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BY JOE FIERRO, PROPRIETOR
American Glory Restaurant is located in historic Hudson, NY, only two hours north of Manhattan along the scenic Hudson River. Situated in the heart of Hudson’s restaurant district on Warren Street, we’re a 15 minute ride from the Taconic State Parkway or NYS Thruway and within walking distance of the Amtrak station. American Glory specializes in legendary wood smoked BBQ and classic American comfort foods. Our menu includes many vegetarian and gluten free options.
Housed in a masterfully renovated red brick firehouse, American Glory Restaurant boasts a rich history of dedicated firefighters. Formerly the H. Rogers Hose Company it was home to the second oldest volunteer fire department in New York State; organized in 1794. The firehouse has been meticulously restored to highlight the original brick walls, wood floors and historic grand wooden staircase.
American Glory is warm and inviting, filled with the aroma of wood smoked barbecue, hometown comfort foods, enjoyable music, good times and roaring laughter.
A beautiful dark wood and mirror bar with ice chilled beer taps sits on the casual pub style first floor and expansive doors open to our sidewalk dining area. The second floor houses a spacious family dining room with seating for 100 people and doubles as an art gallery, featuring a different Columbia County artist each month. The additional private dining room with working fireplace and large screen TV seats 24 people, an ideal setting for business meetings, billiards, intimate gatherings and family Sunday dinners.
Over the years, I’ve been fortunate to travel most of the USA and have eaten in some of America’s best smokehouses, steak & chop restaurants, rib joints, mom & pop diners and luncheonettes. I love American comfort foods and wood smoked Q! My travels have taken me to Hill Country, Texas, where I savored juicy brisket; Memphis Tennessee, where I enjoyed hickory smoked spare ribs; North Carolina, where I experienced the best perfectly pulled pork; and the N’awlins French Quarter, where I sipped a fine Kentucky Bourbon while munching on hot pork cracklen in a brown paper bag. And I admit that I’ve stopped at many a roadside BBQ just to taste. I love savoring regional foods and their flavors, and then reproducing those dishes so I can reintroduce them to you my way. Enjoy!