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The Gem and Keystone Brewpub

4.1
60 reviews
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$30 and under
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Brewery
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View

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About

Our brewpub restaurant is the official home of ShawneeCraft® artisanal beers; handcrafted and brewed on the premises for your refreshment. The Gem and Keystone's menu features special bounty produced from our own private Shawnee Island Farm™, wood-grilled cuisine, and sauces made-from-scratch.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(570) 424-0990
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Daniel Stripp
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on January 17, 2017

Group of 4 went for lunch on a rainy day! Everyone really enjoyed our meals. I ordered the grilled Mahi Mahi Sandwich and substituted for sweet potatoes fries; it was very good. Our server was nice and got all our special orders correct!

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2017

Everything was wonderful, the Greeter, our Server, the hummus/tapenade appetizer and our lunch orders!

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2016

Beautiful rustic setting.

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2016

Found it while in the area. I went at lunch so it was pretty quiet but damn was that service fast and on point! The beer is decent and the food was excellent. I would go back again if in the area. I can imagine during the warmer months that patio and tavern area is probably hoppin'.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2016

We chose this restaurant for lunch based on its reviews on our first visit to this area in Pennsylvania. The hostess offered to seat us on the outside terrace which had a lovely setting, but we decided it was a little too cool for that and were nearly the only ones seated inside. I asked our server for a recommendation for a light lunch, and he gave me a few suggestions. I chose the crab salad with pita points. It was excellent! The crab salad had complexity, and even a little heat, without distracting from the crab itself. I rated it the best crab salad I've ever had. My husband's mahi fish sandwich was also excellent. We'll return if we're ever in the area again!

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2016

Not our first time visiting and definitely not our last. We love the Poconos and we love this little out of the way restaurant. Great Food, a nice pub in the basement and even an outdoor patio for cool autumn nights!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2016

Really fresh well prepared food; beyond our expectations. Great wines by the glass; not cheap bar wine. They are known for craft beers so will do that next time. The service was perfect. Looking forward to dining on the beautiful deck. We knew this place as Mimi's Streamside and we loved Mimi's. We now love the next evolution of the place!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2016

We were looking for a restaurant close to us since we were staying in river village with our children and found this cute comfy restaurant on line. Good choices and price for beer was good! I had the sausage sandwich as it got good reviews on line and it was tasty.

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2016

Food is good. Kid friendly atmosphere but good for families.

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4.0Dined on August 20, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a new place within a 20 min drive from our home and came onto Open Table to browse local places. SO glad we chose this pub. The food was great (pub food mainly, nothing too fancy, but delicious) and the beer was locally crafted and excellent! We will definitely be returning soon and often!

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5.0Dined on August 19, 2015

The decor is perfect for the Pocono Mts. The color of the green trees outside the large windows spilled onto the walls of this "gem" of a restaurant. Our waitress, Arline, was knowledgeable about menu items and even reminded us that we could still make "happy hour" prices for the next 10 minutes! The house merlot was good, as was my husband's beer from their brewery. Our food was delicious. Although the place was pretty full, the noise remained at a low level. We would surely visit again.

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2014

We wanted to try a new place for my wife's birthday and made a good choice. Great craft beers, food was excellent and a nice menu selction. Service was attentive and waiter was a great help in recommending menu items. Would come back again.

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3.0Dined on September 14, 2014

I took my son for his birthday along with my granddaughter. The Pretzel and Cheese and Wing appetizers were nothing really special. My son ordered the sirloin and it was slightly over cooked. He was the only one with an entree and was surprised it came with neither bread nor a salad. I had the crab cake sandwich which again was nothing special. The homemade chips were good. My granddaughter had the chicken quesadilla. She said it was a disappointment. I understand the place is a micro brewery, but charging $7.50 for a 10 oz beer is over the top for this venue. That is especially true when they charged $6.00 for a cocktail. I wouldn't drive 40 minutes to go there again.

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2014

Made our reservation - thank God as it was packed. This was our first time but can see why they were so busy. Food is right on target to go with their many brews. Drinks exceptionaly reasonable in price and nice pours. Will be back soon

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4.0Dined on August 17, 2014

Overall we enjoyed nearly all of our food. The burger, black bean burger, portabella sandwich, and vegetarian chili were all excellent. We did not care for the shrimp pasta al fredo.

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2014

I have lived in Marhall's Creek for almost 10 years and in regret not coming here much sooner. My girlfriend and I went for lunch and we were both pleasantly surprised. From the service to the food. The place was comfy and very classic looking. We will definitely come back, maybe dinner next time.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2014

The waitress was very attentive....but I told her it was my friend's birthday and although the waitress did "nod her head yes" nothing special happened. I was expecting a few waiters or waitress to come clapping when the dessert was served - maybe a little candle or AT LEAST the waitress saying Happy Birthday.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2014

Great Salmon dinner. ,service slow. Long wait for drinks & APPETIZERS. Requested deck seating , was told they couldn't honor that , they did find us seating & it was a great night Thank You

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2014

This is a great place with several rooms and at least two outdoor dining locations. We were greeted promptly and made to feel very welcome. Our drinks were a little slow in arriving and the entrees came a little to close to the salads. But those were minor concerns. The food was excellent. My wife had grilled salmon which was very well prepared and attractively presented. She said it was very good. I had baked trout which just might have been the very best I have ever eaten. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient. To top it off, when the bill came we received a ten percent discount on the food because the manager of the restaurant had noticed I was wearing a wrist band which identified me as a guest at a nearby resort!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2014

The food was great. I highly recommend the apple tartlet. Nice relaxed atmosphere with an excellent menu of beers brewed right in the property. Overall an excellent experience.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

I have been here several times and find it to be the best in the area. I like a variety of food, and this place fits the bill. They also use a lot of locally source food, which is another huge plus in my book... the fresher, the better!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2014

We were a group of five snowboarders, coming in from a long, cold, day at the mountain. We had made reservations here along with our stay at Shawnee Inn. We loved the location and the atmosphere of the Pub and when we saw and then tasted the food, it was out of bounds GREAT! Sincerely some of the best food we have enjoyed anywhere, can't say enough about it. The steak was cooked over a wood fire and you could smell that when it arrived, it was cooked to perfection and melted in your mouth. The steak sandwich was PRIME RIB, so tender to eat and just out of this world, as was the Salmon, Buffalo Chicken. You won't regret eating here, that's a promise. If you enjoy great food, great place, you found it here! Thank you all! Top Notch, ROCK ON

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2013

Ordered Baby Back Ribs, Fish & Chips, and the Cranberry Walnut Salad with grilled chicken. Only the salad was eatable. The ribs were greasy with zero flavor. The fish was completely over cooked and dry.
Maybe we caught them on an off night - it was disappointing. Also, they should consider adding bottle beer to the bar menu

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2013

We had a great family meal at the Gem & Keystone. The service is friendly and the food is well prepared and good. We love the cranberry wings offered during the holidays, the crab dip, the Portabello mushroom sandwich topped with swiss and the cheesesteak best of all. Friday night is the "full rack" night where you can get a full rack of baby back ribs that are delicious also. For dessert, you can't go wrong with the s'more mousse offering in the summer - it's delicious! Brownie sundae is great too. It's a good place to stop for a nice meal at any time of the year.

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5.0Dined on October 18, 2013

Stopped here on the way to Shawnee Village. Beautiful and scenic.. the brew is great, the food is awesome, and the place is fun. Service was prompt and friendly. Going back again!!

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2013

The cheese dip appetizer was to die for. It came with two warm soft pretzels and the cheese dip was warm & delicious. We had a hard time deciding because so many things sounded good. We had the steak sandwich and pulled pork BBQ, both of which were really good. Our waitress, Jade was fantastic and the atmosphere was nice. Would definitely go again when we are in the area.

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4.0Dined on August 26, 2013

My husband and I loved the beer selection, and the food was delicious. We will be going back soon.

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2.0Dined on July 17, 2013

Except for the service, our experience at this restaurant was terrible. It was so hot that except if you were sitting right next to the air conditioner you were totally uncomfortable. The food was noting to write home about and terribly overpriced for what you got. .I had the beer battered cod and there was more batter then fish and it was just falling off on the plate. Usually this happens when the battered fish is frozen before it is cooked. My husband had the pecan crusted trout,. The trout was extremely small, dry and overcooked and you could count the pecan pieced that constituted the "crust." I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you are just going for the beer!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2013

We had a very nice dinner here. Our waitress was quite good, although the food was somewhat slow in coming. If there had been a table outside on the deck, I probably would have given the place 5 stars, but we had to eat inside, where the noise level was so high we could hardly hear each other.

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2013

Food was very good. We ate outside. Waitress was nice.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2013

A great time and the food and people friendly. Some of the dishes like the beer cheese dip were wow! The views are out of this world!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2013

The was an unexpected find. wonderful food that is only beaten by the wonderful service received. Great beer made onsite, food that melts in your mouth and a beautiful outdoorsy look of the Poconos. Great restaurant placed in the Shawnee area

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2013

The wait-staff and manager were absolutely delightful and very accommodating. We were there with a group of 11 and they handled all of our requests skillfully. That's not always so easy with a bunch of retirees like us! We have already booked our next theater night at The Shawnee Playhouse for a return dinner at the Gem and Keystone. The way the staff handled our evening made us all feel very comfortable and eager to return.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2013

This is my second time dining here. I was craving the Trout since my last visit a year ago. It did not disappoint and was still very good. Maybe one day I will try other entrees on the menu.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2013

Overpriced for quality of food. Lighting too bright and setting dated. Server was polite, but poor quality of food and limited menu overshadowed service. Unfortunately, appears area lacks many options, thus need to improve quality is unlikely to occur.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2013

Good food Great service good price.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Food is good. We eat here every time we visit Shawnee and are not disappointed. This year we took our son with us for Valentine's Day and we all enjoyed it.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2013

If you sit in the dining room it's quiet and nice. If you want more you can sit in the pub downstairs.
The deck outside is beautiful in the fall and spring.
We frequent this place. The food is good and it has an excellent beer selection.

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2013

This is the second time I have been to this restaurant and both
times the food was awesome. I like the portion sizes and the presentation
of the food was beautiful. I will be back again.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2012

I took a nibble from my sons cheesesteak then I wanted more...it was the best I have ever tasted! Step back Geno's and Pat's....The Gem has the best!

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