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May 27, 2012 08:40 PM

Good eats near Hunter, NY/Hunter Mountain or lunch along the way?

I'll be going with my SO to Hunter Mountain in a few weeks and I was looking for some recommendations as to where we could go for some good meals.

So far we're planning on going to The George Mann Tory Tavern when we visit Howe Caverns, and Last Chance Cheese Cafe in Tannersville near the mountain. I've looked up a bunch of other places but many of the reviews conflict with each other - it seems like everywhere else I looked is jacked up to tourist prices and very inconsistent quality-wise. We don't mind spending some money, but it should be worth what we pay, especially given how easy it is for us to go into Manhattan and get something fabulous.

I'm looking for pretty much anywhere to go that is consistently good - it can be a cheap soup/sandwich shop or something more upscale. I don't eat seafood but SO does, I eat pork but SO doesn't, we stay away from organ meats and other exotic proteins (e.g. frog legs). Other than that nothing is really off limits - we like Indian, Greek, Italian, classic American, Mexican, Chinese, and so on.

If anyone has a rec for somewhere we should stop at for lunch on the way traveling to/from Manhattan feel free to throw that in too :)

Thanks in advance!

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  1. Try the Hickory Barbecue and Smokehouse restaurant. It is five minutes west of the Thruway at Exit 19, Kingston. Good ribs and excellent smoked turkey legs. Prices are reasonable. It is a great stop for lunch or dinner.


    1. Depending on how far you want to drive, there are some good options in Woodstock and the environs (Bear Cafe in Bearsville, Oriole 9 or Cucina in Woodstock are three that I personally really love), or Peekamoose Tavern in Big Indian. Search for "Woodstock" on this board - there have been a few conversations that should give you some more ideas.

      As for the cheese place in Tannersville, I've been there for lunch a couple of times and had a really great time. I always stick to a cheese plate as I've never knowingly ordered anything else when there's cheese on the menu, but Husband loves the chili there. It's worth sitting up at the bar and chatting about the beers!

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        1. except the ribs at the Hickory BBQ were RAW!!