All the Summer Food You Should Be Savoring in the Hudson Valley

Here’s a guide to all the local eateries that serve up beachy menus, plus where to find the best frozen drinks.

You don’t have to spend a week at the shore to enjoy the foods so many of us love to eat on vacation—we’re talking fish tacos, fried clams, lobster rolls, raw oysters…you get the idea.

Clambake

A taste of traditional seafood boils.

Crab-A-Bag
85 Liberty Street, Newburgh
@crab.a.bag
845.784.4082

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Holy Crab Cajun Seafood
32 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
holycrabny.com
914.948.3888

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Tasty Crab House
Suite 3A, 2600 South Road (Route 9), Poughkeepsie
tastycrabhouse.com
845.224.2040

The Boil Shack
59 Wolf Road, Albany
theboilshack.com
518.621.1888

Oysters
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The Bruynswick Inn Oyster & Clam Bar
2162 Bruynswick Road, Wallkill
theoysterandclamny.com
845.524.4757

A beloved French restaurant for over 20 years, the Bruynswick Inn changed hands—and cuisine—in January. The cozy spot near The Gunks now focuses on shellfish: a raw bar, steamers and oysters Rockefeller, creamy bisques, and classic entrées.

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Crab Cakes

In our opinion, the ultimate summer treat.

Crab cakes
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Cafe Pitti
40 Front Street, Newburgh
cafepitti.net
845.565.1444

Charlotte’s
4258 Route 44, Millbrook
charlottesny.com
845.677.5888

Frank Guido’s Port of Call
7 Main Street, Catskill
frankguidosportofcall.com
518.943.5088

Gilligan’s Clam Bar & Grill
366 Route 202, Pomona
gilligansclambar.com
845.354.1161

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Garvan’s Gastropub
215 Huguenot Street, New Paltz
garvans.com
845.255.7888

The Roundhouse
2 East Main Street, Beacon
roundhousebeacon.com
845.765.8369

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Fish & Chips

Hop across the pond without leaving the Hudson Valley.

BJ’s Restaurant
213 Main Street, Beacon
845.831.1221

Brothers Fish and Chips
172 North Highland Avenue, Ossining
brothersfishandchips.com
914.488.5141

Copperfield’s Kildare Pub
93 Clinton Street, Montgomery
copperfieldskildarepub.com
845.457.5257

The Hoffman House
94 Front Street, Kingston
Find them on Facebook
845.338.2626

River Station
1 North Water Street, Poughkeepsie
riverstationrest.com
845.452.9207

The Dutch
253 Main Street, Saugerties
dutchalehouse.com
845.247.2337

Yanni’s Too Restaurant
16 Marina Drive, Coeymans
yannisrestaurants.com
518.756.7033

Fish Tacos

Tangy, zesty varieties with fresh catches of the day.

Hudson Taco
27 South Water Street, Newburgh
Hudsontaco.com
845.565.8226

They’ve won “best tacos” in Best of Hudson Valley four years in a row—including 2023. Their fans especially love the Baja (lager-battered cod and slaw) and Asian tuna (chilled tataki, slaw, kimchi).

They’ve won “best tacos” in Best of Hudson Valley four years in a row—including 2023. Their fans especially love the Baja (lager-battered cod and slaw) and Asian tuna (chilled tataki, slaw, kimchi).
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La Puerta Azul
2510 Route 44, Millbrook
lapuertaazul.com
845.677.2985

Max’s on Main
246 Main Street, Beacon
maxsonmain.com
845.838.6297

Mexicali Blue
1571 Route 9, Wappingers Falls
wappingersfalls.mexicaliblue.com
845.298.8226

Taco Project
Multiple Westchester locations
thetacoproject.com

The Tortilla Taco Bar
38 Broadway, Kingston
thetortillatacobar.com
845.481.4569

Fried Clams & Fried Oysters

These crispy bites will make you, well, as happy as a clam.

Bowery Dugout
857 Ulster Avenue, Kingston
bowerydugout.com
845.331.7200

Brasserie 292
292 Main Street, Poughkeepsie
brasserie292.com
845.473.0292

Le Petit Bistro
2 East Market Street, Rhinebeck
lepetitbistro.com
845.876.7400

This cozy brasserie’s fried oysters are amazing. (Trust our readers: Le Petit Bistro won “best oysters” this year.) The dish is topped with spicy tobiko mayo and a side of crisp cucumber salad.

Ocean House Oyster Bar & Grill
49 North Riverside Avenue, Croton-On-Hudson
oceanhouseoysterbar.com
914.271.0702

Ted’s Fish Fry
Multiple Capital Region locations
tedsfishfry.com

Zinnia’s Dinette
1843 Route 23, Craryville
zinniasdinette.com
518.325.0342

Fish and chips
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Lobster Rolls

The king of all summer foods shines at these favorite stops.

lobster roll
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Buttercup at Bar Padrona
14 North 4th Street, Hudson
buttercuptreats.com
518.945.8224

Captain Jake’s Restaurant
40 Front Street, Newburgh
captainjakesrestaurant.com
845.565.3939

Joe Willy’s
(special) 1817 South Road (Route 9), Wappingers Falls
joewillysfishshack.com
845.765.0234

Kingston Standard
22 Jansen Avenue, Kingston
kingstonstandardtogo.com
845.853.8152

Off The Hook
Food truck; travels throughout Ulster County and beyond
Find them on Facebook
845.663.8266

The BURGER Loft
395 South Main Street, New City
theburgerloft.com
845.499.2409

How do you like your lobster roll?

Maine Style

  • Chilled lobster meat
  • Dressed with mayo
  • Garnish with chives, celery, or scallions

Connecticut Style

  • Warm lobster meat
  • Dressed with melted butter
  • New England-style toasted bun

Poké Bowls

Tuck into this fresh and flavorful dish—and start thinking about a trip to the Big Island.

First Capital Poké Bar
310 Wall Street, Kingston
firstcapitalpokebar.com
845.514.2801

Hudson House
134 Main Street, Nyack
hudsonhousenyack.com
845.353.1355

poke bowl
Poké means “cut into chunks” in Hawaiian. Adobe Stock / Murziknata.

iGrill
402 Market Street (Suite 2), Nanuet
igrillnanuet.com
845.501.7777

Choose salmon or ahi tuna poké—both are tossed in a signature sauce (red jalapeños blended with water, sugar, vinegar, and spices). Our editorial team honored iGrill with “best Hawaiian takeout” due to its many island treats, like loco moco, spam and egg, and chicken katsu.

New Ichiban
702 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie
newichiban.com
845.452.6789

The Poké Bar
475 Albany Shaker Road, Albany
thepokebar518.com
518.813.4018

The Poké Jar
28 South Main Street, Castleton-on-Hudson
thepokejar.com
518.336.4404

Raw Bar

Sometimes shellfish is best enjoyed vertically.

Blu Pointe
120 Front Street, Newburgh
blu-pointe.com
845.568.0100

Half Moon
1 High Street, Dobbs Ferry
halfmoonhudson.com
914.693.4130

Primo Waterfront
50 Front Street, Newburgh
primowaterfront.com
845.570.5656

Purdy’s Farmer & the Fish
100 Titicus Road, North Salem
Farmerandthefish.com
845.617.8380

Order your fresh bites à la carte—or treat yourself to a tower at Purdy’s (oysters, top and little neck clams, shrimp, and lobster). Go big at Primo: Their royal seafood tower includes king crab legs, oysters, clams, shrimp, smoked salmon dip, and salmon roe.

Order your fresh bites à la carte—or treat yourself to a tower at Purdy’s (oysters, top and little neck clams, shrimp, and lobster). Go big at Primo: Their royal seafood tower includes king crab legs, oysters, clams, shrimp, smoked salmon dip, and salmon roe.
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Saltaire Oyster Bar and Kitchen
55 Abendroth Avenue, Port Chester
saltaireoysterbar.com
914.939.2425

Shadows on the Hudson
176 Rinaldi Boulevard, Poughkeepsie
shadowsonthehudson.com
845.486.9500

Related: 3 Summer Entertaining Tips From Hudson Valley Experts

Great Catch

Considering catering a clambake for your next backyard party? Here’s who:

Eastchester Fish Gourmet & Fish Market
831 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
eastchesterfish.com
914.725.3450
On the menu: poké bowls, clam chowders, fish tacos, shrimp platters

Fish & Chikzz
238 Broadway, Newburgh
fishandchikzz.com
845.420.6061

On the menu: lobster mac ’n’ cheese, whiting fish and shrimp platters, chicken wings

Gilligan’s Clam Bar & Grill
366 Route 202, Pomona
gilligansclambar.com
845.354.1161

On the menu: baked stuffed clams, shrimp or scallops wrapped in bacon, mussels marinara

JR Lobster & Seafood
251 Route 59, Suffern
jrlobster.com
845.357.6618

On the menu: jumbo coconut shrimp, clams casino or oreganata, sole francaise, Brazilian or South African lobster tails

Mt. Kisco Seafood
477 Lexington Avenue, Mount Kisco
mtkiscoseafood.com
914.241.3113

On the menu: clambake, bouillabaisse, seafood salads, paella

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Cool Cocktails

If you love boozy frozen drinks, swing by these spots.

Frosé

Newburgh Brewing Company
88 South Colden Street, Newburgh
newburghbrewing.com
845.569.2337

Nostrano Vineyards
14 Gala Lane, Milton
nostranovineyards.com
845.795.5473

Roosevelt Bar
288 Main Street (Hudson Valley Food Hall), Beacon
@therooseveltbar

The Parlor
14 Cedar Street, Dobb’s Ferry
theparlordf.com
914.478.8200

Margarita

Casa Vallarta
Locations in Lake Katrine and Poughkeepsie
casavallarta.us

Las Mañanitas
1250 Route 22, Brewster
lasmananitasrestaurant.com
845.279.4646

Pancho Villa’s
6037 Main Street, Tannersville
panchovillamex.com
518.589.5134

Santa Fe
Multiple locations
santafehudsonvalley.com

Piña Colada

Café con Leche
Rhinebeck and Wappingers Falls
nycafeconleche.com
845.632.1535

El Bandido
196 Route 59, Spring Valley
Find them on Facebook
845.425.6622

Los Jalapeños
25 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz
losjalapenosnewpaltz.com
845.255.9000

Ruben’s Mexican Café
12 North Division Street, Peekskill
rubensmexicancafe.com
914.739.4330

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