Matchbox Cafe (Rhinebeck)

Hand’s down, the best cheeseburger in town. The Matchbox Cafe is located off Route 9, past the Astor Center. Locals know it’s worth venturing just outside the village for these burgers. Their burgers, made with Pat LeFrieda beef, are the juiciest burgers you’ll find. While they come with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions, we often order just ketchup and mayo. All burgers are served with fries, which deserve their own post.

The burgers are the true standouts, but nearly everything else on the menu is delicious (just not AS delicious as a burger). Some of our other faves include baked mac and cheese, the veggie burger (trust us!), homemade soups, and for dessert – homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches.


Beside the food being delicious, the owners are so sweet and make each visit memorable!


The Matchbox Cafe

6242 Route 9

Rhinebeck, NY 12572

845-876-3911