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The Meating House

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10 Freedom Road, Drums, PA 18222
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Sun 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but terribly slow

The food is very pleasant. We shared a Brie with a berry sauce that was super, and the entrees were good also. But the knock here is that it was a 2 hour meal. Granted they were busy, and I did call ahead for a table. So, if you have the time, give it a try.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner there on Thursday evening and loved everything. The steak was done to perfection, salads were good and overall it was a very nice experience. We look forward to returning. We especially like the decorative outdoor and indoor lighting and hope they keep it year round since it makes an ordinary building special.

Thank Cheryl R
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is very pleasant. We shared a Brie with a berry sauce that was super, and the entrees were good also. But the knock here is that it was a 2 hour meal. Granted they were busy, and I did call ahead for a table. So, if you have the time, give it a try.

Thank Im4dabirds
CURTIS L, Owner at The Meating House, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing with us your recent dining experience. We do cook everything fresh for each customer's order so Brie does take 20-25 minutes to prepare. I am glad you enjoyed and realized it after eating this appetizer. Sometimes things like this extends a diner's meal.This may have caused an unexpected meal time but we want our customers to... More 

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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

They should advertise as the place where all the restaurant owners eat! We enjoy the food and people at the Meating House. The staff is phenomenal! They have great specials every night and a wonderful selection on their menu. We highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank aprilaurie
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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154 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We dined at the area adjacent to the bar with drinks and a very good pub menu for dinner. Wait staff was friendly and attentive, ambiance was old-timer and rustic, and the food and drinks were delicious. One of us had seafood and the other had a pot pie, both served with crisp salads. Very good experience overall.

1 Thank Nan5049
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122 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

This was my third time here & every time it has gotten better. As soon as you walk up to this restaurant, you know it is something special. From the beautifully planted flowers & ferns to the antique bike & wooden rocking chairs, no detail was spared. Then you walk into this cozy, old fashioned, exquisitely decorated country home. We... More 

1 Thank twocapemay
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice menu and food was good, well presented. Nice portions and even the salad that comes with the entrees was a nice mix of greens. The only reason I did not give this a 4 or even 5 star rating is that the wait staff were not up to par. They offered happy hour domestic drafts, so we all ordered... More 

1 Thank BambiLaFawn
Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The food was good, nothing special. The atmosphere was unpleasant, feels like you flashed back to the 80's. This is not the 100% the restaurant's fault but when I was there the place was filled with loud-mouths. Feels more a fast food chain than a fine dining experience with everybody listening in to what you are saying and staring at... More 

1 Thank John G
Drums, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent. In the bar area only, they have small plates which are perfect sized for dinner especially if you would like to try one of their fabulous appetizers. Also, while meat is there specialty, there are plenty of disk selective as well.

Thank Jim_Kel2013
Naperville, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If you are looking for a special place to eat in the Hazelton area then the Meating House is it. There are a number of chain restaurants nearby that you should pass by. The Meating House is a quaint, family owned establishment with tons of character and wonderful food. I had a delicious swordfish steak that couldn't have been prepared... More 

Thank Steve C
Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This restaurant has a warm, cozy country atmosphere. The food is excellent especially the steaks and seafood. The menu has a variety of selections to satisfy everyone's tastes. The staff is experienced, courteous, warm and friendly. They go out of their way to ensure that you are having an enjoyable dining experience. This is a family owned restaurant and they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Freedom Road, Drums, PA 18222
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Drums
  • Phone Number: 570-788-5927

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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