Poconos Best Restaurants – The Ultimate Guide to Eat Like a King

Do you know how a foodie imagines the Pocono Mountains? Well, here it is. Pocono Mountain is like an ala carte menu where you will find every dish in its small towns and boroughs. Towns like Delaware Water Gap, Jim Thorpe, Lake Harmony and Stroudsburg although are all part of Poconos, their tradition and food are quite distinct. Keeping in mind these factors, we would like to give detailed information about the best cafes, restaurants and bars in the Poconos.

Lake Harmony- Food, Bars and Restaurants

1. Shenanigans 

No matter who you ask about the best restaurant in Lake Harmony, the answer will always be Shenanigans. Whether it is Friday night entertainment, mind-boggling food or fine wine that your taste buds will always remember, Shenanigans will serve you all of the above at the same place and time. 

Facility: Lunch and dinner, Monday to Friday(4 pm to 11 pm)

Timings – Monday to Friday(4 pm to 11 pm)

Must-try dishes: Shenanigans Special Burger, Soup Du Jour, Potato Skins, Chicken Bacon Ranch Wrap, Nick’s Greek Salad, Cajun Chicken Pasta, Beers, Roast Beef, Salmon, Stuffed Shrimp, Desserts

Address: 286 Lake Harmony Rd, Lake Harmony, PA 18624, United States   

2. Piggy’s

Have an early morning breakfast in this toy-like restaurant. Tucked away in the green surroundings of Poconos, the restaurant has been serving the best breakfast in town since the mid-80s. The restaurant has evolved a great deal and has offered some very creative dishes with time.

 Facility- Breakfast(8 am to 3 pm)

 Must-try dishes: French toast, pancakes, meats, Omelettes, buttermilk and fries

 Address- 16 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Harmony 

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Restaurants in Delaware Water Gap – Poconos, PA

1. Sycamore Grille restaurant and Bar

Beautiful wooden furniture, unique lamps especially the lady lamp standing at the corner of the restaurant, and friendly staff members  these are the exact words used by the people who visited the place. Additionally, the exhaustive list of savouries and delicacies will make you visit the place every time you set your foot in the Delaware Water Gap. 

Facilities- Lunch & Dinner, Friday & Saturday (12 to 10 pm), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday(12 to 9 pm)

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Timings–  Friday & Saturday (12 to 10 pm), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday(12 to 9 pm)

Must-try dishes-  Peanut butter chocolate chip, Gluten-free cheesecake, Cheese Steak spring rolls, Bang Bang Shrimps, Salmon, Martini, Cream Spinach dip, Nachos, Salads, baked lobster, Black bean and polenta burger, Cheesesteak, Shrimp appetisers.  

Address-  92 Main St, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327, United States

2. Village farmer & bakery

Your fascination for homemade items can come to life in this farm bakery. Fresh, tasty and pure are three adjectives often used by the regular customers of the place. On top of that, the location of the bakery is bang on. Delaware Water Gap’s recreational area is located near the bakery. Hence tourists and travellers can visit the spot to fuel themselves for the journey ahead after getting tired from strenuous activities.

Facilities- 7 days a week (8 am to 8 pm)

Must try Savouries- Special sandwiches & Salads, Pot pies(30 flavours), BBQ, Pastries, Cakes, Muffins, Cookies, Ice creams and Jams, Jellies

Address:13 Broad St, Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327, United States

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Best Restaurants and Bars in Jim Thorpe – Poconos, PA

1. Stone row pub & eatery 

This restaurant firmly believes in inclusion which is why the restaurant has incorporated dishes for people of different diet requirements and tastes. Whether you prefer a gluten-free, vegan or non-veg diet, the restaurant welcomes everyone with open arms.

Facilities- Lunch & Dinner, Tuesday & Wednesday (closed), Sunday, Monday & Thursday (12 to 7 pm), Friday & Saturday (12 to 9 pm)

Must-try dishes, Cocktails & Beers- Beef Burger, Cheese Quesadilla, Apple slice cakes, Bread pudding, Quiche, NY Strip steak, Millet burger, Thai Chicken 

Address:45-47 Race St, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, United States

2. Molly Maguire’s Irish pub 

This two-in-one cafe is a perfect place to please your palate. Whether you want to have a tall drink, Irish food or both, Molly Maguire’s Irish pub will make sure you get the best quality food and beverage. Private as well as group dining rooms are available. You can select either of them according to your choice and situation. Additionally, the staff is extremely friendly. People of Jim Thorpe town firmly believe that there are no strangers in Molly Maguires but only the friends you have not met already.

Facilities:  Lunch & Dinner, Friday & Saturday(11 to 10:30), Monday to Thursday (11 am to 9:30 pm)

Must-try dishes- Irish Nachos, Pretzel bites, Mozzarella wedges, Sampler rolls, Fried pickles, Buffalo Chicken egg rolls, Hams, burgers, Hummus platter, BBQ pork slides, Blackened Ahi tuna, Garlic cream Mussels.

Address:  5 Hazard Square, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229, United States

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Grille, Bars and Restaurants in Stroudsburg

1. Sweet creams and cafe

The name of the restaurant resonates perfectly with its menu and ambience. The restaurant comprises cream desserts, snacks, caffeine items and a hospitable environment. Each of its dishes is unique and homemade. And their outdoor seating arrangement is amazing.

Must try the main course, starters and drinks- Creative Sandwiches, Homemade ice creams(Strawberry and Raspberry), Sundaes, Brownie sundae with hot fudge, Salads, Cappuccino, Espresso, Lasagna and Turkey sausage soup, Basil lemonades. New England Clam chowder soup, Lobster bisque, Lavender lemonade, 

Facilities-  Snacks and Lunch, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday(11 am to 4:30 pm) 

Address- 429 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, United States

2. The Sarah Grille Street

The Sarah Grille street is one of those rare restaurants that serve delicious food with original live music all 7 days a week. Celebrate your birthday on the spacious deck or just have dinner inside the restaurant, the experience will be equally pleasing. The restaurant is quite famous for sushi, pub fare and lip-smacking entrees. Happy hours are a bonus which take place between 4:30 to 6:30 pm.

Must-try dishes- Crispy fried chicken, Scottish Salmon served with roasted baby potatoes (Special events), Chicken lemongrass, Hummus, Tomato Bruschetta, Sushi Appetisers, Caesar Salad, Mediterranean pizza, Chicken Cheese Steak, Tuna Avocado wrap and Cajun Chicken wrap 

Facilities- Lunch & Dinner, Monday to Thursday(11:30 am to 10 pm), Friday to Sunday (11:30 am to 11 pm)

Address- 550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, United States

Best Restaurants in Lake Wallenpaupack

1. Gresham’s chop house

Read a book or spend some quality time in this lakefront eatery where calmness meets taste. Sip your favourite alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink with an Italian dish or seafood. Without an iota of doubt, this is the best escape you can have after a hectic day.

Facilities- Snacks and Dinner, 

Sunday, Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday(4 pm to 8:30 pm) Friday Buffet (5 to 7 pm), Friday & Saturday (4 to 9:30 pm)

Must-try dishes- Pasta with meatballs, Buffalo wings, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Pork pot stickers, Pork chop, Tuna salad, Chicken Caesar salad & Cajun chicken pasta. 

 Address: 2495 US-6, Hawley, PA 18428, United States

2. Wallenpaupack brewing company

Wallenpaupack brewing company may sound like a place only for drinking beer and quality wines. However, the place is much more than that. It offers a big summer and brunch menu. The Summer menu includes a variety of pizzas, nachos, Salads and beers. On the other hand, the Brunch menu is equally impressive and incorporates all kinds of toasts, Waffles, Special burgers and pancakes. 

Facilities- Brunch, Lunch, Snacks, Beers and Dinner

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday (12 to 9 pm), Saturday (11 am to 9 pm), Sunday (11 am to 7 pm), Monday (12 to 6 pm) 

Must-try dishes and drinks- Chicken Bacon salad, Crabby fries, Cannoli dip & Chip, Funnel cake fries, Brisket sandwich, Apple juice, Soda & fries, Pork sandwiches. Their Avocado toast, Cauliflower bites and Chicken waffle combo is yummy however they are available for Sunday Brunch only.

Address: 73 Welwood Ave, Hawley, PA 18428, United States

Bars, Restaurants and Cafes in Blakeslee

1. Chat-n-chew cafe

Chat with family or friends while chewing your favourite food item. Visitors usually prefer combos like “Belly buster messy mike” and “Messy Mike breakfast sandwich”. These 2 combos comprise everything a person needs for their breakfast nutrition. On top of that, the chef will cook your food to your specifications. People usually visit Chat-n-chew cafe for good company, hospitable environment and of course the food worth remembering. 

Facilities- Vegan, vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free options

Breakfast and Lunch are served daily(6 days a week), Tuesday(closed)

Must-try dishes- Fried chicken steak, Bacon, 2 eggs with home fries and cheddar cheese topped with sausage and gravy

Address: 248 PA-940, Blakeslee, PA 18610, United States

2. Papa Santo’s pizza

Pizza is one dish worth sharing with family, friends or your partner. Papa Santo’s serves the best pizza moments in town. Their quality, as well as variety, is unmatchable in the whole Blakeslee. However, they serve other savories too besides pizza. If you are in a hurry and want to buy something light and affordable, Papa Santo’s Garlic beef patty, Meatballs and Onion rings can be one of the options you should go for.

 Facilities- Lunch & Dinner

 Must-try dishes- Side of meatballs, Mussels in scampi sauce, Fried ravioli, French fries with cheese, Buffalo wings, Sausages, White pizza, Stuffed meat pizza, Hawaiian pizza, Bacon pizza, Vegetable pizza, Chicken parm pizza, German pizza

Address: Rt 115 And, PA-940, Blakeslee, PA 18610, United States

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Cafes and Restaurants in Tobyhanna

1. Black horse pub & Grille

This is one of the best 3-in-1 restaurants in Tobyhanna offering patio dining, live entertainment and grill in one setting. This place offers mouth-watering food, a pub cum game room and American architecture. The restaurant serves world-class wines, crafted beers and grilled food items

Facilities- Lunch, Snacks and Dinner

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (12 to 10 pm), Friday & Saturday (12 to 11 pm), Sunday (11 am to 11 pm), Monday (11 am to 10 pm)

Must-try dishes

Address: 116 Blackhorse St, Tobyhanna, PA 18466, United States

2. Lombardi’s brookside Inn

Not only is the food tasty here but also the location of the restaurant is convenient for tourists. There are many tourist spots located near the restaurant, which is why most visitors opt for the restaurant after spending a fun and tiring day at the beach or trails. The restaurant appears more like an old-school honky tonk however it comprises all modern amenities. A pool table, a comfortable outdoor seating area, karaoke nights, and deleterious food are the magnetic features of this restaurant  

Facilities- Brunch & Lunch, 7 days a week (11 am to 2 pm)

Must-try dishes and beverages- Cheese pizza, Chicken Bacon ranch pizza, Mini Tacos, Onion rings, Boneless wings, Chicken tenders, Fried Calamari, Hotel Pretzel with cheese, Caesar Salad with Shrimp, Cheese Quesadilla, Patty melt burger, Tossed salad, Mushroom swiss burger, Soda and Sweet tea.

Address: 593 Main St, Tobyhanna, PA 18466, United States

Starter, Main course, Dessert & Many More in Plains, Poconos

1. Plains pub

Opened in 1984, the pub has become a major source of attraction for the natives as well as the travellers. And with time it has become a symbol of American brotherhood and camaraderie among tourists and travellers. Although nothing fancy, this casual local bar is well equipped with high-quality food, a large upfront area, and a dining room in the back. Additionally, they serve huge palates at a reasonable price. 

Facilities:  Brunch, Snacks and Dinner. Monday & Tuesday (closed), Wednesday (5 pm to 12 am), Thursday (4 pm to 12 am ), Friday (3 pm to 12 am), Saturday (12 pm to 12 am), Sunday (2 pm to 12 am)

Must-try dishes- Chicken wings with a combination of any sauce, Waffle fries, Shrimp Jammers, Sweet potato fries, Pub salad, Chicken tender basket with a side of tender honey mustard, Hot dog plain and Cheesesteak 

Address: 37 E Carey St, Plains, PA 18705

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2. Bar and Grill Restaurant, Plains

Having food while watching your favourite sports on television is absolute bliss for sports enthusiasts. This is the reason why people love this eating spot. There are around 10 televisions running on the restaurant’s wall. Not to forget, the place is also a hub of live entertainment and fine dining.

Facilities: Brunch, Lunch & Dinner, Monday to Friday (4 pm to 12 pm), Saturday(noon to 2 am) & Sunday (11 am to 2 am) 

Must-try dishes:  Omelette, French toast, Belgium waffles, Bagel breakfast

Address: 279 River st plains PA 18705

Pubs, Bars & Restaurants in Palmerton

1. One Ten Tavern

One Ten Tavern- although not a big restaurant, its quality is no way less than its counterparts. Their service is quick and the food is plentiful. As per visitors, they are quite generous when it comes to the food palate. They serve massive chicken wings at a very reasonable price. They have weekly specials and Friday nights full of entertainment and fun. Many famous singers and songwriters like Jeni Hackett performed in this restaurant which has made it one of the most entertaining and authentic places in town. 

Facilities- Sunday brunch, lunch and dinner

Must-try dishes- Mushroom swiss burger, Chicken bites, Caprese burger, Beef or chicken cheese steak, Crispy and grilled chicken sandwich, Crab cake sandwich, Apple chicken salad, Caprese salad, Keto burger salad, Coconut shrimp, Buffalo Mac and Cheese, Lobster trail, Cauliflower crust pizza, Bacon Jam burger and chicken.

Address: 110 Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA 18071, United States

2. Blue Mountain Pub

Blue Mountain pub will take you back in time with its rustic ambience, American food and local beers. Play pool with your friends or just relax on the backside deck, the moments in Blue Mountain pub will be your best chance to unwind and relax. Foodies suggest tasting their tacos and wings to make your day.

Facilities: Snacks and Dinner

Monday to Friday (3 pm to 12 am), Saturday & Sunday (11 am to 12 am

Must-try dishes and beers- Roasted beef tenderloin, Vegetable lasagna, ranch seasoned roasted red potato, Balsamic marinated grilled vegetables, Bacon cheddar mashed potatoes.

Address: 3790 Forest Inn Rd, Palmerton, PA 18071, United States

The Poconos is blessed with beauty, taste and absolutely stunning places to stay. Imagine having a comfortable vacation home near the restaurants mentioned above. Fortunately, HolidayKeepers’ vacation homes are located near all the best eating spots in the region. Additionally, our rentals have large dining areas, barbeque grills and well-equipped kitchens, which give you the facility to cook a hearty meal for your loved ones.


Shenanigans restaurant is located at 286 Lake Harmony Rd, Lake Harmony, PA 18624, United States.

The must try dishes at Sycamore Grille restaurant & Bar are Peanut butter chocolate chip, Gluten-free cheesecake, Cheese Steak spring rolls, Bang Bang Shrimps, Salmon, Martini, Cream Spinach dip, Nachos, Salads, baked lobster, Black bean and polenta burger, Cheesesteak, Shrimp appetizers.    

Papa Santo’s pizza serves the best pizza moments in town. Their quality, as well as variety, is unmatchable in the whole Blakeslee.

Wallenpaupack brewing company is located at  73 Welwood Ave, Hawley, PA 18428, United States

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