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“In need of renovations”

Gus's Restaurant & Tavern
Ranked #11 of 61 Restaurants in New Windsor
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Cuisines: German
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
NorthEast
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332 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“In need of renovations”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

The dining room is old (1950s) and worn. The old, dark nicked wooden clapboard walls with their numerous commercial calendars, stained worn-out framed pictures scattered throughout surround the Formica top tables and chairs. The outdated, faux stain glass chandeliers add to the worn, tired appearance and clashes with the blue neon ceiling accent lights. The tables, booths and bar are a tad too cramped; making quiet conversation difficult when the room and bar are crowded with patrons. Altogether this eclectic room lacks theme and ambiance. The staff is friendly and service appropriate. Outdoor seating is located a short distance from the intersection of two major state highways bordering the parking lot. The two-sided, one-page menu has daily specials and a few popular German items. The food portions were generous and had a distinctly German style flavor.

  • Visited July 2014
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  • English first
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English first
West Point, New York
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67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nord German Family Bar, Grill and Restaurant”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

This family run bar, grill, restaurant, tavern, gasthaus has been in business since the 1930s. Regulars are treated like family. Food was good, service good, but not the Bavarian fare I expected with the Bayern blue and white check decor. After passing by this always busy tavern hundreds of times, my wife and I stopped by for dinner and ordered the Jaeger Schnitzel and Saurerbratten. Although the meal was good, we have had much better German food in the several places in the US, and at a lower price. The Jaeger Schnitzel was nothing like a Bavarian style, with some beef gravy and mushrooms. The Rotkohl (red cabbage) was not very tasty; the wife did not even eat hers. The booth was old and uncomfortable with lumps and sags and the couple behind us rocking my bench. The bar was about 10 feet from our table and the folks thee were very noisy. Despite hearing from many friends and coworkers over the past 20 years that Gus's tavern was a great German restaurant, we were very disappointed. Probably the patrons are locals whose families have been coming here for generations to socialize with friends, not because of the great food. To us it just looked like a run down old family bar and grill.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank ironmikie
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91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“One of my favorite places of all times to hang out.”
Reviewed 1 June 2014

A German/American restaurant. We first found this place when we were first dropping off our daughter at West Point. We loved it right away. The food is GREAT! The service is first-class. The people are friendly as can be. Every time we were back at West Point we always spent an evening there. Try them - you won't be sorry.

  • Visited May 2014
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Poughkeepsie, New York
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Friendly Family Food”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Friendly German-American venue just south of 84 (exit 10 for Newburgh - make a left on 9W south) in New Windsor, NY. Forget the steaks - get the German specials! Family owned - comfortable surroundings - check out the memorabilia - awesome! Good service - decent prices. There is always a special "dinner for 2" option with good choices. A must try is the shrimp appetizer - wrapped in westphalian ham with horseradish - yummo! and the rye bread is really good. Good beer selections and decent wine choices.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Maggie G
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New Windsor, New York
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Lobster”
Reviewed 5 March 2014

We went there for valentines day and had the best Lobster . It was sweet and tender. The special price was unbelievable. The service was great and sides were good too. Always love to go to Gus's as the food is always top notch.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank tibill
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