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South Side Cafe

432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-454-0379
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Ranked #29 of 240 Restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Price range: $0 - $12
Hours:
Mon 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 3:45 am
Cuisines: Continental
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Beacon, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We were on our way to New York City and stay a night in Poughkeepsie. We decided to have dinner here and had a great meal. The chicken scampi was excellent as was the drink the Drunken Pumpkin. Great cocktail. The walls were covered with pictures of stars from the 50s and 60s. Would recommend this cute eatery to all

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dutchess county, ny
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have been to South Side Restaurant many times. We love the fried chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. This is the place to go for basic comfort food and very friendly service (and no need to dress up at this place). Out of everything we've tried there, we highly recommend their fried chicken, chicken wings, chili, and French onion... More

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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The outside does not do the inside justice. My boyfriend and I went to southside cafe for dinner one night on a whim and we were blown away with the quality of the service, food, and atmosphere. Each seating section has a theme (marilyn monroe, wizard of oz, etc) the tables are separated by white gazebos making for a more... More

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Fishkill
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Employees are freindly and effecient and the owner is there being friendly.The food is very good and special orders don't upset them ,the bar drinks were made correctly and tasted good.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This family-owned and operated restaurant serves up the best comfort food around. They say the food is so good, one will think they kidnapped your mother! :) I usually order a burger and fries or roast beef au jus sandwich. Their house ale is terrific; light and refreshing. Their desserts are heavenly. The service is always friendly and professional. They... More

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Red Hook, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

I have been to this restaraunt many times and just wanted to tell people how good it is I have tried so many different meals here all being quite wonderful their soups are amazing if you like wings you have to try these always crisp and juicy amazing. The service here is some of the best I have ever had.... More

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McLean, Virginia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This restaurant has an interesting approach to service. All the servers are responsible for your table. While some reviewers find that too intrusive (being asked every 5 minutes whether you needed something), we found the service prompt and friendly. The servers were very professional, and their joint effort was seamless. The menu is extensive, the prices are friendly, and the... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Do stop here if you are ready for good food in Poughkeepsie, NY. Not a fancy place but reasonably decorated. Come for the down home taste of properly prepared real food. NO fast food. A great find and good value too.

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