Hudson Valley Parent's Dining Out reviews:

List of best local family-friendly dining spots

Dutchess County:

Visit this rustic inn called Mill House in Poughkeepsie
A warm, rustic, yet elegant brewery that has a menu with eclectic flavors and specializes in artfully crafted ales.

Enjoy a wonderful meal at The Melting Pot in Poughkeepsie
A fondue restaurant where  you begin the meal with a pot of cheese and end it with a pot of chocolate!  Plus, it has a full menu of gluten-free options.

Healthy food is always delicious at The Farm to Table Bistro in Fishkill
Enjoy delicious meals made with local and organic ingredients that come straight from the farm in this rustic atmosphere.

Grab a meal at Homespun@home in Beacon
A "from scratch, to-go restaurant," Homespun@home provides natural and nutritious home-cooked meals in a grab and go style that you can bring home to the family.

Fun and delights await you at The Terrapin in Rhinebeck
A "magical" experience that accommodates parents with its handsomely decorated dining room and bar area, along with an organic children's menu, makes this a dining experience for the entire family.

Go to the location with the best view of the Hudson River, the River Terrace in Beacon
Enjoy a good meal while watching the sun set over the Hudson River from the outdoor patio. River Terrace has a bar, can accomodate large groups, and serves generous portions at a reasonable price.

Aladdin Cafe, one of the best Middle Eastern, and family-friendly restaurants in the Mid-Hudson Valley
One of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in the Mid-Hudson Valley, Aladdin Cafe provides authentic dishes and features organic, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Call ahead and ask to stream Netflix for the kids while they munch on chicken fingers!

Orange County:

Go and enjoy some family time at The Dautaj in Warwick
A delicious step back in time, Dautaj, a Victorian mansion built in the mid-1800s, now serves a variety of Italian food in a cozy atmosphere.

Get some great food at Daddy-O's Restaurant at the Newburgh Mall in Newburgh
After a full day of shopping, stop by and refuel with a generous menu full of ample portions!

Enjoy some fine Asian cuisine at Yobos Restaurant in Newburgh
Kid friendly, but suitable for a date night, the inside of Yobo feels like an authentic Asian village, which is a welcome change from the cookie-cutter experience of chain restaurants.

Bring the whole family to The Wherehouse in Newburgh
With vintage album covers lining the walls, The Wherehouse provides excellent food at good prices with their fresh, homemade menu. 

Treat the family to some German fare at The Black Forest Mill in Highland Mills
A family-oriented restaurant that specializes in German cuisine, The Black Forest Mill has a full bar menu and an overwhelming selection of authentic German food.  It's perfect for large groups and has live music on the weekends!

The Orange County Chopper's Cafe Has It All
A great place to go and grab some delicious food, catch some live music, and bowl a couple of games. Then check out the bikes and take a shop tour!

Putnam County:

Have fun at this local tavern called The Tavern, Highlands County Club in Garrison
Hearty is the perfect word to describe The Tavern.  Enjoy delicious food in the cozy confines of the dining area adorned with long tavern style tables and burning candles.

Sullivan County:

Organic is always good at a little place called The Rolling River Cafe in Parksville
Local ingredients, music, and art can all be found here!  With everything from jazz to black and white movies and framed prints for purchase, this place is worth the drive from anywhere, and even has an inn on the premises. 

Ulster County:

Have fun at the Dutch-Ale-House in Saugerties
While the main bar resembles a tavern, the side room is inviting for families.  In comparison to chain restaurants, the Dutch has local artwork, light music, and plenty of room to negotiate a stroller.  With perfect portions, local ingredients, and a children's menu capped at $5.50, this place is perfect for everyone!

Make a trip to the Sushi Makio in Kingston
Looking for sushi?  Every dish is a piece of art.  This place is the real deal.

Have a fun family night at the Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
A "certified green" restaurant and an eco-conscious foodie oasis, this place is an advocate for healthy, sustainable, local food, and serves a gourmet menu for vegetarians, gluten-free, meat lovers, and vegans alike!  Perfect for adults, with over 200 types of beers on tap and a kid's menu with healthy twists!

Have some quality time at The Tavern at Diamond Mills in Saugerties
The perfect place for a night out for two, or a family outing, the luxury hotel provides both indoor and outdoor seating and allows children under 4 to eat for free.

Enjoy a high class, quality meal with the family at The Gilded Otter in New Paltz

Don't you love it when function and beauty meet seamlessly?  Sit on the patio and enjoy true brewery fare among the shining copper tanks.

Enjoy yourself at a Tavola in New Paltz
With a warm and pleasing ambience, oak wine barrels, local ingredients, and a live jazz band, this is the perfect place for families with older children to enjoy.

Have fun at this local tavern called The Tavern, Highlands County Club in Garrison

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