Hopewell Junction, NY
It feels like Texas here, from cowpoke-style décor to barbecue-inspired dining. Customers clamor for smokehouse-cooked dishes such as baby-back ribs and beer-can chicken (it’s specially marinated in brew). There’s seafood, too, including shrimp sautéed in tequila, fresh lime, and Triple Sec, topped with spicy mango. The menu is chock-full of Tex-Mex favorites like fajitas, burritos, and quesadillas; side-order goodies include honey-molasses baked beans and cactus salad. Kids can gobble from the “Young Rattlers” selections, and there’s a $10 menu with budget-happy choices like taco salads and Arizona-style wraps. Wash it all down with a lip-smackin’ Margarita – choose from nearly two dozen brands of tequila.