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#67906 - 04/22/13 09:35 PM Eating in New Paltz
paulraphael Offline
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Registered: 01/22/02
Posts: 321
Loc: New York, NY
What's going on?

I've been away for a couple of years, and now it seems the restaurants are as the same as ever, but now cost twice as much as similar food in Manhattan.

I'm not pointing the finger at individual restaurants; it seems universal. I assume there's some underlying economic something or other.

Speculation aside, where do you like to eat pre- or post- climb when you're feeling fiscally challenged?

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#67935 - 04/24/13 04:05 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: paulraphael]
rustyrabbit Online   content
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 168
Loc: village of new paltz
Well, I live in NPZ, so I can go home for lunch after climbing. But I do eat out in many places in town, and can see why you feel this way. Prices have risen steadily in the town's establishments, although quality seems to be the same.

If you are fiscally challenged, then getting something to-go and eating on a bench has got to be the cheapest. Mexicali Blue has superb burritos, and as long as the line isn't too long, it's fairly fast for cooked to order items. Cajun Pork is a good value at $8.00. Six years ago, it was about $6.00, but that's not an unexpected price increase.

The Gilded Otter has great beer, but the menu, with the exception of them adding chicken tenders as an option to their salads, has not changed hardly at all since they opened. Same pizzas, same everything. For large parties, some sides like french fries can be cold when all nine plates come out.

Yanni's has fine Greek items, the Souvlaki platter is not expensive. Good soups when its cold.

Jack's Meat Market makes fantastic sandwiches, but it gets crowded, and it can take 10-15 minutes to get through there.

Further up Main Street is Main Course, which doesn't have a permit for food served, so you order at the counter and pick up. Good platters, a bit more expensive, and a relaxed environment.

There are lots of places for pizza. Rocco's at the Stop N Shop plaza has great buffalo chicken slices, Rino's across the street at Cherry Hill has good slices, La Bella near the Middle School has great everything. The rest seem somewhat college-towney average.

Shea O'Briens, at the site of the former Rascals, is Irish in theme, and gets pricey fast.

There are certainly lots of other places, but here are a few ideas. I may not notice the incremental price increases as you do coming back after some time, but you can still eat well for not a ton of money in New Paltz.
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#67945 - 04/25/13 01:07 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: rustyrabbit]
crimpy Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 330
Loc: Wawarsing
karma road still offers the "affordabowl" about five bucks.
we also go to stop and shop sometimes and get fruit and cliff bars etc.

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#67950 - 04/25/13 06:13 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: crimpy]
RangerRob Offline
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Registered: 06/06/00
Posts: 3765
Loc: Ulster County, NY
Burger King

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#67952 - 04/25/13 11:51 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: RangerRob]
crimpy Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
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Loc: Wawarsing
that new soda machine is awesome!

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#67956 - 04/26/13 05:57 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: crimpy]
phlan Offline

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Registered: 02/11/00
Posts: 2778
Loc: Gardiner, NY
here I have to weigh in with my old favorite NP institution: Barnaby's. the major attractant here used to be chicken wings - the best in town, in fact the best anywhere! now I only seldom eat them anymore but there we are in town my wife and I on a dinner date and I suggest Barnaby's (me thinking wings!) and she goes along with it so we walk over there and get a seat. we order and my wife found something she liked but next thing the waitress says "We Don't Have Chicken Wings!" major blow for me. so... don't go there for the chicken wings folks!! all that said, we did get decent food for a decent price, we were both quite satisfied. but Barnaby's, if you are reading this, PLEASE bring back those awesome wings you once had. what restaurant is complete without them?
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#67971 - 04/29/13 06:43 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: phlan]
crimpy Offline
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Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 330
Loc: Wawarsing
if your at waterworks head to the last bite!

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#67973 - 04/29/13 08:33 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: crimpy]
SethG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 709
Loc: NYC
What is the deal at Waterworks these days? Do you still need an appointment?
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#67989 - 05/01/13 02:20 AM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: phlan]
Timbo Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
Posts: 694
Loc: Delaware
I'll second Barnaby's. Went to a wedding rehearsal dinner there last August and had a really excellent piece of fish ay a very reasonable price.

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#67992 - 05/01/13 08:11 PM Re: Eating in New Paltz [Re: Timbo]
Mike Rawdon Offline

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Registered: 11/29/99
Posts: 4276
Loc: Poughkeepsie
The best place to eat in New Paltz isn't in New Paltz. It's the Red Brick Tavern in Rosendale. Less than 10 minutes away and plenty of seating on the weekends (when every eaterie in NP has a long wait).

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