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The Anthracite Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Bar, Pub
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Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
+1 570-822-4677
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on seafood night and what a surprise. The prices were more than fair and the portions were enough for a meal and a snack for later. Our server was cheerful unlike most places.

Thank Tony G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything from wings and sandwiches to dinners. The dry rubs on the wings are a must try.

Thank cat10Pa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I've been here numerous times and always enjoyed it. I have also introduced over 5 people to it and they all have raved about the food. Wings are particularly awesome.

Thank TheBeardedBagel
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The menu was full of so many amazing sounding options that it was hard to chose. I had the crab Mac and cheese which was very rich and delicious. Burgers were great. Salad was just ok, an iceberg lettuce base. Service was good. Waitresses were friendly. Dining room is nothing special, no Windows, not much decor or atmosphere.

Thank Amy M
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204 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Dinner one night after work. Arrived about 6 PM and the place was packed. Nothing fancy about the decor but just plain good food. I had the country fried steak. ($16.99). What a huge portion! Unbelievable. I have never seen a country fried steak this big. It was really good as well. Had to take half back to the hotel... More 

Thank IEBob
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I are from up in Massachusetts and we have a staple restaurant for our PRIME RIB... FINEST IN THE AREA WE HAVE HAD.... The beers are always cold and fresh per season....

Thank Dlola70
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The food was wonderful. And waitress/manager Lauren made the experience extra special. She helped us order the right amount of food and steered us towards some fantastic dishes. Mind you, we were only looking for a decent bite while staying overnight in the area and found the reviews of this place to be good enough to check it out. An... More 

Thank KFLedman
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The place came reccommended to us for dinner so we tried it the food very good. However, my husband used them for a catering event. The food was excellent and the price was right...

Thank frenchymc
Greensboro, North Carolina
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825 reviews
509 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Solid food, nothing fancy, just bring a big appetite and relax and have a good time. Very interesting menu items, very hard to choose from. But not to worry, everything seems to be equally good! Highly recommend.

Thank rryan313131
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

This place has what I would describe as upscale bar food. Good beer selection. If you like wings, this is your place. They have lots of sauce choices which are very good. All that said, the service can sometime be very slow. It seems as they have expanded, there ability to push out food in a timely fashion has become... More 

Thank Edchelle5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-822-4677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?