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Good breakfast place in Dutchess county?

Cathy Elton Jul 17, 2002 10:33 PM

Looking for a really good place to have breakfast this weekend. Diner-ish is ok. But I don't much like the Red Hook Diner.

Any ideas?


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    Mike RE: Cathy Elton Jul 18, 2002 08:16 AM

    try Pete's Famous Restaurant in Hyde Park (I don't know what it is supposed to be "famous" for, but the food is very very good and the portions are huge). Pete's is a diner-ish type of place (nothing fancy) on Route 9 (Albany Post Road) about 1/4 to 1/2 mile north of the FDR site and across the road. It is near a florist shop, just south of the Eveready Diner (another good choice but more pricey than Pete's).

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      jennifer brizzi RE: Mike Jul 22, 2002 01:16 PM

      My favorite is Billie's in Red Hook. Excellent fresh eggs, 12 kinds of pancakes, diner-y but great quality.

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      Picnic RE: Cathy Elton Jul 18, 2002 10:18 AM

      Out of Red Hook, along the road toward the Taconic Parkway (about 3-5 miles maybe) is a diner called Another Roadside Attraction... or something along those lines. They used to have good pancakes, and a sign out front proclaimed it. It's been a while, so not sure now.

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        Scott Gordon RE: Picnic Jul 18, 2002 11:03 AM

        Another Roadside Attraction has been closed for a number of months now.

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          Cathy Elton RE: Picnic Jul 18, 2002 11:04 AM

          Unfortunately, Another Roadside Attraction has closed.

          I'd also take recommendations for Kingston, Saugerties breakfast spots...

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          M-L. RE: Cathy Elton Jul 18, 2002 09:41 PM

          Right. ARA closed probably last fall and shows no signs of life that I can tell.

          Red Hook Inn is, I think, serving brunch on weekends; and Beekman Arms does a Sunday brunch. There are plenty of good places for breakfast in Rhinebeck; and if you want to go into Columbia County, Milagros in Tivoli does nice breakfast things and a jazz brunch on Sundays. The Egg and I in Germantown is good for breakfast and has a little bakery area if you want things to go.

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            lucia RE: Cathy Elton Jul 18, 2002 09:59 PM

            Milagro's jazz brunch, mentioned by ML is really fun. I had lunch food, but lots of people had brunch food and cocktails, etc. Also eggs, homefries, the works.

            If you feel like taking a drive, Dad's Copake Diner in Copake is great in every way--food, price, service, clean, not crowded. It's a nice drive, too, from the Rte. 9 area.

            I like Dad's better than Blondies but prefer Blondies for the Rte. 9 diner-type options. A little too crowded, but quick. I would not get anything off the basic menu, though.

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              Rick Witt RE: Cathy Elton Aug 27, 2002 04:53 PM

              If you don't mind chains, Cracker Barrel is one of the best breakfasts in D.C. It's inexpensive, hearty, and the variations & sampler plates are great. C.B. specializes in "down-home" style meals. The biscuits are incredible (with white gravy if you want it). It's friendly and clean as well.

              I love a fancy brunch, etc., as much as the next chow-hound, but C.B. makes me feel like I'm home.

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