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Fairview Cafe, Tafton, PA

Fairview Cafe

4.5
4.5
191 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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

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What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Ambiance

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Best Value

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Outdoor Dining

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Romantic

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Ambiance

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Best Value

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Outdoor Dining

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Romantic

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    It was very nice. 1st time there. Didn't know it was a byob but we now know. A little disappointed in the ceppenio. It was mostly poor cuts of salmon. Will probably go with something different next time. Husband had a great chicken dish.
  2. w

    wildryd

    Las Vegas

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had the seafood mix with shrimp, walleye in a stew base rather than over pasta. The fish was slightly overcooked and not quite as flavorful as expected but overall, the dish was good. Atmosphere is great and the service was excellent.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Crab cake appetizer was excellent. I must say filet was a tad over cooked but I am not that person and it was still very good. Lemon meringue pie was delicious. Definitely will be back.
  4. r

    rich8116

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine. Food is always great and you byob ensuring a great bottle of wine with dinner
  5. DB

    DarrenB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Restaurant in the area. Would eat there every day if we could
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is fantastic! We visit each time we come to the Paupack and have never been disappointed. It is BYOB so go prepared and don't try to rush through the experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening. Food was fabulous, staff friendly and attentive, atmosphere is very unique for the area. This is by far the best restaurant around Lake Wallenpaupack and the Poconos.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    After arriving there was noone to greet us, after a while guy in shorts and sneakers run out and said that kitchen is running 45-60 min behind and there is 45-50 min wait time for tables. Considering that we had reservation and arrived in time- we wouldn’t eat dinner for another two hours. Place was super loud. Would not return.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    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
  10. 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!
  11. FC

    FoodCrazy

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants! Always a great dining experience.
  12. R

    Racecar20

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service
  13. K

    Kads

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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.
  14. 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.
  15. M

    Marilyne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Atmosphere beautiful. Food ok.
  16. Z

    Zeze1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Management is great and welcoming. Service outstanding and helpful in making choices. Food was delicious.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fine dining in the Poconos near Lake Wallenpaupack. Lamb was delicious, the service was excellent. Amazing mountain architecture. Good spot for a couple.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place. Food was outstanding, great ambiance & our server Heather was wonderful.
  20. 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!
  21. FC

    FoodCrazy

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to celebrate an anniversary
  22. 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.
  23. SF

    ShawnF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great romantic restaurant with four way fireplace so there is no bad seat. The restaurant is byob.
  24. z

    zigster

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Wonderful experience. Can't wait to come back.
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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!
  30. 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
  31. 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!
  32. LL

    LisaL

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience! Service, food top notch!
  33. MH

    MarkH

    Poconos

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at restaurant, second time wowed by experience!
  34. 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.
  35. 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 !
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. OT

    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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 4.5 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 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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