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Backwoods Bar & Kitchen, Dallas, PA

Backwoods Bar & Kitchen

4.4
4.4
254 Reviews
$30 and under
American

BACKWOODS BAR AND KITCHEN·OPENING MONDAY, JULY 27TH, 2020!
Backwoods Bar and Kitchen at Greystone Mountain offers a fresh take on classic dishes. We're aware with classics come high expectations. We carefully tailored them and took advantage of farms and purveyors in our backyard. Come check out how small our freezer is. A bonus of Backwoods is Greystone Mountain Golf Club. Greystone Mountain Golf Club is set in the beautiful mountains of Franklin Township on 150 acres. Greystone offers a Par 36, 9-hole golf course designed to challenge both low and high handicap golfers. Front, middle and back tees allow for a total 9-hole course length of 2,400 to nearly 3,000 yards. Eat, Drink, and Golf! What could be better?

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 333-7191

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    James Bolus

  • Private party facilities

    Please email info@backwoodskitchen.com for more information on events!

  • Neighborhood

    Wilkes-Barre

  • Cross street

    469 Orange Road Dallas, Pa 18612

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Kid Friendly

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Fit for Foodies

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for Groups

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Hot Spot

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Outdoor Dining

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Scranton / Poconos

    American

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Kid Friendly

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Fit for Foodies

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for Groups

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Hot Spot

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Outdoor Dining

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    American

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  1. DS

    DeeS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    A rustic but modern mix restaurant with a bar, booths, high tops, and outdoor picnic table dining on the deck. Great view of the golf course. Our meals were promptly served and our server took great care of us. She was fantastic-friendly, checked in with us just the right amount of times, and took time to make conversation with us. My son loved her! He even signed his placemat coloring sheet and gave it to her. Lol. He also said the fries were his favorite ever and this child has had a lot of fries! The kids menu was a definite plus. Very down to earth atmosphere with nicely presented and prepared apps and meals. Very nice staff. We had an enjoyable time and will be back. Just a heads up-the kitchen closes from 3:30 to 4 to switch over from brunch to dinner but you can still enjoy a drink and look over the menu. Enjoy!

  2. JP

    JosephP

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I had a ahi tuna stir fry which was very good. The menu is limited and not much healthy food items. Food items were pricey for a casual bar atmosphere.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening!!! Great space!! Delicious food ! Great people

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, service was excellent!

  5. FR

    FREDM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can’t say enough about Backwoods. It is our favorite place, by far. Love the drink specials and the knowledge of the servers. Always a great experience.

  6. G

    Gman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food good service the beer could be colder maybe chilled glasses we really liked the atmosphere.

  7. A

    Andie

    Poconos

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy Backwoods. Our server was fantastic, somehow the food order was presented wrong (not what I ordered) however she and the kitchen made it right and all was well. Delicious and the cocktails were out of this World!

  8. j

    jennifers

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    The food was not good. It was clean and the service was good.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Dinner was brought out at the same time as appetizers.

  10. B

    Brandon

    Charlotte

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The food and setting are always good. But, they have been playing dance club music extremely loud and service is 'fair'

  11. CK

    CherylK

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favorite place in Dallas to eat and our second time for brunch, it did not disappoint

  12. MM

    MarkM

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Average at best!

  13. D

    Diane

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Fun, casual atmosphere. Loved the open walls on the beautiful day!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    My mom had asked to go for a special mother’s day brunch, so I thought this would be a lovely place to eat at. Everything about this experience was horrific. The host was clueless. He forgot to seat us, then seated people who came in 10 minutes after us. When asked about that, he was very rude and snarky. While I do understand it was busy and hectic, he was very rude. He then proceeded to seat other people at OUR table when we went to get our food. It also took 15 minutes for a waitress to come over just to get us silverware since we already had our food and could bot eat it without it. The food was just as bad. Everything was cold, and nothing seemed fresh. My prime rib was red and raw. It was bleeding everywhere. A cow in the fields was more dead than that cut of meat. My mom’s bled all over her pancakes that were also ice cold. The consistency of the food was pathetic for a place that claims to serve “above average” cuisine. We did not know where to find the water, and when we asked the host pointed out in a rude manner that the water was located in vodka bottles. How were we supposed to know that ? The coffee was cold, and at points there were not even any cups at the bar area. The people who organized the buffet should be ashamed of themselves. Please get your act together.

  15. MT

    MicheleT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    We love Backwoods but were disappointed with the Mothers Day Bruch. From being Seated downstairs without notice to having to carry our own coffee water and plates up and down the steps as well as the ice cold pasta. The prime rib however was perfect! No deserts were available-on mothers day of all days!

  16. KS

    KathrynS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    My husband and I ordered $34 filet mignon and it was horrible. I ordered medium and it was cooked well done. It had no seasoning and it was very, very bland. The green beans were soo overcooked they were shriveled. The cauliflower was burnt on the outside but very hard. The mashed potatoes were good and the only tasty part of our meal. Also, they put the silverware at the table in dirty bins for you to take for yourself. They were dirty. That’s not sanitary; especially with COVID going around. Lastly, I ordered a dirty martini and not only was the martini dirty, but so was the glass. It was also the smallest martini I’ve ever seen. We will not return.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5

    It was obvious that they were under staffed which is understandable but the server was exceptionally rude…she went out of her way to avoid anyone who would actually need anything like drink refills, checking in on our meals or asking if we wanted dessert and then we sat waiting 35 minutes for our check…then she “misplaced “ our credit card and blamed us for it!!! Meal: wings bites and ribs were great but fried chicken was overdone…which may have just been an off night since we’ve heard so much about them being great!

  18. CK

    CherylK

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat outside, it was a beautiful day! Enjoyed a Bloody Mary and a mimosa And we both had brunch entrees Delicious

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Place was pretty empty, food was lukewarm.mediocre at best

  20. KC

    KathleenC

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    Food was delicious and different. Not your same old bar & grill menu. Refreshing change. Wait staff was a little hurried. I believe that they were short staffed. Will go back. Enjoyed the evening.

  21. MS

    MikeS

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great! It was flavorful and well worth the cost. The service was very good, our waitress stopped many times to check on us! Everyone was very polite. Family feel to the place! The 25 min drive was well worth it! We are looking forward to the warmer weather so we can enjoy the outdoor dining. The establishment is very clean & comfortable! We will be back soon! Thank ypu for a great experience!! 👍🏻

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Easter brunch.

  23. AD

    AdrienneD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for their special event bunny brunch! Our first time here! Place was set up great! Food was delicious and staff were helpful. Bunny was fabulous, came around a few times and chatted with my boys!

  24. TR

    TrishR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went with friends. Fish n chips, ribs and pulled pork. All delicious. Nice atmosphere. Our server was friendly and attentive.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very good meal. They are understaffed so a lot of waiting.

  26. D

    Dinnerout

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Casual and friendly.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service! Food and atmosphere were perfect!

  28. MM

    MarkM

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good service and good food. Appetizers, salads and main courses all came at once, not a big fan of that! I will return however.

  29. CK

    CherylK

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have been coming here since they opened, we absolutely love this restaurant, great beer selection, craft cocktails, food is excellent and the homemade desserts are amazing

  30. UJ

    UncleJ

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time at backwoods. Food was great! Beer was cold! Dessert to die for. You can taste and experience the love and dedication they have there.

  31. RB

    RussB

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I really love this place. We look forward to Friday night at Backwoods.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    My husband and I live in Virginia (DMV) we were in the area visiting family and decided to come here for a much needed night away from kids. We wish we would of chosen elsewhere because we were rushed the entire time. Not even a minute after our appetizer was on the table we had 3 different people bothering us. They have young kids working here that go from table to table to collect plates and ask how your doing. I’m all for great service but they literally didn’t stop bothering us and it just ruined it for us. We felt rushed and couldn’t enjoy the one night we got to go out. I’ve worked in the food industry before and yes you should absolutely be attentive to your tables but you also need to give people a chance to try the food before you run back and ask how it is or take ask to take plates from food that aren’t finished and people are still eating. It was just too much for us. We didn’t get to enjoy our date night at all and knew that we were being rushed. We weren’t even there long and didn’t get there during a rush. I’d say go here if you want a “quick” rushed dinner. The food was ok I wouldn’t say I was impressed. The drinks were too “different” very odd combinations that didn’t make me want to try them because they were pricey so if you order a drink and don’t like it it’s a waste of money. Maybe we will try again another time but I wouldn’t go out of my way.

  33. TT

    TeriT

    Poconos

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner. So nice to see the place hopping. I wish Tunkhannock had a place like this. Oh wait, we do and it sucks, lol

  34. DJ

    DJinSoFla

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place. We love it.

  35. C

    Cierra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

    Food was really good. Extremely disappointed on prices from the drink menu. A margarita was $13 for a small 8 oz glass. Other drinks on the drink menu were also very over priced. Comparing the margarita to other restaurants in the area, $13 for an 8 oz glass is not worth it while others places usually charge $7-8 per glass and that’s a 16 oz glass. You could spend a fortune on drinks on here. Personally, $13 for a mixed drink like this would be worth it if it was in a larger size, not in a 8 oz glass. I would have drank a few more if I knew that my drink wasn’t going to be more expensive then my dinner. Drinks off of the summer menu are just as expensive. Please reevaluate the prices and sizes of your mixed drinks in comparison to other restaurants in the area.

  36. MS

    MarindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My first time visiting. My Husband, my Daughter and I went for Valentine's Day. I had the special flounder stuffed with crabmeat. It was incredible...they both had the fried chicken..which was equally as good. No bones and delicious fancy sides. We sat by a big window with a pretty view of the golf course, which was snow covered, and saw a whole group of deer pass by. The staff was very friendly and the place was very clean. A great atmosphere. Not terribly expensive..and casual dress. Even the ride up to the place was nice. We will def go back !

  37. GD

    GregD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time there we loved it definitely going back. Service was great. Food was exceptional. Very comfortable just loved it

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can’t say enough good things about my experience at Backwoods! It’s EXTREMELY wheelchair ♿️ accessible, and the staff is beyond kind and accommodating! The food is so good as well, very vegan friendly! 🌱 We will definitely be back;; thank you for a wonderful evening 🤍✨

  39. F

    Foodie

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4

    Unfortunately we were served raw pork egg rolls. I now have a serious GI problem that started shortly after dinner. I did consume one bite before realizing it was still cold and uncooked. Waitress took it off the bill, but later that night and today are constant reminders 🥲

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Backwoods Bar & Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Backwoods Bar & Kitchen

469 Orange Road Dallas, PA 18612

Additional information

  • Cross street

    469 Orange Road Dallas, Pa 18612

  • Neighborhood

    Wilkes-Barre

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am Sun 11:00 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    James Bolus

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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