I like the Otter. It's clean, open, and well-lit (yay for unsheltered AND sheltered outdoor seating!), and it's a brewery, so it's better than your standard bar fare, both in selection and quality. Priced well, also.
Not too many vegetarian entrees options on the menu (three at most, if you don't count the salads), so I never went here regularly (gets boring), but I enjoyed it whenever I went. Good fries; better than the cheese curds on the menu. I've had the nachos and quesadilla appetizers also, which I liked as well. Typically swift and friendly service, and nice tee-shirt souvenir selection for out-of-towners. It's located in a nice spot, too--right across from Water Street Market (art, antiques, old-fashioned candy, coffee shop), and New Paltz in general is a nice walking town.
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