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South Side Cafe

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432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
11:30 am - 3:45 am
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All hours
Mon 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:45 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 3:45 am
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Wappingers Falls, New York
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

A friend and I went there on St Patrick's Day to order corned beef & cabbage. More than disappointing...I wish I had taken a picture of the plate. Clearly not homemade. Corned beef was very thinly by machine, very little cabbage, a pile of tiny diced carrots, the potatoes were peeled and uniformly sliced. Appeared to be and tasted like... More 

Thank 06880sm
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

It' s just too bad that I am unable to give no star! Reading the " rave" reviews you'd think the food would be good! Not even close. My friend and I went for dinner for St. Patrick 's day thinking we would have a nice corn beef n cabbage dinner, what a disappointment. I had the Ruben, bread was... More 

3 Thank cgalow
Ulster Park, NY
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

We had some co-workers come in from out of town last week, and stopped at the South Side Cafe for dinner. There were 9 of us, and they accommodated the group on very short notice, which was great. We had a long table towards the back of the restaurant. The decor is eclectic (we were seated near the giant fishing... More 

2 Thank EarthBoy2
Wappingers Falls, New York
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92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for a homey atmosphere with good home cooked meals! Welcoming, Moderate prices. A comfortable restaurNt with private booths!

Thank Christine B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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154 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015

Pleasing six people at a restaurant can be hard, but not at South Side Cafe. There was something for everyone at this restaurant. It was home cooking with a big dash of fun. From the moment we were seated, we knew that the staff enjoyed working there. Recommendations were aplenty and so was the service. From pastrami to turkey to... More 

Thank sbenjamen
Danbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2015

If you don't like Southside, you don't like good, quality food..... Or maybe you're an alien from a distant galaxy :-}

1 Thank Peter M
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a cute little spot with a small bar and seating area. It is in need of a makeover but we always enjoy the food and quaintness of the place. Prices are very reasonable, similar to diner cost. Nice place to meet after work or a date for a drink and small meal

Thank cherylann03
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I drove to Poughkeepsie to try this place out. I had read that their fried chicken was the best. Hell, gotta try that! So, uh oh. The place is in an old strip mall. Second clue, their menu is way, way too big. Sigh. Deciding to be undeterred, we gave it a shot. I ordered the honey... More 

5 Thank Nightpainter
Islip, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2014

This food is so good, that it might be better than your moms. I'm talking about a full menu of great tasting treats.... When I started coming here I wanted to keep it my secret spot. That's not fair to Ken Hallet the owner I told myself so.... I'll tell a few of my group and they were raving about... More 

1 Thank TomnToni
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2014

Diner food... Waitresses that won't leave you alone. The place reminds me of an episode of hoarders and one of the waitresses had on really weird sparkly costume jewelry which really didnt seem age appropriate. Food is way to pricy for the value. Good place to take your grandmother but not for anyone under 65 years old. Will not be... More 

3 Thank anniesmith420

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 3:45 am
11:30 am - 3:45 am
11:30 am - 3:45 am
11:30 am - 3:45 am
4:00 pm - 3:45 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: 845-454-0379

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