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Penalty Box

3277 Pittston Ave., Scranton, PA 18505
570 343 6110
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Ranked #86 of 284 Restaurants in Scranton
Cuisines: Bar
Most recent review
- Jun 11, 2014
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

My sister and I were in town looking for a cheap place to get some food and drinks before a show. This place looks odd from the outside but was very clean and newer on the inside. There were many locals (I'm assuming) sitting around, but we got quick service from the bartender. The food wasn't bad, and lager was... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find their regular prices were very reasonable and more consistent with happy hour specials in most other areas. Menu was pretty extensive, but definitely seemed to concentrate on deep fried food.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The food is really good, especially the wings. They also have the NHL and NFL sports packages. Great place to watch hockey.

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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Horrible....after reading the reviews on this place I couldn't believe this is the same place. We went here with a group of friends, sat at the bar and waited till bar staff took our order, not the most friendly bunch. Prices are very high for what they are serving...too many local drunks, who won't move out of their chairs so... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

The food is really good, never had a bad meal nor bad service. This is a corner sports bar atmosphere with smoking and lots and lots of flat screen TV's. The prices are really reasonable and it a great place to meet up with friends to watch the game.

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Scranton, PA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

Imagine a place where everything is amazing. Delicious food, friendly and talented servers, awesome atmospheres (Big TV's and well positioned), super low alcoholic drink prices...too good to be true, right? Absolutely! You leave smelling like a giant cigarette. I can usually get a couple days wearing the same pair of jeans if only going out at night; however, after leaving... More

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2010

The Penalty Box is a great neighborhood bar to kick back, relax and have some great food served by some of the cutest bartenders in the area! The atmosphere is particularly electric when a major sporting event in on one of the many HD flatscreens. Hockey is like a religion with these people!!

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Central Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2010

Would definitely recommend. Keep in mind, it is a bar and there is smoke and it is not white tablecloth. But it is very friendly. Tasty food. Great place to visit with friends. Great prices.

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Scranton, Pa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2009

Great food in a smoky bar. Try the cheesesteaks. Try the wings. Try the burgers. The food here is amazing.

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