Lake Ariel Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Lake Ariel

April 14, 2018 Milan Banda

Lake Ariel is a village in Lake Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It was once the site of an amusement park. The main intersection is dominated by Saint Thomas Moore Roman Catholic Church and the Howe Convenient Market.
Things to do in Lake Ariel

1. Shellys Ice Cream Stand

732 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9378 +1 570-689-0424
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6 reviews

Shellys Ice Cream Stand

Reviewed By MTDigs - Brooklyn, New York

First I'll start by saying that we've been going to Shelly's for Ice Cream Shakes long before they opened the Ice Cream window next to the restaurant.
Second - Since it's mostly the Shelly Family who work here, they have learned the family work ethic: Polite, Friendly, Great Service, and Pride in their work.
Third - it's just about the ONLY Ice Place that doesn't rip you off when you ask for Hand Packed by the Pint or Quart. These people know how to pack Ice Cream. NO giant air bubbles, no NOT pushing down. When you buy a quart you GET a quart. (Not like another place further up the road next to Dunkin Donuts. They NEVER filled their quarts and never had friendly workers.)

Shelly's Ice Cream Stand has a wide selection of flavors and many choices of how to enjoy them. ie: Sugar Cone, Wafer Cone, Waffle Cone, cup: sm, med. lg - Walnuts, Wet Walnuts, Jimmies, etc.
NOTE: They have a couple of picnic benches behind the stand and a hand washing station in front. No sense holding a cone with dirty hands.
NOTE: In the off-season the stand is closed BUT go right inside for fresh ice cream - - - it's right there for you, so why not?

2. Kundlas Western Beef Co

595 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin, PA 18427 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating Barbecue, American Dinner, Lunch +1 570-689-7999
Excellent
75%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 30 reviews

Kundlas Western Beef Co

Reviewed By gasman223 - Hawley, Pennsylvania

The staff are the rudest people ever. I keep saying this is the last time. But the food is really good. So I come again and just deal with it.

3. Rolly's Pizza & Grill

614 Purdytown Tpke, Lakeville, PA 18438-4039 Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Television Italian, Pizza, Grill Lunch, Dinner +1 570-390-4745
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Rolly's Pizza & Grill

We decided it was time to open an "American Fusion" restaurant in the area. WWth the finest, most fresh food available for our deserving customers. Offering a Family friendly atmosphere with scenic views, full service restaurant dine in, take out, and delivery at reasonable prices for all to enjoy!

Reviewed By secondsquad02 - Nassau, New York

I haven't been back since this was Bid and Norms so I gave it a try in August. Took the family here because the kids came here when the were younger. At first I though the service was slow with the new owners but found out why. The food was really well prepared the fries are homemade and the hamburgers were excellent put on artisan rolls. Great value for the money and will be back to try other more adventurous items on the menu.

4. Bongo Road House

2136 Lake Ariel Hwy, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-4026 Reservations, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Barbecue, American, Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner SGD 10 - SGD 29 +1 570-698-5056
Excellent
74%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 100 reviews

Bongo Road House

At the Bongo Road House we pay homage to the American Road Trip with regionally inspired dishes from our travels coast to coast. Enjoy fresh seafood, po' boys, enchiladas, bbq & steaks. We have a full bar with craft & domestic beers and a variety of spirits including those distilled right here in Pennsylvania. Happy Hour every day from 5-7.

Reviewed By secondsquad02 - Nassau, New York

This place is amazing ! Tried it in the summer and ordered a burger platter to be safe and was impressed with the quality of the meat, bun and fries. Everybody else's meal was also impressive for ordinary entrées they ordered. Came back in September and I'll be honest I pulled in the lot and pulled out but then realizing my options in the area returned and ordered dinner. I have to say this was one of the best meals I ever had at the restaurant. The Oktoberfest menu was amazing. you could tell the dinner was made by a chef who cares about his food. Everything from the mustard dressing to the Apple bread pudding was home made and you could tell. Reasonably priced especially for the size and quality of ingredients. I appreciate that the beer offering was extensive and also reasonable ( $4 for a 23oz yuengling ) . The service was attentive and fast. I will definitely be returning and looking forward to it. Do yourself a favor give this gem a chance you wont be sorry, And no I do not know the owner or have any interest in this restaurant just appreciate this place because there aren't a lot of restaurants of this caliber in the area.

5. That Shake Place

Rte. 348, Lake Ariel, PA 18436 SGD 26 +1 570-689-7666
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By JEFFYG10 - Scranton, Pennsylvania

Great ending or a destination for a ride thru the poconos. Delicious soft swirl and hand dipped cones & sundaes. Offers some hot food items, too. Area with picnic tables on site.

6. Der Jaeger

55 Purdytown Tpke, Lake Ariel, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9391 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating German, European Lunch, Dinner SGD 7 - SGD 33 +1 570-226-8252
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Der Jaeger

Over the weekend my husband and I visited this fantastic German restaurant in the Poconos. It's part antique shop, part BBQ shack, but also has a sit-down restaurant inside with a wider variety of foods, mostly focusing on traditional German cuisine. Everything is homemade and the German hostess/owner (who also cooked some of the food) was very accommodating.

Reviewed By Quasarquest - Greentown, Pennsylvania

Fresh German food, like you are in Deutschland! This place is a small family owned and operated, it only has a few tables and meals are prepared completely fresh. It's a must to have a reservation.
The restaurant is inside their Antique Store, with a BnB upstairs! It's like sitting at dinner in your great-grandmothers house, very warm and inviting!

7. John’s Italian Restaurant

Route 590, Hamlin, PA 18427 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner SGD 35 +1 570-689-2659
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 73 reviews

John’s Italian Restaurant

Reviewed By Deirdre R - Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, United States

Always preparing food to order, staff always accommodating. And they have this Tuesday Lunch Buffer that meets the needs of everyone. Walk in & enjoy on Tuesdays at 1130,

8. Boathouse Bar & Grill

Lake Rd & Chestnut St, Lake Winola, PA Bar, Pub +1 570-378-9975
Excellent
34%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3 reviews

Boathouse Bar & Grill

Reviewed By M-P-E-06 - Mooresville, North Carolina

Cheesesteaks are fantastic. By far the best cheesesteak I have ever had. I ordered the flying cow which is chicken and steak mixed. Bartender Colleen made the sandwich and it was awesome. Great prices, good service and nice local bar atmosphere. Grab a sandwich when you are hanging out at the lake.

9. Twin Rocks Diner

117 Twin Rocks Rd, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-4859 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 4 - SGD 20 +1 570-689-9112
Excellent
32%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 171 reviews

Twin Rocks Diner

Since 1976, Twin Rocks Diner has been a family owned restaurant that has provided quality food at a reasonable price. Our locally-bought meat has helped define the superior flavor of our famous burgers and tender steaks, cooked to your preference. Our Breakfast any time menu includes our full plate omelets, pancakes and our homemade white sausage gravy deluxe. Our lunch menu offers specialty sandwiches daily, jumbo burgers, homemade chili, wraps, healthy salads and more. Dinners include great steaks, pork chops, Turkey, fish and homemade meatloaf just to name a few. After your meal enjoy one of our many homemade desserts like brownie ala mode, strawberry shortcake, not to mention, our tempting homemade cream pies (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Coconut), as well as, rice pudding. Give us a call to check out our soup of the day, or to place reservations for large parties.

Reviewed By RevRandyPOrso - Hawley, Pennsylvania

Dad ordered the Roast Beef Senior Dinner with a Side of Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and another side of Cottage Cheese, he was very happy with his meal. For dessert he had the pumpkin pie slice with whipped cream.

I had the Southern Fried Steaks with Pepper Gravy and a side of French Fries and Corn.
We both enjoyed multiple cups of the bottomless coffee and had great service from the new waitress. The place was clean and the food excellent. I am so happy they are keeping the menu the same because our favorites are all there and the service cannot be beaten. Thanks for a continued tradition of excellence.

10. Liberty Restaurant

Route 191, Lake Ariel, PA Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 570-698-6404
Excellent
47%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 43 reviews

Features buffets, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Near the Lake Ariel

Reviewed By H4217WHrichardw - Hatboro, Pennsylvania

ounce again it was exceptional both food & service i can not say enough good things about this place I dont visit as much as I would like because it takes me almost 1 hour to drive there but well worth it

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