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The Cafe an American Bistro

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American, Contemporary
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1120 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6943
+1 570-821-5900
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Harveys Lake, PA
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the stone crabs, but keep coming back. A few days a week, in season, The Cafe will offer fresh, well cared for Florida stone crabs (call for availability, a tough find in Wilkes-Barre). We have been back several times and have been seated promptly. The staff is cordial and the service has been quite good, in a... More 

Thank drstan58
Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent dinner and service. We had plans for a movie and were a little rushed. Staff made sure we got out in a reasonable time. The only reason I gave 4 stars was the crab claw appetizer. Ordered a 1/2 pound of stone crab claws with amounted to 1 claw! I would have liked to have a scale. Otherwise, great... More 

Thank Edchelle5
Twinsburg, Ohio
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99 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Our family, (some local some not), got together in Wilkes Barre and chose this resturaunt for a private party dinner. They were very polite and the private room was big enough to comfortably sit 14 for dinner. The service was nice and attentive and the food was really good and the portions were more than enough. I would recommend this... More 

Thank Traveljava57
Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Was looking for a place close to our hotel and found this great Restaurant in a Strip Mall of all places. Had an appetizer of Clams cooked in wine and tomato's, asparagus, mushrooms and herbs. The Veal Saltimbocca was one of the best I've ever had. My sister had the Scallops and Shrimp in Champagne Risotto. We both took leftovers... More 

Thank Sheila Q
Hagerstown, Maryland
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Food very good and filling. Crab cake and spinach salad, vegetarian lazanga very good. Wait staff attentive, not pushy. Atmosphere has an uppity vibe, low lighting, water glasses, fabric napkins. The best was the desert. Banana fritter was superb. Highly recommend trying it.

Thank posionone
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Great quality food, interesting menu with a New York vibe. Reasonable prices with a smart casual atmosphere. My favorite restaurant in the Wyoming Valley!

Thank Mike0567
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Overall, an average place. Not a thing on the plate extra, and nothing surprising. If it says turkey on rye with coleslaw and melted Swiss, that's precisely what you get. Want a sandwich? You're ok. Want an experience? Forget about it. Average =3 stars That means no surprises, but it also means no disappointments. It is what it is. 5... More 

Thank Nicholas W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

I recently just went here with my boyfriend, and to be honest from the outside l was kind of skeptical & didn't really expect for it to be that great. When we got inside we got seated right away, there was no wait and it was a Friday night! We got the clams for the appetizer and I got the... More 

Thank Christine M
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I cannot explain why I have not gone to the Cafe for several years. Last weekend we were there with friends and were well rewarded with an excellent meal.Each meal was cooked to perfection and with good side dishes. The service was good and attentive. The greeter was somewhat lacking in experience. Overall a pleasant evening with delicious food.

Thank Zahid H
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We were on the road, casually dressed, perhaps more casual than appropriate. We were promptly seated and well served. I had one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed. It was a special - blackened swordfish on a merlot reduction, chorizo etouffee as I recall.My wife had a menu ravioli, very good, but not as exquisite as the special. Dinner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6943
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-821-5900

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