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Eileen's Country Kitchen in Yonkers

MarkDPelhamNY | Jan 21, 201110:45 AM

Working from home this Friday so took my wife to Eileen's Country Kitchen on McLean Avenue in Yonkers for lunch - it's across the street from Butcher's Fancy, which I think has been covered elsewhere on these boards. There have been a handful of references to Eileen's here in the past and based on the generally positive reviews I decided to give it a try. It's right across the border from the Bronx, so about as Southern Westchester as you can get.

Great place - kitschy country decor, good grub, good prices. The soda bread provided for the table was great and the lunch specials were generous. The wife and I got the same thing, the Irish Beef Stew which was $8.95 and included a large bowl of soup (on a day like today, soup plus stew sounds like a great idea). Both were very good and very generous - beef was a bit tough but that comes with the stew territory. Coffee was good and was dutifully replenished. I won't be hungry for quite some time. We split a huge slice of apple pie for dessert - good crust, excellent filling.

I would come back here for lunch but really look forward to bringing the family (2 boys, 5 & 8) for breakfast. The brunch and breakfast menu looked great! I might have finally found a replacement for my Thruway Diner breakfast fix.

Street parking's a pain in the neck. The service is "Irish" which might put some people off - a bit perfunctory, but efficient. Highly recommended.

Eileen's Country Kitchen
964 McLean Ave, Yonkers, NY 10704

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