Port Chester Travel Guide
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.
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...
Sichuan Pavilion: 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...
Rosie's on the River (CLOSED): 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...
Q: 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...
Euro Asian: 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...
Tortilleria Los Gemelos: Best Mexican Food in this part of the Country
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...
Rosie's On The River (CLOSED): 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...
T&J: 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...
El Tio: 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...
Buffalo Wild Wings: Sports Watching & Happy Hour Pricing
Buffalo Wild Wings is always a favorite of mine to grab some bar food, a pint and watch some sports. I like their happy hour pricing with $2 and $3 pints along with their tasty wings, slammer and nachos. We often find ourselves here to meet up with friends for happy hour or...
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.
Michael's: 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.
Bed, Bath & Beyond: 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...
Al Fresco Seafood Dining
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.**
Updated Aug 9, 2010
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.
Written Jul 28, 2009
The Life Saver Building
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.
Written Mar 4, 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.
Updated May 18, 2009
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...
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...
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