house-made mozzarella sticks. Served with hot marinara sauce, the cheesy appetizer was cooked to perfection. This delicious appetizer can be ordered in two sizes, a regular ($12.50) or a large ($23.50). We ordered the large size, which came with 12 gooey bites that satisfied everyone in my party. 

For an entree, my table ordered the large farmers market flatbread ($24.75), a favorite of mine. It was served with a crushed tomato base, topped with fresh zucchini, broccoli, caramelized onions, kalamata olives, artichokes and garlic, and finished with the house-blend cheese.

While some may be stuffed after their generous servings, anyone hoping for dessert is in the right place. The Rail Trail is situated in the heart of Hudson, surrounded by many popular dessert locations, but ice cream from their other business, the New City Microcreamery, may be ordered right from the restaurant.

Overall, Rail Trail is the place to go if you’re looking for fresh, good food, no matter the occasion. I can’t wait for my next meal here!