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Russell's Restaurant

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1918 Ash St, Scranton, PA 18510-1433
570-961-8949
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Italian local crowd

Always good food always a local crowd You'll never hit this place by accident you need to use your GPS or take a taxi Been here many times and never disappointed

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Southampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have been to Russell's several times on trips to Scranton. It is An excellent restaurant favored by discriminating locals that has an Italian bent. The veal and seafood dishes are particularly flavorful. Specials always seem outstanding. The portions are large, so consider sharing appetizers,salads and desserts. The staff is eager to please.

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Thank John M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us. It took awhile for us to be seated; staff was bustling around. We waited for twenty minutes or more before waitress asked if anyone had helped us and then walked away. We finally got some water, took some breadsticks and candle from empty table behind us....waitress came over and yelled that someone was sitting... More 

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Thank Susan A
Southampton
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Always good food always a local crowd You'll never hit this place by accident you need to use your GPS or take a taxi Been here many times and never disappointed

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Was very disappoint with my meal. Ordered a shrimp and scallop meal and it was mainly pieces of shrimp. This restaurant is very overpriced.

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Thank Asdfghmnuhvvt
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Russell's is a fantastic restaurant that holds up to the best anywhere! Great service, fantastic food and the best spot to dine in Scranton! You can tell this place has passion. It is evident when Russell Preno proprietor leaves the busy kitchen to touch tables and shown gratitude to his patrons! The personal touch from the servers, bartenders, and owners... More 

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Thank Ryan A
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Russell's has good food, not easy to find if not from area. Atmosphere only ok, its not very upscale. Adequate parking and staff friendly. Its an "in" place for Scranton area people.

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Thank newmaninseinfeld
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We arrived early without reservations, were seated promptly, and pleasantly with very a very nice table. Dinner was excellent, Prime Rib was the special but pricey for the area, shrimp scampi was delicious, and Seafood was also excellent although very rich for me. Antipasto was so so, clams casino okay. The service seemed to need more training, it seemed all... More 

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Thank Captamerica911
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was the second time we ate at Russells. The first was a pleasant experience. But the night before my nephew's graduation was terrible. We had a 6:30 reservation for which we were seated promptly. However, it took almost 20 minutes before anyone came near us and that was after my nephew went to find someone. It was 7:39 and... More 

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Thank Fleet2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We went there with the family for Mother's Day. The food was very good and we had excellent service which we were pleasantly surprised considering it was a holiday. The place is a little outdated inside but nothing too bad. I loved that the owner came to the table to ask how everything was. We will definitely go back.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I ordered dinner for my family to go. It was prepared quickly (only 15-20min wait) and the food was delicious. They include little extras like grated cheese, lots of bread and butter, etc. Never have been disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1918 Ash St, Scranton, PA 18510-1433
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: 570-961-8949

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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