Stone Creek Ranch Restaurant
- American, BBQ, Continental
31 Rte. 376
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Saddle up for Southwest fare served in a charming Victorian setting. Menu highlights: Savory slow-cooked Texas ribs, and the Pie-Yee-Haaa! paella (saffron rice, succulent shellfish, and chorizo sausage). True cowboys can lasso the Volcano (filet mignon paired with grilled zucchini and portobello mushrooms). The guacamole is prepared fresh at the table and Texas-sized portions are available for the hungriest of hombres. Lunch Friday-Saturday, dinner Tuesday-Sunday.
Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2009
Best of Hudson Valley - Editors' Picks:
Best Southwestern Restaurant 2009
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.