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The Poconos Top Rated Restaurants

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Unlike TripAdvisor or "Peoples Choice" awards, restaurants can not buy, bully or click their way to a top rating on Poconos.ws. EVERY one of our picks has been visited by our staff and rated on numerous scales to make this list. The owners did not know we were there and we paid for every rated meal. And, unlike the others, we are not going to list every restaurant. Here are the Top Restaurants In The Poconos (And Why):

Settlers Inn and RestaurantSettler's Inn - 4 Main Avenue, Rat 590, Downtown Hawley, PA 18428

A restored Arts & Craft Lodge with architectural touches like Chestnut Wood Beams, hand screened Wallpapers and Mission tables and chairs. The restaurant and its sister Lounge (tiny, but really, really homey) are on the first floor upon entering the inn. The Settler's inn's "hospitality extends from the head to the heart to the hand" and they work to provide local foods from local farms. There is a terrace for summer dining and gardens along the banks of the adjacent Lackawaxen River. Before dinner take a spin around town on one of the bikes on the front porch or walk through Bingham Park and Riverwalk Trail to a sister property called Ledges Hotel where there is a wine bar overlooking a waterfalls and gorge.


Milford PA Dining RoomThe Delmonico Room at the Hotel Fauchere, 401 Broad Street Milford, PA 18337

Founded in 1852 by Louis Fauchere a master chef at the famed Delmonicos in New York City, features contemporary interpretations of classic cuisine. The legend of this restaurant is carried on by Sean Strub, the current proprietor and continues as a high end special occasion restaurant. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday by reservation only. The menu incorporates the freshest ingredients from the owners organic farm as well as local and regional producers. The decor integrates classic charm and elegance with contemporary style and comfort.


Downtown Stroudsburg CafeSweet Creams Cafe - 429 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Fresh ingredients make for fresh salads and a slightly unusual menu. But in a good way. Healthy options, fresh homemade ice cream and friendly "chirpy" staff. This is not one of those special occasion places, but a place to meet friends with consistently good food. "Never a bad experience in over 20 years of eating here." One of our Poconos.ws staff members said as we wrote this!


Restaurant at the Lodge at WoodlochTREE Restaurant and Bar - 109 River Birch Lane Hawley, PA 18428

*Farm to Table Dining* Located at The Lodge at Woodloch, TREE Restaurant and Bar offers a diverse menu that is anything but the ordinary spa cuisine. At TREE you will dine among the treetops on a diverse menu of creatively prepared gourmet food, featuring naturally-raised meats and fish and organic, locally grown vegetables. Compliment your meal with a selection from the award-winning wine list or a cocktail from the bar. The Chef's Kitchen offers cooking demonstrations and chef-hosted dinners as well as special seasonal events. Reservations are required.


Alaska Petes restaurant and reviewAlaska Pete's - Rt. 209 Marshall's Creek, PA 18335

A beautiful dining room tastefully decorated with authentic antiques. There are two massive oversized fireplaces always lit to ward off the chill after those long days on the slopes or outlet shopping. You should consider meeting friends and family for drinks or a great meal any day, but especially on sunny days for alfresco dining on the covered patio. The menu has something for everyone, with a selection of both seafood (King Crab legs a specialty) to meat and steaks Voted "Best Ribs in the Poconos" AND "Best Burger in the Poconos" by PoconosBest.com The Best of The Poconos 2016! Open for lunch and dinner – 7 days a week.


Basso Restaurant EntranceBasso - Rat 447, Cresco, PA

Basso’s family-run Italian kitchen in Cresco, Pennsylvania takes pride in the restaurant’s authentic family atmosphere and carefully prepared menu options. ”The Italian Kitchen”- the name conjures up aromas and visions that transport us to a place of love and that sums up the Basso experience, just like you are eating at the family table. Opened in 2010, Basso is a true family endeavor the supervision of Bill Jr., Kim and his mother Fabiana. Basso’s one-of-a-kind, flavorful offerings are a result of the combined preparation techniques from several regions of Italy. The Pipolo family has taken great care to ensure that every guest of Basso’s feels at home…


Smugglers Cove Restaurant Smuggler's Cove - Rt. 611 Tannersville, PA 18372

Constantly rated as "Best Seafood Restaurant in the Poconos" by PoconosBest.com - Family Friendly Atmosphere where the dining experience is a delicious, enjoyable time to remember with family and/ or friends. At Smuggler's, you will enjoy delicious, homemade specials including fresh Atlantic seafood and a selection of juicy, tender beef, along with made from scratch soups and desserts. There is a fun, lively recently expanded bar lounge, private dining rooms, a raw bar, and the PoconosBest award-winning salad bar! It is best to make a reservation!


Restaurant at the Crescent Lodge The Crescent Lodge and Country Inn - 5854 Paradise Valley Rd., Cresco, PA 18326

"22 years of incredible service and fine food." And very often a pick for one of the PoconosBest.com top restaurants in the the Poconos. A special occasion restaurant for many local Poconos residents. The food is delicious and much more impressive than you would expecting for a small lodging / inn in the Poconos.


The Stone Bar RestaurantThe Stone Bar - Route 209, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Many times voted "The Best Restaurant in the Poconos" by PoconosBest.com. Chef Andrew Moore has been making occasions special for over 20 years. The atmosphere is casual / pub, but the food is 4 star. Sourcing local vegetables and other foods from the finest purveyors, adding thoughtful preparation and consistent service are the reasons for the awards.


Stroudsmoor BuffetStroudsmoor - 231 Stroudsmoor Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

Yes! We know Stroudsmoor is a wedding venue. And a damn good one at that. But, before it was a resort, before it was a place to "tie the knot" it was the best buffet in town. Practice makes it perfect. So... put Stroudsmoor on your list for food. Good food. Plenty of good food. It ain't cheap. But, experience it you must.


More Information about Dining at Poconos Restaurants.

An interesting article about the Top Five Tables at the best restaurants in the Poconos Mountains region can be found here. This article talks about the best tables and why they are the places to sit at various dining establishments. Sort of a fun look at why people sit where.

See the Best of the Poconos Awards for this year's Best Restaurants in the Poconos.

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