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Fairview Cafe, Tafton, PA

Fairview Cafe

4.0
4
227 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


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 227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Romantic

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for scenic views

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for special occasions

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Romantic

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for scenic views

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for special occasions

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  1. CN

    CNikles

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food ambience and excellent service by Summer!
  2. C

    Caft

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was great!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!! Fantastic food.
  4. M

    Maria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The Fairview Cafe has a wonderfully rustic feel that serves to enhance your dining experience. It is a BYOB, so be sure to bring wine with you, if that is your thing. The staff is professional, kind and courteous. The appetizers and main course were cooked well, tasty and presented nicely. I had the rack of lamb, others at my table had steak, salad, salmon. Everything was good. I had my lamb medium rare and it was cooked perfectly. A nice caramelization on the outside and rare on the inside. Thank you for a great birthday experience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Filet mignon was excellent
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and service 😃
  7. A

    Albert

    Poconos

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Some menu items were not available. Food served was only 'OK', not great. The usually variety or deserts was reduced to just one pie selection.... almost got the impression they are going out of business.
  8. N

    Nightqueentulip

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fairview Cafe is a BYOB establishment. No where in my open table information & reservation was this mentioned. Disappointed once we arrived and learned this. Ordered the mini crab cake appetizer - they were small and smelly. Bellas with bratwurst stuffing were nice. Ambience was lovely. Wait staff attentive. Food was mediocre.
  9. K

    Kritkrit8797

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Fairview Cafe is exceptional! Very tasty and well prepared and you can chose among many menu options. I love the service at the place and the chef is so friendly with the guests and always takes care to offer the best quality! I highly recommend this place.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great night at the FV. From start to finish. Ambiance is beautiful. The dessert case when you first walk in makes you want to start there, lol! Our waitress was friendly and attentive. Let me just say The chef out did himself, The food was top notch tonight. The fried goat cheese was delicious, Salmon cooked perfectly and Dessert ( Wow). Not only does the dessert look amazing when you walk in, it’s absolutely delicious. Great Night! Thank you FV, we will be back❤️
  11. EF

    EdwardF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Haven't been to this area in a while and was surprised to see a restaurant like this here. Decor is beautiful. Food is very good. But the service was pretty slow and couldn't/wouldn't allow splitting of the bill on the credit card. It' also BYOB which I didn't realize until we got there. So, knowing those and if you don't mind the wait and you're in the area, this is a great place to go to.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience5
    Food was ok but nothing special, and the salad we ordered didn’t match the menu description (spinach was used instead of arugula). The service was horrible. We are sympathetic to staffing challenges these days, but if you are short staffed then you need to cut back tables and not hurt customers. We waited 15min before anyone took us to a table (despite a reservation and open tables), and it took another 15min to get water, despite asking twice. Then our waitress took our order, and when a different waitress took the order of the table next to us, we realized there was a list of specials and we were never told. We asked for more bread, which never came. And then when the bill came, we put our credit card out and after waiting 15min, finally pulled out cash so we could leave without waiting anymore. Staff were very nice, but it was a very poor experience all the way around.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Service was terrible the last few times. Very slow. Food was mediocre - lamb chops had very little meat on them. Salmon was overdone. We used to love this place. I also had asked to be seated in the main room and when we got there, they said they don’t take requests via open table. I didn’t know that. We won’t be going back any time soon.
  14. MA

    MicheleA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite places to eat!! The food is amazing the staff is so friendly & the atmosphere is perfect for a quiet date night or fun evening with friends
  15. m

    mama

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant! Amazing food!! Service is great! We have been coming here for years and never have been disappointed.
  16. F

    Fatboy

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there a number of times now. The food has always been delicious. This is our new go to place.
  17. j

    johno

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner was had by all 7 of us. From the appetizers to dinner everything was delicious We had the fried goat cheese which my friend raved about. French onion soup delicious, shrimp cocktail was huge and was shared by three of us. Filet mignon melted in your mouth. Scallops were seared to perfection. Highly recommend this place. Beautiful atmosphere
  18. CF

    ClaudineF

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful and pleasant restaurant. Food is great too!!
  19. TE

    TheEastonSonographer

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are several dishes here that I would request as my last meal on DeathRow! We have been coming here for so long and still get excited at the thought of, "What will I choose tonight?" The food, service, and atmosphere are the best. Add BYOB and it's restaurant perfection!
  20. F

    Family

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fairview has become one of our favorite places when we are at our lake cabin. It’s a little pricey if you do soup to nuts but alway worth the money. It never disappoints. Love that it’s a BYO.
  21. CN

    CNikles

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is so beautiful and excellent service and most delicious food great ambience sitting on the outdoor patio. My only complaint was at first the OpenTable wasn’t working properly that night. But we were able to be seated at the time and amount of friends we wanted. So glad it all worked out!
  22. S

    Skytop06

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We’ve been dining at this restaurant for years and years through a couple of owners. The present owner is handling the restaurant beautifully and its thriving. I’ve never seen the place sooo busy! Its wonderful and on top of great food, beautiful facility its a BYOB restaurant. :)
  23. SB

    SusanB

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The service was a bit slow because they didn’t have bus boys to assist the wait staff. The wait staff didn’t stop for one minute to take a break so I commend them but they are very over worked. Food was very good and we will go back.
  24. m

    mama

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fairview Cafe - Table for 2 on Saturday, August 13, 2022 Food was delicious, Prices are fair. Must have desert! It is a BYOB! Great place for family and friends. Me and My husband are now becoming regulars. The Appert's
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place!
  26. V

    Vince41

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Great live music on Thursday nights. Disappointed on "steak night" that prime ribs were served grilled. Never had that and didn't enjoy it. Food is usually reliably good
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    First time here. We all loved it! Atmosphere was great. Food was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was a bit slow.
  29. L

    Love2eat

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Salad was unappealing, very small portions for dinner - but tasty. Desert was excellent but expensive. Service was average at best. Could have been our server. Not very good. Left is waiting a long time.
  30. TP

    T5inPA

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Had a delightful dinner with friends! Food was great, they are a little understaffed, so service was playing catch up all night, but always friendly and doing their best. I forgot it was BYOB, but luckily my friends didn’t, and had enough to share! 😉
  31. c

    cindy

    Poconos

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always a pleasure to dine here. Good and service is consistently good. Just wish they would have more specials added to the menu each week
  32. HH

    HighHopes

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Maureen the manager was great. Beautiful place too.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would absolutely return!! Very accommodating with dairy allergy. Food was excellent.
  34. PF

    PelhamFoodie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Nice ambiance.
  35. SF

    SalF

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Went on steak night - meal was great and live music was very entertaining.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    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.
  37. w

    wildryd

    Las Vegas

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 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.
  38. D

    Docleo11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great night. I was hesitant after reading other reviews but now i am just confused by them. For an appetizer i had the shrimp cocktail and i have never seen such big shrimp it was worth every penny. For dinner i had the scallops and they were delicious. Key lime pie for dessert was delicious as well. My server was helpful but not invasive i didn’t feel interrupted. Maureen who I’m guessing is the manager came to check on us and she was outgoing friendly and professional. This is my favorite restaurant now i can’t wait to come back again.
  39. 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.
  40. r

    rich8116

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 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

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 stars by 227 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


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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