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All 7 Nesquehoning Restaurants

Lantern Lodge & Macaluso's Restaurant

Routes 209 And 93, Nesquehoning, PA 18240
570-669-9433
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Description: Macaluso’s Lantern Restaurant and Cocktail Bar has been serving creative, classic Italian cuisine for over 20 years.We’re a destination restaurant located at the front door of the Pocono Mountains, just minutes from historic Jim Thorpe in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania. And, we’ve got a cozy hotel right next door.We use fresh market ingredients essential to capturing the authentic taste of traditional Italian dishes. Choice cut meats, fresh seafood, imported cheeses, high quality pastas and seasonal herbs are used in all our entrees.

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English first
Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Macaluso's at the Lantern is an excellent restaurant that specializes in Italian dishes, but offers a great variety of dinner fare. They have been creating excellent--sometimes original and unique--dishes for over 20 years. It is literally a five-minute drive from Jim Thorpe, and I make it a point to get there at least a couple of times each year because... More 

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We had drinks and ate at the bar. It was our first time there and knew they had a bar menu so we figured if they got that right we would go from there. They had some large groups in that night and did warn us right away that there maybe a delay in food. We had there famous salad,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Had an early New Year's Eve dinner here. Everything from appetizer to dessert. The haddock was perfect and the stuffed pork was excelllent. The staff was very attentive even though every table was filled. Our server Darlene was great..explained everything on the menu and took great care. This was a very relaxed atmosphere and we did not feel rushed. Close... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have dined at Macaluso's a number of times. It is five minutes from Jim Thorpe right on 209 and 15 minutes from 309 and 54. The atmosphere is lovely with a nice bar and large separate dining room. It was Friday football night and Halloween so the place was not busy. On other visits we had great servers that... More 

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was our second trip here. Our first visit was nearly 15 years ago when we realized we had a namesake in the mountains of Pennsylvania. We share the same last name as the owner Toni Marie and her passion for food is something we also share. We wish we lived closer than two hours away.The restaurant is bright, clean,... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Our bartender, Lisa, was thoughtful and kind, and mixes a good drink. Our waitress Carla was quite personable and knowledgeable of the menu and specials. Good salads with house-made dressings. Excellent Carb Au Gratin and Chicken with Artichokes and Gorgonzola. We have never been disappointed here!

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Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I went here for our 43 anniversary. We'd been there once before for their "Mushroom Specialties". That day the place was PACKED and we got to try many mushroom dishes .. oh MY .. it was INCREDIBLE! For our anniversary we started with Calamari, then had their Mushroom Soup (no words to describe its flavor!). We each... More 

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Tamaqua, PA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

OK, nothing is perfect and I am probably a little biased as this is in my back-yard but I have had the good fortune to do a little traveling and get out of the back-yard and I have found some of the offerings here as good as they get. I have read some other reviews and got the sense that... More 

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NE PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Macaluso's is our go to restaurant when we want an exceptional meal with great service and a nice atmosphere. Last week the special appetizer was an eggplant cheese cake, it was fantastic, panko breadcrumbs and several cheeses with fresh tomato sauce, so yummy. I had veal, it was a thick piece of meat, not pounded thin, it was great. If... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

i have eaten here a few times and have always enjoyed my meal. Plenty to eat. Sometimes a little loud if they have a meeting, though the do put them in the back if possible. I do recommend their soups which are homemade and delicious.

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Additional Information about Lantern Lodge & Macaluso's Restaurant

Address: Routes 209 And 93, Nesquehoning, PA 18240
Phone Number: 570-669-9433
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Nesquehoning
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American

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