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South Side Cafe

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432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
+1 845-454-0379
11:30 - 03:45
Open now
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Mon 11:30 - 01:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 03:45
Sat 16:00 - 03:45
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch of Crispy Chicken Quesadillas. I had a couple of South Side Drafts while my wife enjoyed the Sangria..Quick service for food and waitresses were prompt while not hovering over us.

Thank rjpoll
Wappingers Falls, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 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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85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 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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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 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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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 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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162 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 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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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 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 petermU8023SJ
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 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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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 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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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 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

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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
USD 12
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 03:45
11:30 - 03:45
11:30 - 03:45
11:30 - 03:45
16:00 - 03:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 432 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Poughkeepsie
  • Phone Number: +1 845-454-0379

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