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Restaurants/bars in Scranton

mrppeters May 10, 2010 06:14 AM

Will be in Scranton in a few weeks and am looking for advice on local restaurants or bars. I would prefer a more casual place. Anything special I shouldn't miss while I'm in town?

Any help would be appreciated.

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    alanalb RE: mrppeters May 11, 2010 01:35 PM

    The only local "not to miss" restaurant that I know of in Scranton is Cooper's Seafood. It's been around forever and has pretty good, reasonably priced seafood.

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      hughes227 RE: mrppeters May 18, 2010 07:12 AM

      Scranton is not known for its culinary scene. However, I second the recommendation for Cooper's. The atmosphere is nice (there's a model train that runs above the bar), and I would recommend the lobster tails.


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        Ringers RE: hughes227 May 22, 2010 12:57 PM

        I suggest Alfredo's (pizza and Italian) on S Washington Ave in Scranton or The Windsor Inn .... about 10 miles north in Jermyn Pa. GREAT WINGS.

        Windsor Inn
        669 Washington Ave, Jermyn, PA 18433

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          Jimmyg RE: hughes227 Jul 9, 2010 10:30 AM

          I would skip Cooper's. The atmosphere is fine and the service is friendly, but the seafood is nothing to write home about.

          Cooper's Seafood House & Pub
          701 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18509

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            craic007 RE: Jimmyg Jul 13, 2010 12:36 PM

            I agree with Jimmyg. The menu at coopers is stuck in the 80's. If you take away the fried and broiled in butter options from the menu, you could fit the rest on a business card. They enjoyed quite a bit of fame when President Clinton stopped in and loved their fried in butter selections, and they've been high on that fame since. In any other city, Coopers would be a has been in minutes as far as the food goes. However, the atmosphere is wonderful, quite a bit of nostalgia on the walls and a nice pirate theme deck for enjoying summer libations. The beer menu is second to none as far as selection goes, but quite often, understandably, that beer you picked from the ten year old bottle selection menu is no longer available.

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          Island RE: mrppeters May 22, 2010 08:46 PM

          Try some Old Forge pizza too

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            maceda RE: Island May 26, 2010 05:15 PM

            Second the Old Forge pizza recommendation- Revello's or Calarusso's.

            Visit Carmella's for a great Italian meal. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaura... . No website - hard to - find - so worth it!

            Eat pierogies. The majority of places serve them. Be sure to ask if they're handmade.

            Revello's Cafe
            502 S Main St, Old Forge, PA 18518

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