The Best Restaurants In Beacon, New York

A gluten-free cafe, pasta on a patio, and five other great places to check out in this cute little city on the Hudson River.
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If you take the Metro-North an hour and a half of NYC, you can be in Beacon, NY. Sure, you might solely be coming here to see some abstract art at Dia or want a place to stay after your seasonal trip to Storm King, but you’re going to need to eat before or after looking at sculptures and paintings all day.

So here are some of our favorite restaurants in Beacon. Here’s where you can pick up a gouda pecan salad, hang out on a patio that overlooks a waterfall, and eat a burger made out of brisket, short ribs, and angus beef while you catch an open mic night.


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Even on weekdays, when Beacon is quieter with fewer tourists, this Palestinian spot is consistently packed with families and friends sharing mezze. Join them for lunch, but be prepared to wait about 40 minutes for a prime table—it’s worth it to dive into plates of hand-rolled kibbe and halloumi. The moist and impossible-to-put-down kofta burger is exactly what you’ll need after walking 10,000 steps throughout Dia or climbing your way up the firetower. We’ve found ourselves coming up with excuses to take the Metro-North again just to get another spicy tahini-filled bite and a fistful of za’atar fries.

Homespun Foods serves the kind of food that won’t fill you up too much before your hiking plans. We’re talking about things like a gouda pecan salad and turkey avocado sandwich, and their back patio—with plenty of umbrellas for shade—is a particularly pleasant place if the weather is nice. Homespun is also on Main Street, and is close to a bunch of boutiques and the farmers market.



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The Roundhouse should be your Beacon dinner spot. This fine dining restaurant is located in a very nice hotel, and every table has a view of the nearby creek and waterfall, whether you’re seated inside next to the floor-to-ceiling windows or on the patio. Park yourself outside under the string lights on a cool evening for maximum tourist-and-dog-watching, and order plates of deviled eggs and housemade pasta for a lovely dinner. 

Towne Crier Cafe does a ton of live music, whether that’s local singer-songwriters at night or jazz quartets during Sunday brunch. You can sit on a couch or at the bar and enjoy a drink, or have a meal at a table and wait for the entertainment to begin from one of the two stages. Dig into a grilled cheese with a creamy tomato bisque or a hearty burger made with a mix of brisket, short rib, and angus as you listen to the open mic on Thursday nights. You may even see somebody famous (or sort of famous) perform—legend has it that Kevin Bacon has stopped by.

Kitchen & Coffee is entirely gluten-free, and even if you don’t care about that, you should still drop in whenever you’re in or around Beacon. They serve toasts, sweet and savory bowls, salads, and more—it’s a great spot for a casual lunch after checking out Hudson Valley Vinyl on Main Street or before driving back to the city, since you can grab a coffee and some snacks to go.

This is Beacon’s go-to independent coffee shop. As you might expect of a coffee shop around here, they have a lovely outdoor patio where you should have a latte (or a beer) while you plot your next move around town. Which could be checking out a couple shops nearby or going across the street for some ice cream at Beacon Creamery.

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