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Palace Diner

Map194 Washington St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
  • Food & Drink
  • Comfort Food
  • Late Night Dining
  • Round the Clock Munchies


Since it’s close to Marist College and St. Francis Hospital near Poughkeepsie’s historic downtown, the crowd at the Palace Diner on any given day might include everyone from students to surgeons. (You’ll even find menu choices named for the college — one, the Marist Sandwich, is humongous; it brims with turkey, corned beef, and plenty of toppings.) The Palace — opened by mom and dad Maria and Nick Vanikiotis and still run by the family — has been a local favorite since 1981. In the mood for a late-night egg cream, or a salade Niçoise at noon? From ribs to rugala, the Palace serves up what you want, when you want it — ’round the clock and seven days a week. There’s a full-service bar, and — for a perfect late-night or early morning pick-me-up — custom-made pastries and desserts, plus coffees from around the world

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Readers' Pick — Best Comfort Food

2013 Readers' Pick — Best Late-Night Dining

2011 Editors' Pick — Best 'Round the Clock Munchies
2010 Readers' Pick — Best Late Night Dining
2009 Readers' Pick — Best Late Night Dining
2008 Readers' Pick — Best Late Night Dining

Additional Information:

Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2008
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
Readers' Picks
About: College students here know that in the wee hours of the morning -- or any time they get hit with the munchies -- their best bet is to head to this family-run establishment, where the friendly staff delivers all your finger-lickin' faves 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While noshing on cheddar cheese bacon potato skins, a juicy burger, or a fresh panini, happy patrons tap their toes to the music selection du jour flowing from the juke box.
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