Whether you’re balling on a budget or wanting more bang for your buck, we’ve got some suggestions for you to eat more and spend less in the Poconos!
Playing in the Poconos can sure work up on appetite, so we’ve served up an assortment of places to eat for no more than $45 a day. Here are daily menu suggestions broken down throughout the region. Mangia!
$7 -- Start your day off with a hearty breakfast at the Broadway Grille & Pub. Open at 7 a.m., try their maple vanilla French toast. Thick, Texas toast is dipped in maple and vanilla butter, grilled to a golden perfection and served with butter and maple syrup. Add coffee for $2.50 or ham, bacon, sausage or scrapple for an extra $3.
In a hurry? Grab a bagel or muffin for just $4. Pick from a variety of favorites to eat on the go in-route to your Poconos adventure.
$9.95 -- At lunchtime, stop by Molly Maguires Pub & Steakhouse. Choose between the chicken parmesan flatbread, veggie wrap, teriyaki wings (chef’s choice) and murphy’s burger all for the same price. Who doesn’t love a good deal and great food? A beer will push your budget over the top, though.
$22 -- Enjoy dinner with a view! Overlooking the Appalachian Mountains, Roadies Restaurant and Bar provides not only beautiful scenery, but appetizing food. Get the flat iron steak with two sides, your choice of soup or salad and a dinner roll. As the most expensive item on the menu, all other dishes are fair game.
TOTAL: $35.95 – $44.95
$9 -- Open at 7:30 a.m. every day but Tuesday, The Cure Cafe serves up tasty meals for breakfast and lunch. Choose from a selection of dishes of egg-cellent portions all for nine bucks. Eggs Benedict and huevos rancheros come with a side of fresh fruit, or the Athens omelet is served with home fries and toast.
$6.50 -- Well, hot dog! Rootin’ Tootin’ Hot Dogs sources local, farm-to-table dogs as well as ingredients for their toppings. Order the City Slicker, topped with spicy NY red onion sauce, and add a large order of tootin’ taters. Be sure to check out their daily dog and soup specials, too.
$28 -- Stroll downtown and settle in at Garlic Prime Steak & Seafood. Known for its fine dining and upscale atmosphere, Garlic offers an intimate experience while out to dinner. Pick the gluten-free, slow roasted chicken and enjoy a half chicken cooked in garlic basil sauce, with a choice of two sides.
$10 -- Brunch is served. Hope you woke up with an appetite because Bar Louis’ Upper Delaware Valley Breakfast is the real deal. Two eggs any style, house-made bacon, Fauchère potatoes and seeded wheat toast puts an exceptional twist on a breakfast favorite. Dine inside this ultra-modern eatery, or on the deck during the warmer months.
$8 -- New kid on the block 403 Broad features handcrafted dishes with a focus on local sustainability. After eating such a filling breakfast, a Caesar salad will do just fine. But this isn’t your grandma’s salad. This new age salad blends dinosaur kale, creamy Caesar, croutons and grana Padano.
$25.95 -- Pig out at Apply Valley Restaurant, literally! Their crowd-pleasing two pigs and a cow dish off the Apple Valley BBQ Pit fits right into your budget, and your belly. Indulge in a half rack of baby back ribs, pulled pork and thinly slicked BBQ beef brisket. If that's not enough, steak fries, a dinner salad and coleslaw round out this plate. Being one of the more expensive meals on the menu, you can opt for practically anything else.
$5.50 -- Start at The Settlers Inn for a healthy, yummy breakfast. Farm-to-table dishes are their specialty. Choose from either rustic grains, a house made four grain oatmeal or house made granola and yogurt with farm-fresh honey. A variety of cold cereals are available as well. For only $2 extra, grab a glass of juice to enjoy with your meal.
$6.95 -- At Cocoon Coffeehouse & Catering Company, almost every sandwich is under seven bucks. For this price, take your pick between the turkey or chicken BLT wrap, sundried tomato avocado chicken Caesar sandwich or Burns island chicken and turkey bacon ranchero paninis. Order in or take it to go.
And while you’re at a coffeehouse, why not have a midday java? The coffee is locally-sourced, too! A small hot or custom coffee will run you about $2-4.
$22.50 -- Since you did so well for breakfast and lunch, you can splurge at Glass – Wine.Bar.Kitchen! Open Wednesday to Sunday for dinner, start with a smoked gouda dip as an appetizer and order the crispy shrimp tacos for your main course. With just shy of five dollars left over, order yourself a nice glass of wine to pair with your meal.
TOTAL: $34.95 - $40.45
Food allergies and dietary restrictions can be accommodated at local restaurants. Please note that the meal ideas above do not include Pennsylvania tax or tips, so please don’t forget to tip the Pocono Mountains hard-working serving staff!
Still hungry? Explore the Poconos and discover places to stay to satisfy your appetite. Even find special discounts for hotels and resorts. Be sure to check out local events while dining around the Pocono Mountains, too.