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The Poconos Five Top Restaurant Tables

The Stone Bar - Rt 209 Snydersville, PA

The 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 fish, too.

Why - 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.

The 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)

Rate - Ten cloth napkins

History - 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.....

Chances of Getting THE Table - There are a few of them, but we've never sat there, so it's pretty hard to figure out


Alaska Pete's Rt 209, Marshalls Creek, PA
(Alaska Pete's Named "Best Burger in the Poconos 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 ")

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.

Why - 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.

The 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!

Rate - Eight cloth napkins.

History - None, it's new. Unless you count the 15 years the place was a burger joint before this wonderful, comfortable renovation.

Chances 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 all?


Basso restaurant Cresco, PABasso (Italian) - Rt 390, Cresco, PA

The Regulars - Let's see, everyone from around the Pocnos, but mostly the Buck Hill / Skytop crowd?

Why - It's the spot where power and money meet. It's where the service and food are both top notch.

The 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.

Rate - Best Italian - 7 Cloth Napkins

History - 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.

Chances of Getting THE Table - You'll probably not be real successful at this, 'cause the regular boys won't give up their seats.

Peppes - Rt 447 Eagle Valley Corners

The Regulars - Land barons, heart surgeons, the occasional baseball player, lots of locals and the Long Term Tourists.

Why - 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.

The 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".

Rate - 8 Cloth Napkins.

History - 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.

Chances of Getting THE Table - Reserve, reserve, reserve. Otherwise, you'll end up center court.


The Dimmick - Rt 209, Milford, PA-

The Regulars - The tried and true Milford crowd. Lawyers seeking shelter from the maddening masses. A doctor or two. Real estate permeates the room.

Why - The food.

The 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)

Rate - Six cloth napkins.

History - 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.

Chances of Getting THE Table - Oh, sure... be brave, go ahead, call and ask for it.

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