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Jul 3, 2009 07:12 AM

Anything in Poconos near Union Dale/Carbondale?

We will be spending a couple of weekends near our son's camp in Orson, PA, staying in Union Dale near Elk Mountain. Searches on this site and others have not turned up any appealing choices for dinner. Surely there must be someplace for a good moderate to expensive dinner in that area. Any suggestions?

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  1. Here are some recommendations from least fancy to fancier:

    Sometimes we go to the Lakewood Lodge for huge prime rib on Saturdays. I get the petite cut, the house cut hangs off the plate!

    You can also try the Water's Edge at Lake Lorraine:
    Lake Lorraine Golf Club / Waters Edge
    Box 90, RT370, Lake Lorraine Rd Poyntelle, PA 18454

    I have also heard great things about the Inn at Starlight:

    Be sure to post back with some reviews or if you find another place. Enjoy the Endless Mountains!


      It is in Clarks Summit. I have been there several times and have always had a great meal.

      I apologize I checked their website and they have announced they are closing after 12 years

      1. The Villa Como in Lake Como has some of the best pizza in NEPA. There is no website. The Bluestone Grill in Hancock, NY has some interesting fair and there is a wesite. I would stay away from the Lakewood Lodge, Waters Edge, and Starlight. Food at all 3 is mediocre at best. Please remember when visiting the area that there are many full-time residents who often recieve a great deal of disrepect from nonlocals visiting the area. "Camp parents" are often referred to as one of the dreaded groups, alhtough there are many very nice people amongst your group. The culture there is likely to be somehwat different than your own, not better or worse, just different. Its a sensitive topic for ma as someone who grew up there and worked in the cmaps and local businesses. You may want to keep watch for local chicken barbeques and breakfasts often put on by local churches or volunteer fire companies. Loca fire company carnivalsand the Wayne County Fair are also coming up in the next few weeks. Picking up the Town Crier, Mulligans Shopping Guide, The Hancock Herald, or the Wayne Independent may be helpful for you. Some may have limited online formats. Good luck.

        1. The place below is pretty good. The owner is a former chef for the rolling stones (?). PRetty remote

          Le Gorille Restaurant

          814 Twin Lakes Rd.
          Shohola, PA 18458
          Phone: (570) 296-8094

          Contemporary American Restaurant, chef-owned and operated for 21 years. Weekly blackboard menu based on the chef's shopping at the Hunt's Point markets. Homemade bread, salad dressings, desserts.


          Le Gorille Restaurant Reviews
          Avg Rating: Number of Reviews: 2

          A diner from New york gave an overall rating of
          on May 12, 2008 @ 9:24 PM

          Best dining in the Pocono's. Awesome food, wonderful service, funky atmosphere. Run, don't walk!

          A diner from Cuddebackville, NY gave an overall rating of
          on November 9, 2007 @ 8:48 AM

          This is our favorite restaurant. High end cuisine at a reasonable price in a beautiful setting. It may be a bit out of the way for some, but it is well worth the trip.

          1. The restaurant at the Crystal Lake Hotel on rt. 247, 5 minutes from Carbondale, is fine dining with good steaks and italian. Very good lobster fra.