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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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Poughkeepsie, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place never disappoints!! Good food, beautiful atmosphere, right on the beautiful Hudson River. This is our go to place all the time

Thank Elizabeth1123
Lagrange, NY
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is unparalleled, especially if you're a fan of the Hudson River and valley. It's right on the river as you can see from the pictures that others have posted Sunset at either an outside table or the outside bar is spectacular, and it's worth going just to experience that. The food isn't bad, pretty tasty, just not at... More 

Thank moconnor
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to find on the road. Hard to find places accommodating our many food allergies. This is a TERRIFIC find! Fantastic service (Maddy) and beautiful view to boot. If we are in the area, we will be back.

Thank Meaghan V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to hit up at night with friends, good price of drinks here as well. Great music and plenty of space

Thank acroft0813
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In last 2 weeks we had two excellent meals as did our friends. the scallops were superb along with the tuna and filet mignonette. The service was excellent too.

Thank youngheart
Poughkeepsie, New York
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cannot beat the view but the food I always think is going to be better. The cost of the food is inflated due to the view. Nothing special.

Thank K T
New York City, New York
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shadows overlooks the Hudson and has a fabulous sunset view. Otherwise it's a bit like an unattractive catering hall. The service is slow in this massive restaurant and the menu is a hodgepodge with no real theme The steamed clams was more like a soup with way too many ingredients that do not belong in an appetizer called "steamers." The... More 

Thank 12345rover
Poughkeepsie, New York
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149 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Shadows is on the Hudson. If you are lucky enough, you can sit with a river view. They have a few rooms of different sizes and decors, but I like the main area best. This is a good place for lunch. We go here for special dinners. We always say we are going to go to Shadows for apps and... More 

Thank Noreen M
Goshen, New York, United States
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125 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was referred by a perfect stranger and took a chance on having a great early Sunday dinner. GPS guided me to their parking lot. Thought I was a victim of my ancient GPS, but it was spot on. I couldn't believe how big this place was and how many cars were in the lot. We had to park in the... More 

Thank jcanale72
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Dear jcanale72, Thank you for your incredible review. I should put your perfect stranger on retainer! As you experienced, Sunday brunch is extremely busy and we try very hard to make sure every guest has an incredible experience. You are proof that hard work does pays off. Your review is now posted for all of our staff to see, and... More 

Middletown, New York
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice evening dinner with my husband. I had the Spinach ravioli and he had New York strip steak. Both meal were pleasant and we finish it off with the flourless chocolate brownie. The view was lovely but it was raining. We definitely planning on coming back when the weather is better.

Thank Vanity87
ShadowsManagement, General Manager at Shadows on the Hudson, responded to this review

Dear Vanity87, We know that you have many options in the Hudson Valley for having dinner with your husband, so we really appreciate that you choose Shadows. Thank you for your kind words, as we work hard on our craft every day to make sure you have a great experience. I'm sorry that it rained on your visit, but hopefully... More 

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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, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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?