This entry refers to a departed business — a business that has closed or left town. Information here is mostly for historical reference.

Former Location
1820-F 41st Ave, Capitola, CA, 95010
(831) 475-0150
Dan Misko.
Business Lifespan
September 1998-2009.
Price range
(Prices for "average" entrees)

The Train Place Deli makes award winning sandwiches that can be enjoyed while watching the G-scale toy trains that run through the dining area. The restaurant first opened on Scotts Valley Drive in Scotts Valley, but outgrew that location and moved to its current spot.


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2010-12-10 11:13:34   Does anyone know WHERE this guy went? My SON loved it? And they DID have great food! Did I mention Beer??? Where could he possible have packed up and gone with all those trains???? And they were so clean too! :((( where are you Train Deli ????? —

2010-12-10 14:49:03   Dan —aka Boxcar— sold the place in 2006 (I think). The train equipment was the property of different people. The new owner let them have the trains in the building. When he quit the lease, the owners of the train stuff came and took it home. If you want to see model trains now, the Santa Cruz County fairgrounds have a train set-up in one of the buildings. —

2011-03-06 15:10:48   I miss the Train Place Deli, it was a wonderful restaurant. Terrific Pastrami sandwiches and a host of other great food items, plus the train exhibit. It was a great place to relax for lunch. —

2012-09-05   I miss everyone!  I built The Train place for family fun.  Selling it was sad but I was just burned out.  I am truly sorry the last owners closed it but I am sure they had reasons.  To all who supported me a great big THANK YOU!  --Dan