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

April 14, 2018 Leonarda Pillsbury

Matamoras is a borough in Pike County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,469 at the 2010 census. It is the easternmost municipality of any kind in Pennsylvania. Matamoras is part of the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, as well as the larger New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area.
Things to do in Matamoras

1. Two Rivers Grille Llc

611 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 3, Matamoras, PA 18336-1560 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 570-491-2020
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Two Rivers Grille Llc

Reviewed By Karl S - Mountainhome, Pennsylvania

Got here at 5:30 PM on a Tuesday night. Not exactly a big dining-out night. Hardly anyone in the place. Server took our drink orders, brought drinks and took food order. Simple order: One burger medium WELL. Fish and chips. HOUSE salad with CAESAR dressing. Waited. Waited. Waited. People came in and were seated. More people came in and were seated. The other server, a guy, was busy and happy, chatting with customers, taking their orders. Our server, who apparently was also doubling as the hostess, finally brought my salad. Not a house salad with Caesar dressing, but a Caesar salad. The lettuce looked half rotten. There was OLIVES in it. She disappeared. We waited. And waited. Finally asked the happy guy about the salad. "No problem", he said. Took the offensive salad away. Finally, in came our server with the correct salad. She seemed perturbed. Dropped the salad on the table, said "I thought you said a Caesar salad", and walked away. We shared the salad. Waited. And waited. People who came in long after us were now getting their food. Mind you, we got there at 5:30. It was now 6:45. Finally asked the happy guy if he could find out where our food was. He left, came right back and said "it's coming up right now". Our server dragged herself in with our plates. My wife's burger was medium RARE. My fish and chips were hot, at least. Not too tasty, but bordered on probably the worst I've ever had. We needed our server. She wasn't coming back. This is not a big place. Where did she go? Finally asked the young lady who was bringing bread to the tables to please get our server. She finally came in. My wife explained the problem. Server said "I thought you said RARE not WELL DONE". Well, yeah, I can understand.....the two phrases sound very similar, right? She offered to get another one. Thinking to myself "I don't have another hour and a half to wait, honey", I told her we were in a hurry and would just share my food. I asked her to bring the check. We ate. Then waited. And waited. Finally I asked the young lady with the bread to please ask our server for our check. Server came with the check and disappeared again. We finally went to the server's station with the bill. Happy guy said cheerfully "I'll take it for you". Completed the transaction quickly while our server just kind of stood in the background watching. I did something I have not done in a very, very long time. I left no tip. My advice: Skip this place. Drive a few miles west and go to Apple Valley in Milford. You'll thank me.

2. Riverside Creamery

5 Water St, Port Jervis, NY 12771-3047 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating American Lunch +1 845-856-8560
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Riverside Creamery

Reviewed By Travlebugforever

This is a fun place that backs up to the Delaware River. The place has a retro feeling. It is an old- fashion ice cream parlor offering lunch and dessert. It is very popular and busy with ample parking on both sides of the building. We stopped in for ice cream and were surprised at the huge selection of ice cream desserts on the menu. We sat at a picnic table overlooking the river. Service was quick and the employees were courteous. I highly recommend this place on a hot day for a cold treat.

3. Erie Hotel and Restaurant

9 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis, NY 12771-2419 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 845-858-4100
Excellent
34%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 147 reviews

Erie Hotel and Restaurant

Reviewed By twoshots2 - Vernon, New Jersey

We really like this place! Great food, great waitstaff, so many selections of beer and a good bar. Wide variety of food choices. Try it, you'll like it!

4. Polar Bear

1004 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, PA 18336-1717 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 570-491-4311
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 21 reviews

Polar Bear

Reviewed By Russell G - Matamoras, Pennsylvania

Okay, it's not really a dining place, but it sure is a great ice cream place. Whenever my wife and I get the uncontrollable urge for a delicious ice cream cone, this is our "go to" place. The soft ice cream is perfectly soft yet solid enough to hold its shape on the cone, and it's oh so delicious. We always get a medium size cone - vanilla for her and chocolate for me - which is more than enough for us. A tad pricey at $3.50 each, but the size and taste of the cone makes it so worth it. Nice outside covered patio area to sit at a table and enjoy your treat. When we've gone there's never been a wait, because they had two windows going, so even though there were a lot of people buying, the wait was minimal. If I can ever actually turn down the soft ice cream, I'll sample some of their hard ice cream flavors or a shake.

5. Village Pizza

12 State Route 23, Tri State Mall, Montague, NJ Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 973-293-3364
Excellent
52%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 39 reviews

Village Pizza

Reviewed By IVegas - Nevada

Perhaps I should have ordered pizza instead, that's their namesake.
My favorite pasta is usually Spaghetti alle vongole (clam sauce) so without thinking ordered this dish which is less than $12. I should have thought about how inexpensive this dish is in a landlocked place, and shouldn't expect clams in their shells with the usual succulent, briny taste.
And when it came out it was a huge dish and clams obviously came from a can and not the fresh ones I usually get. The whole dish was bland in taste and the white sauce was just a watery mess with few tiny pieces of garlic, not sure if they used any white wine.
Salad was simple and ok. Crusty bread was the highlight of the night, it was warm, tasty and crunchy.
Overall, service was good, price decent and the place probably is high on the list for locals for their pizzas. And that's probably what I miss.

6. Dunkin Donuts

141 Route 209, Matamoras, PA +1 570-491-9991
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
14%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Dunkin Donuts

Reviewed By J B - Wallkill

Usually love this place BUT...... went at 12:45 p.m. on a very hot Thursday - almost 90 degrees -- ordered and paid for my order with my DD card for a frozen vanilla chai. After it was paid for, the cashier remembered that the "frozen drink machine was being cleaned...." Couldn't get ANY type of frozen drink! Extremely disappointed this time around. One would think they would do the cleaning of that particular machine at the end of the day or in the very early morning instead. Just doesn't make sense.

7. Gio's gelato Cafe

31 Pike St, Port Jervis, NY 12771-3038 Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff Cafe, American Lunch
Excellent
78%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 44 reviews

Gio's gelato Cafe

Reviewed By Nicholas S

Got it delivered having never had it before. I decided to have the meatball sandwich and I was really impressed. It was well worth the $8. Terrific job, can't reccomend them enough.

8. The Grill

1012 Pennsylvania Ave, Matamoras, PA 18336-1718 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 570-491-9000
Excellent
31%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 114 reviews

The Grill

The URL is for a Yelp listing; I could not find a web site for the restaurant itself.

Reviewed By oink9800 - Milford, Pennsylvania

First time here. Got the "plain old burger", fried calamari and house salad.
We sat ourselves per the instructions at the front desk. Nice, laid back pub style place.
I loved the vibes in this place immediately. Diana our server, as was the hostess were both very pleasant and know their stuff. In passing, very quickly, the lady of the house said..."I'll give you my onions..." -from her salad. (rather than request no onions).
Her salad came without onions. Diana picked up on that quick comment. Awesome! A great server indeed.

Our burgers were both cooked to order on a lightly toasted (not huge) bun. Fresh onion rings, tomatoes and lettuce toppers! Salads were fresh! Cukes and tomatoes snapped! Fried calamari was golden and plenty for one. Fresh! Pot. skins. Not that frozen nonsense.

They have 34 varieties of wings (from Ghost pepper to honey mustard, etc.) Like 88 kinds of beer and specials like Taco Night on Mondays and Steak night on Thursdays...

The menu has something for everyone. Chick parm, scallops, wings, ten different burgers, salmon...even the most picky eaters will find something. Judging by their burgers, I suspect anything one orders will be great. It has to be.

Diana brought fresh ice tea and extra napkins without my having to ask. Where does this happen?

Great vibes, modern music mixed with the classics from the 80's, fresh, hot food, a ton to choose from make this an inviting place.

I'll be back. It's only been three hours and I'm ready to return for another burger. Seriously.

9. Len & Joe's

186 W Main St, Port Jervis, NY 12771-2835 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 845-856-8021
Excellent
55%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Len & Joe's

Reviewed By clhugs2016 - Sussex, New Jersey

Have been going her since the eighties. They have the best Italuan food around. Especially the thick crust pizza in a flat oblong pan try this place and you will keep coming back

10. Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

103 Westfall Town Dr, Matamoras, PA 18336-2100 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 570-491-4341
Excellent
29%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 120 reviews

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

Reviewed By John E - Ballwin, Missouri

We had a decent breakfast here. My wife had a veggie omelette and to me most omelettes are about the same. This one seemed pretty good but did not stand out in either a good or bad way from the omelettes you can get at most places. Prices are pretty modest and so value is good because the quantity was generous. Service was very prompt, almost too prompt in the sense that it seemed to me that the waitress really wanted me to decide on my drink order before I was really ready to. I almost had to insist that she give me a minute which I don't think I should have to do. The waitress had a clear Eastern accent and reminded me of the stereotypical hard boiled New Jersey waitress the way she spoke and acted. One thing I didn't expect was so many pretty flowers in the parking lot. Have posted a YouTube video of them I was so impressed. You can certainly do worse than here, but don't expect great food. You can expect good value and large quantities and fast service through.

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