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The River Room

109 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups

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At the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, we pride ourselves on sustainability and being in harmony with the seasons. Our philosophy is to utilize locally sourced products at the peak of their freshness whenever possible. Some of these items are grown right here on our own Shawnee Island Farm. We are pleased to offer guests with a one-of-a-kind dining experience.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
*Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am; *Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; *Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
*Hours vary depending upon season. Please call ahead.
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Phone number
(570) 424-4000
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Dean Gardner
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If you’re searching for banquet facilities in the Poconos consider the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort located in Shawnee on Delaware, PA. Our scenic location is the perfect setting for banquets and social events in Pennsylvania. Gently nestled between the Appalachian Mountain Range and Delaware River, Shawnee is a remarkable setting for special gatherings. Featuring over 14,587 sq. ft. of flexible function space along with our picturesque outdoor settings,
The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is the perfect venue for your next event.

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Parking details
Parking is free and located on premise.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.6  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
68% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

The waiters were polite but inexperience. I have to ask for water multiple times as well as a steak knife. They should pay attention to those details. The steak had no flavor and very difficult to chew= a very cheap cut of meat). The mac and cheese had the texture of fast food and the mash potato taste like box mash potatoes. The ratatouille texture and flavor were off. The chicken wings were very crispy, tasty and of generous size. It is difficult to mess up chicken wings. Definitively, not a place I will recommend for dinner, maybe for chicken wings. I didn{t even took the leftover with me.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

The food was very good and everything else was good. We were spoiled, the last time here was in the late spring or early fall and we sat on the porch and ate. It was our anniversary and it was very nice.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

The waitress was quiet, but friendly. The food was delicious. We had drinks at the bar before our reservation and the bartender was great. Unfortunately, the hostess was miserable! She was surly and definitely unwelcoming. She was the hostess on duty for breakfast as well and she never once made eye contact or smiled. What a shame because everyone else was friendly and helpful.

vipAllan (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

We had 2 dinners in River Room wile vacationing in Poconos.
The restaurant is a part of Shawnee Golf Resort so as such one can expect prices to be a bit on a high side; however they are not overly expensive.
the dinner entrees come with 2 sides and you can order an additional one for about $4.00 - doable.
Nice ciabatta-style rolls and butter start you off and there is a nice list of wines and the beer from their own brewery.
1st time we split a caprese appetizer, then moved on to salads (chosen as 1 of 2 sides as per above). The wife opted for Salmon with Mac & Cheese while I went with Shrimp scampi pasta w\garlic bread. We split a chocolate cake for dessert.

2nd dinner we skipped appetizer, still had salads, I went with NY strip w\Garlic Mashed potatoes and the wife choise the Scampi I had previously. Again we split the chocolate cake for dessert.

Drinks of choice were the Brewery Pilsner - light & fruity.

The server Jose was exceptional and very attentive.

Absolutely will consider coming back if ever in the area.

OpenTable Diner (Naples)
3.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Was somewhat apprehensive as to what we would find, after having read a number of previous reviews. I was pleasantly surprised to find that our food was tasty and that service was reasonably good. My husband had the grilled salmon and, like a previous reviewer, declared it delicious. My hamburger was done just right and was juicy and tasty. A reasonably tasty dinner, although not a memorable one. Not a bad place for dinner if in the area [such as at the nearby Wyndham Shawnee Village resort].

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
2.0  Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was all over cooked. I will not be returning .

Anne (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

The wait staff at dinner and breakfast made me feel so at home. Their service was excellent. I would go back more for the service than the food.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0  Dined on July 30, 2017

Awful awful awful. Wish I could rate a 0. Took 20 mins to get a drink after getting looked at in a strange way about our reservation. Got no straws after asking twice and proceeding to the bar and asking myself. Good took about 40 minutes and came out burnt and dry. Didn't even touch it. Awful service. Rude. Lighting is way too bright for any type of ambience. Not romantic. Not even casual. Feels like you're a sitting in a truck stop. Stay away

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Place was empty. They had 3 different types of music playing at once. The reception underneath the piano in the lobby and the music for the restaurant. Food was ok.

vipjohn (Adelaide / SA)
2.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

Food was pretty disappointing. We expected better. We did not get back there except for breakfast one morning and it was pretty good. The servers there are very friendly and attentive - they deserve to have better food on the menu!

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
3.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

The noise was terrible. It was our 50th anniversary and seated in our area was a loud, drunk group of golfers. We should have been seated elsewhere.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was terrible ON MOTHERS DAY! Do not go here for a special occasion, you will be disappointed. Wait staff watched my family standing waiting to be seated for nearly 10 minutes and not one came over to seat us (and it wasn't busy). I approached a server for help and was rudely shown to a table right next to the door (and I made a reservation which no one seemed to understand). It's clear why places like Kalahari thrive (where we went instead). We were treated royally there, and Kalahari's Mother's Day brunch is AMAZING.

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
5.0  Dined on March 24, 2017

I went skiing with my daughter at Shawnee Mountain. The stay at the Shawnee Inn was great the pool the game room to walk along the water . The food at the River Room was excellent I had the Porkchop.

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
4.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

The chicken parm was over cooked. The sirloin steak was only average.

CarlandElaine (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on March 18, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner and the charming surroundings of this classic hotel

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 22, 2017

We tried this place because it was located in the Inn we were staying at. It was advertised as fine dining but was anything but - it was tasty, basic food, served in half-hearted fashion. Nothing to complain about, but nothing we'd return for.

MatthewR (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

We ate breakfast and dinner at this restaurant and both times we had to wait an obnoxious amount of time for basically everything. They also got our order wrong at dinner, which they comped on our bill.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Apparently the River Room does not honor open table reservations. They were very booked the night my family and I ate there. We were told by a waitress that the open table reservations double booked the restaurant. The hostess was very overwhelmed. A waitress announced that any open table reservations could not be honored. Eventually it was all sorted out. The food took awhile but our waitress gave my kids free drinks and comped out dessert. I left feeling full and satisfied but was very disappointed by my initial greeting to the restaurant.

vipPafoodie (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

The food was good. The service was just ok. Our server was new and very nervous. We love the Shawnee inn, so I'm sure we will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Poconos)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

The new chief has the restaurant amazing again. After a few bad years it seems back again.