Posts Tagged ‘Dining’

Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration

thorpeSATURDAY & SUNDAY, MAY 17-18…………..ALL DAY


The 19th Annual Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration will be held at Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe. The celebration starts with a Native American tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum, followed by the carrying of the lighted torch by the Olympian Cross Country and Track teams to the Jim Thorpe High School Stadium.  The weekend includes free musical performances, Native American folklore, dancing and drumming, craft and food vendors, a clown for the children, a large Chinese Auction, and a headline show at the Opera House.

Pocono Dining

stone barAndrew Moore’s Stone Bar Inn     American fine dining at its best! Enjoy seasonal patio dining or the cozy, indoor view of Andrew’s beautiful stone bar. Stone Bar boasts a brand new pub menu, half portions on select menu items, and Sunday Brunch. The Sunday Carver Dinner for Two for $40 is also not to be missed. Enjoy appetizers, salads, roast beef, chicken, or pork, and desserts. Children’s menu available. Scan code above or visit website for online gift certificates, events, full menu, and more! Located on Business Rt 209, Stroudsburg
GPS: Latitude – 40° 57,281’ N    Longitude – 075° 17,674’ W


The Exchange at Pocono Manor & The Old Lamplighter Lounge     An inviting space for guests to share thoughts, feelings, and ideas, with tempting cuisine and traditional style. Both open to the public and open every day. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday.
Located at the Inn at Pocono Manor, Route 314 Pocono Manor, PA 


Friendly logoFriendly’s in Tannersville     Located just off of Route 80 at Exit 299, we await your arrival.  Friendly’s in Tannersville has something for everyone.  Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, of course…rich, creamy, indulgent ice cream in all different flavors, made by our very own ice cream experts. Large groups and families, this is the place for you!  Award winning kids’ menu includes a free sundae with every meal.  Buses always welcome.
2942 Route 611, Tannersville, PA 18372


Gem & Keystone Brewpub     Specializing in locally sourced seasonal cuisine and the home of ShawneeCraft Brewing, our Brew Pub has something for everyone. Savor a full menu of chops, steaks and vegetarian cuisine in our dining room or relax in the lower tavern for a game of pool and enjoy a sampling of our crafted ales and lagers.
Located on River Road, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania. Adjacent to the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort’s gate entrance.


Inn Towne Bakery      For over two decades, the Pirone Family has offered fine dining to the Pocono Community. Stroudsmoor Inn Towne continues this tradition by offering the same quality foods guests experience at the Inn for service in their own home. Breakfast, lunch and dinner items along with bakery goods will be on the menu for dining in the café and packaged to go. In addition to the Inn’s specialties, the shelves will be stocked with convenience groceries, so shopping for the last minute dinner party or the family meal will be as easy as “pie”…made from the freshest ingredients in the Stroudsmoor ovens.
Located at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, RD #4 Stroudsmoor Road Stroudsburg, PA 


LiquidLogo-2Liquid Restaurant & Martini Bar  Offers tempting food and trendy drinks in a sophisticated atmosphere. They look forward to serving you the best the season can offer and to a special evening every time at LIQUID. Check often for new menu additons and seasonal specials. LIQUID is open 5 days a week from Tuesday-Saturday from 5pm. A highlight of any night in the Poconos.
50 Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301




TCBY     Stop in for the Best Frozen Yogurt in the Poconos!
1619 N 9th St, Suite 7, Stroudsburg PA 18360


Tokyo Tea House     Nestled in the heart of the Poconos, Tokyo Tea House has served the freshest, most authentic Japanese food and enjoyable atmosphere in the area for over 20 years. Tokyo Tea House is the home of traditional Japanese cuisine, Sushi, Tempura,Vegetarian noodle pots, and more. Dine in or take out. Reservations suggested. Mention Pocono Map for a free dessert for two!
Rt. 940, Pocono Summit, PA


TracksideTrackside Station Grill & Bar with its lively, family-friendly atmosphere is a favorite dining and drinks spot for tourists and locals alike. Daily specials featuring flavorful and fun menu options will make your visit to Trackside memorable and affordable. Meet you at the Trackside!
50 Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg, 18301

Celebrating the Holidays at Stroudsmoor

You are Inn-vited to spend your holidays at Stroudsmoor Country Inn…


Christmas at Stroudsmoor

Christmas Tree Lighting– December 7

12:00 to 5:00
Stroudsmoor Inn Towne Offers holiday baked goods
– 125 Broad Street, Stroudsburg 570-517-0663
10:00 to 1:30
Tree Lighting Brunch at The Main Inn For reservations call 570-421-6431, Ext. 409
3:00 to 5:00
Tree Lighting Characters by: ESU Fine and Performing Arts
3:00 to 5:30
Pony Rides – at Lawnhaven
3:00 to 5:30
Petting Zoo – on the Grand Lawn at Lawnhaven
3:00 to 5:00
Face Painting – at the Stroudsmoor Spa
3:00 to 5:30
Food Pavilion at Lawnhaven
• Hot Chocolate and Apples compliments of the Innkeepers
• Hot Dogs and Soft Pretzels are available for purchase
3:00 to 6:00
Art Exhibit at Auradell Gallery – A collection of work by artist Susan Bernadette and
the Embroiders Guild Association Holiday entertainment by Mountain Winds
Woodwind Directed by Jenny Galunic from 3:00-4:00
3:00 to 8:00
Tree Lighting Grand Buffet at The Main Inn Reservations Required call
– 570-421-6431, Ext. 409

Entertainment and Activities Schedule may vary slightly without notice.

Art in the Family at Auradell Gallery         December 7

New Year Celebrations               December 31-January 1


Inn at Pocono Manor Holiday Events

Thanksgiving Feast            November 28, 2013

Reservations are necessary and overnight packages are available.

Please Call (800) 233-8150 ext. ‘0’ to make your reservation today.

Seating times are from noon to 7pm. Each seating is arranged in 1/2 hr increments

Adults: $36.95       Seniors: $28.95      Children 5-12: $17.95      Children 4 & Under: Free 

Join Us for the Grand Opening of our Annual Magical Fireside Christmas Event after Dinner!



A Magical Fireside Christmas Celebration for One and All!
Join a holiday tradition with a visit to the Pocono’s magical winter wonderland at The Inn at Pocono Manor. Immerse yourself in the twinkling sights, sounds & aromas of the season. Let the magic and spirit of Christmas on the Mountain warm your heart all season long.

A Magical Fireside Christmas begins as you wind along the holiday-tree-adorned drive rising up to The Inn. Experience the joy of colorful, twinkling Christmas lights illuminating the way as you see the distant glow of The Inn crowning the mountaintop. A horse-drawn sleigh whisks past you and you imagine riding with your loved one bundled up beside you. Just hear those sleigh bells jingle …

There will be festive icing of Christmas cookies, hot cocoa studded with melting marshmallows & peppermint sticks, Christmas carols playing, storytellers recalling tales of Christmas’ past, loved ones snuggling by the fire and learning to make perfect “S’mores.” Ho, ho, ho, of course there’s always time for a chat with the one and only, The Inn’s authentic Old World Santa.

Merry Christmas to one and all!!


This year’s event will begin on Thanksgiving Night (following our feast) when Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive to officially begin the celebration – 5pm to 8pm.

Open starting on Thursday, Nov. 27th, through Dec. 30th, 2014

Friday, Nov. 28th: 12pm – 8pm

Friday’s, starting Dec. 5th: 4pm – 9pm

Saturday’s, starting Nov. 29th: Noon – 8pm

Sunday’s, starting Nov. 30th: 11am – 5pm

Open daily between 11am – 8pm from Dec. 21st – 30th.


Other Hours available upon request for groups, charities, special events – based on availability

COST: $5 admission Per Person for outside guests (admission included if purchased with package), and additional activity tickets available for purchase.



New Year’s Eve Celebrations                  December 31

Adults only and family-friendly options to ring in the New Year in the Poconos! Check out for all the details!


Top 10 Reasons to Stay (and Play!) in the Poconos


10. Haven of History

History buffs will have a ball hopping from museum to museum throughout the northeast Pennsylvania area. You can start at the Packer mansions in Jim Thorpe, at the southernmost end of the Poconos, and not stop until you’ve experienced life on a 19th century Pennsylvania German farmstead at Quiet Valley Historical Farm, the coal region’s lifeblood at the No. 9 Mine, or discovered the area’s first residents at The Pocono Indian Museum. The Monroe County Historical Society  houses all the local history you can handle, along with a genealogy research library. Whatever the era, the Poconos have lived to tell its story. It’s yours to discover!

9. Avenues of Art

The architecture alone in the entire area is eye catching to creative souls and appreciative onlookers alike. The Poconos have long since been a haven for and an inspiration to artists of all mediums. Stroll up Jim Thorpe’s historic Broadway and pop in at The Gandy Dancer to view art and photography drawn from the local scenery and history, or Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation to take in Abstract Expressionism, films, and poetry. There are many open gallery doors in between. Stroudsburg is home to Susan Bernadette Lebel. Susan is not only a professional florist that creates fairytale wedding arrangements for The Stroudsmoor Country Inn’s blushing brides, she is also a gifted painter. Her nature-inspired art decorates the Auradell Gallery at the Inn, as well as many other places throughout the Poconos and Lehigh Valley.

8. Music is Everywhere

Not a day goes by without music in the Poconos. If theaters are your thing, tickets are always on sale for great acts at the Sherman Theater and Mauch Chunk Opera House. An eclectic array of musicians are always stopping by the area, from classic rock and oldies, to folk, jazz, blues, Celtic music, and hits of today. If a more relaxed atmosphere, or dancing, is what you are looking for, most taverns and restaurants in the area have weekend musicians on tap regularly. There’s no shortage of live entertainment any night of the week.

7. Adventures for the Brave

Afraid of heights? Don’t like getting wet? Close your eyes and keep walking. Are you young, young at heart, or in charge of keeping some youngsters busy for the weekend? Then you’ll be in the right place here. Camelback has more adventure than you can imagine with their ziplines and water slides. Camelback isn’t just for skiers anymore! If you are adventurous (but not that adventurous) you may choose to go horseback riding at the Inn at Pocono Manor’s stables or scream around the track at a local go kart track. Jim Thorpe is home to some of the best whitewater rafting on the Lehigh. Take a kayak lesson at Northeast PA Kayak School, grab a paintball gun, or rent a boat from the Pocono Boat House. Are you the type of person to seek out the Poison Dart frogs at Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, or the one to sit in the Flutterarium allowing several species of butterflies to noiselessly land in the palm of your hand?  The Pocono area is waiting to take your breath away.

6. Time for Tee

If you haven’t experienced the beauty and serenity of the prime greens at the Inn at Pocono Manor or the sprawling fairways at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, then you haven’t really golfed. The picturesque Mahoning Valley Country Club is now open to the public. A bad day on the golf course isn’t really such a bad day, is it? The Poconos are home to some of the most manicured and breathtaking courses in Pennsylvania…and they are waiting for you.

5. Let the Festivities Begin

All of this relaxing and beauty is enough to make someone want to celebrate. Luckily, the Poconos are always celebrating. The town of Jim Thorpe celebrates its namesake’s birthday every May, along with Earth Day, Fall Foliage, St. Patrick’s Day and an Olde Time Christmas. Halloween brings ghost walks and haunted mines, and horrifyingly haunted woods and mansions. Stroudsburg has notable parades, art festivals, car shows, and carnivals. Keep an eye on local newspapers and websites for full schedules. Most festivals are held in downtown common areas, resorts, and ski hills where they are hard to miss. The Poconos celebrate everything from the Blues, to wine, to garlic, to being Irish for a day!

4. Shop Til You Drop

Nothing compares to finding the perfect item in a unique shop in a quaint town. Stopping in at Josephine’s Fleur-de-lis on Main Street in Stroudsburg, you’ll find the most meaningful jewelry or home décor item to remember your visit. Dunkelberger’s offers women a chance to find the perfect ensemble to wear for a weekend outing while its adjoining outfitter shop will keep any significant other distracted by outdoor gear just long enough.  Josephine’s, Dunkelberger’s, and many other boutiques offer specialty items you can’t find just anywhere. The shopping district on Stroudsburg’s bustling main street often offer shoppers special deals, unique treats, and rare deals just to thank you for shopping local. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Once you start, you won’t want to stop.

3. Nature Calls

People move to the Poconos to get away. Tourists visit the Poconos to get away. You need a getaway! There is a state park or environmental center everywhere you turn. Mountains loom on one side of you, a lake, river, or stream flows on the other, no matter where you go. You can’t help but breathe deeper, smile broader, and relax. Hike to the highest lookout or pull up a picnic bench and your favorite book. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a deer, fox, raccoon, bird, or even a bear. What could be better? You can visit the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau or Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to find a place to hike or camp. If enjoying nature on a more permanent basis is what you are looking for, you can call Commonwealth Real Estate Your Way or Pocono Mountain Lakes Realty to point you in the right direction.

2. Most Comfortable Places to Hang Your Hat

All of that shopping and adventure will make you want to stay just one more day. There is no lack of hospitality when you need a place to stay for the night. Most resorts and hotels in the Poconos offer their guests so much, visitors don’t even need to leave the property. Stroudsmoor Country Inn is a popular wedding destination with a very romantic atmosphere offering special dinners and packages, while the Inn at Pocono Manor and the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort offer many activities and amenities to keep you busy and boast sprawling grounds and beautiful architecture. Bed & Breakfasts adorn the Jim Thorpe area. Take a step in to a different era at the Inn at Jim Thorpe, or hop across the pond and feel like English royalty at Hillcrest. If you can handle a rustic accommodation, Jim Thorpe Camping and many state parks offer space to park your RV or pop up your tent.  The Poconos just beg you to stay…

There’s just one thing left to do before you leave the Poconos…

1. Eat, Drink, & Be Merry!

I have yet to have a meal at a Pocono restaurant I did not enjoy. This area is rich in vineyards, bistros, taverns, pubs, fine restaurants, diners, and hole-in-the-wall local secrets. If you’ll be stopping in town, there are two things you do not want to miss; dinner at Andrew Moore’s Stone Bar Inn and a martini at Liquid. Each offers such a sophisticated and unique atmosphere with truly fantastic menus. Put them on your list, but also give the local specialties a try. Crave at 66 Broadway in Jim Thorpe offers the area a rare option: an authentic Absinthe bar. Give it a whirl and stay to munch, or wander down the street for an eclectic array of options from Irish, to Tex Mex, to local organic.  Chances are, you’ll leave full and happy. (If you do actually decide to leave…)

Fall Foliage Weekends in Jim Thorpe


OCTOBER 5-6          OCTOBER 12-13          OCTOBER  19-20
First Three Weekends in October in Downtown Jim Thorpe PA

Experience the biggest festival in Jim Thorpe this fall as art, crafts, music, food, kids’ activities, special evcnts, shops, and adventure spread from the train station, to the park, and all through the historic downtown Jim Thorpe area. Stroll up and down Race Street and Broadway, ride the train, browse the outstanding vendors in Josiah White Park. Hop aboard the horse drawn carriage. Gaze in awe at the mountains hugging Jim Thorpe as they transform in to a kaleidoscope of color. This is a Can’t-Miss extravaganza in Jim Thorpe, PA. Don’t forget to check out the line up and special concerts at the Mauch Chunk Opera House during these weekends!

Parking is available along the streets as well as in the county parking lot and various lots nearby. Arrive early. Grab your train tickets. Enjoy Fall Foliage Festival Weekends in Jim Thorpe PA  — one weekend or all three!

New renovated restrooms are conveniently located at the visitor’s center in the Train Station.

The spectacular fall foliage view is only visible this one month each year. It serves as the most breathtaking backdrop to the biggest, most fun festival in Jim Thorpe – Fall Foliage Weekends in Jim Thorpe PA.

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Don’t forget to PRINT YOUR LOCAL COUPONS for savings during your visit to Jim Thorpe!

Experience Beautiful Downtown Stroudsburg


Strolling down Main Street in Stroudsburg, you can take in the historic architecture, beautiful flowers, and quaint, bustling shops all around. The crisp Pocono air accompanies you to delicious restaurants and unique boutiques that can only be found in hidden away towns like Stroudsburg. You can find any number of treasures, tangible and intangible, in downtown Stroudsburg.

Who was Jacob Stroud? 

Jacob Stroud was a very early settler in the Pocono area in the 1700’s. He married, raised a very large family, and developed very much of the Stroudsburg area. He was a soldier, businessman, and frontiersman all while taking care of his family. Jacob Stroud is a beloved figure in Stroudsburg history whose contributions to the area are far reaching and everlasting.


For more information on Jacob Stroud or the history of Stroudsburg, visit the Monroe County Historical Association at 900 Main Street in Stroudsburg or visit their website,

Shawnee Craft Brewery Tours

Brewery tours are available at 3:30pm of ShawneeCraft brewery on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. For additional times or for an appointment call 570-424-4050 x1295.