The Riverstation – Poughkeepsie, NY

I took Lena for a little walk over the Hudson river on the Walkway Over The Hudson.  We saw the sights, got some exercise, picked some leaves on both sides and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  After this we decided on a late lunch, but we wanted something small and quick as we had a dinner waiting for us as well.

We settled on The Riverstation, a little place on the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, by the Amtrak station.  It doesn’t look like much from the outside and the inside it looks like a basic pub, where you go, have a drink, watch the game and enjoy time with your friends.

IMG_2420The view sitting on the outside balcony was pretty nice, with a view of the Mid-Hudson Bridge and the changing colors of the leaves.

As soon as we walked in the first thing we were asked was, “Would you like to sample some chowder?”  Apparently, they have their signature New England Clam Chowder and four other chowders every day here.  The four rotates daily, and today we had our choice of Bacon Cheeseburger, Bavarian Sausage, Manhattan Clam or Lobster and Roasted Corn Chowder.  We samples the Lobster and Bacon Cheeseburger.  Not bad at all.  More later though.

The menu was pretty simple for lunch, burgers, some entrees, etc, but what was interesting was that there was an Oktoberfest menu created by the chef.  Who knew?  German food in a place like this.

There was a Weisswurst platter, Schnitzel and Roasted Pork with Crackling.  And then there was also Sauerbraten.

So we decided to split the Sauerbraten, as it had been a long time since we had it.


The beef was very tender, the red cabbage braised nicely and the spaetzle was quite nice, not too doughy as well.  Not a bad rendition of it.  A little unexpected to find this here.

Then, I liked the taste of the Lobster and Roasted Corn Chowder so much, I went for a cup of it.

IMG_2408It wasn’t too creamy or rich, but the taste of lobster and corn did come through.  A real good rendition.

This is a pretty decent place to stop and grab a quick meal.  The regular menu is not gourmet by any means, but you find some unexpected things, like an Oktoberfest menu!


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