Poughkeepsie has A LOT of diners. This is the best. Why? Good food. Lots of choices. Everything I've had has tasted good to great. Plenty of comfortable seating. Good, friendly service. And the prices are reasonable. I have tried most every diner in Poughkeepsie and others nearby and the Palace Diner is the standout. I get omelettes, or fajitas, or a burger, or a Reuben, or matzo ball soup, or Mac and cheese...it is all good to great. It's all as I expect the food to be when I go to a diner, tasty, hot and served quickly. They also serve desserts and alcohol, if that's your pleasure.