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Jun 28, 2009 07:49 PM

Driving from NJ to Cleveland


My family and I will be driving from NJ to Cleveland and was wondering if anybody can recommend some places to eat on the road.

Thank you very much!

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  1. Certainly, I make the trip all the time. In Stroudsburg, PA, I highly recommend Siamsa, an Irish pub with wonderful draft beers and delicious food (the fish and chips are outstanding, and there are good salads and many other entrees). It's a notch well above bar food. They are right downtown on the main drag. Plenty of street parking.

    In Bloomsburg, there's a lovely little cafe called Restaurant 112. Try the pecan chicken or any of the pasta dishes. If you'd rather have pizza, there's Original Italian Pizza which is dirt cheap and delicious. This is a college town so prices are not high.

    State College PA is loaded with restaurants, and you can have your pick of cuisine. The Waffle Shop is wonderful for plain old waffles and other breakfast and lunch specialties.

    Throughout PA, there is my favorite diner-style chain: Eat n' Park. It has burgers, fish, a huge salad bar, and Smiley cookies. I never make the trip without eating there once.

    Restaurant 112
    112 E Main St, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

    636 Main St, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

    Eat 'N Park Restaurant
    35 Perkins Rd, Clarion, PA

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    1. re: brendastarlet

      Thank you! They all sound good. How far off the PA Tpke are they?

      1. re: brendastarlet

        Eat N Park?? Sorry - that's not my idea of good eats - mediocre cheap chain food. Can't speak to the others.

      2. Primanti Brother's is good - huge burgers w/ fries and coleslaw, good pizza. There are a couple of them around and in Pittsburgh. I've taken very short detours off the highway to get to one.

        1. My husband calls it Eat 'n Barf. ;)

          Try Baby's Burger's and Shakes in State College (

          1. Are you taking I-80 or the turnpike? If it's 76 you'll be severely limited, until you get to Pittsburgh.