Smugglers Cove

4.4
107 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 107 people are saying
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BillS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Justin was a fabulous server. Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
27 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Best item was the dinner roll. There was grit in my oyster and one of them looked like it had been prechewed for me. The oysters were very fresh. The gumbo was pretty good. Both my and my son's streaks were overcooked and our broccoli tasted old but yet wasnt fully cooked. My son's potato was hard. We didn't complain so they didn't really have a chance to correct any of this. They did offer to fix the item which has been forgotten on our order. The waitress was very courteous but we didn't see her once our food was there until we had already flagged someone's else down for the check. None of it was terrible but if they want to charge prices like a nice restaurant (and don't misinterpret that to be fine dining as the prices are high but not unreasonably so) then they need too step up their game

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PhilR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I ordered the Prime Rib medium rare with a baked potato and salad with 6 rare oysters. while my companion ordered the crab cakes with coldslaw and fries. The oysters were good and fresh, but thePrime Rib was overcooked, looked like it sat around for awhile, and the Potato was hard with wringles on the outside, as if it seemed to have been sitting in a warming draw. They advertise that their Prime Rib is aged and slow cooked. It looked and tasted like it was braised in broth. It was $29 My companion's crab cake was excellent, as was the home made coldslaw and fries. It was $19. Maybe I should have ordered that.

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ChristopherH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service was very good. I would definitely recommend and come again!!!!

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff was even better!! Katie, our waitress, was the absolute best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was a great server!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love that place! Great food and service!

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Yummykins
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food! We were pleasantly surprised by the price of our meals as well. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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vipgcmommy
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was very good but service was very slow. Took 20 minutes just to get our drinks.

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CarlaC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Ideal for dinner on the way home from a Dolphins win over the Jets.

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vipdinersdelight
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The appetizer was decent my meal was terrible, the drink was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Shrimp cocktail tasted not very fresh shrimp was mushy
Tomato Mozzarella salad was great
Louisiana Chicken was good
Prime Rib was good
Beers not very cold
All and all good experience good value

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BAPP
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was very good

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TJ82
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Prime rib is great here!

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vipTheGr8santini
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

I have not been to Smugglers Cove in years. I came with my family on a visit to the Poconos and we had a wonderful time. Things have definitely gone downhill since then. The portions were small, and the chicken with sour.

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NancyQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. We had rib eye, prime rib and Lobster. All were so good and the prices were reasonable. We will definitely be back!

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LloydE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katy, our server again, was excellent! Food was very good and reasonably priced.

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mitchmitch
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, super friendly. Manager pulled out a huge lobster to show my daughters, which they loved. Good was well priced and delicious. Not much more to ask for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was terrific food and great server!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Some dishes were great, calamari, seared tuna ,fresh oysters. all fresh and very nicely done broiled seafood entree was very good and enjoyed with the brussell sprouts. The stuffed flounder was not good. Flounder was over done. Stuffing which i thought was to be crab was finely ground bread crumbs with no flavor except the butter in bottom of dish. I would avoid it in the future. The crème brûlée was very good as was pumpkin cheese cake. All in all thumbs up and i would go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Our service was not good. We were there for 2 hours and had to ask another waitress for a second drink. My husband ordered prime rib and never even got a steak knife to cut it.
I ordered lobster and never received drawn butter. I also ordered oysters and never got them. When we finally saw our waitress after our meal was complete she said she could bring me out my oysters they must have just been sitting in the back. I told her no thank you. The kicker was I ordered a 6 oz glass of Kendall Jackson Cabernet and was given a 9 oz glass and charged 20 freaking bucks for it!!!! My Tito’s martini only cost $10z.The supposed manager said the wine was that much because of the distribution place they get it from…. Come on!!!
Too many really good restaurants in the Lehigh Valley we frequent a lot to ever go back here.

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TyroneJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome. Very attentive and polite.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service was very good. We had a reservation and got seated right away. We asked for a different table because we were cold and were accomodated with no problem.

Salad, dressing and bread were delicious. I ordered the stuffed shrimp, but the shrimp were bland and the crabmeat was very dry. That was disappointing. Prices are reasonable but are getting expensive.

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jamesc
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service very good,definitely recommend .nice atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time sitting in your outdoor space and it was lovely! Great design, heat lamps and fire elements! Would say that service is a little slower back there but waitresses are always great!

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped at Smuggler's Cove for a 5 dinner reservation on a Saturday. It was fairly quiet probably because it was a little bit before the usual dinner rush. We were promptly seated and our drink order taken, our server checked on us several times and our food was very good. I had a burger with caramelized onions and he had Flounder with crab, both of us ate everything on the plate. Zero complaints from us, we would definitely go back again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a non-chain restaurant. They have a well rounded selection of foods and the prices are very reasonable especially compared to some of the overpriced restaurants in that area.

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ChristineM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Not as good as it use to be.

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Returncustomers
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Waitress (Heather) was the best! Will return for sure.

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Roblor97
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Server seemed confused. Brought out my soup, before my cocktail. When salad came out, had to ask for silverware. I think she might have had friends there, as she seemed to stay around one table. No MOD ever passed to ask how everything was. I live up here some 20 years, and was a regular before Covid. I guess the virus hurt them, more than other eating establishments!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great for past COVID restrictions. Staff friendly did a great job for having less staff than normal.

Smugglers Cove
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you so Much for the positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon

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abc10920
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply high class super-delicious food in a cozy place with a fast-food price. A real gem in the Poconos. Hoping it will never get the "corporate", "high- profit/ margin" bug.

Smugglers Cove
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive feedback! We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Favorite restaurant in Tannersville! Always fresh and delicious!

Smugglers Cove
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you so Much for the positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon

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IgorS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. The food was delicious and the service is very attentive. We liked the ambiance.

Smugglers Cove
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you so Much for the positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon

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NEWyears
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was burnt, tasteless and inedible.
Our server was excellent & delightful.

Smugglers Cove
Responded on September 23, 2021

Thank you so Much for the positive feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon

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vipLaurieC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable seafood restaurant with Bloody Mary’s that are off the charts! I’ve eaten lunch here three times in the last three weeks and I can’t think of anyplace better. Their menu is very diverse, the food is fresh and delicious and the service is exemplary. The decor is upbeat and relaxing and the staff is wonderful. I can’t wait to go back!

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AshJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

When making the reservation I noted it was for a birthday celebration dinner however, that wasn’t acknowledged when we initially arrived nor after telling the waiter prior to ordering. It was disappointing considering the next table over was celebrated for their birthday.
The food was good. My boyfriends order was the seafood tower but it was mostly in a pool of water and the oysters had shell bits. My dinner was delicious. The service was great in regards to our waiter. Overall, I expected a slightly better experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The food was great and our waitress was so sweet!

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Lsmd
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food,excellent service and we will return.

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vipJasonK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server didn’t really help much. She wasn’t very informed and some of our food and drinks came out slowly and not all together. The food was decent. Not amazing.

FAQs

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

Smugglers Cove is rated 4.4 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.