16 of the Best Restaurants in The Poconos

The Poconos dining scene boasts an eclectic mix of cuisines. Our area has cozy, farm-to-table restaurants, cozy diners, and delicious fine dining. Read on to find 16 of the most delicious Poconos restaurants! No matter what you’re craving, we have, including yummy vegan-friendly restaurants in the Poconos 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, with a short 10-minute walk from our Lodge. Choose from fine dining or a more casual atmosphere with the weekly seafood and pasta buffet. Even though the Clubhouse is private and open only to Members of Lake Naomi, guests of Mountaintop Lodge are welcome to dine there! Be sure to check their hours of operation before heading over as they vary seasonally.

2. Timber Trails Grill

During the summer, you can dine at Timber Trails Grill. They serve a delicious array of dishes, from juicy burgers to creamy lobster mac and cheese. Make sure to pair your meal with a cold beer or glass of wine from the bar. The Timber Trails Grill is private as well, open exclusively to Members of Lake Naomi or Guests of Mountaintop Lodge. Typically, the Grill opens on Memorial Day weekend and remains open only on weekends until the start of summer when it opens daily. 

3. Coffee and Pastry Shop

Adjacent to Mountaintop Lodge is our Coffee and Pastry Shop. Stop in 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! 

Fine Dining Poconos Restaurants

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 a warm, lounge-like atmosphere setting perfect for a romantic meal and offers a variety of small plate offerings and an intimate dining room. Start with escargot, served with roasted garlic butter and garlic and cheese crostini, or opt for the indulgent panko-crusted baked brie served with sausage, apple slaw, and a decadent raspberry sauce. If you’re hungry for a hearty meal, try the half-pound filet mignon or blackened Mahi. There are also yummy vegetarian-friendly options like artichoke linguine.

5. Garlic

Enjoy mouthwatering steaks, fresh seafood, farm-to-table cuisine, and unique signature dishes as new takes on classic American dishes at Garlic. If you have dietary preferences, this is the place for you. Everything on the menu is 100% Gluten-Free! Don’t miss out on delicious signature cocktails that the team of professional mixologists has expertly crafted during happy hour or on the outdoor patio.

6. Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar

The spacious Wilkes-Barre location of the Rustic Kitchen Bistro & Bar has four different dining rooms of varying sizes. The layout can seamlessly accommodate large groups or romantic table-for-two dinners. Make a reservation and check out a live cooking show while you’re there from their television broadcast studio that hosts “In the Kitchen!”

International Cuisine Poconos Restaurants

7. 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 can find it at Basso Cucina Italiana. Their menu features unique takes on traditional Italian dishes. Try the bacon-wrapped scallops with red pepper sauce, or perhaps the Basso mac and cheese with a choice of lobster, shrimp, or sausage. Don’t forget to pair it with a glass of wine from Napa or Italy! Check out our local wine tastings if you want to enjoy more wine!

8. 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! Choose from authentic Irish cuisine to pub fare and everything in between; you’re sure to love all they have to offer. If you’re in the mood for more good beer, check out the best breweries in the Poconos

9. Trattoria 903

Enjoy traditional Italian dishes made from scratch at Trattoria 903. Enjoy a little slice of Italy right here in the Poconos! Choose from creative dishes with chicken, veal, seafood, and pasta, all freshly made and among the best you’ll find anywhere! You can also enjoy unique gourmet and classic pizzas, like Margharita & Gamberi. 

Casual, Family-Friendly Dining in the Poconos

10. 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.

11. Landmark Restaurant

You’ll find affordable, tasty breakfasts and lunches at Landmark Restaurant. This cozy spot has traditional breakfast dishes and hearty dishes like Country Fried Steak. It’s an excellent place to stop for post-hike fuel before a visit to one of the Poconos state parks.

12. 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. Specializing in fresh seafood, steaks, and prime rib, with fresh never frozen seafood, supplied directly from Boston wholesalers. Enjoy everything from great burgers to huge Maine lobster tails and the best slow-roasted prime rib you can find. They also have a great children’s menu and an extensive salad bar included with all the entrees. 

13. Van Guilder’s Jubilee Restaurant

The family-owned Jubilee Restaurant was initially converted from a small coffee shop and has grown since then. They serve hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day of the week. In the mood for old-fashioned biscuits and gravy? What about a chorizo breakfast burrito? Can’t decide? Opt for the Big Pocono Sampler. This breakfast plate comes with an appetizer, coffee, or choice of drink, then the chef’s selection of various menu items. This fantastic Long Pond, PA restaurant is less than a half-mile from Mountaintop Lodge, so it’s the perfect place to dine on your way in or out of town.

Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Pocono Mountains Region

14. Nucleus Raw Foods 

Nucleus Raw Foods in Luzerne, PA, is an excellent option for vegan-friendly dishes in the Poconos Region. It’s about a 40-minute drive from Mountaintop Lodge, but it’s worth every minute! The diverse menu boasts everything from smoothies to tacos so that you can satisfy any craving. You must try the classic Nucleus Burger, which features a veggie patty, greens or sprouts, tomato, onion, and house-made Nucleus sauce between two gluten-free buns! 

15. Umami Gorilla 

Umami Gorilla is also about a 40-minute drive from Mountaintop Lodge. This Wilkes-Barre boasts classic American dishes with a vegan twist. For example, this eatery offers a crispy fried chicken sandwich with imitation meat that looks and tastes just like the real thing! Umami Gorilla also makes a delicious pizza. It’s a great place to go for vegan comfort food. Don’t forget to order a pastry to-go. The sticky buns are to die for! 

16. Stone Row Pub and Eatery 

Stone Row Pub and Eatery is one of the best restaurants in Jim Thorpe, PA. About a 40-minute from the Lodge, this restaurant describes itself as a “Meat-friendly, plant-forward scratch kitchen specializing in tasty food and drink for everyone.” It’s an excellent option for those traveling with a mix-bag of dietary needs. Stone Row Pub and Eatery also use seasonal ingredients to craft their menu so that you can expect an exciting new selection each visit! 

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 are accommodations for you at Mountaintop Lodge. 

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