Beacon Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Beacon

April 15, 2018 Chanda Heide

Beacon, New York is about 90 minutes north of New York City. It features the huge contemporary art museum, Dia:Beacon. It also has galleries and shops along the quaint Main Street. You can take the Metro-North commuter rail and walk into town. Rent a bike to explore the Victorian homes.
Things to do in Beacon

1. Kitchen Sink Food & Drink

157 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-2705 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 845-765-0240
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Kitchen Sink Food & Drink

Reviewed By Where2next629 - Rockaway Park, New York

We enjoyed a meal with friends at this restaurant; menu had some unusual items that you don't see such as kreplach. Menu is seasonal. We tried the kreplach, charred broccoli, eggplant & burrata, grandma's brisket grilled cheese. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Portions are somewhat small. Make a reservation, this place fills up as soon as they open. Quality food prepared very well. Would go back.

2. Ella's Bellas

418 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-3306 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 845-765-8502
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Ella's Bellas

Reviewed By James W - Somers, New York

Stopped by here while biking through Beacon, and had a coffee and a bite to eat. The cookie I had was pretty good, although the coffee seemed rather average. There are many vegan and gluten-free options (I think most/all items are gluten-free), for those on restricted diets. Would definitely stop by again if in the area.

3. Glazed Over Donuts

315 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-3018 Takeout, Seating American +1 845-765-0505
Excellent
88%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Glazed Over Donuts

Reviewed By Justin W - Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

Glazed Over Doughnuts are freshly made doughnuts that are made on the spot and then you order your toppings to personalize it. The doughnuts are delicious, warm and have almost a malted flavor to it. The owner was explaining to me that he might want to turn it into a chain.

My doughnut was fresh out of the fryer with a topping of glaze, fruity pebbles and vanilla icing. It was all so good to bite into. It was flavorful and just the right amount of sweetness. These are more cake doughnuts than the yeast ones you will see at more bakeries. It is more like a cruller.

4. Bank Square Coffeehouse

129 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-2705 Outdoor Seating, Seating Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Dinner +1 845-440-7165
Excellent
49%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 60 reviews

Bank Square Coffeehouse

Indoor and outdoor seating. Plenty of room to sit and relax, bring a laptop and work, or have a small meeting. Wi-fi is free and paying customers are welcome to stay as long as they like or take it to go. Best outdoor seating in Beacon with wonderful sunset views.Beer and wine sold for on premises consumption only.

Reviewed By cerveza930 - Lagrange, NY

I have no idea how we ended up here but coffee was ok and the beer that they had was just ok as well. Another yuppie venue catering to the city folk that are destroying this town. The staff was nice but slow.

5. Max's on Main

246 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-2732 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 845-838-6297
Excellent
46%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 160 reviews

Max's on Main

Reviewed By psr707070 - Michigan City, Indiana

Max's is a comfortable bar and restaurant that serves good, tasty American style food. Our lunch included the reuben sandwich, steak sandwich and sliced Turkey on marble bread. Each came with a generous portion of steak fries, pickle and cole slaw. The portion were large and the service was very good. Unfortunately, the meat on the steak sandwich was cut too thick and made it kind of chewy. No problem, said the manager/owner, who promptly took out that dish from our bill. We were very pleasantly surprised by the gesture. We will definitely be returning to Max's to try more dishes in the future.

6. The Beacon Bagel

466 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-3306 Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch +1 845-440-6958
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

The Beacon Bagel

Reviewed By Scipion-Paris - Paris, France

One of very few small places on Main St in Beacon, great for a quick bite before or after visiting Beacon:Dia. A very large choice of freshly baked delicious bagels with dozens of various fillings, either in already preexisting settings or just made to order. Excellent !

7. Homespun Foods

232 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-2756 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 845-831-5096
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 109 reviews

Homespun Foods

Reviewed By ShazzG - New York

Can I tell you how much I enjoyed Homespun Foods? It's such a quaint place. As soon as you walk in there are menus on the wall, tables in the front and back as well as an outdoor seating area that is really quite tranquil. See my picture. Self seating after you order and quite the extensive menu. Black bean burger was really good. My daughter had the quiche and my mom doesn't like the chipotle mayo or provolone so we just tailor made it for her. Everything was REALLY delicious. I wish we had room for dessert, because that looked really good too. You can always tell how well a place does or how good their food is, if they're busy. We were there at 2:00 in the afternoon and it was quite busy. Don't miss this. Everything is made to order and so delicious.

8. Royal Crepes

303 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508-3016 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch +1 845-831-6200
Excellent
63%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Royal Crepes

Reviewed By ThePBR - NE USA

We were visiting the area and pleased to discover Royal Crepes. Staff is friendly, prompt and helpful (& willing to modify the made-to-order crepes). We came for lunch end returned again for dinner!
For lunch we had the salmon with feta cheese and a wonderful roasted red pepper & eggplant spread crepe topped with a fried egg (SO good!) served with small side of greens. We also enjoyed a lovely lemon crepe and Turkish coffee.
Several hours later, we returned and enjoyed a mozzarella & roasted red pepper crepe and a fantastic berry (we added chocolate) crepe.
Perfectly made, gorgeously presented, tasty, I can't say enough.
Royal Crepes also has a little market where we purchased that yummy roasted red pepper & eggplant spread, as well as European cookies and treats.
I know I shall return to Royal Crepes when I am in the area.

9. Alexis Diner

5023 Route 9w, Newburgh, NY 12550-1946 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi American, Greek, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night 845-565-1400
Excellent
46%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 325 reviews

Alexis Diner

Reviewed By tanaw0226 - Brookhaven, Mississippi

There's a lot to choose from. The menu has to be at least 10 pages long, so you definitely can find something to eat, even if you're picky.

We got paninis as it was lunch and we wanted something like. They were fresh and flavorful.

There were a good many dessert options as well, that all looked amazing! No room, though!

10. Brothers Trattoria

465 Main St, Ste 1, Beacon, NY 12508-3300 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 845-838-3300
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 204 reviews

Brothers Trattoria

Reviewed By Nessim L - Armonk, New York

We were in Beacon on a Monday and few restaurants were open. We tried Bother's Trattoria and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the excellent service. Another plus was how large the portions were. This is an excellent buy for the money.

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