Poconos Five Top
Stone Bar - Rt
209 Snydersville, PA
Regulars -You'd never expect this to be THE place. But,
here they are - at one time or another the elite of our society.
The lawyers, the accountants, the networked executives, the
physicians, the BEST of the land salesmen and their current
dates. In season, this is where you'll find the biggest vacationing
- It's a warm and fuzzy, insider kinda place. A class
act, courtesy of Andrew Moore, a veteran of the food business
in the Poconos. (Definition of a Pocono food veteran - More
than 10 years in the business and still not broke) Getting
a reservation on a busy night means you've made it.
Best Seats in the House - Front room, center floor for
the want to be seen. A front room booth for the discreet.
(south side middle booth)
- Ten cloth napkins
- Andrew Moore first made his mark at the restaurant at Foxmoor
in Marshall's creek, where he fed some of the most pretentious
for a few holiday seasons. The Stone Bar (and there is one)
has a mysterious history. Let's keep it that way.....
of Getting THE Table - There are a few of them, but we've
never sat there, so it's pretty hard to figure out
Rt 209, Marshalls Creek, PA
(Alaska Pete's Named "Best Burger in the Poconos 2009,
2010, 2011 and 2014 ")
The Regulars - Suits for lunch. Just about everybody else
for dinner, all voracious meat eaters. Well .. we did spot
a few lobsters. A date spot. An informal anniversary spot.
A birthday party for the patriarch of the family spot. The
eastern Poconos money crowd, to be seen, kinda spot. The "honey,
let's go to the Poconos and stop at Alaska Pete's for a steak,
on the way" kinda spot.
- Because it is kept like new.(clean updated and fresh) Because
there's nothing around like it. A good, fresh salad bar. 'Cause
there's nobody with visible body piercings. AND 'cause of
The Best Steak around, cooked just right. With a real decent
seafood and pasta selection.
Best Seats in the House - To view the "Fun Crowd"
definitely in the Bar (The MoonDog Saloon) good contemporary
piano entertainment usually on weekends. Either one of the
corner tables under the TV. (No, everybody's not looking at
you, they're watching CNN). The left rear one's the best.
And there's a private intimate corner booth in the more formal
dining room ---try to get it!
- Eight cloth napkins.
- None, it's new. Unless you count the 15 years the place
was a burger joint before this wonderful, comfortable renovation.
of Getting THE Table - Get there early, just sit at the
bar and wait for the corner table above or lie and tell the
hostess that it's a "Special Night". Aren't they
(Italian) - Rt 390, Cresco, PA
Regulars - Let's see, everyone from
around the Pocnos, but mostly the Buck Hill / Skytop crowd?
- It's the spot where power and money meet. It's where the
service and food are both top notch.
Best Seats in the House - Allll the way in the back. In
the back alcove last seats in the house. No one walks by,
close to the kitchen, and a full view of the dining room.
- Best Italian - 7 Cloth Napkins
- Gracie the original is in the kitchen most nights. She has
been here cooking in the Poconos since in Indian Head at the
gap was made by God.
of Getting THE Table - You'll probably not be real successful
at this, 'cause the regular boys won't give up their seats.
Bistro - Rt 447 Eagle Valley
Regulars - Land barons, heart surgeons, the occasional
baseball player, lots of locals and the Long Term Tourists.
- The food, the consistency, the waiters, the best Caesar
salad west of and since Elaine's (Bless her soul) and east
of The Glendale Grill, the artisan Pizza.
Best Seats in the House - At the front corner table just
behind host's podium on the right. It's obvious that this
is the "Power Seat".
- 8 Cloth Napkins.
- The Farda Family's friendly, formal and long lasting restaurant
is now a populare updated bistro with a\direct access to the
bowling alley. (no noise). Run by the same family as the old
Summit Resort and Hideaway Hills Golf course.
of Getting THE Table - Reserve, reserve, reserve. Otherwise,
you'll end up center court.
Dimmick - Rt 209, Milford, PA-
Regulars - The tried and true Milford
crowd. Lawyers seeking shelter from the maddening masses.
A doctor or two. Real estate permeates the room.
- The food.
Best Seats in the House - The round table to the left
of the dining room door, as your enter from the bar. In summer,
the corner table on the porch. (Thanks, Larry)
- Six cloth napkins.
- The Dimmick name is synonymous with Pike County. Do the
names Van Campen or dePue mean anything? The Dimmick has a
history of being the center of attention in Milford. History
continues to repeat itself.
of Getting THE Table - Oh, sure... be brave, go ahead,
call and ask for it.