Buck Hill Falls & Fairway Grille
270 Golf Drive, Buck Hill Falls, PA | (570) 595-3535
The chef at Fairway Grille, Ed Hay, has the distinction of being an award-winning chili genius and a master of soup dishes. For the past seven years he has been adding his personal touches to their New American cuisine. Chef Hay makes sure to provide a wonderful adventure for all foodies, whether golfer or non-golfer, and the Fairway Grille has always been open to the public, not just residents of Buck Hill Falls.
The delicious journey begins with breakfast, offered on Saturdays and Sundays. Start as early as 8 a.m. and watch the day begin as you enjoy a special custom-made omelet looking out onto the stunning grounds.
The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner all week. Lunch favorites include smoked salmon served with toast and cucumber, with a flavorful fresh dill sauce; the roasted beet-infused hummus, served with crispy pita chips and beet sprouts; and the fish taco, with grilled mahi-mahi, rice wine slaw, salsa and sweet chili lime crème fraiche wrapped in a flour tortilla. The signature entrée at Fairway Grille is the tender butter-roasted monkfish in wild mushroom broth with turnips and Napa cabbage. The BLT avocado and egg (over easy) adds a roasted shallot aioli.
As for beverages, the Dark ’n’ Stormy Goslings Rum and Ginger Beer, or seasonal Brooklyn or Barley Creek draft beers, go down smoothly; and 16 premium wines are available by the glass.
The fall menu is in the planning stages. There will be a focus on utilizing fresh, seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, according to food and beverage manager Michael O’Donnell.
There are incredible sunset views on late summer evenings overlooking the picturesque golf course and stream. A large eagle can often be seen from the patio area, looking for a dinner of his own in the stream.
“As always, we are open and welcoming the public,” said Michael. “We emphasize hospitality in a relaxed, family-oriented environment.”
Fernwood Golf Course & Wintergreens Patio Grill
5785 Milford Road, East Stroudsburg, PA | (888) 337-6966
The rolling, tree-lined fairways at Fernwood Resort lead to medium-sized greens that are undulating and moderate in speed. It’s a short, tight mountain course designed by architect Nicolas Psiahas.
Casual and friendly dining out on the patio is accompanied by music. Now through September 3, the Summer Theme Nights offer a free family movie with popcorn, trivia contest, comedy jam, an evening in the Caribbean, R&B night and more. Special dishes include beef taco with corn salsa and pico de gallo, coconut shrimp basket and marinated portabella with roasted red pepper, sliced avocado and honey yogurt dressing. Also, now through Labor Day, the summer breakfast buffet has a wide variety of delicious choices.
Shawnee Golf Resort & Shawnee Restaurants
100 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee On Delaware, PA | (800) 742-9633
The historic Shawnee Inn has a legendary view of the Delaware River, into which its 27-hole island golf course is set.
There are multiple choices for dining throughout Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. There’s one for golfers only, right on the course: The Halfway House, where you can get a burger, hot dog, or snack, plus handcrafted beer. The Gem and Keystone Brew Pub is for casual dining. Popular choices include wood-fired grill pub items, salads and entrees. Some favorite dishes include pulled pork, hot pretzels with cheddar ale dip and the Gem Burger with many toppings available. The River Room Gastropub has selections sourced from local artisans. Breakfast specialties include smoked salmon omelet, cinnamon swirl French toast and a Philly cheese steak omelet. For lunch, try the buffalo chicken pierogies or taco salad, and on the dinner menu there’s the filet mignon gorgonzola and a ShawneeCraft-brined cowboy pork chop.
In addition to hand-crafted beer, Shawnee’s restaurants offer signature cocktails like the rooftop lemonade, Cuba Libre (rum, Coke and lime juice) and a mojito. For a quick bite, there are smoothies, wraps, ice cream and freshly baked cookies at the Buckwood Bakery & Café; and Jack’s Pub & Patio (located at Great Bear Golf and Country Club) features traditional American fare for lunch and dinner.
Split Rock Golf Club & Sunset Green Restaurant
140 Wolf Hollow Run Road, Lake Harmony, PA | (570) 722-9901
A challenging and stunning course with demanding water hazards and majestic views, the Split Rock course includes wetlands, bunkers and a hole deep in the woods.
The Sunset Green Restaurant offers tasty small plates like seafood quesadilla, sweet chicken bacon bites, lamb lollipops, scampi flatbread and savory sandwiches like the pastrami Reuben. For dinner, choose from the juicy Caprese chicken, Chilean sea bass, braised short ribs, or the Sunset Chicken which is a sautéed chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, white wine, crabmeat and baby spinach in a lemon butter sauce. Cocktails include the Bahama Mama, blending Malibu coconut rum, Myers’s Original dark rum, Crème de banane, pineapple and orange juice.