Foodie Flair

Barley Creek Brewing Company

Amazing craft beers and new ones being created all the time! Try the Big Pocono Nachos, avocado eggroll, smoked meatloaf, gourmet mac and cheese, sesame ahi tuna and brick-oven pizza. Now open for breakfast at The Morning Toast at Barley Creek.

The “Pint-sized Park” is the only one around featuring outdoor dining with wiffle ball and bocce ball courts, pavilion and a tiki bar.

“The staff was helpful, the food was excellent (I had the smoked roast beef and mashed potato sandwich), and the beer was absolutely amazing. Definitely will go there again. Strongly recommended!” – Scott Achenbach

1774 Sullivan Trail, Tannersville, PA 18372

(570) 629-9399

www.barleycreek.com

 

Beer House Café

Dishes include drunken noodle salad, burrata cheese with marinated eggplant, chicken harissa, steak tacos, 300 craft beers and inspirational, artisan-made desserts.

Live music, special events and holiday promotions in a comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

“I can’t say enough good things about our experience at Beer House Cafe! The food and service were excellent! Cathy was so sweet and she helped me build the most amazing grilled cheese sandwich. A true gem in the Poconos and we can’t wait to go back! I highly recommend for those foodies out there who love great spices and fresh ingredients.” – Jennifer Babyak

15 Crystal St., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

(570) 420-7522

www.thebeerhousecafe.com

 

Callie’s Candy Kitchen

Everything can be covered in chocolate here- from licorice to potato chips to cream cheese and then some! Get your almond butter crunch, truffles, bacon and cheese popcorn, all flavors of fudge, key lime yogurt pretzels and many other treats.

A one-of-a-kind candy museum on the premises celebrates the history of the store from the time it was founded by Harry and Carol Callie in 1952 and showcases the art of candy-making. Then watch the artistry of pretzels being made right before your eyes. Also includes a “Lefty Shop” with all things for the left-handed among us.

“We lived in the Poconos for many years and Callie’s is the ONE site we will never be able to replace. I order by phone every year. And when I do, the girls and guys always ship my gift ASAP. If you need a Christmas gift, whoever gets Callie’s will love you forever! I have tried, but I haven’t found any candy better than Callie’s! ” – Ginny Delycure Schafer

Route 390, Mountainhome, PA 18342

(570) 595-2280

www.calliescandy.com

 

Louie’s Prime Steakhouse

Omaha Cowboy Steak, hand-crafted Chicken and Crab Francais, Shrimp Delise with sides like Sambuca Baby Carrots and roasted brussel sprouts with bacon. Small plates also available with Kobe beef sliders, seafood risotto and more.

Special events like Women and Wine on the second Wednesday of each month (specials on meals and cocktails, prizes and giveaways) and Men’s Night on the fourth Wednesday of each month (reduced top-shelf wine specials and a complimentary dessert).

“I cannot say enough about this place! As a part-time resident of Lake Harmony, Louie’s is our favorite go-to place for a special night out. We love the high quality and warm, cozy, rustic elegance. Louie’s is 5-star cuisine nestled in quaint Lake Harmony! It’s always a treat and we love the Cheers ‘everybody knows your name’ feel the first-rate staff imparts every time we visit! Just celebrated our birthdays tonight and Dana our server was awesome as usual, as is the whole staff always!” – Caryn Abraham

244 Lake Harmony Rd., Lake Harmony, PA 18624

(570) 722-3990

www.louiesprime.com

 

Newberry’s Yard of Ale

Beer-dipped pretzels, Newberry Pizza, chicken and pesto tortellini, and their budget-conscious “7 for $7” lunch menu features seven amazing choices like barbecue salmon wrap, Cuban panini and sriracha chicken quesadilla.

Wednesdays are Jazz Night at Yard of Ale, featuring great bands, and there’s a fun, family-style game room and a relaxing cigar bar.

“Had a wonderful experience! My mother and I went for Mother’s Day. She had the chicken bruschetta sandwich, and I had the elk Guinness osso buco. Our food was phenomenal! Our waitress was very nice, and made sure we had everything we wanted/needed. I was pleasantly surprised by my experience, and will definitely be back.” – Donna Demarest

622 Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(570) 517-0130

www.newberrysyardofale.com

 

Peppe’s

Spinach-stuffed mushrooms, surf and turf, Atlantic salmon, jumbo Gulf shrimp scampi, black and bleu burgers and veal rack Valdostano are only a few of the house specialties. In addition, drink and food specials run from 4-6pm.

Friday night features music from live bands, and the restaurant is adjoined by their stylish and newly renovated Skylanes bowling alley with game room.

“My first time going to Peppe’s was a great experience. We got there around 4:30pm for happy hour and early dinner. The waiters were very attentive and professional. The food was great and they served good sized portions of food. I had the penne vodka (with added chicken) and it was delicious. The shrimp soup was very tasty. Environment was nice and the live music that came later was an added benefit. The musician and singer were very entertaining. Overall, a great experience. I would definitely go back and recommend this restaurant.” – Diane Montalvo

100 Eagle Valley Mall, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

(570) 421-4460

www.peppesbistro.com

 

Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs

Hot dogs all ways: with red onion sauce, cheese, sauerkraut, bacon, chili and amazing dipping sauces like garlic aioli, curry, pesto, jalapeno mustard and wasabi mayo.

Sock-hop Saturdays run from May through September 30, with a dance party lasting from 4-8pm, playing hits from the 50s through the 80s.

“The food is really great!! What’s not to love about bacon cornbread along with a hot dog covered in bacon? Great food, great atmosphere and great folks that serve the food. I definitely will have to come back again.” – Boy Quinton Smart

1232 W. Main St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(570) 517-7126

www.rootintootinhotdogs.com

 

Spice Route

The tastes of India, Thailand and Pan-Asia, with amazing and thoughtfully prepared selections like Mandarin fish, shrimp vindaloo, duck with lychees and plum sauce, baby goat masala, pineapple fried rice and lamb panang curry.

The chefs are classically trained in Pan-Asian cuisine to stay true to the food’s heritage.

“Incredibly good food, great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Very nice on the inside, perfect for a night out. The best food experience I’ve had in PA, and the best Indian food I’ve had yet. For those who like spicy: the Pepper Lamb and Shrimp Vindaloo were perfection. Definitely hot, with loads of flavor. I seriously can’t wait to go back again and try something new! If you like Indian/Asian this place is a must go.” – Allan Kaspar

1135 North 9th St., Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(570) 664-8283

www.spicerouteusa.com

 

Stone Bar Inn

Delicious combination of flavors like baked brie with sausage and raspberry sauce, sea scallops with chorizo and Kalamata olives, tomato cream of crab soup, duckling with orange sauce, and the special Wednesday night pasta dinner with amazing choices like clams Posillipo and chicken carbonara.

Live music on Wednesdays from 6-9pm and Fridays from 7-10pm. Ambience includes namesake river stone bar, Tiffany lamps, fireplaces and wine cellar.

“My husband and I ate here last night for our anniversary. The food was fantastic. My husband said the steak he ordered was the best steak he ever had. I got the cheesecake special for dessert and it was amazing. Everything about our dinner was great. We live about an hour and a half away from here but I will definitely recommend this place to any of my friends who are in the area.” – Courtney Perry

209 S. Branch Rd., Stroudsburg, PA 18360

(570) 992-6634

www.stonebar.com

 

The Market at Pocono Pro Foods

A non-pressure shopping experience where you can find roasted red pepper and smoked gouda bisque, pumpkin bisque, lobster tails, scallops, filet mignon, breads and other baked goods, salads and specialty items like fresh hash browns, oysters, deep fried Twinkies and cake balls.

Catering available, and The Market offers industry seminars in menu planning, food safety, waitstaff training, Food Cost 101 and Kitchen Rescue.

“Great variety of products and attentive customer service. The quality of products available at The Market is fabulous!” – Sally Ann Schmidt

2504 Chipperfield Dr., East Stroudsburg, PA 18301

(570) 421-4990

www.poconoprofoods.com

 

Van Gilder’s Jubilee

Hearty food and generous portions, breakfast platters plus lunch and dinner including crisp paninis, barbecue ribs and chicken, award-winning honey and garlic wings, duck bacon wontons, bang bang shrimp, nachos grande, goat cheese and fig flatbread pizza, and super kale crunch salad.

Restaurant happenings include karaoke, trivia nights and great live music. The Jubilee Store has gift cards, mugs and you can book a “Sip and Paint” night out at the Jubilee. Canvas, instructor and first beverage included.

“Whoever lives in PA knows about this…they have the best wings.” – Javon Campbell

“The food is great and the staff is welcoming and always ready to serve. Great place to go for wings by the way.” – Lou Silva

Rt. 940, Pocono Pines, PA 18350

(570) 646-2377

www.poconojubilee.com

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