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South Side Cafe

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432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-454-0379
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4:00 pm - 3:45 am
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Home cooked meals in an eclectic restaurant of fun!

Pleasing six people at a restaurant can be hard, but not at South Side Cafe. There was something for everyone at this restaurant. It was home cooking with a big dash of fun. From the moment we were seated, we knew that the staff enjoyed working there. Recommendations were aplenty and so was the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2015
sbenjamen
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Ulster Park, NY
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had some co-workers come in from out of town last week, and stopped at the South Side Cafe for dinner. There were 9 of us, and they accommodated the group on very short notice, which was great. We had a long table towards the back of the restaurant. The decor is eclectic (we were seated near the giant fishing... More 

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1 Thank EarthBoy2
Wappingers Falls, New York
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for a homey atmosphere with good home cooked meals! Welcoming, Moderate prices. A comfortable restaurNt with private booths!

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Thank Christine B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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151 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Pleasing six people at a restaurant can be hard, but not at South Side Cafe. There was something for everyone at this restaurant. It was home cooking with a big dash of fun. From the moment we were seated, we knew that the staff enjoyed working there. Recommendations were aplenty and so was the service. From pastrami to turkey to... More 

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Thank sbenjamen
Danbury, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Peter M
Poughkeepsie
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Thank cherylann03
Newburgh, New York
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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3 Thank Nightpainter
Islip, New York
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6 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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1 Thank TomnToni
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank anniesmith420
Kingston, NY
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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4 Thank Nick M
Poughkeepsie, New York
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?