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The Best of the Poconos Awards

Unique in purpose and design, "The Best of the Poconos" monitors the wide variety of local establishments throughout the year for excellence in customer service, selection, product(s), price, value to the local life-style, and location. Our staff meets annually with a select panel of judges from around the region to review, rate, and select the winners, along with imput from our yearly voting by the public. The Best of the Poconos is not an "Internet High School Popularity" award. At Poconos Best we live with the businesses we award, we use their services, se physically check out whether they are truely The Best. Our Online voting is monitored to be sure that businesses are not voting for themselves.

Best Family Resort in the PoconosAmong this year's "high scorers", Alaska Pete's topped the list for "Best Burger," while Basso Cucina Italiana M Restaurant & Wine Bar stole the show overall as Best Restaurant in the Poconos 2017 "Best Restaurant." Likewise, in the field of Pizza - Tony's in East Stroudsburg on Crystal Street . Above all the Pizzerias in the Poconos, this one was the tasters' choice at our Tasting party where over 100 people tasted an voted on the Best Pizza. Made the same way for two generations. It's the sauce, stupid. The "gravy" on the special dishes ain't too bad either. The place gets real busy on Wednesdays ....You've been warned.

Skytop, Rt. 390 North of Canadensis won for "Best Resort" . Big, formal, quiet, lots of things to do; go fishing in the on property lake, walk through their gardens, bike the Pocono's backroads, hike to the top of the mountain behind the resort for great views, ice skate (in winter), and enjoy a great, great golf course.

The Budget Inn and Suites wins for Best Value in a Poconos Hotel Stay Rt I-80 Exit 308 and Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg , PA the Only 3 AAA Three Diamond property of its kind in the Poconos. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, J.R.'s Grill & Salad Bar, offering all you can eat breakfast buffets, lunch and dinner, fitness center, conference room and business center, concierge and room services.

With Most Unusual Place for a Wedding Ceremony going to - Cameltop at Camelback Resort . 570-629-1661. Get married in front of the whole world, or at least the view will make it feel like you are. In the summer you can do it outdoors and then go hiking in the adjacent state park.

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So continue looking-in; we'll be diligently watching to keep you informed so that you'll have an easier time sorting the mediocre from "The Best in the Poconos."

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