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River Station Restaurant

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1 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
+1 845-452-9207
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Albany, New York, Usa
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for a large family lunch. They gave us the upstairs as it was a weekend. No elevator so the older people had a hard time making it up. Our waitress was very friendly and accommodating. The meal was okay.

Thank Patti P
Pleasant Valley, New York
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It has been a few months since we have been here. The upstairs has been remodeled and is very pleasant. The scenery is always worth a visit. Now for the restaurant, we have always had good meals here and that is important. This time someone had a headache. We gave our drink order and they arrived 25 minutes later one... More 

1 Thank Gary V
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Haven't been to River Station in quite a number of years. Came up here tonight to see some friends. River Station now has a seafood chowder bar. A selection of 6 seafood chowders. I had the lobster bisque. Simply outstanding with good lobster flavor and plenty of bits of lobster meat. My wife had the Octoberfest sauerbraten. This left quite... More 

1 Thank SteveM1
Kingston, New York
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

When you walk in they have a sample table to sample there five chowders and soups. Everyone that I tried I liked. I really liked the stuffed pepper chowder and my girl friend likes the clam chowder. If you sit on the deck outside you get a beautiful view of the Hudson River. The food is very good, but the... More 

Thank gmp010359
Poughkeepsie, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Nice local stop for a quick bite to eat. Great river views. Good service and nice staff. Take your other half out for an enjoying evening.

Thank gomcclelland
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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190 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

My husband and I ate lunch at River Station Restaurant after walking across the Walkway Over the Hudson pedestrian bridge. We were seated right away on the deck and ordered shortly after that. Our sandwiches were OK but be prepared for a long wait for the food, even if the restaurant does not seem very crowded. We were there on... More 

Thank seek-scenic
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Dined at River Station Saturday evening after being utterly disappointed at another restaurant. Leaving the other was the best thing that could have happened. Comfortable cozy environment, beautiful views and friendly attentive service. Upon arrival we were greeted with a taste test of their Chowder, every night they have 5 to choose from. All of them were delicious however the... More 

Thank FWS1994
Bay Harbor Islands, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We weren't actually planning on visiting this long time staple of the Poughkeepsie waterfront, however a rude 'greeter' at their next door neighbor restaurant told us that the chef was 'resting up' for a large party and they wouldn't seat us. The 'bad neighbor' did us a favor. We had the rack of lamb and it was superb. A lovely... More 

Thank pbrown4082
Burlington, Vermont
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

I recently had time to kill in Pokip and went to River Station. They do have a wide selection -a dozen or so- of microbrews which I like. It is a landmark in Pokip and their riverfront location can't be beat. Free parking out back, good menu and reasonable prices make me want to come back when in town. I... More 

Thank MK_in_VT
Troy, NY
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175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We were traveling home to upstate NY after a weekend in northern Jersey. As it was the Labor Day weekend the traffic on 87 was horrendous so we got off in Newburgh and on to Route 9. Decided to stop in Poughkeepsie for lunch and drove down by the river overlooking the Walkway Across the Hudson. Hubby had 2 gigantic... More 

Thank JudyTroy_NY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-452-9207

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