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Smugglers Cove, Tannersville, PA

Smugglers Cove

4.2
4.2
270 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steakhouse, American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 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

What 270 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
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Great for brunch

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Kid-friendly

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Good for groups

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Healthy

  • Scranton / Poconos

    Neighborhood gem

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Great for brunch

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Kid-friendly

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Good for groups

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Healthy

  • Poconos Mountain Region

    Neighborhood gem

270 Reviews
  1. PamS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent! I had the snow crab legs and my husband had the seafood fried platter. Our waitress (cannot remember her name) was friendly and got us whatever we needed and was quick to do so. Our food came at just the right time after the appetizer. Will definitely eat here again. (Four stars given on ambience due to low lighting when we wanted to see our food. We were seated in a booth near the bar.)

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  2. Organization

    New York City

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The seafood is fresh but steaks are not up the standard. They forgot part of our order and food was served very slow.

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  3. Jsl77

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Serviceable seafood but nothing to write home about. Probably the best there is in this relative food desert…. Can’t wait to go home to the city

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  4. JodyS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The noise level was absolutely terrible due to many guests not being respectful to fellow diners. Additionally, we had to ask for cutlery after our appetizer was served, had to ask for condiments after our dinner was served. Overall, not a good experience and we won’t be returning. Overpriced as well.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    So disappointed! We have been here several times and always look forward to it when we're in the area. After we were seated, we waited 15 minutes and had to go ask for someone to visit our table. We didn't get our drinks until after we finished our appetizers, not even water. My food never came, and someone else in our party was missing a side dish. I asked our waitress about my food, and she stomped off and never came back. We requested a manager. She apologized and took 25% off our check. Overall the food that did come out was mediocre at best, except my son's steak which he enjoyed. This used to be a part of every Poconos vacation for us, but we won't return.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I came here for a celebration dinner. The moment we walked in the staff was very pleasant and welcoming. Our waitress Michelle was a delight, and the food was outstanding. The chef pours his heart and soul into every dish, which is why this place is definitely popular. I hope the chef gets the credit he deserves because he knows what he’s doing!! The waste staff is also very kind as my brother who is disabled, really wanted more salad when the salad bar was cleaned up. They were so nice and took care of him. Can’t thank you enough and we will definitely be back!! 

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  7. ROBINS

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I had the Lobster Franchaise, the lobster was cooked perfectly, but I found that the sauce was too lemony and overpowered the lobster. My husband had the Seafood Norfolk platter and he really enjoyed it.

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  8. 2happy

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Didn't have to wait to be seated. Will visit again.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, atmosphere, and service. just the place to escape from what camelback resort lacks. Will be coming back here again soon. Thank you for the wonderful dinner!

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  10. RyanF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good casual dining experience. Everything we ordered was good and we enjoyed our dinner at Smugglers Cover. We'd definitely go again when in the area.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The servant was not quite experienced, mixed up the order, then brought appetizers after main course.

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  12. Dinnerout1

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a breast meal there. Very reasonably priced and the atmosphere was pretty good. Will go back again.

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  13. AndreaO

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Found this place after being warned about expensive food prices at Great Wolf Lodge. Such a great find. Staff was so attentive, with six kids at our table, our server was patient and efficient. Food was outstanding. Would def go back here. Great value!

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  14. JohnM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Raw oyster were great. Other food was ok. Ordered our drinks and it took the bartender over 20 minutes to prepare them. Our drinks were a bottle of beer and a glass of wine. The bartender was not busy, just did not get around to making our drinks. The manager insisted the lights be turned down so low that we could not read the menu making for a vary unpleasant ambiance. We really wanted this to be a good experience and the server was very pleasant, but eating in the dark and waiting for drinks a ridiculously long amount of time was not good. We would go back, but it would have to be in the daytime (so we can see what we are ordering and eating), we would only sit at the bar (so we had a chance of getting drinks in a reasonable time) and we would order raw oysters because they did those very well!!

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  15. DianeK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Atmosphere was great. Service was also very good.

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  16. CHRIssey

    Poconos

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Price outstanding. Inside very clean. Server needs some training. She took forever to get drinks. She told us the bar was backed and was not. We actually ate from salad bar and finished before drinks were brought. She never brought side of brocc out we ordered and questioned us about it when we said something. The food was awesome except for calamari. Was not good. Manager came over and took care of it immed. We had steamed clams in a garlic broth that were to die for. For dinner had prime rib with lobster and crab cake dinner. That was also amazing!!!! The price was great. Would go back again in a heartbeat. Server may have been having a bad day . The food and manager are why we would go back. Food melts in your mouth.

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  17. teener3372

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was very good. Food was good but overpriced. Out of product

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been there for so many times and planning to come back

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  19. TomL

    Poconos

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant needs a refresh. Dining area needs a good cleaning. We were bothered by flies during most of our visit. Service was sub-optimal. Remember more pleasant visits in earlier days.

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  20. herbh

    Pittsburgh

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience, except that service for first drink was very slow. It took us 30 minutes to get a drink. Once we got a drink, a manager finally took our food order and after that things went very well. The staff was wonderful and attentive after that first 30 minutes.

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  21. Jimmbbo

    New York City

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was fantastic! Our food was ok- we had broiled entree and they were a bit dried out- the lobster- the shrimp snd scallops were just on the dry side which took away from the flavor

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  22. SDThum

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, Kristi T, was personable, helpful and knowledgeable. The 4 of us enjoyed our dinners. Kristi professionalism and friendliness made the evening very enjoyable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Aweful!!! Took forever to get a drink even though we had a reservation and arrived on time. The calamari was like chewing rubber bands. The filet tasted aweful. Swordfish was raw. We received our appetizer and ordered our dinner, but Before we had a chance to go to the salad bar the entrees showed up. Don’t waste your time there. A piece of fish and a steak which cost $39.99 each should be delicious and brought to you at the right time. Aweful experience!!!

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  24. dinersdelight

    New York City

    78 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Monday night at Smuggler's Cove is Mussel night. However, when we arrived for our reservation at 5:30, there were no mussels left. We specifically postponed our trip home to come here for Mussel Night. Such a disappointment. We asked to be seated on the patio, which is comfortably appointed. However, they did not have the waitstaff to accommodate the patio area. We waited a very long time for our dinner to arrive, but I would like comment here that it was not the fault of the waitress; this restaurant does not have the waitstaff it needs, again no fault of the restaurant...the college students are back at school leaving them short staffed. We have been to this restaurant many times over the 20+ years we have been coming to the Poconos and will continue to patronize here.

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  25. EricR

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great stop for seafood and prime rib without breaking the bank, very casual.

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  26. Alex

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely a great experience. The food was good and the waitress was unbelievably helpful,pleasant,and upbeat. She recommended dishes and brought the food quickly to the table. Also brought drink orders quickly. Overall great experience enhanced by a great waitress.

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  27. wenderei

    Atlanta Metro

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and so well priced . The outdoor seating and live music was an extra bonus!! Would definitely recommend !

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  28. JenniferD

    New York City

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time. Food is excellent and service was great !

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really inexpensive place to enjoy seafood! I heavily enjoyed the raw oysters and the clams casino, but my partner had seafood gumbo, which he loved! And a lobster roll that he wasn’t particularly impressed by. Our waiter was super friendly and attentive and the overall experience was great for my first time. As a local, I would come back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whenever we are in Pocono area we come to Smugglers Cove. Great food and service. Inexpensive and atmosphere is reminiscent of old seafood restaurants.

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  31. Robert

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the raw oysters and 1 1/4 lobster. Everything was so fresh! Salad bar needs help though, not as many items as there used to be.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Third time here and will come again. Love freshness of the raw bar. Prices are moderate. Lobster tail 6oz is a winner

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  33. Susie

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Usually a good spot for good food with friendly staff. This time service at the front desk in particular was absolutely poor. Had a reservation but manager saw us then turned and stood with her back to us for a few minutes and didn't acknowledge our presence. Was finally seated at a wet table top but then it took 10-minutes for wait staff to appear just as we were preparing to walk out. There are too many other good places to eat now in the Poconos to consider spending my money for subpar service here.

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  34. Fernando

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent seafood , very good service and reasonable priced

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    food was okay for the most part, scallops could have been seasoned better our service was good drinks good best part of my meal was caeser salad , patron margarita and shrimp , my main entree was buttery as ever not memorable experience

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  36. StephanL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered filet mignon and meat was tough. Waitress (who was awesome) took it back for a re-fire and it took 20 minutes in which time my wife had finished her entree. Second attempt and steak was even tougher to cut. Took it to go and ended up throwing it on the side of the road for some lucky animal to devour.

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  37. Fernando

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Place very nice and confortable seats.

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  38. ScottL

    Poconos

    98 reviews

    4.0

    98 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice experience, our waitress was phenomenal 

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  39. MichelleS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. We sat in the outside area, which was great. It was less noisy than if we sat inside. Our server was knowledgeable, quick and friendly. The crab was amazing as was everything else! Great value for what you get.

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  40. TyphanyL

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Heather was great at her job! Checked on us regularly and she knew the menu well

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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 270 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Smugglers Cove

2972 Route 611, Tannersville, PA 18372

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Stroudsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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