The Southern Catskills is located 120 miles northwest of New York, full of charming villages scattered throughout Sullivan County. A few areas in the Southern Catskills include Livingston Manor, Liberty, Narrowsburg, and Roscoe (aka Trout Town.). Naturally, trout is on nearly every menu at eateries in the Southern Catskills, whether it is smoked, roasted, or fried. The area teems with locally grown and made bounties, such as fresh produce, funky cheeses, maple syrups, milk, honey, and much, much more. The Catskills has been a destination not only for stunning riverside spots, and a hot spot to breathe in the fresh air, eat up, and relax.
Continue to read to find the top eateries in the Southern Catskills to catch when visiting the area.
If you happily exist knowing charcuterie is always around, La Salumina in Hurleyville is a one-stop shop. At this restaurant, you will find a carefully curated selection of cheeses, butter, local beer and ciders, specialty Italian grocery items, and salumi handmade on-site from pasture-raised pigs.
We Recommend: Check out the pork Ton-no, an oil-braised delight, and the fennel Coppa for a luxe post-hike spread.
Seminary Hill Orchard & Cidery
This cidery boasts a tasting room outfitted with floor-to-ceiling windows and reclaimed wood, perfect for a classy meal with family or friends. View orchards at Seminary Hill Orchard & Cidery sprawling down to the Delaware River. There is an eight-apartment boutique hotel, Seminary Hill Boarding House, outfitted with full kitchenettes, clawfoot tubs, and Shaker-style decor.
We Recommend: Enjoy hearty dishes such as the famously braised mutton leg and fresh sourdough with whipped chicken fat and wash it down with dry ciders that taste like sparkling white wines.
Head to this stylish hotel and restaurant where the tasting menu lives up to the hype of the locals. Breakfast and dinner are included for hotel guests, and reservations are available as well to beat the masses that gather at the ever-popular The DeBruce.
We Recommend: Check out the acclaimed vegan njdua, made with cordyceps mushrooms and shishito peppers, as well as the brook trout with buttermilk and chive.
This antique-filled bar and gastropub is situated above a former 1800s general store near Narrowsburg. A surprising treasure, Henning's Local, is all-inclusive in its colorful menu.
We Recommend: The menu, described as colorful above, brings a Scandinavian-New American flavor to your plate with dishes such as beaverkill trout spread in sour cream with a side of fingerling potatoes, or still-warm stretchy, and flaky popovers delivered to every table on arrival.
Northern Farmhouse Pasta
If you are a pasta fanatic, Northern Farmhouse Pasta is the place to go for saucy noodles. All of the pasta is handmade using organic flour from New York-grown wheat. For a great view, be sure to call ahead for a table on the deck.
We Recommend: Check out the signature ravioli, noodles stuffed with seasonal ingredients such as wild ramps in the spring and sweet corn in the summer. Many residents' go-to is the gnocchi all sorrentina, an oven-baked red sauce blanketed in bubbly mozzarella goodness.
Located in Roscoe, The Junction is known for serving up unfussy meals, meaning no bells and whistles. The restaurant is a cabin-like bar and eatery that fits the bill. Everything on the menu is readily delicious and the prices are all reasonable, keeping the place buzzing with khaki-clad fishermen, hipster tourists, and outdoor enthusiasts.
We Recommend: Starting your meal the right way and ordering the Walkin' on Sunshine, a refreshing pink drink with Aperol and grapefruit juice. For your meal, get the fried saltines with smoked trout spread as a starter and finish off with a classic burger.
Interested in the allure of the Southern Catskills dining? Each eatery is unique to different hamlets spread out in the Southern Catskills, all favorites amongst the locals. Explore the dining in the Southern Catskills when visiting to feed your inner foodie.