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Bookistan Sep 2, 2006 05:29 PM

Anywhere good to eat in and around Bethel? Any kind of food find, prefer on the casual side. Thanks for all recs.

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    nkmontero RE: Bookistan Jun 22, 2007 08:28 AM

    any suggestions?

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      corky RE: nkmontero Jun 22, 2007 10:37 AM

      in white lake...about 2 miles west of bethel...busters bbq...right on white lake

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        Dim Sum Diva RE: corky Jun 28, 2007 06:18 AM

        Happened to find myself in Bethel (Rte. 17B) this week and stopped at BUBBA's (not Busters) BBQ. Ate on the terrace, the view was great, right on White Lake. The BBQ was just okay, but it was funny because everyone who ate on the terrace ordered the same thing-- the pulled pork sandwich. They have an okay salad bar and make great iced tea, and the fries were fresh.

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          corky RE: Dim Sum Diva Jul 6, 2007 07:16 AM

          thanks dsd...where the heck did i get busters from?

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            corky RE: corky Jul 6, 2007 08:11 AM

            wait a sec dsd...if its in white lake, ny it IS BUSTERS

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              Dim Sum Diva RE: corky Jul 6, 2007 08:39 AM

              If you're talking BBQ right on White Lake, on 17B, there is a place called Bubba's-- call 'em at 845-596-3263. It has a red awning on the terrace and a little "beach" (more like a sand pit) down stairs. If you doa Google search, Bubba's comes up.

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                corky RE: Dim Sum Diva Jul 9, 2007 09:39 AM

                hey dsd...this is getting screwy...if you google bubbas or busters you get an establishment at 1568 route 17b,white lake 845-583-4333...i tried that number but no answer...when i tried your # i got voice mail for chris???

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                  Dim Sum Diva RE: corky Jul 9, 2007 10:41 AM

                  Corky, I swear two weeks ago I ate on White Lake at a place called Bubbas, I even took a picture on the terrace. The terrace looks just like the terrace on the URL you posted for Buster except for a new awning. In fact, the whole place looked kind of new. It shared a parking lot with a little stone building that houses a lawyer. Bubbas or Busters...it's BBQ on Rte. 17B on White Lake, on that we can agree!

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                    corky RE: Dim Sum Diva Jul 9, 2007 11:40 AM

                    i was there last august and it did not look kind of new...maybe new owner...new name...renovations...i'll be there next month

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                      ScottK RE: corky Jul 9, 2007 03:13 PM

                      It's the same place. The lovely women who owned Busters sold it, and the new owners, after a little renovation, opened it up as Bubbas. My parents have been to the new place a few times, and it has been very uneven. The salad bar is not as good, the food, at best, hasn't been as good, and at times, poor. The first time they really liked what tasted like fresh french fries, but on the last visit, the fries were different and poor. Service has not been good, and their last visit they waited over an hour for their food. The owner at least refused to let them pay for anything. On the same lake, but other side, in town, people like The Fat Lady a lot.

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                        corky RE: ScottK Jul 10, 2007 05:45 AM

                        thanks scott...hey dsd now we can get a good nights sleep

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                          pkmh1112 RE: corky Aug 7, 2007 09:30 AM

                          Its now Bubbas BBQ. They did over a million dollar worth of renovations, when they reopened it. My husband is the Restaraunt manager there. The phone number is 583-4333, and the voicemail for Chris, he is the owner of the place. The new owners, and managers, are working on all the above. Wait time for food, wait staff, kitchen staff, food in general is all being upgraded. I hope you will return/or your parents, to test it again.

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                            ScottK RE: pkmh1112 Aug 8, 2007 07:24 AM

                            Thanks for the post. I forwarded it to my parents who then told me that they had recently been back and said it was much improved. Even the french fries were back to the way they were on there first visit, which they really liked.

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                              desirousdena RE: pkmh1112 Nov 16, 2007 10:08 AM

                              just had the opportunity to try Bubba's, it was a NIGHTMARE...pulled pork sandwich wasn't even simmered in the bbq sauce, bottom bun of the the sandwich was soggy, and not a trace of sauce on it. Fries tasted like they were fried in old oil, and no soda was available, machine wasn't working, yet there is a bar downstairs and no offer of the waitress going downstairs to get some. Waitress was professional, yet not friendly. Never even came back to the table to check to see if things were okay with us. But certainly was there to offer the check. Place only had our table and then a table of two gentlemen came in, Not like the place was packed. Already told about 10 people of the dissatisfaction we encountered and plan on telling ALOT more, not to waste their time!
                              Re-modeling looks great, but you will never get back what you spent on it in sales, at the rate you are going. Hope everyone reads this message!

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                                corky RE: desirousdena Nov 16, 2007 10:42 AM

                                dd...go stand on their tiny sand beach...look across white lake..on the far side is the fat lady cafe...go to it

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                                  desirousdena RE: corky Nov 16, 2007 10:58 AM

                                  corky....GROW UP! This is a site for opinions and I am allowed to give mine. If you don't like my opinion, don't read it.

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                                    desirousdena RE: desirousdena Nov 16, 2007 11:21 PM

                                    CORKY: I am so Sorry, I completely misunderstood your post. I was so dissatisfied today, that when I reread your post I was so upset, I was in a negative mood and took your response the same way...PLEASE FORGIVE ME! I Personally have been to the Fat Lady Cafe, numerous times. Again MY APOLOGIES...

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                                      corky RE: desirousdena Nov 19, 2007 06:39 AM

                                      i was scrolling through this thread and i got to your reply to me without going any further and i thought what did i do wrong...then i read your next post...its perfectly understandable kiddo...dont worry about it...back to fat lady...i had their hanger steak sandwich at lunch and it was delicious...i never order fish in a restaurant but i had their surf and turf (sirloin steak and broiled monk fish) ...the best fish ever...what have you enjoyed there?...have a good turkey day dd!!!

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                                        desirousdena RE: corky Nov 23, 2007 12:53 AM

                                        Corky: Went to the Fat Lady Cafe for a secretaries meeting, Judith was so personable, and a wonderful hostess. Tried a lot of different things as we had a type of buffet, set up for us. Everything tasted wonderful.

                                        I had a great Thanksgiving, hope yours was great as well!

      2. michele cindy RE: Bookistan Jul 10, 2007 06:49 AM

        I like the German restuarant off of exit 8, about 4 miles up. They have an outside beer garden. I've never been there, but in the opposite direction is a very casual place called TK's that supposedly has the best wings.

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          corky RE: michele cindy Nov 19, 2007 06:41 AM

          michelle...i think you are in bethel,ct...this is bethel,ny...please dont yell at me

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          jth RE: Bookistan Jul 10, 2007 03:44 PM

          Eldred Preserve on rt 55

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            corky RE: jth Nov 19, 2007 06:43 AM

            on my yearly summer trip to bethel woods i stay at eldred...very quiet...excellent diner food at restaurant...giant portions...low prices

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            agita RE: Bookistan Jul 11, 2008 03:41 PM

            There's a kind of cool korean restaurant off of 17B near Bethel Woods at the Island Glen Golf Club.

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              kyschott RE: Bookistan Jul 12, 2008 06:22 AM

              About 15 minutes from Bethel, Ny there is a great restaurant Restaurant 15 Main, should go there!!!!

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                lookiesh RE: Bookistan Jul 10, 2010 07:03 PM

                Definitely check out this cool Korean Restaurant in Bethel. It was kind of random to find Korean Restaurant uphere, but they have really good foods. Also they have nice lakeview outdoor seating, the view is sooooo beautiful. It's one of the best restaurant in whole Sullivan County

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                  kkbklyn RE: lookiesh Jan 30, 2011 06:08 PM

                  The Korean place is Korean Arts Village - it's an odd name but def a restaurant.

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                  Korean Arts Village
                  2572 State Route 17B, Cochecton, NY 12726

                2. MisterBill2 RE: Bookistan Jun 6, 2012 08:46 PM

                  Anything new or interesting in the area? I've got tickets on Sunday. There is another thread here about Big Kevs BBQ (https://www.facebook.com/bigkevsbbq) which many people seem to like, and another about a Korean place which is apparently be closed. Sorry for resurrecting an old thread but it seemed better than starting a new one.

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                    cloverose RE: MisterBill2 Jun 9, 2012 09:02 PM

                    Although it's not new, my vote goes to Fat Lady Cafe. Can't go wrong.

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                      MisterBill2 RE: cloverose Jun 10, 2012 07:59 PM

                      Some questionable reviews on review sites, including one complaining about a waiter (still employed) who apparently engages is some bill padding.

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                        corky RE: MisterBill2 Jun 11, 2012 09:21 AM

                        thats a shame...we had a great lunch and dinner there...there are i think 4 eating establishments right next to each other...had a good time bar/appetizer hopping on the decks,too

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