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"Best of the Poconos" editorial team curates the
best places to find the best food and food service in the
Poconos Mountains of Eastern, PA and serves them up to you
in a fun and accessible way so you can enjoy the best the
Poconos has to offer. This Best Of the Poconos is not a
popularity contest where each business can vote itself in.
Our editorial staff verifies that each business listed is
the actual and official Best in its class by first hand
experience along with the popular vote. This is the Official
Best of the Poconos.
Italian Restaurant in the Poconos 2014Basso
Cucina Italiana M Restaurant & Wine Bar on route
390 in Cresco, PA. 570-595-0500 The Pipolo Family
has renovated the space that was Harrison's Bar.
With Chefs Gracie (formerly of Gracie's in East Stroudsburg
and George (lastly Alaska Pete's) . Sucj Italian as you've
never had before. The space has a distinct Italian feel,
and both Gracie and George do wonders with a small kitchen.
This is bound to be winner for years to come. There is
a late night bar menu from 10 -12 a.m! Wine is available.
The desserts are homemade!
Bagel - Bagel Heaven and
Bakery, Rt 611 Depue Plaza, Tannersville, PA
- Fresh and tasty. Go early to get the pick of the litter.
Burger - Alaska Pete's Rt
209 3 Miles North of the Marshalls Creek PA Exit 309
of Rt I-80 - This is a Editor's Choice. The staff of
Best of the Poconos has tried them all and recognizes
that some establishments attempt to manipulate the online
voting. So... voting acknowledged. But, The Real BEST
BURGER IN THE POCONOS is at Alaska Pete's.
meat and the beef is perfectly done to your order, juicy
and full flavored. Our staff reviewer writes "
I have lived here for 30 years and have traveled extensively,
but have never found a more fabulous hamburger feast
than in our own backyard at Alaska Pete's in Marshalls
Creek. Besides the burgers, Alaska Pete's is also the
Poconos "Best Family Restaurant" with a great
variety of selections, reasonably priced, for the non
burger lover. King Crab Legs, Ribs, Pasta - something
for everyone in the family. At Alaska Pete's, All of
the Top Choice Sirloin is freshly ground, never frozen,
and supplied by a "boutique" packing house and delivered
directly from Philadelphia. They specially season
their burgers with a Char-Crust seasoning that has a
wonderful flavor with a distant hint of garlic.
The burgers are then put on a fresh, lightly butter
basted, hamburger roll and seared on the grill along
the burgers. This combination gives the best presentation,
taste and appreciation by their dedicated customers.
They prepare and sell so many burgers that customer
is also guaranteed everything to be fresh including
the shredded lettuce, pickle, and tomato slice that
comes with the burger. Escorted by great french
fries, this is one burger that can't be beat.
Sundays - The Blakeslee
Inn and Restaurant.
Rt. 940 Blakeslee , PA .
Dining here is not just about the food. The exceptional
Maitre d' and wait staff pride themselves on superb service
and attention to detail. Brunch is Sunday 11am - 2pm .
A mainstay of Sunday brunches in the Poconos, always a
great selection and perfectly prepared. We've been going
for the seafood salad for years. Look around, they try
to hide it. The Stroudsmoor team of chefs and bakers prepare
a variety of gastronomic delights, which include classic
American favorites, cucina Italiano and innovative signature
- Family - Alaska Pete's Rt 209
North of the Marshalls Creek Exit (#309) of Rt I-80 In the mood for some wonderful
food? At Alaska Pete's they pride themselves on the great
staff and service that is second-to-none! From the large
salad bar, to the delicious steaks, they do work
hard for you. In the mood for a quick burger? They
have them along with many other "quick bites". Did we
for-get to mention the fresh fish with emphasis on
King Crab Legs? Alaska Pete's prides itself with all fish
cooked up fresh, seasoned and served to fulfill your
apetites. The Steaks are among the area's best also. All
at resonable prices.
- Tony's in East Stroudsburg on Crystal Street .
Above all the Pizzerias in the
Poconos, this one was the tasters' choice at our PoconosBest.com
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.
- The Pocono Cheesecake Factory,
Rt 611, Swiftwater, Creamy
with sooo many choices. Take one ..no take 3 home they
won't last long anyway. In 1984, Priscilla Moore, began
making cheesecakes in her home near the village of Canadensis
in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. The idea dawned on
her to convince local chef's at resorts and restaurants
to try her product. And a business was born! After a few
months a retail outlet opened on route 390 in Mountainhome,
Pa. In just one year the overwhelming response was so
much that they decided to expand to the current location
on route 611 in Swiftwater. By 1994 she added a 2,400
square foot warehouse and more than doubled the original
size of the baking and retail space. The Pocono Cheesecake
Factory became one of the Must Try attractions in the
Poconos. In 2007, Priscilla decided to ask her great Friends
Al and Carole Johnson to carry on the tradition of uncompromising
Quality and Freshness, supporting local farms sourcing
our milk and cheese, and a customer experience that created
the success to begin with.
Fix - Callie's.
Rt 191 Mountainhome. . You can find any chocolate you
want. Buy lots. The
Callie Family extends an invitation to Callie's Candy
Kitchen and Callie's Pretzel Factory in the Pocono Mountains
of Pennsylvania. You can see candy and pretzels made,
ask questions, sample free treats, and have fun at both
locations. We're looking forward to renewing old friendships
and making new ones! Candies like: Pocono Crunch
- Delicious Combinations of Butterscotch & Rice Krispies
with Cashews The Biggest Seller.
- Big Creek, located
in Kresgeville, Pennsylvania on the southern face of the
Pocono escarpment in the valley of Big Creek. The soils
are a chimera of decomposing glacial drift and local slate
and shale. Like the natural history of the area, their
wines are unique and full of character. They strongly
believe that wine is food, and is at it's best on the
dinner table. Putting down the fork to pick up the glass
allows pause for reflection, conversation and rejuvenation
of the palate.
the vineyard and winery in Kresgeville or the shop in
historic Jim Thorpe. Wine is one of those few pleasures
of life that is endowed with a distinct sense of place
and presence. Enjoying a fine wine at a beautiful table
with family, without a sense of where it is from or
who made it is an incomplete experience.
Fries - (not fast food) - The
Snydersville Diner, Rt 209 Snydersville, PA. Classic
diner. Classic diner fries.
Poconos Diner - Snydersville Diner, Rt 209, Snydersville,
PA ... Come on ... This
is almost imperical. There's just no contest on this
one.... With Daily specials Like:
- turkey and filling plus chicken and waffles
- different specials every week / baked cod
- pork and sauerkraut / fresh fish too!
- all you can eat spaghetti with meatballs and sausage!
- burger blast $2.50 all day!
- fresh baked haddock and more
- different specials every week
above could change without notice (one of the things
you like in a diner!)
Family Diner in Stroudsburg, PA is a family style diner
that is known for their homemade food and pies. Over
30 freshly baked homemade pies daily. Daily specials
that make every night a special night. A large extensive
menu, Kid's Korner, and Wrap menu. Take-out and catering
orders available anytime. For your convenience: booster
/ high chairs, all non-smoking seating, no-wait counter
seating, senior discounts, and wheelchair access.
Bar - Smuggler's Cove, . Rt
611 Tqannersville, PA 18372 A throughly enjoyable lunch
with more than salads - sliced meats and cheeses, a soup
special and more. Conveniently just of I - 80 at the East
Stroudsburg exit (# 308)and near the hospital and university.
A small lounge, and attentive staff round out the equation
that equals this award.
- Handsdown - Giant, Bartonsville PA.
There's just no other choice. Since February 1936 when
the first Giant Food store opened in Washington D.C.,
their dedication has been to Quality, Value and Service.
That focus continues to this day, both within their stores
and through their commitment to community growth and development.
Giant's success has been based on offering a wide variety
of quality food at the lowest possible prices, along with
friendly, pleasant service customers can count on.
cakes - The Stone Bar, Rt 209, Snydersville , PA
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Baja Lime
Cream and "Pico" Tomato Salad. Now, these are
not “ Maryland ” they are larger, with more seasonings,
spices and filling. Consistently prepared and presented
with a Cream sauce that is tangy and perfectly complimentary.
- Desserts -
Giant Foods and Supermarket - Bartonsville PA , Fresh,
too many to choose from and lovingly created. Most created
right on site in the Supermarket's bakery. Always a huge
selection. Small or large portions available for many
Wings - We'll go with the
winner of the Pocono Chicken Wing Off, the Pocono Mountain
Region's largest wing event. Sample 45 varieties of wing
sauces while supporting Monroe County Meals on Wheels.
Hot wings, spicy wings, specialty wings, smoked wings,
fried wings - whatever you choose, you will be eating
wings for a great cause. Join several thousand wing lovers
as they vote for the "best" wings in the Pocono Mountains
at Shawnee Mountain. As the single largest fundraiser
for Monroe County Meals on Wheels, the Pocono Chicken
Wing Off has been treating wing lovers to a delicious
selection of wing sauces created by mid-Atlantic regional
chefs for 18 years. Thjs year's winner of the Chef's Choice
award goes to: Log Cabin Bar & Grill for their Jameson
Garlic Buffalo Sauce wings
- Tonino's on Milford Road just
outside East Stroudsburg.
Packed with meats, cheases, lettuce and tomatos properly
proportioned. The roll is the right size, texture and
taste to complement the sandwich. Share, one is to many
Patio Dining at a Nice Restaurant –
Wolf Hollow Restaurant at
The Delaware Water Gap Country Club, Mountain
Road (turn at the Deerhead) Delaware
Water Gap, PA The Wolf Hollow restaurant has
very good food, a Patio overlooking Cherry Valley and
beautiful Poconos sunsets, and friendly service.
food - Saen - in the Shawnee Shopping
Center , Buttermilk Falls Road and River Road , Shawnee
, PA Great tasting, high
quality food in a fun and friendly atmosphere, for people
who crave a quality dining experience. At Saen Thai Cuisine,
you can come and relax with family and friends or you
can come in an grab something to-go. A small dining room
(about 20 tables) means you'll have to go early or late
or wait. But, it will be worth it. Personal service from
the owner most nights.
Chinese Food in the Poconos - Take
Out - Happy Garden, 698 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg,
PA 18301, (570) 424-5188
What you want it take out is quick service with good food.
This is the place. Seems like they alway have it ready
when you arrive and after tasting 15- 20 different Chinese
Take out... This place stands out.
Sandwich From an Unlikely Place
The Pickerel Inn, Rt 402 just north of Porter's Lake -
Suprisingly large and fresh from a small deli,
general store located in a remote place. You can buy a
gun, live bait, camping equipment, gasoline, get your
propane tanks filled, advice on where to find the largest
fish and a great sandwich.
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