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Defying the Elements with Heated Igloo Dining

Book an Igloo Today and Get In On One of NEPA’s Coolest Snowy Season Dining Trends

There comes a time in the late fall/early winter season in most northeastern towns when Mother Nature lets us know it’s time to move inside. Local restaurants, to the dismay of eager diners, pack up their patio tables and cover up their fire pits. It’s just too cold to dine outside, even for the hardiest of souls.

That was until a handful of innovative, local eateries figured out a way — heated outdoor dining igloos. The often adorably decorated dining bubbles offer a one-of-a-kind, climate controlled dining experience. Many come complete with space heaters, music and blankets. And they make for some of the most enviable Instagram pics. Just be sure to tip those brave, bundled up servers.

Get out there and defy the elements this fall and winter with this unique outdoor dining option. We’ve rounded up a list of local restaurants offering heated outdoor igloo dining all over NEPA.

Outdoor Igloo Dining in NEPA

  • Bank + Vine

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Enjoy fine dining outdoors all season long at this upscale Wilkes-Barre eatery. The downtown restaurant features an exclusively private patio with a few gorgeously-designed, heated igloos.

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  • Brass Buckle Restaurant

    Conyngham, PA

    Steal away a little dose of summer on this popular Conyngham restaurant’s spacious, heated patio. Keep the illusion alive with tasty tacos, cold margaritas and maybe a little fried ice cream.

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  • Cork Bar & Restaurant

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Dine under the stars despite the chilly temps in a private, heated igloo at this local hot spot in Wilkes-Barre’s North End. Igloos accommodate parties up to 8 guests. Reservations required.

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  • Fire and Ice

    Trucksville, PA

    Sip on stunning, signature cocktails and take your pick from a selection of classic comfort dishes with an upscale twist in elegantly decorated, heated igloos at this popular dinner spot in Trucksville.

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  • Glass – Wine. Bar. Kitchen.

    Hawley, PA

    Dine in style on the elegant streamside deck at this favorite Hawley hotel restaurant. The iconic restaurant features heated, miniature greenhouses and panoramic waterfall views.

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  • Grico’s Restaurant

    Exeter, PA

    Make your reservation for one of these stunning, heated igloos at this fine dining staple in Exeter. Enjoy traditional Italian dishes, perfectly grilled steaks and a wide selection of exciting seasonal specials.

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  • Hog’s Hollow Saloon

    Berwick, PA

    Treat yourself to a cozy, private dinner in a spacious, heated igloo this fall and winter at this popular Berwick saloon. Warm up with their local-favorite smoked wings, fresh seafood, steaks and more.

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  • Hotel Fauchere

    Milford, PA

    Enjoy private, fine dining under the stars at this historic, 19th century hotel and restaurant in charming Milford. Spoil yourself with elegant dining options, a robust wine list and classic cocktails.

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  • Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant

    Kingston, PA

    Beat the cold with a little bistro style dining in a spacious and private heated igloo at this posh Kingston favorite. The stylish, intimate setting is matched only by a creatively intriguing menu.

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  • Margarita Azul

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Book a coveted table on the expansive, heated patio at this popular, authentic Mexican joint in Wilkes-Barre. Nothing says NEPA like tacos and margaritas outside during winter.

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  • Peter’s Europa House

    Shohola, PA

    Enjoy elegant garden dining in a private, heated igloo at this Pocono hot spot in Shohola. Igloos seat up to 8 guests and feature lap blankets and private servers. Reservations required.

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  • State Street Grill

    Clarks Summit, PA

    Sip craft cocktails and indulge in comfort food creations under heated, private igloos at this popular Clarks Summit restaurant. Reservations are required and limited by time and capacity.

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  • The Beaumont Inn

    Dallas, PA

    Enjoy private outdoor dining in a winter wonderland at this iconic Dallas restaurant. Their signature heated igloos feature soft, warm blankets and attentive service.

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  • The Down Pour

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Do a little outdoor downtown dining all season long at this unique restaurant and bar in Wilkes-Barre. Start off with one of their creative cocktails or a local craft beer, and then enjoy a wide-ranging menu.

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  • The Fireside Martini Grill, Inc.

    Dunmore, PA

    Spend an evening dining under the stars at this popular Dunmore hotspot known for its legendary premium martinis and cocktails. Cozy up with a variety of classic comfort food dishes in heated, decorated igloos.

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  • Wildflowers New York Bistro

    Wilkes-Barre, PA

    Reserve a private, heated igloo for dinner and an unforgettable sunset view at this casual fine dining bistro in Wilkes-Barre. The spacious patio also features a cozy fire pit.

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Article Updated from its Original Version Published on 12/2/2020.

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