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Let’s Do Lunch: Downtown Deli and Eatery

Breakfast & Lunch in Downtown Scranton

Downtown Deli and Eatery has always been one of Scranton’s most reliable spots for a quick, delicious bite. From college students who flood the doors before early morning classes (or after late nights out) to families who take advantage of the diverse menu, the deli has plenty of regulars. Still, in recent months, the customer base has expanded tremendously. Now, new and old faces alike enjoy their favorite dishes right in the heart of downtown Scranton.

Downtown Deli’s main attraction is all-day breakfast. No matter the time of day, you can order a giant stack of French toast or a savory bacon, egg and cheese on a bagel. From open to close, customers are always hungry for breakfast. With this in mind, we had to try the deli’s famous Sweet Cream Pancakes. As the name implies, they are perfect for those with a sweet tooth. Even at 2:00 p.m., we couldn’t get enough of them.

On top of all-day breakfast, Downtown Deli’s “Fry Station” also plays a role in the eatery’s popularity. You can customize your own by choosing from a huge selection of toppings. And if you need some inspiration, you can check out the deli’s tried and true options. We got the Loaded Fries, topped with melted cheese, chili and chopped jalapeños, along with the Volcano Fries, tossed in buffalo sauce and drizzled with melted American cheese. Both options are crowd-pleasers, and it’s not difficult to see why.

If you’re looking for a more traditional lunch, the sandwich menu has something for everyone. You’ll find classics like the Traditional Club or Reuben, next to creative options, such as the Pesto Wrap, which was our choice. This colorful wrap filled with grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, lettuce and pesto mayo made the perfect light lunch. Besides the usual suspects, Downtown Deli also features delicious daily sandwich and burger specials.

With so much variety and a prime location, making Downtown Deli the destination for your next lunch date should be a no-brainer.

Downtown Deli and Eatery is located at 300 Spruce Street in Scranton, PA. You can dine indoors or outdoors (if weather permits). Convenient online ordering is available for on-the-go diners. To view the menu, check out Downtown Deli’s website. And for daily specials, follow their Facebook and Instagram.

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