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Smugglers Cove, Tannersville, PA

Smugglers Cove

4.2
4.2
157 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

We are a Family Friendly Restaurant located in the Pocono Mountains Founded in 1980, and still family-owned and operated, Smuggler’s Cove has been proud to serve loyal customers, visitors and residents of the Mount Pocono and Tannersville, PA communities for nearly 40 years. Your dining experience at Smuggler’s Cove in the Poconos is always a delicious, enjoyable time to remember with family and friends. At our restaurant, you will be treated to delicious, homemade specials, fresh Atlantic seafood, juicy, tender beef, and made-from-scratch soups and desserts. We also feature a fun, lively bar lounge, private dining rooms, a raw bar, award-winning salad bar and so much more. Make a reservation today!

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (570) 629-2277

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Stroudsburg

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Kid Friendly

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Kid Friendly

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Our server Katie was excellent as were the rolls they bring to your table. Food was good but nothing to rave about. Prices were reasonable.

  2. CG

    CilantroGirl

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    My husband and I went with our 4 kids after hiking, and the food was delicious. Our server was amazing too; very attentive and friendly. The kids enjoyed their kids’ menus, which is so vast and has so many awesome options for all of them. And they loved that dessert was included with their meals. It was a little chilly, and the atmosphere could maybe be spruced up, but it was a great experience overall!

  3. D

    sheilaD

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service! The waitress who waited on my husband and me was fantastic and such a joy to be around! I am planning on going back to smugglers Cove because the food was fresh and delicious!

  4. ED

    EDWARDB

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quick Short Vacation Trip

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience2

    We sat down quickly, and were greeted by a very waitress who took care of our table well. The seating itself was uncomfortable (bench seating was hard). But food came out in a timely manner. Loved the stuffed clams! The salad bar needs help. Seafood gumbo was great but crab cakes and Brussels needed more seasoning.

  6. LL

    LindaLet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The evening was Perfect! . The food was delicious! Calamari is the Best in the Poconos! Our Waiter Matthew was top~notch! Pleasant, courteous & efficient server! :) It Was a terrific experience.. we will definitely go back again!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Food was ok, nothing to write home about. Our server was fantastic. Arrived early, nobody was waiting. Said about sitting us a little earlier when the server arrives, never happened, place got insane. Requested outside, days prior, as they were sitting us they told us there was no server outside, but then a group after us did go outside, all tables were empty outside. Price was ridiculous for food that was just meh.

  8. MC

    MaryClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Seating outside was perfect for my husband to enjoy a very attentive waitress-we were the only ones outside-and the food was delicious. Our waitress even complemented that we must have enjoyed our selection of food. Will dine at Smugglers Cove, again. Thanks

  9. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Had broiled seafood platter. Only 3 clams, 1 of which was not open. Other 2 were very gritty. None of it had any flavor. The lobster tail was over cooked and chewy.

  10. AH

    AlisaH

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    great fresh seafood restaurant in the Poconos. We really enjoyed our meal and will return

  11. JC

    JodiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing especially the sangria The dining room was very loud at times.

  12. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the first time we dined at your facility. We loved the food and service. WE will be coming back to your establishment.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely one of my most favorite places!

  15. E

    Eliz

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious, drinks were tasty and the service was excellent!

  16. M

    Marta

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    The crispy wings were nothing but soggy! Good salad bar selection. Fish wad good, but pre made sauces were average. Brussels sprouts were mushy with same pre made sauces . Disappointed.

  17. M

    Momofthree

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food was just ok. Would not return sorry! Waitress was nice

  18. BJ

    BrandieJ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best French onion soup I have ever had. Excellent customer service.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We ate then we left.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2

    The service was great. However, this restaurant reminded me of the before restaurants on a Gordon Ramsey show. The inside was dark and dirty, the menu was sticky, and the food was subpar. The oysters were good but the shucking job was miserable. Each oyster had shell in it. The lobster was over cooked. The steak was definitely not dry aged as indicated on the menu; it was a basic steak you could buy at the grocery store. And it was pricey.

  21. EJ

    EugeneJ

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Visited for a date night on Sunday. The staff was absolutely excellent. And the noise level was so manageable we could have a real conversation. The oyster app choices that day were excellent. My girlfriend had the grilled sea bass and could not stop raving about it. I chose the smaller NY Strip steak and 5oz lobster tail add on both were done just right. We were both so satisfied we skipped dessert. My girlfriend tried new drink on daily menu Jack Daniels Black with red bull said it was both tasty and smooth so she really enjoyed as a change of pace from red wine. Would recommend to friends and family will be back next visit to the poconos.

  22. E

    Eatinout

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    Things started out ok because they were able to seat our larger party together. The waitress arrived friendly and took our drink order then disappeared for a while. When she came back it was just 5:00 and she said we couldn’t order from the early bird special even though we had been seated since 4:30. I think she was purposely wasting time to get back to us so we couldn’t order off of it. We ordered off the regular menu and when the food came it was terrible. The burgers were dry and over cooked, the seafood was fishy, my filet was not actually a filet but a sirloin and it was thin and full of fat. My daughters was raw. Prime rib sandwich was basically fat on a roll. We were all disappointed. When we complained they never took money off they were gonna offer us a gift card but we are not local. Overall not a great experience we would never go back.

  23. RI

    RICHARDW

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Special lobster cocktail was best! Coconut shrimp also very good.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Highly recommend! Great service! Food all came out on time with our big party of 9.

  25. BS

    BarbaraS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Made reservations & got in as scheduled. Waitress was very friendly, but the service was a tad bit slow. Had to ask for silverware a few times along with water.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food is very low quality. Would not return.

  27. O

    Olliemom

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    Happened to be in the area so was looking for a place to grab dinner. Looks like a popular local place which is nice. Big menu. Seafood seems fresh and their specialty. Ambiance was a little outdated, seats ripped, etc. Salad bar was very basic, but nice option. Broccoli side dish was clearly frozen broccoli but was fine. Stuffed flounder and stuffed shrimp were not bad. Flounder seemed fresh. Overall, just an average experience but decent value for the money.

  28. YY

    YumYum

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    We were extremely disappointed in our experience. We came for dinner to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. I wrote that it was her birthday in the reservation and I also asked the hostess if we can order a dessert for her birthday. I was told that it wouldn’t be a problem. It took 40 minutes for the kids to get water because there were no clean cups of any kind. Our reservations were set for 8, turns out the kitchen closes at 9 and no one told us or gave last call. We got our food eventually but by the time we ate they closed down everything including dessert. We had 4 kids with us and a birthday girl who was excited to hear her birthday song. I had to run to the local supermarket that was closing to get a cake.

  29. G

    Gina

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed the fresh catch meals. The pricing was good and the food tasted delicious. The waitress was very friendly and took good care of us. We had a table in the corner because we had three small kids in our group. We also appreciated that they allow large parties to make open table reservations. We’ll be back when we are in this area again.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food was outstanding. A favorite place to dine when we stay at nearby Camelback. A staple place with guaranteed great food.

  31. D

    Danielle

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Not sure if we came on an unusually busy night but the staff definitely wasn’t prepared for the influx of people. We had a reservation but waited 20 minutes after our reservation time. Our waitress was very nice & helpful but clearly their wait staff was overwhelmed. Food was good but not sure we’d return.

  32. TC

    TomC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice interior, not quiet. Food came out in reasonable time. Service was terrible but I think that the restaurant was short staffed.

  33. NR

    NoreenR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Food was average. I had halibut but the butter sauce was really thick. The fish and chips looked like frozen fish. My granddaughter liked her cheeseburger. Not enough servers but ours did the best he could with all of his tables.

  34. c

    chrisa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    The service was great. The ambiance was extremely loud. Not at all relaxing and I guess good if you have young kids. The portions were smaller than in other higher quality Seafood places and the quality was mid grade. The prices are appropriate for the quality they serve.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    The food was AMAZING, which is the reason we'll go back. Service, not so much. We had a reservation yet 2 staff members at the entrance ignored us when we came in (one was busy counting her tips). The person who sat us seemed irritated. It was 9:20 and they close at 10...but Open Table allows reservations up to 9:30. We waited a full 10 minutes before the first person acknowledged us at our table. After that things got better, as our waiter was very friendly. Overall a great dinner while vacationing and I'd recommend it for the food alone. We were just very disappointed not to experience the "family friendly" atmosphere we had read about when choosing a restaurant.

  36. KH

    KristinH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great time dining at Smugglers! The food was wonderful!

  37. Y

    Yummykins

    Poconos

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing menu, food was delicious, and our waitress was great! We’ve been here in the past, and will be here again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great and the hostess was so kind to give us a free appetizer because we had about a twenty minute wait time period from our reservation.

  39. RP

    RiaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our family loves eating here. The food is so delicious, the portions are more than generous, great value for your money and the staff is so efficient and friendly. We cannot wait to go back for another fantastic meal.

  40. VR

    VeraR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was not as expected. We ordered $15 special appetizer ( lobster tail coattail) and it was very small and recently defrosted. My entry was ok. My husband ordered seafood, steak over rice. He didn't finish and we decided to take the rest home. When he was scooping the rice to his to-go box, there was a very long human hair in the bottom of the plate. He almost choked when he saw it. We mentioned it to the waitress. Places like this need to concentrate on food more. It was very busy and it seemed popular, but food quality is important.

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
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Smugglers Cove offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (570) 629-2277.

Smugglers Cove is rated 4.2 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Smugglers Cove

2972 Route 611 Tannersville, PA 18372

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Stroudsburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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