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Aug 2, 2011 08:48 AM

Fishkill/Pouhkeepisie Recs

I will be spending the weekend in the area, are there any "don't miss" spots?
Thanks in advance

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  1. Aroma Osteria and its sister restaurant Il Barriloto

    both incredible.

    Aroma Osteria
    114 Old Post Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

    1. Pamela's Java Hut is a nice place for brunch. You might also want to grab a quick bite at Palace Dumpling (hole in the wall dumpling place) or a sit down meal at Formosa Cuisine. I think Aroma Osteria is wonderful. Their roasted chicken special is the best chicken dish that I've had in this area. Crave and The Artist's Palate are also very good. Lola's Cafe (run by the owners of Crave) is a great place to pick up lunch if you're around the Walkway in Poughkeepsie.

      Aroma Osteria
      114 Old Post Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

      Pamela's Java Hut
      1097 Main St, Fishkill, NY 12524

      The Artist's Palate
      307 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

      Formosa Cuisine
      11 Marist Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

      1. Don't miss spots in general would depend on the type of cuisine you're looking for, but if you're open to anything, I second the Aroma Osteria and Il Barriloto recs for a nice dinner. Beacon, just south of Fishkill, has a couple of great spots - Poppy's for amazingly delicious burgers made with locally grass fed beef and Zora Dora Paleteria for homemade ice pops that have unique and yummy flavors - they are pretty much right across the street from each other. Max's on Main in Beacon has bar food with a bit of a twist, one of the better casual places in the area. I like the Tomato Cafe in Fishkill, their pizza is fresh and very good. Cafe Maya in Wappingers Falls/Fishkill (2 locations) or Mole Mole in Poughkeepsie both have great Mexican - authentic, not the TexMex kind.

        1. For a great setting on a deck right on the Hudson, go to Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie. The food is good but the setting is everything. Reasonably priced menu, with something for everyone. Particularly with the low humidity forecast for the weekend!

          1. Hi, I guess I am the only one that thinks Aroma is not that great - I have never been impressed while so many people rave about it - all my dinners have just been "ok."
            Cibo and The Tomato Cafe get my votes for great lunch -

            In Poughkeepsie, I also highly recommend Artist's Palate and have been hearing great things about Brasserie 292.

            If you are looking to eat outside by the water, I also recommend Shadows, River Station or Andy's Place - while certainly not gourmet by any stretch, you will get a pretty tasty casual meal with a nice view.......

            Let us know where you pick!

            Andy's Place
            45 Dutchess Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

            The Artist's Palate
            307 Main St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

            1126 Main St Ste 1E, Fishkill, NY 12524