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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the best hot spots in Scranton / Poconos? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


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4.8
4.8 (1086)
$30 and under
American
Clarks Summit
About the restaurant
State Street Grill is a restaurant & bar, where you can kick back and relax with friends, enjoy lunch, Sunday Brunch, an exciting evening of dinner and music, or celebrate a special event. We serve fresh and fun American cuisine and we always try to exceed our guests' expectations.



With a sophisticated yet casual decor, State Street Grill has something for everyone, whether you simply want to taste our chef Trauger's creations or enjoy a full meal.

If you would like to make a reservation for one of our igloos, please call the restaurant directly. (Last Igloo Availability on March 19th.)

Top review
Wahlvip
Dined on Jul 10, 2024
A bit loud last night, but it was about to rain so everyone had to move inside. We got there at 6:15. The bar was filled. We had a great six people high top which was wonderful waitress was wonderful. I wish I remembered her name. She was blonde wonderful. The Chip app appetizer was excellent. chips with balsamic glaze some melted blue cheese and some crumbled blue cheese. My Aji tuna was excellent. Someone had the turkey burger, the beet salad, the truffle, Cobb salad, sweet potato fries, and two strawberry salads one with the side of salmon one with a side of chicken Mojitos M2 spicy tequila. Drink was excellent, everything was excellent
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4.8
4.8 (738)
$30 and under
American
Clarks Summit
About the restaurant
Alter House Restaurant and Bar is a family owned Farm-to-Table Restaurant and Event Venue dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine. It is our culinary mission to source the finest ingredients from regional farmers, artisan purveyors and local farms whenever possible. Here at Alter House Restaurant and Bar, sustainability is the forefront of our identity. The seasons will define our menu. Our goal at Alter House is to be the restaurant of choice in Northeast Pennsylvania. Our aim is to provide our guests with unique culinary offerings paired with incredible service, in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We hold ourselves to the highest possible standard of excellence for food and service, dedicating ourselves to these core values and principles. By doing so, we focus on what we do best – Altering your dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
What a nice place! The food was amazing, the servers were amazing, and the fact that they include mocktails on their menu was such a nice touch. We were there to celebrate my birthday and that included a handwritten card from staff and a complementary piece of cake with a fun candle sparkler! I will absolutely be back to try their next seasonal menu!
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4.7
4.7 (2756)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Wilkes-Barre
About the restaurant
***** GUEST UNDER 21 MUST ENTER AND EXIT FROM THE LOWER RACING LOBBY ENTRANCE AS OF JULY 10, 2020 *****
Ruth's Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun serves up exceptional service & sizzling taste. Our signature steaks are seared to perfection at 1800° & topped with fresh butter so they sizzle all the way to your table.
Experience the sensation of private dining at Ruth’s Chris & treat your special guests to unforgettable dining for your next business gathering, family celebration and all your holiday needs .
From our humble beginnings on Broad Street in New Orleans to our current position as the world's largest fine dining company, Ruth's Chris Steak House has come quite a long way in its first four decades. In 2015, we celebrated our 50th anniversary, & we consider it a celebration of the life of a woman who broke the mold - our founder, Ruth Fertel.

COME JOIN US & EXPERIENCE PERFECTION YOURSELF!!

Top review
BillF
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Never had a bad experience at this Ruth Chris. The food and service were excellent.
A photo of Pronto - Scranton restaurant
4.6
4.6 (177)
$30 and under
Italian
Scranton
About the restaurant
Looking for the finest homemade Italian cuisine? Come in, sit down, and enjoy the best Italian cuisine Pennsylvania has to offer. At Pronto, we prepare our food using the freshest ingredients, and sparing nothing on the details. With authentic Old World recipes, we make sure your visit is a one-of-a-kind experience. We understand the values of family and tradition, as well as quality and integrity. We believe that only the best foods combine all four, and we serve only the best. Whether it’s a romantic dinner for two, a family lunch for six, or a full meal for the entire office, our comfortable and classic setting make us the best choice for any occasion. Try the finest selection of chicken, veal, steak, and seafood cooked in your favorite sauces, and garnished with love from our chef. Indulge in delectable deserts that melt in your mouth. Make your night extra special with a glass of wine from exquisite vineyards from all over the world. Unisciti a noi e benvenuti a casa!
Top review
Ronzoni
Dined 6 days ago
Nice restaurant in small town. Pleasant atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. Great restaurant for this town. But we are spoiled living in southern NE where this type of place is common.
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4.6
4.6 (355)
$31 to $50
Italian
Scranton
About the restaurant
Our Newest addition Roof 53 can be now reserved online. Please review the menu, it is different then the main floor menu...

Come in and let your senses be tantalized by the coastal vibes of Italian shores. From shrimp cocktail to escargot, from the music to the mood, at Rikasa every day is a special occasion, whether it be a romantic date night or celebratory family gathering. Unwind after work in our chic bar for casual drinks or a smooth bottle of wine with friends. Our delectable menu offerings, from our finest chops and steaks, succulent seafood, house-made pastas and handcrafted cocktails are sourced locally and responsibly. We are also home to The Joint, our speakeasy bar, featuring live entertainment and incredible drinks every Friday and Saturday evening.

Highly skilled and welcoming staff are proud to elevate your experience like no other. At Rikasa, we promise that our relaxed elegance will transport you to a unique and unforgettable experience.

Top review
KarenLvip
Dined 1 day ago
Dinner in the Joint. Service was absolutely phenomenal.
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4.5
4.5 (350)
$30 and under
American
Wilkes-Barre
About the restaurant
Backwoods Bar and Kitchen at Greystone Mountain offers a fresh take on country classics. We're aware with classics come high expectations. We carefully tailored them and took advantage of farms and purveyors in our backyard. We use our custom built smoker and signature recipes to deliver a distinctly Backwoods flair to our BBQ options. Join us on our deck and patio overlooking Greystone Mountain Golf Club and enjoy BBQ the way it's meant to be!
Top review
JimSvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
This was our first time here. The food and ambience were great. The service was slow but we were told they only had one bartender. It took 10 minutes for a wine refill.
A photo of Breaker Brewing Outpost - Archbald restaurant
4.4
4.4 (226)
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Scranton
About the restaurant
Breaker Brewing Outpost, in the Sturges section of Archbald, is Breaker Brewing Company's northern satellite location open since February 2020. Our large taproom features a large horseshoe shaped bar, a high wooden cathedral ceiling and historic coal mining decor.

With 12 beers on draft, we offer a rotating variety of our own unique craft beers along with cocktails crafted with PA made spirits, local wines and sodas. Make sure to try a beer flight or enjoy our Happy Hour, Tuesday through Friday, from 4-6pm.

We offer a large food menu including soups, appetizers, burgers, tacos, specialty mac & cheese, flatbreads and more. We are family friendly and offer a kids menu. Our large patio is dog friendly and we even have a dog menu.

We just added a large screen TV and several other TVs to keep up on the sports action. Plus, we have a dart board and board games to play during your visit.

Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook at Breaker Brewing Outpost.

#breakerbrewingoutpost


Top review
JoeB
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
Sat at an outside table, away from noise and bustle inside. Beers were great and food was very good. Actually, too much food. Had to take some home. Our server was awesome. Very attentive and had some good suggestions. Great night out!
A photo of Slopeside Pub & Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (201)
$30 and under
American
Saylorsburg
About the restaurant
Voted 'Best View' by Lehigh Valley Style, Slopeside Pub & Grill offers an unmatched mountain-top dining experience. Located just outside the Lehigh Valley on the southern most tip of the Poconos, Slopeside offers seasonal salads, handcrafted sandwiches, and Chef specialty entrees- all paired with endless views of the Pocono Mountains. Join us 7 days a week for lunch and dinner!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great experience.. good drinks. Cody was fantastic! We more than likely drove him nuts. Good sport though! We will return. Hoping you have a Halloween party this year!
A photo of Double Cut Steak House - Pocono Manor restaurant
4.2
4.2 (2331)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Mount Pocono / Pocono Manor
About the restaurant
A SIGNATURE DINING EXPERIENCE

Double Cut Steak House truly is a signature dining experience where every detail is considered to transform you from the stresses of business and life.

Transport into our contemporary steakhouse, featuring a menu with robust selections cooked over hot coals including steak, seafood, chops, chicken and vegetables.

The décor will be modern, but not pretentious. The ambiance, sophisticated and multisensory, yet comfortable. The staff, educated, but not showy. The uniforms unique, but classically tasteful. Welcome to Double Cut.

The menu departs from a classic steakhouse without chasing away traditionalists. Categories will range from classic steaks and chops to seafood – including lobster tail.


Live Entertainment in the Bar area on Friday and Saturday Nights from 8pm-Midnight.

Bizzy Award Winner for Best Restaurant 2019 & 2020

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Dinner was amazing. Our server Was excellent. It was a nice and peaceful atmosphere.
A photo of Dave & Buster's - Scranton restaurant
3.7
3.7 (52)
$30 and under
American
Moosic
About the restaurant
Each Dave & Buster’s has more state-of-the-art games than ever, more mouth-watering menu items and the most innovative drinks anywhere. From wings to steaks, we’ve got whatever suits your appetite and our premium bar assures we’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch your game on one of our massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
We really had a great time. Our waiter Ricky was fantastic.
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