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Featuring Restaurants and places to eat in the Poconos Mountains of PA. with detailed reviews of top Poconos Mountains restaurants written by our editors and visitors, as well as reviews of every type of cuisine and recommendations of great places to eat in all four counties. Also check out our gourmet guide , our guide to dining on a budget, and our Best of the Poconos Restaurants guide! Bet you had no idea that there was a vibrant restaurant scene in the Poconos? There is. BUT, like getting to most of the best things to do in the Poconos, you'll have to drive a little distance. Our reviewers travel the entire 2400 square miles of the Poconos Mountains to find you the best places to eat. What you'll find below are not advertisements like some Poconos Dining Guides or like you might find in the Visitors Bureau's web sites. Here are our local restaurant customer's reviews and dining opinions. Enjoy your night out at one of our Local Poconos Restaurants.

Top 5 Tables at Restaurants in the PoconosThe Top 5 Tables in The Poconos - Where to go, where to sit and who you'll see at the 5 top Pocono Mountain restaurants. You'll want to read this before making those dinner reservation! Poconos dining is from casual to elegant. Make dinner reservations prior to your arrival (best to do it when you make your hotel reservations) during most seasons.

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Crescent Lodge diningCrescent Lodge - Paradise Valley Cresco, Pennsylvania The excellence of the restaurant has been widely widely recognized. The chef offers an varied and full menu of classic American cuisine along with an extensive selection of fine wines (It's worth the trip just for the wine list). The meals are beautifully presented by an attentive staff in a charming, warm, homey atmosphere. Quiet, clean place with English Pub style lounge. $$$$ 4 star


Willow Tree restaurant StroudsburgThe Willowtree Inn, Ann Street Stroudsburg, PA Occupies a renovated house, lately the home of a former Monroe County Promontory, hard by the north bank of McMichael's Creek off Ann Street in Stroudsburg. Against this background, and not in the least either because of its very fine menu, The Willowtree Inn has prospered. An established haven and watering-hole for many upstanding members of the Community. The tables in its rear dining room, have a panorama of the creek dominated by a magnificent weeping willow tree, from which its name derives, are sought after. $$ 3 star


Serengeti Bar and GrillSerengeti Bar & Grill, Rt.611, Bartonsville, PA   The Serengeti Bar & Grill is the place to be in the Poconos, with great food, friendly service and an inviting atmosphere, all at a price that you can afford! The Serengeti has been serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner for 6 years and has earned an excellent reputation and won many culinary awards. $$    


Sycamore Grille Delaware Water Gap DiningThe Sycamore Grille Main and Oak Streets, Delaware Water Gap PA,.
Open 7 nights a week, 5 PM till? Tradition American Food. Features like: Filet Mignon - with mustard mashed potatoes and caramelized shallot shiraz demi glace. Delmonico Steak. Grilled Salmon over wild rice pilaf with red wine balsamic and strawberry glaze. Crabmeat Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp with tarragon cream sauce over wild rice pilaf. Crabmeat Stuffed Jumbo Scallops over herb roasted red potatoes. Maryland Crab Cakes. Twin Char Grilled Lobster Tails. Surf and Turf. Veal Oscar. Veal Martini. Chicken Saltimbocca - proscuitto, mozzarella and spinach with a marsala mushroom sauce over wild rice pilaf and vegetable. $$$
 


Basso Poconos Newest RestaurantBest New Restaurant in the Poconos Basso Cucina Italiana M Restaurant & Wine Bar on Route 390 in Cresco, PA. 570-595-0500 The Pipolo Family has renovated the space that was Harrison's Bar. With Chefs Gracie (formerly of Gracie's in East Stroudsburg and George (lastly Alaska Pete's) . Sucj Italian as you've never had before. The space has a distinct Italian feel, and both Gracie and George do wonders with a small kitchen. This is bound to be winner for years to come. There is a late night bar menu from 10 -12 a.m! Wine is available. The desserts are homemade!


Peppe's in East Strousburg, PAPeppe's Ristorante Eagle Valley Mall Rts 209 and 447, East Stroudsburg, PA Enjoy the traditions of Northern Italy in a place where attention to detail, seasonal fresh foods, and the warmth and ambiance surround you. Peppe's Ristorante, the Poconos premier Italian Restaurant proudly celebrates over 30 years of fine dining. Committed to offering you world class Italian cuisine, unparalleled service and a comfortable, pleasant atmosphere Peppe's makes you feel right at home.

Whether you are looking for an evening of romance, to unwind after a long week, business meeting or to plan a special event, Peppe's delivers the uncompromised service that will ensure your visit here is perfect. Peppe's continues to expand our services to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new bar menu and take-out service have been a huge hit. Always Kid Friendly, Peppe's Bambino Menu offers several affordable choices for the little ones. Decadent pastries and cakes which are all prepared on-site with only the freshest ingredients are the talk of the town! www.peppesonline.com (570) 421-4460



Alaska Pete's Rt 209 North of the Marshalls Creek Exit (#309) of Rt I-80 In the mood for some wonderful food? At Alaska Pete's they pride themselves on the great staff and service that is second-to-none! From the large salad bar, to the delicious steaks, they do work hard for you. In the mood for a quick burger? They have them along with many other "quick bites". Did we for-get to mention the fresh fish with emphasis on King Crab Legs? Alaska Pete's prides itself with all fish cooked up fresh, seasoned and served to fulfill your apetites. The Steaks are among the area's best also. All at resonable prices.


The Stone Bar, Rt 209, Snydersville , PA Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Baja Lime Cream and "Pico" Tomato Salad. Now, these are not ? Maryland ? They are larger, with more seasonings, spices and filling. Consistently prepared and presented with a Cream sauce that is tangy and perfectly complimentary. The Stone Bar has won "PoconosBest Restaurant" any number of times over the years. The Chef has one of the best records for consistantcy of food. A great place to eat with an intimate atmosphere and a varied menu that has something for everyone. It's a bit pricey so go expecting to pay for a great meal and you'll get one (or two.)


Saen - Thai food -in the Shawnee Shopping Center, Buttermilk Falls Road and River Road , Shawnee , PA Great tasting, high quality food in a fun and friendly atmosphere, for people who crave a quality dining experience. At Saen Thai Cuisine, you can come and relax with family and friends or you can come in an grab something to-go. A small dining room (about 20 tables) means you'll have to go early or late or wait. But, it will be worth it. Personal service from the owner most nights.


Barley Creek Brewing Company - Camelback Road, Tannersville, PA - It's Barley Creek Brewing Company for fun, food and great brews. A casual atmosphere. Handcrafted beer brewed right here in the Poconos only brewery. Free tours daily at 12:30pm. Weather permitting, Barley Creek's deck is open with a full service bar and plenty of deck seating. Call for schedule of upcoming events and entertainment. Just a short drive from Camelback Mountain and Crossings Factory Outlet.570) 629-9399 http://www.barleycreek.com
 
We hope you will have fun and enjoy eating at one of these Poconos Restaurants.

Poconos Restaurant reviews are by local Poconos residents and are their opinions.