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The Cafe an American Bistro

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Italian, American, Contemporary
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1120 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
570-821-5900
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Cookies!

Stayed at a nearby hotel. Got Eggplant Rollatini, wild mushroom chowder, and some cookies. The Eggplant was ok but there wasn't enough sauce. The soup was really good but those cookies were the best! It took a lot of self control to bit go back for more!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
PlebanR
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Oneonta, New York
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Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Great food and great service! One of our favorite places to go in the area. Many of the desserts are homemade (how often do you see that!) and it always feels like home. We have enjoyed both lunch, dinners and special occasions here as well as hosting business meetings in their banquet rooms for my company. Consistently terrific!

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Thank nobaggagebetty
Pittston, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I can honestly say that my family will never return to this restaurant and will be sure to tell whoever we can not to as well after the terrible experience we had today with one of their employees. A family member passed away earlier this week and after the funeral today we had a luncheon in the private party room.... More 

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Thank jesskup37
Oneonta, New York
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at a nearby hotel. Got Eggplant Rollatini, wild mushroom chowder, and some cookies. The Eggplant was ok but there wasn't enough sauce. The soup was really good but those cookies were the best! It took a lot of self control to bit go back for more!

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Thank PlebanR
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I enjoy dinner here extremely often! Their menu is great lots of selections and always really fresh food! They also offer delicious specials on a nightly basis. I love dining here and the staff is phenomenal!

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Thank Meredith S
Cortland, New York
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We have passed this place many times -- see that it is busy at lunch, but decided to try it for dinner (about 6:45pm)...We noticed some 5-7 PM specials and asked if they were still available..they were -- so I had a $5 cosmo and a $6 coconut shrimp appetizer (which was - by the way - out of this... More 

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Thank beaniecoll
Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

sat outside, ate warm bread with honey butter, great specials such as a pasta fettuccine dish with lobster and other seafood, wide & granddaughter had a super salad with salmon.

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Thank CEHUSA
Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great menu for lunch or dinner, and good wine selection. Wait staff are always friendly. The atmosphere is nice for a couples night out, with a leisurely meal.

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1 Thank 359Carol
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

alot of variety and was included in the hotel price. No chance of leaving there wanting more as they had a full breakfast menu buffet style

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1 Thank Bill G
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

good service, nice owner... Great cooking, excellent service staff. Much better than the other place, and much less crowded. Go here, you will not be disappointed!

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Thank Chris L
Marlton, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate here for the preset Valentin's Dinner. The price was great but the food itself although looked great was a little bland. The crab claws were delicious and so was the desert. Servers were very nice and ambiance for that day was what we expected. I did have an issue with the reservations. I selected 6:30-8... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1120 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: 570-821-5900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Contemporary
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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