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“Bar”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Penalty Box

Penalty Box
Ranked #189 of 303 Restaurants in Scranton
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Bar”
1 of 5 bubbles 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 people can sit together. We left after we paid for nachos and drinks...I guess for locals this place is good but being a first-timer i'll take my business elsewhere.

  • Visited December 2012
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English first
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Friendly corner sports bar and restaurant with great food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited June 2012
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Scranton, PA
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“AMAZING food and great service - wish there was no smoke!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 here, you need to put them in the laundry for the next day. If you can ignore that though, this is the BEST place you can ever imagine.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank RJKESQ
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious food, super friendly and welcoming staff, comfortable place to meet with friends.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank cmchwms
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