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Shadows on the Hudson

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176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
+1 845-486-9500
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We travelled to Poughkeepsie from Manhattan on the train, along the Hudson Valley, to visit with a dear friend who had booked a wonderful table overlooking the river at Shadows. Our party of four chatty ladies and a rather excitable toddler could not have been looked after more solicitously by our extremely patient server, Enrique. Food, from my daughter's mac... More 

Thank DeeJackson72
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is not bad, the main reason to come to Shadows is the outdoor bar for the views and the great drinks. Happy hour crowd is pretty good as well.

Thank Vinny D
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the best after-wedding brunch here on Sunday. This is a very popular restaurant and brunch spot, and it is always very crowded. Scott S took very good care of our party and kept the coffee cups filled. The food line moved quickly and it was all you can eat. It helps to have reservations. Wish the sliding doors... More 

Thank Diane D
Poughkeepsie, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shadows has great service, great views and an extensive menu. The atmosphere, lunch or dinner, is whatever you need it for. Family celebration or table for 2 looking at river and lit bridge. Nice selection of wine.

Thank Monica B
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good restaurant. Food is good and place is very nicely furnished. Good scenery. Staff pleasant. Cant say anything bad... cant say anything wonderful.

Thank Blackbird11
Floral Park, New York
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large, lovely restaurant overlooking the Hudson River. While Sunday brunch is a busy time the waitstaff managed to make guests feel welcome and cared for. The buffet was extensive and well prepared. There is something for everyone.

Thank tweedybird26
Wappingers Falls, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was on Aug 14, my birthday. 1:30-4:30, the Sunday brunch. Sunrise deck south, 60 people . Family and friends. The food and service were excellent. Ray, Scott, Morgan, Dylan and Alesia took care of us very well. Many guests were from out of town and had not been to this restaurant before. Quite a few commented about the good... More 

Thank popleesf
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have previously been here for several events. Food has always been tasty and atmosphere comfortable, though I have witnessed several instances of precocious behavior here. And yes, I've gotten the snotty glance in the restroom. Recently, I made reservations to come here on a first date. Well, despite making reservations well ahead of time, we had to wait an... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated our anniversary and enjoyed our Lobster Scampi and Stuffed Maine Lobster immensely. They were both very well prepared and beautifully presented. Our server, Allessia M. was a genuine delight and even tolerated my hubby's corny jokes while providing excellent, attentive service.Thank you Alessia and thank you Shadows on the Hudson for a wonderful, special evening.

Thank PotownGirl
Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for late lunch after some touring. Wife and I had fish tacos , fresh and tasty, friend had crab cake sammie, biggest crab cake I've seen. Had clams on half shell, sweet. See if you can get a table next to the window or outside weather permitting ...

Thank Frankied92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $35
American, Gluten Free Options, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 176 Rinaldi Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-3948
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-486-9500
Shadows on the Hudson, the Hudson Valley's Premier Waterfront Dining, is located in Poughkeepsie, NY. Our building is perched on a cliff 40 feet above the Hudson River and just 50 feet from its eastern bank. This prime riverfront location affords us one-of-a-kind, truly grand views of the Mid-Hudson Bridge to the north and a majestic riverview to the south. The interior design of the restaurant sets Shadows apart from any other establishment in the area. Guests have five different dining areas to choose from. If you choose the casual and warm Sunset Room or the ultramodern Winter Room you will feel like you are dining in Manhattan or Vegas, while the West & South Deck and True River spaces provide commanding views of the Hudson River during all four seasons. Shadows seasonal menu has a broad appeal with a focus on Seafood and Steaks. The goal of the menu is to create a place where families could afford to eat more than once a week and that would still appeal to couples out for a special night on the town. Shadows will also cater your small lunch or dinner party for groups of 20 - 100.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?