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“slow service, cold terrible food, billed for things that weren't ordered, count your change.”
Review of Bottlenecks

Bottlenecks
Price range: $8 - $12
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Award winning wings. Steaks. Sports. Live Music. Bottlenecks has it all! Open 7 days a week until 2am, Kitchen open 'til 11pm. Stop by for the "Best Wings in NEPA." Bottlenecks - Hot Wings, Cold Beer, Good Times!
Reviewed March 27, 2012

the service was slow, a group of 7 waited over half an hour for our meals and when they finally arrived they were cold and awful. one of us ordered a pepsi that came flat and after it was taken back it still showed up on the bill, plus another drink that we hadn't ordered. crab cakes were just mush and the cole slaw that came with wasn't edible. the side of fries was the best thing they had going. the bocce court is warped and slanted, and the tv's in the restaurant area were set to soccer reruns and womens college basketball - 7pm on a monday.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

Traveling back from the holidays we always try to stop to eat at a restaurant with good reviews. This one already had six.

It was not easily visible for us but when we called they were very nice and re routed us until we found it.

It is a bar indeed with a sitting dining area nearby. We were the only diners there. The bar was busy but not the restaurant section.

The food service was slow. It was new years day and the bartender was our waitress as well.

I must say that the wait was very well worth it! The best chicken crispy wings I've ever had in my life. They were plump, fresh, crispy, and juicy. Huge also!
The chicken tenders were also cooked perfectly. Again, very fresh and moist. We appreciated the tender, light crispy batter. Most of the time chicken tenders are orange brown in color and dry at many places but not here.
Crab cakes tasted delicious as well.

I loved the fresh vegetables that clearly were NOT frozen.

Desert was a chocolate covered ice cream ball and it was also first class quality!

I was going to rate this place 4 out of 5 stars due to the slow service but the food was so delicious and the waitress was so friendly and warm that I still had to rate it 5 stars.

As it turns out, the owners of the place were cooking by themselves since they gave their staff the day off because it was new years day. We were appreciative of this fine meal and were completely stuffed!

Very delicious and surprising for bar like setting. Wonderful!

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2  Thank acker19
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

Service was friendly and attentive. Great mix of people. Wings were excellent-- crispy, large and yummy hot sauce on side. Great beer selection. Don't let the outside appearance scare you away--- worth a visit if you're passing through or staying down the road at Eagle Rock -- where the restaurant is rather blah. We will go back when we return to the area.

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2  Thank buckscntymom
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

Hazleton is a dim ittle factory city and the only reason you're there is probably because you're on your way to somewhere else. I have to travel through Hazleton about once every two weeks... thank God this place is so easy to find. The bartenders are funny, the food is exceptional and the atmosphere is very comfortable. It's not only a great place for Hazleton, it's better than most places I've been to on the East coast. If I owned a bar, I would want it to be this one.

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2  Thank pentastic81
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

If you are looking for good wings, Bottlenecks is the place to go. Very crisp and a variety of sauce choices! Our waitress was awesome too. The place was really busy and she was still extremely attentive! Only downfall is the parking...might have to drive around a little to find a spot on the street.

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1  Thank NYfan55
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