The Hudson Valley is home to a number of amazing restaurants, but many are hoping these eateries come to the region.

Hudson Valley Post logo
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Hudson Valley Post recently asked our Facebook audience "What restaurants do you want to come to the Hudson Valley?" We were overwhelmed with the responses and appreciate everyone taking the time to participate. If you have'ted liked us on Facebook, click the link below!

Here are the results:

Chick-Fil-A: Chick-Fil-A tied for first in our poll. The fast-food restaurant has locations in Connecticut and New Jersey, but none in the Hudson Valley!

The Cheesecake Factory: The Cheesecake Factory also tied for first. Yes, there are locations in Rockland and Westchester counties, but it appears the company should come to the Mid-Hudson Valley!

White Castle: White Castle placed second in our poll. Like The Cheesecake Factory, White Castle is technically in the Hudson Valley as it has locations in Rockland and Westchester counties. But it appears the Mid-Hudson Valley is really craving White Castle!

Friendly's: The Hudson Valley used to be home to a handful of Friendly's. Sadly, they've all closed down. Only one Hudson Valley Post reader voted for Friendly's, but the comment received the most likes, meaning many want the restaurant known for its ice cream back in the region!

P.F. Chang's: Like White Castle and The Cheesecake Factory P.F. Chang's can be found in the Lower Hudson Valley, but residents above Rockland and Westchester counties want in on the action!

Rainforest Cafe: Rainforest Cafe was once in Poughkeepsie near the Poughkeepsie Galleria. It appears, many residents miss it.

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Many voted for Carrabba's Italian Grill. You'll have to drive to New Jersey or Long Island to find one.

Cinnabon: There is one located inside the Galleria at Crystal Run, but many residents voted for Cinnabon, so we think the company should consider opening up in other parts of the region.

Shake Shack: The only local Shack Shack location is inside the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets. Which is great for shoppers, but an inconvenience for anyone else craving a Shake Shack burger

Carmine's: Carmine's has locations in New York City and Atlantic City, but not here in the Hudson Valley.

In-N-Out Burger: In-N-Out Burger can only be found out west. But if you've ever had a burger from In-N-Out, you would also want one in the Hudson Valley

Steak 'n Shake: A number of people voted for Steak 'n Shake which has no locations near the region.

Smashburger: Smashburger can be found in the Lower Hudson Valley but not in the Mid-Hudson Valley

Noodles & Company: The closest Noodles & Company can be found in Connecticut.

The Capital Grille, Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches and Zinburger all also received one vote in our poll.

More From Hudson Valley Post