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Matchbox Cafe

6242 Route 9, one half mile south of the Beekman Arms. We have our own parking., Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3629
+1 845-876-3911
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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6242 Route 9, one half mile south of the Beekman Arms. We have our own parking., Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I stopped by this roadside cafe after visiting FDR's home near Rhinebeck, NY. The story behind it is lovely and you must take time to read it's little history on the menu. It is a tiny little place with good food that...More

Thank Fiona403
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is my FAVORITE in the area. It really IS a hidden gem. I absolutely love everything I've ordered on that menu, which is cooked to perfection -- from fried eggs to sandwiches to burgers to hand-cut french fries. It's an endless list. Each...More

Thank BethAnnFinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The phrase “hidden gem” gets thrown around a lot, but The Matchbox Cafe is just that. We stopped here for a quick dinner on my husband’s recommendation. In his words, “they serve one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.” When we pulled up, I...More

Thank Teacher360
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a rid to Matchbox café, a place we have passed repeatedly in the past, but having read a review in the local paper, decided to make it a destination. It was worth the trip. Tiny is the proper description, and best to go when...More

Thank r0bertg0ff
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I have been to the Matchbox Cafe several times. Its really the the most amazing little restaurant in the Rhinebeck area. The owner who is running this small place is proving you the feeling that you are at home. You can customise your burger the...More

Thank Gtal-GT
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I stay in Rhinebeck a couple of times a year for business. On my way back to my hotel (the Beekman Arms) I spotted this little roadside joint. I walked the .7 miles along Rte 9 and was transported. The owners bring a charming farm-to-table...More

Thank rjfennell
Reviewed 23 April 2018

It was time for a U turn and that brought us to the Matchbox Cafe....thank goodness for U-turns :) It's a little local place but it beats big town Orlando any day. All the food is homemade, fresh, local & yummy. The owner Joanne has...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Best luncheonette place in town. Sam and Joanne run a friendly side of the road café that makes you feel like you stepped back in time. Great baked goods, too. you can eat inside or outside on picnic tables when it’s warm. Hand cut fries...More

Thank rachelevine16
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We were in town to visit our daughter when she pointed out this place to us. So we decided to stop for lunch before our long road trip home. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but don’t let that fool you. We were...More

1  Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

What a charming outpost in Rhinebeck, the jewel of the Hudson Valley! Artisan breakfasts and lunches. Very casual dinner. A key attribute is that it is BYOB for dinner. The bake shop is first rate, representing the historical background of the owners. If you are...More

Thank Mark G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6242 Route 9, one half mile south of the Beekman Arms. We have our own parking., Rhinebeck, NY 12572-3629
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rhinebeck
  • Phone Number: +1 845-876-3911
Farm to table, made from scratch, all natural comfort food and cookies. Home of the Matchbox veggie FarmBurger- the most delicious handmade, all natural Veggie Burger.
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