where we go to eat (not ranked in any particular order) :
- Paradise Valley Cresco, Pennsylvania
The excellence of the restaurant has been widely widely
recognized. The chef offers an varied and full menu of
classic American cuisine along with an extensive seletion
of fine wines (It's worth the trip just for the wine list).
The meals are beautifully presented by an attentive staff
in a charming, warm, homey atmosphere.
Willowtree Inn, Ann Street Stroudsburg,
PA - occupies a renovated house, lately the home of
former Monroe County Prothonotary Jean Farry, hard by
the north bank of McMichael's Creek off Ann Street in
Stroudsburg, PA. Against this background, and not in the
least either because of its very fine menu, The Willowtree
Inn has prospered. It is an established haven and watering-hole
for many upstanding members of the Monroe County Community.
The tables in its rear dining room, all of which command
a panorama of the creek dominated by a magnificent weeping
willow tree, from which its name derives, are sought after.
Bar & Grill,
Rt.611, Bartonsville, PA - The Serengeti Bar &
Grill is the place to be in the Poconos, with great food,
friendly service and an inviting atmosphere, all at a
price that you can afford! The Serengeti has been serving
up breakfast, lunch and dinner for 6 years and has earned
an excellent reputation and won many culinary awards.
Main and Oak Streets, Delaware Water Gap PA, 18327.
Open 7 nights a week, 5 PM till? Tradition American
Food. Features on menu like: Filet Mignon - with mustard
mashed potatoes and a caramelized shallot shiraz demi
glace. Delmonico Steak. Grilled Salmon - over wild rice
pilaf and vegetable with a red wine balsamic and strawberry
glaze. Crabmeat Stuffed Jumbo Shrimp - with a tarragon
cream sauce, over wild rice pilaf and vegetable. Crabmeat
Stuffed Jumbo Scallops - over herb roasted red potatoes
and vegetable, topped with hollandaise sauce. Maryland
Crab Cakes. Twin Char Grilled Lobster Tails. Surf and
Turf. Veal Oscar. Veal Martini - stuffed with roasted
red peppers, asparagus and smoked mozzarella breaded
and fried, over risotto with a sweet vermouth reduction.
Chicken Saltimbocca - proscuitto, mozzarella and spinach
with a marsala mushroom sauce over wild rice pilaf and
Pete's (steak) - Rt. 209 Marshalls Creek 570 WINNER
"Best New Restaurant of the Year 2000" "Best Steakhouse"
2004-05 Fun and Casual - Great Service, Attention to detail,
salad bar, smoking and non smoking sections, fun decor and
convenient - just off Rt I 80 at the Marshalls Creek exit.
No Advance Reservations accepted. 11AM till closing usually
11PM (later on busy weekends).Even though this restaurant
won as Best Steakhouse, the menu is loaded with other selections
like King Crab Legs (a best seller) and pasta dishes to rival
4 star restaurants. (They have a big expensive pasta machine
that cooks pasta perfectly al dente.
Cuisine - Shawnee Square, Buttermilk Falls Road, Shawnee
on the Delaware 570 476-4911. One of the "must eat at" places
in the Poconos. The satay with peanut sauce is the perfect
appetizer. It was in the running for the best appetizer of
the year. Traditional, yes. Plain, yes. Perfect, yes. You
can choose many of the dishes as either spicy or mild. It's
a small place (13-14 table), but tastefully decorated. Check
out the special board before ordering. Take out, too!
Creek Brewing Company - Camelback Road, Tannersville 570
629-9399 Authentic "handcrafted" ales and lagers with a full
pub menu for lunch and dinner. Occasional entertainment and
with reservation tours of the brewing process.
- Snydersville 570 992-4003. What EVERY diner wants to be
when it grow up.
Marita's Cantina - Main Street, Stroudsburg, behind "The
Hoop" (enter from the side). 570 424-8355. The real Mexico
is something like 1900 miles away. This place brings you a
whole lot closer. Big burritos, good chips and salsa, some
spicy foods and some mild ones. Make it a stop on your exploration
of dinners in the Poconos.
Trackside and Liquid Lounge - Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg
. The historic train station has been moved and a new restaurant
and martini lounge has taken its place. And nicely done at
that. It still retains the flavor of a train station. If you're
eating in the back room, you'd expect to see a steam locomotive
puff by, at any time.
Creek Inn - Rt. 115, Bear Creek 570 472-9045. Reservations
are required, 'cause this place gets busy. Open 7 days. Call
to confirm the early bird specials 4-6:00 PM. Seafood, steaks,
veal, and some Italian. Salad and Dessert Bar.
Dimmick Inn - Broad and Harford Sts., Milford. 570-226-4021
1800's taproom with adjacent steakhouse restaurant. Steaks,
chops, ribs, pasta, and fish.
Town Inn - Canadensis 570 595-6282 We don't know where
Frog Town is but Canadensis is where you'll find this Country
Inn style restaurant. A cozy bar and a dining room just
a little bigger than your grandmothers. The food is good
though, not always consistent. If you're there on a good
night, you'll probably add this place to your favorites.
It's a great place for a dinner with friends on one of those
cold winter nights after a snow storm.
Street Grill - Sarah Street St., Stroudsburg. 570 424-9120.
Winner PoconosBest.com "Best Deck Scene"
and "Best Original Music Venue". If your over
30, you'll want to go early. Otherwise AAA's given it a
star or two. Ignore the bar and head for the more formal
dining area to the left. Or on a warm summer evening ask
for the deck! L, D.
Settler's Inn - 4 Main Street on Rt. 6, Hawley. 570-226-2993,
1-800-833-8527 L, D
Stone Bar Inn - Snydersville 570 992-6634. Winner
Poconos Best Restaurant . We'd like to tell you the foods
terrible and just to keep this one for ourselves, but alas,
morality wins out. Andrew Moore's Stone Bar is the hidden
gem of the Poconos. Try the crabcakes, everybody we know loves
Country Inn & Resort - Stroudsmoor Road (off 191 S)
Stroudsburg 570 421-6431 Best brunch. Best Brunch. Best Brunch.
RR, B, L, D,
Quick Inn - Reopened! 411 Broad Street, Milford. 570-296-6514.
Traditional American food, poultry, beef, veal, pork, and
lamb entrees with homemade vegetables.
Gap Country Club - Wolf Hollow Restaurant, Country Club
Road, Delaware Water Gap 570 476-0132. Caual, but proper dress.
In the country clubs main dining room in winter and inside
and on the patio in summer. Call because they are sometimes
close in late fall and winter. Save this one for summers on
L, D. Tue-Sun.
Willow Tree - 6th and Ann Street, Stroudsburg, L, D