15 of the Best Spots for Poconos Dining

The Poconos dining scene boasts an eclectic mix of cuisines. Our area has cozy, farm-to-table restaurants, greasy-spoon diners, and everything in between. Often, guests ask us “Where should we go to eat?” There’s no easy answer to this question. While a few places roll off of the tongue, there’s too many to count! That’s why we created this list of the 15 best places to dine in the Poconos. Read on to find out what mouth-watering options our area has! No matter what you’re craving, you can find it in the Pocono Mountains. 

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Top Spots for Dining in the Poconos

On the Grounds of Mountaintop Lodge

1. Lake Naomi Clubhouse

Enjoy lakefront dining at Lake Naomi Clubhouse, which is less than a 10-minute walk from our lodge. Choose from fine dining complemented by a full bar, or the weekly seafood or pasta buffet if you’re in the mood for something more casual. Be sure to check their hours of operation before heading over as they vary seasonally.   

2. Timber Trails Grill

During the summer, you also have the option to dine at Timber Trails Grill. The grill serves an array of dishes, from juicy burgers to creamy lobster mac and cheese. Pair your meal with a cold beer or glass of wine from the bar.

3. Coffee and Pastry Shop

Adjacent to Mountaintop Lodge is our Coffee and Pastry Shop. Drop by for a steaming hot cup of fresh, locally roasted coffee and a warm pastry. You’ll find everything you’d hope for from a cafe at this cozy spot. It’s the perfect place to start your day!

Poconos Fine Dining

4. Andrew Moore’s Stone Bar Inn

You’ll find a warm ambiance and elevated American fare at one of the best restaurants in Long Pond, PA. The Stone Bar Inn has been in operation since 1936, and the setting makes for a perfect romantic meal. Savor an incredible entree from the impressive menu in surroundings complete with fireplaces, warm dark wood, Tiffany lamps, and a river stone bar.

5. Garlic

Enjoy mouthwatering steaks, fresh seafood, farm-to-table cuisine, and unique signature dishes at Garlic. The drinks are just as good as the food here, thanks to the team of professional mixologists behind the bar.

6. Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

The spacious Wilkes-Barre location of the Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar has four distinct dining rooms of varying sizes. This design can accommodate large groups or romantic table-for-two dinners seamlessly. One additional perk is that this restaurant features a television broadcast studio that hosts the show “In the Kitchen!”

7. Posh Restaurant

Dine on sizzling entrees in the elegant historic surroundings of Posh Restaurant. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or an end-of-the-night cocktail in the boutique-style dining room! 

International Cuisine

8. Basso Cucina Italiana

This intimate, family-run eatery boasts delicious authentic Italian cuisine. Whether you’re in search of pasta, succulent meats, or decadent desserts like cannolis and tiramisu, you’ll find it at Basso Cucina Italiana.

9. Marco Antonio’s

Discover flavorful Spanish and Portuguese cuisine at Marco Antonio’s. Traditional mouthwatering dishes like paella brimming with spices and aromas adorn the menu.

10. Siamsa Irish Pub

Grab a beer and a bite to eat at Siamsa Irish Pub. The glossy black bar and cozy glazed booths invite you to take your time savoring your meal. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a meal with friends! 

11. Trattoria 903

Enjoy traditional Italian dishes made from scratch at Trattoria 903. It’s a little slice of Italy right here in the Poconos! 

Casual, Family-Friendly Dining

12. Compton’s Pancake House

If you’re in search of a low-key diner with quality food, look no further than Compton’s Pancake House. They serve breakfast all day long, so you can sleep in as long as you’d like before heading over.

13. Landmark Restaurant

You’ll find cheap and tasty breakfasts and lunches at Landmark Restaurant. This unpretentious, cozy spot is ideal for a casual meal. Stop here for post-hike fuel after your visit to nearby Poconos state parks.

14. Smuggler’s Cove

Smuggler’s Cove is a great spot to enjoy some of the best surf and turf in the Pocono Mountains. Daily specials and a full bar complete the casual atmosphere of this restaurant.

15. Van Guilder’s Jubilee Restaurant

The family-owned Jubilee Restaurant was originally converted from a small coffee shop and has grown in size since then. They serve hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week.

Stay Near the Best Poconos Dining at Mountaintop Lodge at Lake Naomi 

view of lake naomi club

Unplug and reconnect with nature when you stay at Mountaintop Lodge. Our rustic mountain retreat sits under the shade of large, century-old pine trees and borders the pristine Lake Naomi. It’s also within driving distance of the best options for Poconos dining! Just down the road is the Lake Naomi Club. As a guest of Mountaintop Lodge, you can enjoy complimentary access to the amenities at this platinum-rated club.

Our Poconos guest rooms provide a peaceful haven in a beautiful rustic setting. Our accommodations include Lodge Guest Rooms and Cabin Suites. Each boasts comfortable beds, bathrooms, amazing views, and more! Whether you’re taking a family vacation or an anniversary trip, there’s an accommodation for you at Mountaintop Lodge. 

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