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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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10:00 am - 9:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    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
an after-movie dinner surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Cortland, New York
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Cortland, New York
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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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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Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
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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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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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Marlton, New Jersey
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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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Scranton
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

If it wasn't for the wait staff it would have gotten 0 stars. First off we waited to be seated, not because they were busy but because there was no one came over to seat us. The owner finally came over, looked at his watch and said "Oh I thought it was later" Huh, really? This is how you greet... More 

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Mountaintop
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great local restaurant "where everybody knows your name"! Always high quality food. Only the freshest fish. And save room for dessert: the cakes and pies are made by the owners mom - all fresh and with love. The lemon raspberry cake is awesome.

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Ithaca, New York
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here en route from Virginia to Upstate New York. The restaurant was close to our hotel. We were pleasantly surprised by its extensive American/Italian menu. House salads were fresh and substantial. Entrees of scallops with risotto and veal saltimbacco were delicious. We'll be happy to stop here again.

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btm1323
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I'm never wowed when I go here. I've visited several times for work lunches and the salads are mediocre at best. I will say the desserts are wonderful though! The banana cake will change your life.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?