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KOL Steakhouse, Carbondale, PA

KOL Steakhouse

4.3
4.3
169 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
KoL is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner. We also have a private dining room available for parties of up to 24 people.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Dining Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (570) 536-6020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Shawn Piercefield
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Room Available For Parties Up To 24.
  • Neighborhood
    Scranton
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

169 Reviews
  1. AntoinetteG

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ordered the Prime Rib asked for medium came medium well. Waitress said it came with string beans as a vegetable but came out with carrots and we were never told there was a change. They didn’t have 3 of the menu drinks we asked for, no Espresso Martini, Guinness Beer or Ruffino Chianti wine. We settled for everything served it was good but not what we asked for, service was good also and friendly. We’d try it again, maybe an off night.

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  2. SWJKPA

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food, and ambiance were perfect for our needs!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful and the drinks were very good. Wonderful atmosphere, however the food was not enjoyable at all. It tasted like it was pre-made and heated up. The menu wasn’t the diverse either

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  4. Sharon

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding and so was my drinks. I will be back!

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  5. PaulM

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal! Very good experience. We would definitely return.

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  6. Beans

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FANTASTIC experience with alot of surrounding history! 10/10 drinks and amazing food! Highly recommend!

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  7. CliffordD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good! Service was awesome, the atmosphere was nice! 5 ⭐

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  8. ChrisP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Chicken was really dry - they deducted from the bill which was nice. Service was good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Megan was amazing from start to finish! She was running the bar and waiting tables. Even in the height of things she remained calm, pleasant and maintained her sense of humor!

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  10. Tomp

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not bad, Not much in the way of steak. Seems like the restaurant is transitioning to something else.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Excellent food. We love it there.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a confirmed reservation for my husbands birthday but arrived the find the restaurant closed for a private event. We really would have appreciated being notified a head of time so we were lifted disappointed on a special occasion, especially after traveling a ways to be there.

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  13. ScottR

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We are new to the area. The room felt like a diner. No character. Service was friendly but understaffed. Food was good.

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  14. Sharon

    Poconos

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointing. The food is always excellent. I had the crunchy chicken sandwich and my husband had the NY strip with the onion ring appy. Very good food and excellent service. We will definitely return.

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  15. PaulH

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. They were dealing with a wedding party while I was dining. Even though service was a little slow it was understandable with the large party going on. It maybe added only about 10 minutes to my dinner. Our waitress was running around like crazy and still took good care of us. Thank you. Food was delicious and hot when presented. Steaks were cooked to our liking. Small restaurant good ambiance and pleasant people working there.

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  16. AndreaA

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was superb!

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  17. FrequentDiner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The first hint should have been being the only people in the restaurant until we were almost finished when another couple arrived. The waitress obviously was very attentive and friendly. I ordered "an extremely, extremely dry Grey Goose martini, with only a drop or two of vermouth with a twist of lemon." it came back a yellow color and tasted of heavy vermouth. The waitress said it could be because of the lemon twist, but took it back and the manager made another one. This one came back a slightly more pale shade of yellow and still tasted of too much vermouth. The manager said it was the brand of vermouth that discolored it, but I've been drinking vodka martinis with a twist for 40 years and between those I've made myself or had in other restaurants have never had one that was made the way I asked and wasn't clear as water (even a drop or two of even yellow vermouth mixed with clear vodka shouldn't make the entire martini yellow like a chardonnay) The appetizer of scallion hush puppies was good. My wife had the salmon and said it was almost like the salmon and mashed potatoes had been microwaved as there were spots that were warm and others that were cold. I had the Chicken Scarpariello and it looked nothing like the dish I've had elsewhere. The chicken was under seasoned(one piece even had tendons running through it), the banana peppers tasted straight out of the jar, the sausage was bland, and the penne pasta was sticking together. The sauce was thin and tasteless. We didn't even care to try dessert. We've dined at KOL many other times including my birthday with 20 friends, but not recently. And while the waitress and manager were friendly, I don't know that we'll be going back soon...

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  18. JeffreyK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice night. Server was very kind and accommodating. Dinner was amazing! I would definitely eat here again!

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  19. TereseH

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good, but our server was slow and inattentive. We waited a bit for our first cocktail. We were never asked again if we wanted another drink or more water. Immediately following our dinner, the waitress handed us our bill. Did not ask us if we wanted a second cocktail or dessert.

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  20. RaymondR

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great, you all were so accommodating to our Special needs son. The food and desserts were great, the service even though they were extremely busy had time to come to our table and ask if we needed anything!

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  21. LindaC

    Poconos

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steaks were delicious…chicken was ok

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  22. BrendaG

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our visit here! Service was warm and accomadating- Food was top notch! We has filet and a strip steak, both were seasoned and cooked perfectly. So glad we decided to try Kol!

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  23. CliffordD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome restaurant! The food and drinks were delicious, and the service was excellent! Cannot wait to visit again!

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  24. Phil

    Poconos

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    From the bartender being the only person there working the tables and the bar to my freezer burn steak this dining experience was poor. We were there 2 years ago for our anniversary and decided to return for this one. This place has gone downhill in 2 years. May have only been our second time there but definitely will be our last

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  25. TomB

    Jacksonville

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    KOI Steakhouse was a really pleasant surprise. The menu is fairly limited for mains, three steak choices, two chicken and one seafood BUT everything was very well prepared and delicious. Their apps and sides are probably their stars. The Cesar salad was superb and the "bacon steak" was delicious. All of the food served was, in addition to being tasty, visually appealing. Service was wonderful, our server was knowledgeable and helpful while we were making choices, and checked back to make certain everything was to our liking. Since we did not really have sufficient appetite for a steak each she was more than happy to split a steak and it was served already split and plated. Prices were also very reasonable for a steakhouse, with them most expensive main being under $50. If there was one minor criticism it would be the wine list which might have benefitted from some bolder cabs or Bordeaux mixes. However, we found a wine that was perfect for our meal so it is hard to criticize based only on number of selections if one can find a suitable pairing for the meal. I would, and will, go back.

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  26. JessicaK

    Poconos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    My first time trying this restaurant. I have to say extremely disappointed. Although food was good I was told over 5 times your foods coming. And our water glasses were consistently empty although the waitress continuedto pass us saying ill be right back with some water. We didn't get any bread til we were there for half an hour. After an hour of waiting for our food we were about to leave when it finally arrived. Although waitress was polite and apologized for the delay we were extremely unhappy with the service. There were other people working there walking around doing nothing. After this experience we would not go back.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation at the steakhouse. I drove 3 hours from Long Island and my daughter and her roommate drove 3 hours from Geneseo to meet on Easter Sunday. When we arrived we were told the steakhouse was closed. We were forced to eat at a low quality Buffett that had no food left and which cost me 270 dollars. Why was a reservation taken if the restaurant was closed??? Someone please has to contact me to answer this 917-561-3356 James Lamendola

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  28. RichardE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We attended for Easter brunch. Food was very good, service as well. Easter bunny was cute circulating room. Set up in Ballroom was a huge space lacking elegance but fine for this event

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  29. Kristy

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere! Our server was so nice, we came late and she made special accommodations for us!

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  30. WilliamR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience; great food; great servcie; try the bacon steak appetizer

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  31. Lola22

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Filet Mignon was magnificent and cooked perfectly . Sautéed mushrooms and crispy potatoes were delicious. I would definitely eat there again.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A good but not great, unremarkable experience. Dessert coffee served in styrofoam cup with handful of diner half+half single serves dropped on the table was an opportunity for experience improvement.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our experience was extremely bad. Service was very slow due to the fact that only two waitresses were working. We sat at the table for 30 mins before even getting menus After ordering we waited even longer and the food was well below what you would expect for the price. We never even got 3 of the items we ordered but at that point we just wanted to finish and go. Everything tasted like it was frozen and not at all fresh. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a Valentines Weekend dinner and it was great. The place was full and the food was awesome. Service was really good for a full house. Wife had the sirloin and I had the filet and we both enjoyed our meals equally well. Good drink selection too!

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  35. Bluepint

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Mixed feelings on this place. First impressions - nothing special. Felt like a hotel breakfast room. The servers and host almost seemed uncertain of things. Decent wine offerings by the glass. Decent selection of quality liquors at bar. The steakhouse wedge was just ok. The filet was excellent as was the 10 ounce pork chop. Sauces were good but not really needed. Potatoes and carrots were fine. Prices were high for the overall atmosphere and service. But, the steak and pork chop were so good it kind of overshadowed the gaps. Would we go back? Probably not.

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  36. food4thought

    New York City

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Had a wonderful birthday dinner. Food was delish, service good considering a Valentine’s day season

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  37. SarahL

    Poconos

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was extremely disappointing for New Years Eve. It’s a steakhouse and there was zero options for steak aside from a small ravioli dish. Appetizers were also very boring. If it wasn’t for our excellent and phenomenal server, we probably would have gotten up and left to go elsewhere. She made up for the disappointing menu, but the food we did order was good.

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  38. NicholeC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    There were some very rambunctious patrons, who took away from the enjoyment of our dinner. I feel the manager should have asked them to settle down instead of having us endure their endless barrage of fbombs and wild children running all over the restaurant. But our waitress was polite and attentive. And the food was average.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a nice meal

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  40. GinoS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience again! Excellent quality of food and presentation is spot on. The menu is dynamite, a ton of thought went into the actual ingredients and selection of food. The staff are extremely pleasant and friendly. Attention to detail is a breath of fresh air. If KOL was in a big city, the prices would easily be tripled or quadrupled. You cannot beat this place for price and quality of food! Nice, safe and enjoyable bar area. We just stay in the Anthracite Hotel ( also great price, staff etc.) it is an absolute gem in the heart of Carbondale. it brings class to this old working class town… can’t wait to go back!

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FAQs

KOL Steakhouse is rated 4.3 stars by 169 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 KOL Steakhouse

25 S. Main Street, Carbondale, PA 18407

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Scranton
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Dining Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Shawn Piercefield
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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