When the weather forecast in the Hudson Valley calls for 100 percent rain showers and I don't have any birthday parties or events to go to, I try to discover a new restaurant. Today we set out for a "drive-to-who-knows-where" around 12 noon. My husband remembered this diner in Hunter that we once went to during our courtship, but turns out his memory was a bit fuzzy. The diner was actually in Tannersville, which is a few miles from Hunter. When we got to the parking lot though I had a change of heart because I thought the Last Chance Restaurant in Tannersville had a bit more curb appeal than the greasy spoon diner. I'm happy we made that U-turn! The Last Chance restaurant is a very cozy and family friendly place. They also sell local cheeses, candies, maple goodies, and merchandise. My husband was really hungry so had to ask the waitress his standard "What's the heartiest thing you got on the menu" question. She sold him on the chicken pot pie. As you can see from the photo it's huge!
I was good and ordered the veggie cheese burger and donated the potato knish. It was delicious! They also have S'mores Dessert item for $13.99 that looked really interesting. Maybe next time! I would suggest you avoid the candy selection up front until your kid finish their meals. If you want to spend an overnight in a quirky, but comfortable place then Villa Vossila is your best bet in Tannersville. I have to admit I haven't stayed there since the late 1990s so things might have changed, but when I stayed there the food was really good. The best part is hanging out in the jacuzzi watching the snow fall! Here is the website in case you are curious, http://www.villavosilla.com. It's also within 5 minutes of skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating activities. There are a couple other cafe type places to eat in Tannersville, but it looked to me like Last Chance was going to really be our best chance at some fine dining! Tannersville is a cute sleepy town that really gets hopping once the snow comes! For info on Last Chance Restaurant, visit http://www.lastchanceonline.com. Last Chance Restaurant, 602 Main Street, Tannersville, NY. 12485. (518) 589-6424.