A couple of Hudson Valley eateries made the list for most unique restaurants "off the beaten path."

UPNY.com highlight 12 eateries from smaller New York communities, which serve quality meals but are found "off the beaten path." Chuck D'Imperio's article looked in places you may have missed. To qualify, the restaurant must be in an area with less than 1,000 residents.


The Phoenicia Diner offers "high-end diner food with some interesting twists," D'Imperio says while highlighting the diner.

For breakfast, locally caught smoked trout on a bagel is recommended, while the diner's Catskills Po Boy made with cornmeal crusted trout is a lunch favorite.


Also making the list was the Peekamoose Restaurant and Tap Room in Big Indian.

"Award-winning menu brings people here, the small, personal touches keep them coming back for more," D'Imperio said.

Recommended menu items include the Wood Grilled Sirloin Steak, Oven Roasted Snowdance Farm Chicken and homemade Fisherman’s Soup. The back deck has an open fire pit where you are encouraged to make your own S'mores.

"This is a great place and one of the biggest surprises you will find on this list of 'off the beaten path' restaurants," D'Imperio said.