Closed for the Holiday!

We are closed for the 4th of July. We will reopen on Thursday July 9th at noon. Stay safe and have a happy Independence Day!

 
 

Our Story

There Are No Strangers Here, Only Friends We Haven't Met

In 1936, Frank and Eva Kozel founded the Old Post Road Tavern on the newly constructed State Route 9H. They lived in the house next door and operated a gas station as part of their new enterprise. Over time, their children would work in the ever-expanding tavern and restaurant. Frank Jr. and Eddie, along with their wives, Elsie and Barbara, took over the operations officially in 1955 and incorporated as Kozel’s Inc., making us the longest running family-owned and operated restaurant in Columbia County


Between 1960 and 1985 the restaurant continued its growth, known as a popular destination for breakfast meetings, wedding receptions, family dinners, and late-night cocktails. During this period the next generation of the Kozel family started taking the reins of operating the family business. Gus Kozel became the third-generation owner, who along with his wife, Helen, operate Kozel’s Restaurant to this day.


Kozel’s has been part of the fabric of Columbia County for over 80 years. ​Roasting our own meats, grinding fresh hamburgers and hand-cutting all our steaks since our founding. Our large bar is up to any cocktail task and offer a wide variety of beers and wines. We also offer a rotation of fresh daily specials with all food made to order.


Having served generations of families in the region, we continue to be proud of our legacy and living our mantra: “There are no strangers here, only friends we haven’t met.”


Thank you for you continued patronage. Na zdravi

 
 

Visit & Contact

1006 State Route 9H
Ghent, NY 12075

Phone: 518-828-3326

Fax: 518-822-1502

 

Hours

Dine In or Take Away

Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
Monday: 11am - 10pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11am - 10pm
Thursday: 11am - 10pm
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 11pm

 

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