194 Washington St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601, 845-473-1576, www.thepalacediner.com
Although this part of the state is beautiful and we greatly enjoyed our previous visits, this particular day was pretty miserable. Lousy traffic, drizzling rain and a near-migraine headache all made this our least favorite visit...well...except for the puppy :) We stopped at this diner first so we could eat and use the restroom before arriving at the breeder. It's cute and redone to look retro. The menu reads like standard diner fare and a good diner plate of burgers and fries were just what the doctor ordered. We had no complaints about our meal. But, we decided to get some pastries for the road and were surprised at the dull taste for a high price. Otherwise, if you're in the area and craving some diner food, this would be the place.