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Apr 12, 2006 08:14 AM

Catskills, NY- Livingston Manor, Roscoe, Margaretville Area?

  • j

I will be spending a lot of time in the Catskills, NY- Livingston Manor, Roscoe, Margaretville area (and maybe near Oneonta) the next few months.

Are there any good places to eat? I know that a lot of places are seasonal and may have new cooking staff each year, so this is a difficult question to answer. Are there any places that have been dependable over the last few years. It doesn't have to be fine dining, just nicely prepared food that tastes good. Or any decent ethnic places? I know that the area isn't ethnically diverse, but is any of the food?

Oh, please don't say the Roscoe Diner. It has slipped real bad the past few years. It was lousy last summer, which is a shame for what was a Catskills institution the past 40-50+ years.

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  1. A new Japanese restaraunt Tuna 111 noodles,soba,sushi and all openend in Delhi.I haven't ate there there yet but many satisfied customers exit.Also a new pizza place The Pizza Factory with real good food fresh and the owners are Italian from downstate L.I.??? Korean on rt10 new and with returning customers new Greek in great Chinese as of yet,though FooChow in Walton is good oh and the Rockland House for prime rib,steak etc good, tidy salad and soup bar

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    1. re: scunge

      Is this it? Am I going to be in dining hell the next year? At least I can get good local farmers produce and meat.

      1. re: JMF

        HELL may be putting it mildly frequent trips downstate and bringing well as developing your cooking skills Delaware County has weekly out door chicken bbq(grilled)but with out the spice's,garlicand of course lemon yea get your cooking skills tuned

        1. re: scunge

          Well, my cooking isn't an issue. I'm a chef and food consultant. But I like to eat out on occasion, especially since cooking isn't that easy because I am camping out while starting to build a cabin by hand on a piece of land in the backwoods. Cooking over a fire or campstove gets pretty lame after awhile, especially after a long day of physical work. Also I need some date places for those nights out as opposed to in.

          I saw one of those grilled chicken stands in Margaretville last week, but the chicken looked mighty poor. I will have to check out a few since it seems thay are a Catskills tradition, but I don't have my hopes up.

          1. re: JMF

   haven't eaten here yet where do you cook? and are from? listings

    2. Years ago, we use to go to the Antrim Lodge in Roscoe, which was excellent. I know that they have changed hands since then, but you may want to check it out.

      1. c

        Cafe on Main in Margaretville is not bad -- sometimes can be pretty good. There is a very good Mexican restaurant in Andes (I don't remember the name, but it's on a corner and it's the only one in town). Hickory BBQ in Kingston is great. Unfortunately, you missed the one of the best restaurants anywhere when Yvonne finally closed up shop last Sept. on Rt. 28 in Shandaken. She's closed before, but she seemed pretty sure that this was her final retirement for the restaurant biz -- what a shame for us.

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        1. re: Chesapeake72000

          i liked hickory bbq the one time i went there. but it's not exactly close to margaretville.

          1. re: babar ganesh

            The Cantina in Andes is a thriving Mexican place, with excellent food and great margaritas.

            - Sean

        2. here's a great site with info about available farm produce and restaurants that use them in the Catskills:

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          1. re: hellgate

            Great site? That site lists only one store/restaurant. Although it does list around 65 farms, it leaves out quite a few that I know of.

          2. jmf - encourage the farms you know to list in next year's edition - the more the better.

            there are more restaurants listed in the print edition; the website is getting up to speed...

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            1. re: hellgate

              I guess the website is fairly new? I will send out an email to my farm clients in the Catskills.