Wed: 10 AM to 3 PM
Thu: 10 AM to 3 PM
Fri: 10 AM to 3 PM
3 North Museum Ave - Avon Park, FL 33825

Dining On the Silver Palm Dining Car



 Now is the Time  !!!! 


TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS to join us in our California Zephyr Silver Palm Dining car for a nostalgic dining experience.                                               

First, you and your group will gather in the museum for a guided tour of Avon Park's History. After the tour your "Tour Guide” will escort you into the dining car where you will be seated for a wonderful dining experience. 


While dining, don't be surprised if an AMTRAK or a CSX freight train rumbles by your window,blowing it's whistle You'll feel like you are once again "enroute" to somewhere.  



  All Aboard !


To make your reservations for luncheons or other dining car events, please contact our



Phone Cell :813-482-4868

She will answer your questions help you arrange the date, the time and your menu selections.


Depot Dining Car Menu Choices

 (Choose 1):     Tomato Bisque (Soup)      Broccoli Cheddar Soup       Fruit Cup                            Garden Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing


Main Course (Choose 1):      Chicken Salad with Croissant     

                                                  Cranberry Gelatin Salad with Cottage Cheese


          Quiche (Ham, Broccoli, & Cheese  or         

                  Tomato, Mushroom, Spinach, & Cheese)

                                                  Cranberry Gelatin Salad with Cottage Cheese


                                                   Ham Salad or Egg Salad Croissant Sandwich

                                                   Pasta Salad


                                                   Loaded Baked Potato Casserole

          Cranberry Gelatin Salad with Cottage Cheese


          Hot Chicken Salad  w/sweet potato

          Apple Gelatin Salad with cottage cheese



Dessert (Choose 1):                Brownie Ice Cream Sundae

          Lemon Coconut Cake

          Deep Dish Apple pie a la mode

                                                   Peach Cobbler  a la mode

                                    Pumpkin Mousse with Whipped Cream

Beverages:  Hot Tea        Sweet and Unsweetened Iced Tea       Iced Water

                                                 Coffee – Regular and Decaf

The cost is $15 per person and includes a tour of the museum.   Tour begins at 11:15 and the lunch is served at 12 noon.    All guests will be served the same thing.     A minimum of 16 guests is required.   The maximum number is 40.


Changes to the menu are offered occasionally based on the season.










Access handicap ramp is available to the dining car.


Arrangements can be made for other special occasions:
Reunions, showers, birthdays, and anniversaries.






































Ready & Waiting For Your Visit

This is the general set up for dining car awaiting arrival of guests. In addition the car is decorated during appropriate seasons.

Event Volunteer Staff

This group of Silver Palm Dining Car attendants were the hosts in October 2013 for the 92nd birthday party for Margaret Searcy of Wauchula. L to R - Beth Jahna, Dana Christenson, Bess Stallings, Thetis Casey, Elaine Levey and Jim Deal.

Event Volunteer Staff

L-R   Eden Dickerson, Grace Hudson, Eileen Sachsenmaier, Thetis Casey, Judy Laycock, Jim Deal, Elaine Levey, Carlos DeLorea, Brandon Vargas and Eduardo Hernandez.

Students Onboard Dining Car

Snack time for Cornerstone Academy students on board the Silver Palm Dining Car.

Jim & Thetis Working the Crowd

Jim Deal and Thetis Casey enjoying a fun moment serving guests on the Silver Palm.

Christmas Party on the Silver Palm

Gifts of giving on board the Silver Palm Dining Car.

Young and Old Boarding Silver Palm

All ages enjoy boarding the Silver Palm Dining Car.

Judy & Thetis Serving
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