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The Cafe an American Bistro

$$ - $$$
American, Contemporary
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1120 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6943
+1 570-821-5900
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Meredith S
Cortland, New York
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank beaniecoll
Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Shickshinny, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank 359Carol
Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Bill G
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Chris L
Marlton, New Jersey
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank iceman03277
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank MicheleG570
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

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.

Thank Seth F
Ithaca, New York
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank hnd1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 Highway 315 Blvd, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6943
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-821-5900

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