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Fairview Cafe, Tafton, PA

Fairview Cafe

4.6
4.6
185 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

After years of serving as a personal chef and operating Scratch Catering Chef Donny Strackbein opened his first restaurant just outside of his hometown of Jefferson Township (population 3814) in 2010. Six years later we are now bringing those same small town values, friendly service and fresh farm raised foods to our newest adventure The Fairview Cafe. We would be honored to have you dine with us. Here's to great food and new friends!

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 390-7860

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Hawley

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Fried Goat Cheese$14.00

    with Pear: Crispy Prosciutto and Balsamic Reduction

    • Bratwurst Stuffed Baby Bellas$11.00

      • Blue Crab Popper Delights$13.00

        • Steamed Little Neck Clams$15.00

          White Wine Garlic Broth

          • Pecan Brie$14.00

            w/ Wild Berry Chutney

            • Rosemary Balsamic Roasted Beets$13.00

              Goat Cheese Mouse, Focaccia Chips, Candied Pistachios

              Soup & Salad

              • French Onion$8.00

                Sweet tender onions, Veal Jus, Buttered Crouton, Gruyere Cheese

                • Caesar$8.00

                  Crisp Romaine, Fresh Shaved Pecorino, Crouton, House Made Caeser Dressing

                  • Winter Salad$8.00

                    Baby Greens, Pickled Beets, Carmalized Walnuts & Feta Cheese

                    • House$8.00

                      Romaine, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Sunflower Seeds & Toasted Pine Nuts

                      • Arugula Salad$8.00

                        Poached Pear, Almonds, Blackberries, Goat Cheese

                        Sea

                        • Cioppino$32.00

                          Clam, Mussels, King Crab, Shrimp Salmon and Tilapia in a Tomato Broth

                          • Stuffed Alaskan Salmon$29.00

                            with Sundried Tomato, Fresh Spinach & Feta

                            • Jumbo Blue Crab Cakes$27.00

                              • Diver Sea Scallops$29.00

                                Pan Seared in our Chefs Signature Style

                                Steak & Pork

                                • Filet Mignon$32.00

                                  with Rosemary Mushroom Au Jus

                                  • Cowboy Ribeye$29.00

                                    with Chipotle Whiskey Butter

                                    • Pan Seared Chops$27.00

                                      with Carrot Mash & Brussel Sprouts

                                      • Rack of Lamb$29.00

                                        with Blackberry Bourbon Sauce

                                        Chicken

                                        • Seared Chicken Cutlet & Sweet Potato Medallions$19.00

                                          Pecan & Brussel Sprout Pan Sauce

                                          • Panko Crusted Chicken$24.00

                                            Stuffed w/ Baby Spinach, Heirloom Tomatoes and Fresh Ricotta

                                            • Free Range Chicken Thighs$19.00

                                              w/ Faro, Asparagus & Charred Meyer Lemon Sauce

                                              Pasta

                                              • Pasta & Seafood$26.00

                                                Angel Hair Pasta with Crab Meat, Shrimp & Shitake Mushrooms in a Light Tomato Sauce

                                                • Mediterranean Linguini$26.00

                                                  Sautéed with Artichokes, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Baby Spinach and Shrimp in Garlic &Olive Oil

                                                  • Cheese & Spinach Ravioli$19.00

                                                    White Wine Butter Sauce and Asparagus

                                                    • Pasta Secca$26.00

                                                      Sauteed Shrimp w/ Fresh Basil, Baby Spinach, Heirloom Tomatoes & Pappardelle Tossed in a Pesto Cream Sauce

                                                      Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                      What 185 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                      4.6
                                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.5Food
                                                      • 4.6Service
                                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                                      • 4.5Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                      • Scranton / Poconos

                                                        Neighborhood Gem

                                                      • Scranton / Poconos

                                                        Outdoor Dining

                                                      • Scranton / Poconos

                                                        Romantic

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

                                                        Best Overall

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

                                                        Best Service

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

                                                        Best Ambiance

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

                                                        Best Value

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

                                                        Neighborhood Gem

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

                                                        Outdoor Dining

                                                      • Poconos Mountain Region

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                                                        Dined on May 14, 2022

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                                                        We have eaten here 4-5 times and it was great. However, tonight was not the case. Unfortunately we ended up walking out because of significant delays. We placed our appetizer order at 6:05 and at 7:00 they brought us bread and said appetizers would be another 10-15 minutes. This was very disappointing because we had out of town guests with us. I understand that staff is hard to come by these days but then limit your reservation numbers and only take what you can handle. Not sure we will go back and if we do it will not be on a Saturday

                                                      4. m

                                                        melissad

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        What a beautiful and unique restaurant. Food and service were outstanding!

                                                      5. FC

                                                        FoodCrazy

                                                        New York Area

                                                        21 reviews

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                                                        5.0

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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                                                        Racecar20

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                                                        24 reviews

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                                                        Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Excellent service

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                                                        Kads

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

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                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        It was a hidden gem that was perfect for our last night of our trip. I had not known it was a BYOB, so I missed an opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine, of my choice, without the high mark-up. The main dining room provides the perfect set back and ambiance with a huge fireplace in the middle of the room. Definitely going back.

                                                      8. TR

                                                        TRHW

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Pork tenderloin and crabcakes were wonderful. Also enjoyed the fried goat cheese and arugula salad. Beautiful setting and excellent service. We'll be back.

                                                      9. M

                                                        Marilyne

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Service was outstanding. Atmosphere beautiful. Food ok.

                                                      10. Z

                                                        Zeze1

                                                        New York Area

                                                        19 reviews

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                                                        Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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                                                        4 reviews

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                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                        The restaurant is rustic & beautiful. Our server was very nice and attentive. But the food was just okay. Across the board from apps to fish to steak, everything seemed to lack seasoning. Neither my husband nor I had anything that we would want to go back for.

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                                                      14. DC

                                                        DorothyC

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Everything was perfect and Heather, who seated and served us was superb!

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                                                        22 reviews

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                                                      16. KT

                                                        KenT

                                                        Poconos

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        3.0

                                                        21 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                        Beautiful restaurant! Very comfy. Crab app was nice, but tiny. Accommodated special item request (food sensitive child) but they did not prepare it well. My steak was blue and cold, but was quickly addressed and was delicious. Wife and daughter enjoyed their meals. Waited 20 minutes to place desserts and coffee, which were tasty. We plan on giving them another chance. The restaurant and the positives outweighed the errors.

                                                      17. SF

                                                        ShawnF

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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                                                        zigster

                                                        New York Area

                                                        15 reviews

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                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Loved it. Wonderful experience. Can't wait to come back.

                                                      19. ST

                                                        SherwineT

                                                        Atlantic City

                                                        36 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        36 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food, atmosphere, service Love the feel of dining room very rustic & warm on a snowy winter night. Food was great lots of choices

                                                      20. N

                                                        Nursechrissy

                                                        Baltimore

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Food was awesome. Loved the ambience. Would definitely go back and recommend

                                                      21. JL

                                                        JeffL

                                                        New York Area

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                        Fairview Cafe was recommended by a friend so this was our first visit. The ambiance and atmosphere is fantastic. You have to get a table in the fireplace room! The service was a bit spotty but there was a few new waitstaff training the night we were there. The apps and entrees were very inventive and delicious. The fried goat cheese app and French onion soup are a must. I had the Cioppino for dinner which was delicious and my wife had the scallops which were very good but came out a bit cold. We will surely be back for another try.

                                                      22. NT

                                                        NinaT

                                                        New York Area

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We had a lovely New Years eve dinner at Fairview Cafe. Not only was the food very good but the staff was very attentive. It's a lovely setting too.

                                                      23. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Poconos

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 30, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This was our first visit to Fairview and we were so very glad we went. Beautiful setting, wonderful ambience and even though you could tell they were short staffed, they bent over backwards to make us feel special. The food was excellent. We all had a dicfere entree: pasta, steak, scallops and crab. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. It is a BYOB, so bring your favorite potent potable and enjoy! We will be back!

                                                      24. MM

                                                        MichaelM

                                                        New York Area

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Love the Fairview, great food, beautiful setting

                                                      25. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        5 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        What an outstanding experience! Everything…the atmosphere, food, service, and attention to detail…was top-notch. What a hidden gem; looking forward to our next visit there!

                                                      26. LL

                                                        LisaL

                                                        Hawaii

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on December 2, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Always a wonderful experience! Service, food top notch!

                                                      27. MH

                                                        MarkH

                                                        Poconos

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Second time at restaurant, second time wowed by experience!

                                                      28. BC

                                                        BonnieC

                                                        Poconos

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Everything was perfect - attentive & well-paced service, beautiful atmosphere, and delicious food! We brought a special bottle of red wine that paired well with our delicious steak and short rib entrées. Though we failed to leave room for dessert, the list of options was impressively long & appealing. Prices were very reasonable and the whole evening a very good value. Looking forward to returning.

                                                      29. e

                                                        elisabethc

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 22, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Loved it ! They made it so special for my bf bday !

                                                      30. TL

                                                        TheLakeArielSonographer

                                                        New York Area

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 20, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Always a perfect experience! I’ve been going here pretty much since they opened and highly recommend this gem in the Lake Wallenpaupack area.

                                                      31. DA

                                                        DorisA

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Excellent service and the entrees were excellent. Especially love the goat cheese appetizer.

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                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Poconos

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 12, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Can not say enough good things about this place. Perfect as usual! I had the filet, it was cooked perfectly. My husband had veal ossobuco, he loved it. Service was attentive but not invasive. It was a perfect date night. Oh and can’t forget dessert.. they were huge. Highly recommend!

                                                      33. m

                                                        m1chael57

                                                        New York Area

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 10, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        My wife and I love this beautiful place. Wednesday was steak night. I had a tomahawk steak that was flawlessly prepared. And at $49 was a bargain considering pricing elsewhere in the area is ~$100. Wife had bourbon-butter delmonico - also wonderful.

                                                      34. AT

                                                        AndreaT

                                                        New York Area

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        6 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 6, 2021

                                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                        It’s a very pretty, lodge like atmosphere with byob. They brought out some sliced baguette with cinnamon butter (nothing special). My husband and I ordered the cowboy ribeye which was tasty but a very thin cut for $34. Does not come with salad. The my sister and brother-in-law ordered osso buco, which they really enjoyed. We then ordered dessert, a cannoli and carrot cake which were ok. My brother in law asked for more coffee and the waitress actually said “sorry but there’s another party waiting for your table so I can’t refill your cup.” We had been there an hour and a half. So, if you’re looking for a nice, relaxing dinner, this is not the place to go.

                                                      35. r

                                                        rich8116

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        30 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        30 reviews

                                                        Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great place for any occasion

                                                      36. JD

                                                        JodyD

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 23, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Absolutely fabulous meal! Can’t wait to go back again!

                                                      37. TM

                                                        TomM

                                                        New York Area

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This was the best dining experience I’ve had in over a year. Everything was five stars.

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                                                        Wavellino

                                                        Key West

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        24 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Keeps getting better. Nicely decorated for the season. Wide range of specials.

                                                      39. d

                                                        doctorj

                                                        Philadelphia

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        37 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                        overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                        If there is no arugula in it, don’t call it an arugula salad. It was still delicious. The salmon was tasteless

                                                      40. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New York Area

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        Dined on October 9, 2021

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        This is my 4th visit and second review. They never disappoint! We were there Saturday night of Colombus Day weekend, so we knew there was a chance there could be slow service due to the volume of guests. We went at 6:00 and were seated promptly, we had 3 courses, all delicious! You can cut their filet mignon with a butter knife! By the time we left at 7:45 it was packed. We were jealous we hadn’t chosen the beautiful outdoor deck with fire pits and heaters, strung with beautiful lights. I love this place!

                                                      Safety precautions

                                                      • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                        • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                        • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                        • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                      • 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

                                                      Fairview Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 390-7860.

                                                      Fairview Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                                      Booked 8 times today
                                                      Google Map for Fairview Cafe

                                                      250 Route 390 Tafton, PA 18464-9632

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Hawley

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        Contemporary American, American, Steak

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Casual Dress

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Private Lot

                                                      • Payment options

                                                        AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                      • Additional

                                                        BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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