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586 Route 6 And 209, Milford, PA 18337
(570) 296-7911
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • 22
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Seafood in a casual setting

Balch's always has fresh seafood and great service. The crab cakes are outstanding; the shrimp/lobster chowder is so tasty and I always love the white clam sauce.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Michael A
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Balch's always has fresh seafood and great service. The crab cakes are outstanding; the shrimp/lobster chowder is so tasty and I always love the white clam sauce.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Balch's has very fresh fish and decent portions but.................the tomato-based sauces are below average. I have had better jar sauce. If you are going to make Italian type sauces, get a recipe book. make an effort, please! Before I forget, I requested some shaved onion to put on my salad (certainly not an uncommon request) and was told that I... More 

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Shohola, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They have excellent soups, many varieties of seafood, & also have take out. Their Hush Puppies are delicious. Sometimes a bit too hard & overcooked, but usually perfect in texture & taste!!

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Wallkill
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71 reviews 71 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went again just last week and loved this place as usual. They have other items besides seafood, and many people might not realize that. I had the delicious Sauerbraten special which included fabulous potato pancakes, gravy, red cabbage, salad, and even very good cake for dessert! They have had an entire page of specials every time we've gone there -... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Been there for lunch & dinner a number of times. Never disappointed with their fish meals. The Manhattan clam chowder is the best I've ever had. I often purchase a quart for home use. Once this year, I was disappointed. I found the soup to be salty, and I've been purchasing it for 5 yrs periodically. I asked if the... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Good menu, friendly service, fresh, hot food every time. I like penne with shrimp and vodka sauce. Sinful desserts.

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Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I'm local and not a huge "go out for dinner" kind of person, but my partner and I usually visit this restaurant a few times each year. The appetizer dip is delicious! The food is a good value for the money - if you order a dinner, you'll probably have enough leftovers for the next day. The reason I'm rating... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This restaurant definitely needs a redo! As a local, I would love to see it jazzed up a bit, and breathe some new life into a Milford landmark. BUT, I have to say that regardless of its interior design the food is good, and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. I especially enjoy the mushroom caps stuffed with crab... More 

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Philadelphia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I wish I would have dined at Balch's earlier than I did! What great food! They have an awesome chip and dip appetizer (for free) that the waiter brings to your table. I have had multiple dishes here and have never had a disappointing meal. I usually come for the clams (steamers) by the dozen. They do a great job... More 

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alloway nj
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant has great seafood in a casual, welcoming, clean, friendly atmosphere. Great selection on the menu, can't go wrong with this one!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 586 Route 6 And 209, Milford, PA 18337
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: (570) 296-7911
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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