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River Station Restaurant

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1 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
845 452 9207
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank SteveM1
Kingston, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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163 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Perfect place for a super seafood meal. Located overlooking the Hudson River, the staff was was friendly. The hostess was so nice. Before seating us, she asked if we wanted to sample any of the chowders for that night. We sampled the lobster corn chowder which was unbelievable. Our table was in the outdoor porch overlooking the beautiful river. What... More 

Thank Rosalie C
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

It was a pleasant experience to try this restaurant. The place is clean, nice and the service is good. I don't know if they do this all the time but while we were waiting for our table we got to try a sample from a varied selection of chowders. I tried the Lobster chowder and it was excellent. The food... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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 N Water St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1720
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845 452 9207

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?