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Sunshine and Blue Skies - We’re Dining Outside


From porches and patios to BBQ beer gardens, we’re dining al fresco.

NEPA’s summer weather brings us many things. We’re getting back out on the trails, visiting local parks, attending festivals and walking to downtown shops. Basically, we are all about getting outside. And when it comes to dining, we’ll take a warm summer breeze, a setting sun and a few Tiki torches any day of the week.

Whether it’s a sidewalk patio, or a spacious, European-style beer garden, NEPA boasts many outdoor dining options. You may just have to start inventing reasons to go out. Spend your Saturday morning soaking up some rays with patio pancakes and mimosas. Gather your lunch squad for a little outdoor BBQ and beer. Of course, you can always meet up for a sweet summer evening with drinks on the deck.

Regardless of the occasion, make the most of your nights out and your lunches and brunches. We’ve rounded up some of NEPA’s most iconic al fresco dining locations.

Dining on Local Decks, Patios and Porches:

  • Dyberry Forks

    Dine sidewalk-style at this quaint eatery in the heart of Honesdale’s Main Street. Delight in a refined, locally-sourced menu and a consummately creative cocktail list.

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  • Canteen Park

    Enjoy the summer sun setting behind Wilkes-Barre’s iconic Kirby Park at this unique Kingston café. Grab a table on the patio or inside the funky dining space.

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  • 403 Broad

    Grab a table on the covered porch at this popular, historic Milford haunt. The 100% homemade menu features fresh baked breakfast and brunch, gourmet sandwiches for lunch and pizza and pasta for dinner.

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  • Alter House

    Stop in this Clarks Summit favorite for elegant and private patio dining. The open air, fenced in patio leaves little in the way of distraction but the rustling tree tops and the summer breeze.

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  • Bar Pazzo

    Take in the city sights from a sidewalk bistro table at this Downtown Scranton mainstay. Grab a uniquely crafted cocktail and take your time with the rustic Italian menu.

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  • Breaker Brewing Company

    Check out the remarkable hidden patio just outside the taproom at this iconic Wilkes-Barre Twp. brewery. Peruse the delightfully beer-centric menu and sip your way through a generously poured flight.

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  • Brian & Missy's Main Street Bar and Grill

    Enjoy peaceful, al fresco dining at this widely-popular Mocanaqua bar and grill. Choose from a full menu of classic steak, seafood and pasta dishes and a wide selection of ice-cold beers.

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  • Brass Buckle Restaurant

    Savor the southwest flavor on the patio at this favorite Conyngham stop. Nothing says summer more than tacos and margaritas, an outdoor table, and maybe a little fried ice cream.

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  • Checkerboard Inn

    Grab a table or bar stool on the party deck at this laid-back Trucksville bar and grill. The massive covered deck bar features beer and cocktail specials all week long.

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  • Cooper's Seafood House & Shipp's Pub

    Look for the iconic lighthouse deck at this Scranton staple for fresh seafood and ice-cold beer. Enjoy outdoor dining and a spectacular view over the Lackawanna River valley.

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  • Deer Lake Pub & Restaurant

    Find an open picnic table on the spacious backyard patio at this popular Orwigsburg restaurant and bar. Enjoy homestyle classics alongside an extensive beer and cocktail list.

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    Dine in style on this elegant streamside deck at this favorite Hawley hotel restaurant. The shareable menu, incredible wine selection and panoramic nature views are simply unmatched.

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  • Happy Valley Sports Bar

    Catch a game on the beautiful, covered patio at this popular Dickson City sports bar. Indulge in classic sports bar favorites like burgers, subs and wings in a variety of special house sauces.

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  • Hog's Hollow Saloon

    Join the wild deck party at this laid-back Berwick restaurant and bar. Get your fill of cold beer and cocktails and classic BBQ, steaks and seafood. Look out for weekly drink specials and regular live music.

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  • King's Ristorante Italiano

    Enjoy one of NEPA’s largest restaurant decks at this Mountaintop mainstay. From fresh pizza, pasta and wings to ice cold beer, wine and cocktails, their extensive menu is sure to please any palate.

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  • McCormack's at the Inn

    Pull up a chair on the front porch patio at this bar and restaurant located within the iconic Inn at Montrose. Enjoy a traditional American pub menu with a few Irish staples tossed in.

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  • Molly Maguire's Pub & Steakhouse

    Cap off a visit to historic Jim Thorpe with a steak dinner and a few beers on this popular pub’s spacious deck. Don’t miss live music every Thursday at the Deck Party.

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  • Nick's Lake House Restaurant

    Dine on the water’s edge at this remarkable Lake Harmony restaurant. A spacious tiered deck welcomes amazing sunset vistas over the water. Enjoy weekly specials and a happy hour every Monday – Friday.

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  • Sarah Street Grill

    Enjoy treetop dining on the rooftop deck at this Stroudsburg favorite. Treat yourself to classic pub fare, sushi and a wide selection from the bar. Don’t miss regular live music and weekly specials.

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  • Sango Kura

    Grab a table along Broad Street at this famed Delaware Water Gap ramen and sushi shop. It also just happens to be PA’s first Sake Brewery. The restaurant also hosts regular live music and even the occasional movie night.

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  • OTOWN Bar & Grill

    Settle down at a sidewalk table at this downtown Olyphant favorite. Pair your favorite comfort foods with a wide selection of cold craft beers. And relive your childhood with their gourmet grilled cheese selections.

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  • Benny Brewing Company

    Pick a table near the BBQ pit at this popular Hanover Twp. brewpub. Enjoy brewery-fresh beers, BBQ hot off the smoker, and classic yard games while you wait.

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  • State Street Grill

    Sip craft cocktails under the patio tent, or plop down on the outdoor couch at this Clarks Summit hotspot. Plenty of outdoor seating is available from breakfast through dinner.

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  • American Grill

    Experience a classic BBQ picnic in this Exeter restaurant’s famous Stockyard. It’s as simple as delicious BBQ, cold, local beers and a warm summer day. And don’t miss the opportunity to try their unbelievable Southern Style Banana Pudding.

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  • River Grille

    Watch the mighty Susquehanna River roll by at this popular Wilkes-Barre bar and grill. The riverfront deck promises incredible daily sunsets along with cold beer and a classic pub menu.

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  • Rodano’s

    Enjoy the street sounds of Downtown Wilkes-Barre at this famed Public Square restaurant and bar. Look for daily menu specials, happy hour and live, local music.

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  • CK's Cantina & Grill

    Stop in this Dallas staple for a beautiful Back Mountain sunset, a margarita and some fresh tacos. Add a little extra sunshine to your al fresco adventure with daily drink and dinner specials.

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  • Café Arielle at the Stabin Museum

    Achieve a bit of zen in the “Avant Garden” at this funky Jim Thorpe art museum and café. Artistry mingles with the natural landscape on this truly unique patio.

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  • The Dock on Wallenpaupack

    Dine lakeside at this unforgettable Lake Wallenpaupack restaurant. Watch the boats sail on by, listen to some live, local music and enjoy a bowl of their famous Lobster Chowder.

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  • Stone Bridge Inn

    Take in the splendor of the Endless Mountains on the elegant patio at this popular Union Dale restaurant. Their voluminous martini menu is enough to keep you busy for a while.

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