Port Chester Travel Guide

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Port Chester Things to Do

  • The River Walk

    The River Walk begins by Ebb Tide Restaurant and extends down past Costco. The River Walk has some nice benches and shaded areas to sit back and enjoy the view. We often find ourselves sitting on a bench after a delicious seafood meal at Ebb Tide or some BBQ from Q.

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  • AMC Lowe's Theatres

    We love coming to this theatre to see movies. We have seen so many movies at this theatre. The theatre is relatively new and has plenty of seating in their auditoriums. The theatre is very clean and relatively quiet during the day. At night you get the usual "element" of teenagers but nothing out of control. It's our choice of movie theatre in...

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  • Lyon Park

    Lyon Park is one of the many parks in Port Chester. The park is quite large and contains: 2 baseball fields, playground, picnic area, Gazebo and gardens. In the summer there are concert series held on Friday nights. In the Fall there is the Halloween Parade and in December there is Santa in the Park.The park is a nice place to have an afternoon or...

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Port Chester Restaurants

  • Great Pizza and Pasta

    John's of Arthur Avenue is a welcome addition to the many restaurants in Port Chester. This place is a pizza joint/restuarant with a nice casual interior. It is not easy to find a place in Port Chester that has good pizza and well as Italian dishes; it's usually one or the other. My wife is very hard to please when it comes to pizza having grown up...

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  • Pricey but Incredible Chinese Food

    Sichuan Pavillion is an extremely tiny Chinese Restaurant. I would say they could fit maybe 12 people in the place. We've dined in before but you need to come early; tables fill up fast for the diner hour. The place is usually filled with locals like us and the manager knows us by name and even knows our preferences. We normally get take out;we...

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  • Incredibly Delicious Food

    Rosie's is one of our favorite Italian restaurants in Port Chester. The place is located in the downtown area of Port Chester and despite it's small exterior it is quite large inside. There is a nice sized bar area with seating as well as a larger main dining room. My wife and I often come here for a meal or for some drinks and snacks before or...

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  • Great Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    If Liz hadn't taken me to Q I probably would have never noticed it on Main Street....thankfully she introduced me to Q and since then I've been addicted. From the outside it looks like a smal little place. When you step inside there is a spacious bar and two level dining area. The menu has some really excellent choices from ribs, pulled pork...

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  • Surprisingly Good Asian Food

    Euro Asian is a local Chines/Sushi/Japanes/Thai restuarant. It's close to the movie theatre so there are always people rushing to or from a movie to grab a bite to eat. The restaurant itself is a nice size with a large dining area, bar and counter to watch your sushi bring prepared while you wait. There is also a lounge area with a bar and several...

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  • Best Mexican Food in this part of the...

    The food here is amazing; authentic Mexican cuisine (do not expect Tex-Mex or Americanized food this is the real deal). The restaurant itself leaves a LOT to be desired. But this too is what makes it such a treasure.After having been on my to do list for about a year before I finally came here. And within the first week made another trip here. Now...

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  • A Local Seafood Joint with Good Food

    When I said Ebb Tide is a local seafood joint , I mean exactly that. The place is a no frills restaurant, seafood market, bait shop and boat rental. Inside is a dining area with tables, along with the fish market counter and bait shop. You place your order at the counter and are given a plastic number card on a metal stand. Inform the cashier if...

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  • The Best Garlic Knots Hands Down...

    Franks is a nice pizza joint/italian restaurant. Upon entering there is a counter to place ake out orders or to pick up a to go meal. On the left is the dining room. It's pretty basic with tables and chairs. The menu has the usual italian meat, chicken, seafood and veal dishes, as well as pasta, sandwiches, pizza, salads, appetizers and desserts....

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  • Small Restaurant with Great Food

    I like to think of Piero's as our local hole in the wall gem. Piero's is a well known and frequented place of the Port Chester locals. The place is tiny and if you blink you'll miss it. Once you walk through the door there is a curtain to walk through to get to the restaurant. There is a tiny bar area (two seats and theowner is usually sitting in...

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Port Chester Nightlife

  • Excellent Drinks and Atmosphere

    Rosie's is a bar/restaurant that my wife and I frequent. We often are in the area(it's only the next town over from where we live) to shop or catch a movie; so we like to stop in for a meal or just a drink and a snack. Rosie's has a nice bar area and with plenty of seating at the bar as well as smaller tables. The bartenders here are so friendly...

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  • Grabbing a Bite to Eat and Some Drinks

    T&J is a pizza joint, restaurant and a bar (all three have seperate entrances). The food here is quite good and I would often come here for drinks when I lived in Port Chester. Recently we were bar hopping through Port Chester and made this our last stop. We had a seat at the bar and decided on our drinks. Koky and I chose some beer whike the girls...

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  • Drinks with Koky

    El Tio is one of the local Mexican joint in Port Chester. They serve authentic Mexican food in their small dining area and have a counter area for drinks and snacks. Our most recent visit to El Tio was for some drinks. My wife, Lydia and Koky arrived late on a Friday night for some drinks. We had a seat at the counter and placed our order. Lydia...

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Port Chester Transportation

  • Driving

    It's relatively easy to get to Port Chester by car. There are Port Chester exits off of I-95, 287 and the Merritt parkway. Driving around Port Chester gives you the option of seeing some neighborhoods and areas that you'd miss if you took a bus, train or tried walking.

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  • I can walk down the avenue...

    Port Chester is a very walkable town. The main thoroughfare through town is Westchester Avenue and the post road/main street. Although mild hills are everywhere nothing will be more than a 10 minute walk. We try to get out and walk as often as possible when going to the local restaurants or the movies or even shopping if we aren't buying a lot. Of...

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  • Metro North

    Metro North's New Haven line runs through and stops in Port Chester. Approximate running time from here to Grand Central is 37 minutes on the Express which runs from NYC-Rye express and then Port Chester is the next stop or 47-50 minutes on the local.Current fares to the city are $9.50 peak and $6.75 off peak.

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Port Chester Shopping

  • Not as Big as we are accustomed to...

    My wife and I were excited to hear that WHole Foods was coming to Port Chester just one town over from where we live. We usually shop at the White Plains or Darien location and thought this would be a better option.It's the usual Whole Food except the venue is smaller and selection is not as good as other locations. Parking is a nightmare and we...

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  • Seasonal Items

    Michael's is a craft store that carries art supplies, frames, candles and seasonal items. Liz likes to come here around the holidays to find items for craft projects or to decorate gift boxes. They have a large selection of merchandise and the prices are very reasonable. We have bought decorative wine holders, stamps, gift wrap, holiday...

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  • Beddings, Housewares and More

    The name says it all: Bed, Bath and other items. This store is a small one compared to others I have been to. We've come here for various items such as shower curtains, towels, kichen accesories and bath mats. We recently came here to register for items for our wedding. The Registry department was very helpful and friendly in assisting us with our...

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Port Chester Local Customs

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    by cjg1 Updated Aug 9, 2010

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    One of my favorite places in Port Chester is Ebb Tide. Beside the incredible seafood I love that they have outdoor seating right by the water. Liz and I enjoy a nice meal in the beautiful sunshine after a long day at work.

    **Ebb Tide closed much to our dissapointment. Some Neuvo Mexican restaurant is taking it's place. I think we'll skip it since Port Chester is full of good, cheap Mexican restuarants so why pay high prices.**

    Unwinding after a long day at work... Calamari for me........... Delicious seafood garlic bread.... Liz's favorite bowl of mussels

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Port Chester Warnings and Dangers

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    by cjg1 Written Jul 28, 2009

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    Unfortunately, Portchester has a large population of illegal immigrants and migrant workers milling around certain areas during the day and into the late night. These areas are prone to crime and problems so it's best o avoid Main Street, the lower end of Westchester Avenue and Poningo Street. Many men are milling about and hanging out on the lawn of the local community Church that also provides imirant services. I'm not trying to stereotype but even in the early afternoon there are groups of men drunk on the lawn of the church harrassing passers by. This has increased significantly over the past year and I no longer allow Liz to walk by herself; there have been to many problems in the area.

    So if you are visiting Portchester avoid these areas when travelling alone or just drive.

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Port Chester Off The Beaten Path

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    by cjg1 Written Mar 4, 2009

    The Life Savers Candy Company operated a factory in Port Chester from 1920 until 1984. The Life Saver Building is exactly how it was on the outside when the factory closed. The building is now apartments. It is considered on of Port Chester Historical Landmarks.

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Port Chester Sports & Outdoors

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    by cjg1 Updated May 18, 2009

    When most people think of Port Chester they don't think of boating....but Port Chester has a nice sized Marina with plenty of boats for fishing, pleasure cruises or personally owned. The marina has a nice river walk and it's a nice place to hang out at sun set.

    Hanging at the marina

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Port Chester Favorites

  • Westchester Avenue

    Westchester Avenue is an interesting street. On one section it is mostly houses and apartment complexes. As you move closer to the train station there are shops, businesses and many restaurants . Westchester Avenue dumps you into the Waterfront at one end and continues on into White Plains at the other.Some of our favorite places to eat are on...

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  • Main Street

    Main Street of Port Chester is the town's busy area. Here you can find shops, restaurants and residential buildings. Main Street is close to the train and the waterfront. Port Chester is currently attempting to restore Main Street to it's former charm but some parts are simply run down. This doesn't stop us from walking around and enjoying some of...

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  • Great Food

    Port Chester has some great food options. This is one of the reasons I like living here. There is a variety of cuisines that are both delicious and affordable.

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