11 Restaurants to Visit on the Newburgh Waterfront

Southern barbecue, fresh seafood, tiki bar cocktails, pizza, tacos, and more make Newburgh’s historic waterfront district a fabulous dining destination.

Looking for a meal along the Newburgh waterfront? Whether for a graduation, special occasion, or just because, head to any of these eateries for top-notch food with views to match.

Beso Taco Bar

This new kid on the block (opened late January) serves up Baja cuisine—think tacos, ceviche, elote, and top-shelf tequila.

Blu Pointe

An upscale dining experience with fresh seafood and an award-winning wine list.


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Captain Jake’s Restaurant

A relaxing atmosphere, specialty drinks, and New England-style seafood options like oysters Rockefeller and fish and chips.

Billy Joe’s Ribworks

Signature smoked barbecue dishes and unique desserts (like apple cheesecake and banana cream) served in Champagne glasses.



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Jet Set Tiki Bar

Asian-inspired cuisine, fruity cocktails, and drag brunches shine at this tropical spot—which even has a part of an old plane fuselage on display.

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Hudson Taco

Mexican street food with a twist. There are over a dozen unique tacos to choose from, such as favorites Korean barbecue and lager-battered cod.

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Midnight Ferry

Seasonal scoops, specialty soft serve flavors, sundaes, shakes, and even boozy creations.

Pamela’s on the Hudson

Local ingredients are featured throughout Pamela’s menu of entrées, brunch items, and sophisticated tapas—like tuna tartare, beef carpaccio, and truffle fries.

Primo Waterfront

Coastal Italian cuisine, such as squid ink pasta and raw bar platters, star on this upscale, seafood-focused menu.


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Cafe Pitti

Pizzas, paninis, and baked pasta all cooked up in a wood-burning oven.

Pizza Shop

Contemporary pizzeria focusing on fresh, local ingredients by the Newburgh waterfront.

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