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94 Orange Tpke, Sloatsburg, NY 10974-1906
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

Must have the chicken pot pie...all the Irish fare is excellent...fast service with a smile Great Irish Music on Sundays Lots of TV's

Thank Jacqueline C
Monroe, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Thursday night special: Buy one get on free pizza in the bar area. Buffalo chicken pizza was awesome. Great small town atmosphere. Really had a good time! Fries are excellent!!!

Thank RobinT321
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Have been there for lunch and the food,wait staff and service were all spot on.I had the fish and chips,prepared perfectly.Crisp and delicious.

Thank Gruna S
Suffern, New York
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

Characters is located in an older building which at the turn of the last century was also a hotel. The menu, while large, consists mostly of familiar American dishes. There are also approximately 6 Irish dishes as well as a pizza selection. The atmosphere is homey and most likely has not been updated for decades. The customers appear to be... More 

Thank Steven K
United States
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

I am sorry that i have to repeat my review again this restaurant because by mistake i review this restaurant as an attraction on the area of seven Lakes.Anyway we went there on Sunday to watch the AFL final.I thought with name that the have like a dine and show kind but it is a sports bar and i guess... More 

Thank Chrischris111
Columbus, Georgia
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We stopped here for dinner on a Friday evening on our way home from apple picking in Warwick. We were seated promptly at a comfortable table. The dining room is slightly dark but cozy. The service was attentive and friendly, and we did not have to wait long for our appetizer nor our entrees. When we emptied our bread basket,... More 

Thank GAMommy8
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Has both lively bar and nice casual dining room. Large variety of food ranging from pub fare to Italian. Stopped by on a busy Sunday night and still got great service - very friendly waitstaff. Chicken francese and chicken pot pie were both good. Prices on kids meals and side dishes were very reasonable. Nice dependable stop in this area.

Thank AreYouNotEntertained
Suffern, New York
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We live only about 10 minute drive from here but have never ventured in to try it. Read some reviews here and heard from friends and decided we should give it a go. We were definitely not disappointed. Somewhat local but also very comfortable. Went for dinner on a Saturday evening and it was not packed but, quite a few... More 

Bethlehem, NH
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have eaten here several times when in the area. They are located right near the Sloatsburg Train Station, a small commuter stop, not far from Seven Lakes Drive that takes you to Harriman State Park. Inside you have a choice of the bar or the dining room. The bar is a cross between an Irish bar and a sports... More 

Thank vspiotti
Mahwah, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We arrived at Characters for a late lunch/early dinner after an 8+ mile hike. We called ahead to let them know that we would be a party of 20. When we got there the table was ready and we were promptly seated. The waitress was very attentive; she even gave us individual checks. They took our food and drink orders... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, American, Irish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Orange Tpke, Sloatsburg, NY 10974-1906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Sloatsburg
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