Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Historic Village Diner in Red Hook

After walking over the Hudson we traveled farther up into the Hudson Valley, to explore the towns of Red Hook and Tivoli. While in Red Hook we ate at this diner, which is actually an official historic landmark.

It was once called the Halfway Diner, when it was on Rt. 9, about halfway between New York City and Albany. (More on its history here.)

Inside it's pretty classic, with the obligatory counter, stools, cake stands, and pastries wrapped in plastic. The menu had a few pleasant surprises, like a black bean burger, sweet potato fries, and a decent-looking salad bar.

I'm not sure why Dave is giving me the crazy eye in this picture. Maybe he's thinking about the fried pickles that are coming his way.


  1. How were the fried pickles? They sound good, plus its almost lunch time for me :-)

  2. I'm not a fan of pickles but according to Dave they were pretty good.