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Diners' Choice: Lively restaurants in Scranton / Poconos

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that have the most vibrant bar scenes 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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4.9
4.9 (56)
$30 and under
American
Wilkes-Barre
About the restaurant
You’ll feel at home at the Original Grico’s in Exeter. We offer classic cuisine served to make you feel as if you were one of the family. Our menu features selections of succulent steaks, seafood, and traditional favorites, served in a warm and cozy atmosphere. Dine with friends, loved ones or business associates or enjoy cocktails at the 1930s vintage bar.

Please note if you cannot find a reservation time that you desire please call 570-654-9120
Top review
MaureenE
Dined 4 days ago
We were in a booth near the bar. The people were talking so loud that I could not hear the server tell us what the specials were. I wished we had asked to be moved. It took me weeks to finally get into this restaurant. If we come back we will definitely ask to be far away from the bar.
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4.9
4.9 (719)
$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 on Jun 13, 2024
Excellent as always! Great food, drinks, and music.
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4.9
4.9 (65)
$31 to $50
American
Cresco
About the restaurant
Chef Mark Arnao's restaurant Butter named as the Culinary Reason to visit the Poconos by 5ReasonstoVisit.com serves unparalleled creations. From his Sushi Flatbread to Truffle Miso Salmon and the Foie Gras Slider. Don't forget to try the nightly Butcher Block Specials while you sit by the fireplace and enjoy a wonderful glass of wine or one of our specialty Cocktails. Visit after a great day at the outlets or sliding off of the slopes at Camelback. No matter the season Butter always has something going on. Remember everything is better with Butter.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
The owner Ruth is just lovely and her her co-owner son Mark the chef is the best in the Poconos. The menu always changes and is delicious
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4.8
4.8 (400)
$31 to $50
American
Clarks Summit
About the restaurant
Camelot Restaurant and Inn is located just a short distance from Scranton, Moosic, Union Dale, Elk Mountain, Tunkhannock, and surrounding Pocono Mountain areas. Be our guest in every season. Share a romantic weekend getaway, family gathering or business trip. We strive to offer the best accommodations in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Our Restaurant and Inn is nestled in the heart of the Endless Mountains and is conveniently located right off Route 81 (Exit 197-Waverly) in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The herb crusted scallops were amazing as was the lemon drop cake. Definitely planning a return trip
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4.8
4.8 (136)
$30 and under
Italian
Hawley
About the restaurant
Coming Soon!
Top review
lovetoeat
Dined 5 days ago
Aj was fantastic Service with a smile and extraordinary client service
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4.7
4.7 (1083)
$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
LauraN
Dined 6 days ago
Great Father’s Day Brunch! The waitress was perfect. She kept checking in and made sure that our experience was enjoyable! Thank you !
A photo of Breaker Brewing Outpost - Archbald restaurant
4.7
4.7 (222)
$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
LadyJane
Dined on Jun 13, 2024
We attended Taylor Swift song trivia, and had a fantastic time! Servers were attentive, and the food was hot and fresh. We had the spring roll and wing bite apps, and the Mac and cheese and wraps with fries for our meals. The portions were huge and we could have split our entrees. Prices are reasonable too.
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4.4
4.4 (754)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Stroudsburg
About the restaurant
Garlίc is the only upscale dining experience in the Poconos, proudly featuring fresh, hand-cut, steaks and fresh seafood!

Garlίc boasts the highest quality food available; the best service around; a full-service bar with the finest, hand-crafted cocktails; breathtaking patio dining; a lively happy-hour; local art on every wall; amazing chefs; and a young, innovative team.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
My lobster ravioli was supreme. As were my husband’s Cancun scallop linguini. As well as my special dragonfruit drink ; It was a tasty summery drink that took me to a warm shore in the tropics. We topped the evening with their lemon cake and a black coffee. It was a delicate sweet ending to our celebration.
A photo of Slopeside Pub & Grill restaurant
4.4
4.4 (193)
$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 3 days ago
Jenna the waitress was awesome. Views are fantastic. Atmosphere tremendous. Menu needs work
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3.7
3.7 (47)
$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 3 days ago
Our bad for not realizing it was half price game night but our server was outstanding!!!
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