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South Side Cafe

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432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-454-0379
Today
11:30 am - 3:45 am
Open now
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Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 3:45 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Outstanding !

If you don't like Southside, you don't like good, quality food..... Or maybe you're an alien from a distant galaxy :-}

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 14, 2015
Peter M
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Danbury, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Danbury, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you don't like Southside, you don't like good, quality food..... Or maybe you're an alien from a distant galaxy :-}

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Poughkeepsie
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a cute little spot with a small bar and seating area. It is in need of a makeover but we always enjoy the food and quaintness of the place. Prices are very reasonable, similar to diner cost. Nice place to meet after work or a date for a drink and small meal

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Newburgh, New York
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I drove to Poughkeepsie to try this place out. I had read that their fried chicken was the best. Hell, gotta try that! So, uh oh. The place is in an old strip mall. Second clue, their menu is way, way too big. Sigh. Deciding to be undeterred, we gave it a shot. I ordered the honey... More 

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Islip, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This food is so good, that it might be better than your moms. I'm talking about a full menu of great tasting treats.... When I started coming here I wanted to keep it my secret spot. That's not fair to Ken Hallet the owner I told myself so.... I'll tell a few of my group and they were raving about... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Diner food... Waitresses that won't leave you alone. The place reminds me of an episode of hoarders and one of the waitresses had on really weird sparkly costume jewelry which really didnt seem age appropriate. Food is way to pricy for the value. Good place to take your grandmother but not for anyone under 65 years old. Will not be... More 

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Kingston, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have been going to the South Side Cafe for a while now. Always great food and friendly service. The booths are nice and cozy offering you a little private area of the restaurant just for you. We have never had a bad dinner there. Often times it is too much food and we always laugh when we get the... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The South Side Cafe has been a staple in the Poughkeepsie area for years. This is a family owned restaurant that puts the customer, and quality of food first. The owner (Kenny) is ALWAYS there and makes it a point to speak to each customer to assure you are happy with your meal and service. The menu has numerous offerings... More 

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Schaumburg
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a charming, fairly new restaurant with an American menu. Hubby loved the meatloaf; I was in the mood for a reuben sandwich. We loved them both.

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Beacon, New York
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This place is quirky and adorable and the food is just wonderful. They say they make food like your mother made, but I would add - only if your mother was an excellent cook! Each table has a "theme" and is kept somewhat separate from the other tables, so it's like having a private room. Everything we have had here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Southside's food is great! Best place for warm homemade soup on a cold day, and the service is great, too!

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Additional Information about South Side Cafe

Address: 432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone Number: 845-454-0379
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Friday 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 3:45 am
Average Prices: USD 12
Cuisine: International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-454-0379

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:45 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:45 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:45 am
Friday
11:30 am - 3:45 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 3:45 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?