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Outdoor Dining is Back!

As local restaurants navigate newly-relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, we’re doing our best to keep a running list of those authorized to open for outdoor dining. It is our hope that, as restaurants adjust to changing guidelines, we can assist in keeping the public informed.

Keep this post handy, as we expect it will only continue to grow in the ensuing weeks. And, as always, if you know of a restaurant that belongs on this list, please let us know.

Decks, Patios and Sidewalks at NEPA Eateries are Open for Outdoor Summer Dining


For many in NEPA, the return of a little summer al fresco dining is a small, but welcome step on the slow return to normal.

Since mid-March, our dining plans have consisted of cooking at home (ugh! Not again.), takeout (just not the same), and curbside pickup (clever euphemism for takeout). Sure, we’ve made the most of the situation. Some, may have even discovered a newfound love for cooking (haha). Still, it’s safe to say it – we really miss restaurants.

All establishments, employees and customers must continue to follow strict social distancing and sanitation guidelines. Seating capacity will also be reduced. And, in many cases, reservations will be necessary.

While it may not resemble the typical dining experience, the opportunity is a welcomed step toward normalcy. For struggling, restaurateurs, the change represents a sliver of light at the end of a long tunnel. And, for hungry, socially-deprived locals, it’s like some kind of newly imagined holiday – one where nobody cares that our hair is all kinds of messed up, and that we forgot how to dress in public. We’re hungry. We’re sick of cooking, and we’re ready for deck drinks.

Check out this list of NEPA restaurants authorized to open for outdoor dining.

Please visit all restaurant social media pages, or call ahead to learn more about reservations, ordering and takeout procedures.

Lackawanna County -- Valley Communities

Luzerne County -- Valley Communities


West Pittston, PA

American Grill

Exeter, PA

Arena Bar & Grill

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Bear Creek Cafe

Bear Creek Village, PA

Benny Brewing Company

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Bistro on the Avenue

Kingston, PA

Brass Buckle Restaurant

Conyngham, PA

Breaker Brewing Company

Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA

Brews Brothers

Pittston, PA

Canteen Park

Kingston, PA

Charlie B's Pub & Eatery

Plains, PA

Checkerboard Inn

Trucksville, PA

Cork Bar & Restaurant

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Crescenzo's Brick Oven Eatery

Wilkes-Barre, PA

CrisNics Irish Pub

Wilkes-Barre, PA


Conyngham, PA

Dukey's Cafe

Wilkes-Barre, PA

eden- a vegan café

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Franklin's Bar & Grill

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Grotto Pizza & The Grand Slam Sports Bar - Harveys Lake

Harveys Lake, PA

Hooligans Bar and Grill

Nanticoke, PA

III Guys - Dallas

Dallas, PA

III Guys - Edwardsville

Edwardsville, PA

III Guys Restaurant & Sports Bar

Mountain Top, PA

Istanbul Grill – Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Keeley’s Alehouse

Kingston, PA

La Tolteca - Wilkes-Barre

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Pazzo 315

Pittston, PA

Pierce Street Deli

Kingston, PA

Revello’s Old Forge Pizza – Kingston

Kingston, PA

River Grille

Plains, PA


Wilkes-Barre, PA

Sabatini's Pizza

Exeter, PA

Sugarloaf Golf Club

Sugarloaf, PA

Susquehanna Brewing Co.

Pittston, PA

T C Riley’s Pub & Inn

Trucksville, PA

The Beaumont Inn

Dallas, PA

The Café

Plains, PA

The Canning House

Forty Fort, PA

The Down Pour

Wilkes-Barre, PA

The Grille

Luzerne, PA

The Tipsy Turtle Airport Pub

Dupont, PA

The Tomato Bar & Bistro

Pittston, PA

Top of the 80's

Hazleton, PA

Uncle Buck's BBQ

Plymouth, PA

Wildflowers New York Bistro

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Schuylkill & Columbia Counties -- Valley Communities

Pocono Mountains

Endless Mountains

And don’t forget, for all of our friends, families, and neighbors, continue observing all recommended health and safety precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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