An eatery in the Hudson Valley that has won awards for its food and desserts is opening in a few days.

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Joe's Dairy Bar & Grill on Route 82 in Hopewell Junction will open for the season on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The popular ice cream shop typically opens in March, but this year is a leap year, so the eatery is opening on the last day of February.

Joe's Dairy Bar & Grill has been posting a countdown on its Facebook page, sharing photos of their desserts and meals. The business always draws big crowds during the summer, with people traveling from all over, including an Iron Man actor, to try their delicious food and ice cream.

Joe's Dairy Bar & Grill has been the winner of WPDH's Boris & Robyn Battle of the Best for Best Ice Cream four times. The eatery won for the third straight year in 2020 with 40 percent of the vote.

Joe's Dairy Bar & Grill is also popular for its food. Its burger was recently named of the best burgers in all of New York State and this year it won Best Burger for WPDH's Boris & Robyn Battle of the Best. The eatery won with 25 percent of the vote, which were all write-ins.

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