Where to Eat in Dunmore: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Dunmore is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, adjoining Scranton. Dunmore was settled in 1835 and incorporated in 1862. Extensive anthracite coal, brick, stone, and silk interests had led to a rapid increase in the population from 8,315 in 1890 to 23,086 in 1940. The population was 14,057 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Dunmore

1. Manning Farm Dairy

210 Meadow Ave, Scranton, PA 18505-2136 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible +1 570-961-1645
Excellent
73%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Manning Farm Dairy

Reviewed By StoneyEnd - CT

Mannings has a few strip mall store fronts strategically located through the Scranton area, as well as the 'parent' dairy farm. They sell good stuff at fair prices. They are worth a visit, even a modest detour and a are a great road trip stop or 'local' flavor when visiting the area.

Since each location is a little different accurate generalizations on the facilities are not easy other than the are usually clean cool and convenient. As appropriate to old fashion type ice cream dairy stores, a Mannings is usually a happy place. Who can be mad while anticipating or eating the delicacy of such a treat. Sure the decor is plain...just clean and functional...it's all about the ice cream...oh, and excellent milk too.

Not to be redundant again BUT the ice cream is excellent. That in itself is good enough to warrant a visit. As a bonus, service is usually provided cheerfully and with a smile, even when servers are backed up with a line of eager waiting customers who listen, observe, and perhaps change their minds on which of the many delectable offerings to try. It's part of the mystique ... the ice cream is worth the wait. It's even reasonably priced. Servings are generous...what's not to like?

A few stores are pretty convenient to Interstates and thus good candidates for planning a break from a long hot drive...but be aware they (well most..we haven't been to all of them yet) don't have public rest rooms. A winning strategy might be to combine a restaurant stop followed by Mannings...but some would argue why bother with a restaurant. Only you can decide.

Besides the storefronts, there is also a farm (where the moo cows live...) that has a retail outlet. The best bet is to search for their web site and find one near where you are or plan to be.

Yummy....

2. Zummo's Cafe

918 Marion St, Scranton, PA 18509-2314 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 570-344-2715
Excellent
75%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Zummo's Cafe

Reviewed By mojomama13 - Biloxi, Mississippi

The coffee is good here,yes. The baked items, so-so. Since the new owners took over , it definitely went down hill. They used to have better pastries, baked specialities. Now, it's your usual pound cake, perhaps a muffin or so, and the bland old chocolate chip cookies, with a few scones thrown in. Nothing new, nothing special.
I ordered a burrito with cheese.
It was a burrito with cheese.
Canned beans. That's it.
It was cold , after I asked the counter girl to heat it up, she rudely responded to her coworker under her breath , that she JUST heated it up.
The burrito was $8. Way overpriced for what it was. That was unnecessary.

Would I recommend this place?
If you are prepared to spend a lot of money for mediocre food.

3. A Little Pizza Heaven

2015 Boulevard Ave, Unit 1, Scranton, PA 18509-1244 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 18 +1 570-347-4977
Excellent
81%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 283 reviews

A Little Pizza Heaven

A Little Pizza Heaven - Cozy Atomosphere

Reviewed By pollith - Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Decided to try this little place. What a surprise. Not only was it a great experience but the food was wonderful. They made room for us because all the tables were reserved. Owners and staff were extremely helpful and gracious. Great Italian food. Found a new place when we feel like eating Italian

4. Loading Dock Bar & Grill

1206 Oneill Hwy, Dunmore, PA 18512-1709 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 570-346-7391
Excellent
65%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 231 reviews

Loading Dock Bar & Grill

Reviewed By HQs_mom

My husband and I stopped here for my birthday lunch. We had never heard of the restaurant but saw positive reviews. What a mistake.
Cheap, fried, bar food... No entrees available until after 4 pm.
So we ordered the shrimp & crab dip which was literally, white queso/cheddar Velveeta melted with a little Old Bay seasoning with the most laughably small shrimp scattered in it. It was truly nauseating. Someone need to Google a recipe for crab dip. Cream cheese, a little mayo, it's not complicated and this place has serious nerve passing off that garbage as acceptable.
The fried shrimp tasted like old cooking oil.
The place was loud, dark, and full of people who obviously don't know what good food is.
On the up side, the waitress was polite.
Other than that, disgusting.
My husband was apologizing to me about how awful it was - though it was not his fault.
We will never make that mistake again. Gross.

5. Dunmore Candy Kitchen

206 Drinker St, Dunmore, PA Wheelchair Accessible
Excellent
90%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 20 reviews

Reviewed By JEFFYG10 - Scranton, Pennsylvania

I get it...they're hand made & the chocolate is delicious. But I can't tell you the number of times I've been in line with other customers who place their order and then their eyes pop out of their head when they're told the total price of the 1-2 lbs. of "chocolate" they've ordered. Honestly; give me a Hershey's with almonds in my Easter basket and I'm content!

6. Cara Mia's Delicatessen

210 E Drinker St, Dunmore, PA 18512-2592 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Italian, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 570-344-1633
Excellent
74%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 50 reviews

Cara Mia's Delicatessen

Reviewed By georgeh555 - Margate, Florida

I found Cara Mia's accidently while I was shopping at a shop down the street. We decided to give it a try. I'm so glad we did. Fresh deli sandwiches made to order. Very reasonable prices and the food is excellent. We can't wait to return.

7. Manning Farm Dairy

702 N Blakely St, Dunmore, PA 18512-1963 Takeout, Seating +1 570-207-0405
Excellent
82%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

Manning Farm Dairy

Reviewed By pollith - Dickson City, Pennsylvania

My daughter and son in law said that Mannings has the best ice cream. Son in law is from Europe and said that the ice cream here is great. Also daughter can only have mannings egg nog because they put no preservatives in it which gives her a migraine. Always have it on hand for Christmas

8. Casa Bella

330 W Market St, Scranton, PA 18508-2712 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Dinner +1 570-969-9006
Excellent
71%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 228 reviews

Casa Bella

Reviewed By MikeArchbald - Archbald

Went there for Christmas Eve dinner - 8 people. Everyone really enjoyed their dinners. Service was good. Sammy was running around as usual making sure everything was working OK. And it was. Good food, good service, friendly people wanting to make the experience a good one.

9. Two Brothers Restaurant & Pizzeria

215 E Drinker St, Dunmore, PA 18512-2433 Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations Italian, Pizza Dinner, Lunch +1 570-344-3701
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 64 reviews

Two Brothers Restaurant & Pizzeria

Reviewed By Bin_travelin_1 - Lexington, Virginia

Read reviews and saw the place rated "#2 in Dunmore" so gave it a go: DISAPPOINTED! Food fairly tasteless and soggy, pasta a bit overcooked, atmosphere so-so. Perhaps on Sunday night, the restaurant was staffed with junior team, but the meal was lackluster and not worth a re-visit.

10. POSH at Scranton Club

404 N Washington Ave, Scranton, PA 18503-1300 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks SGD 10 - SGD 31 +1 570-955-5890
Excellent
67%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 220 reviews

POSH at Scranton Club

POSH At The Scranton Club is a full service restaurant and Event facility located in beautiful downtown Scranton in what was formerly a private club. Opened to the public for the first time in the building's history, POSH offers classic American cuisine in a refined yet casual setting as well as the latest cocktails in the Fashion Lounge, and Oak Bar. A second floor event space can hold up to 250 guests for any special event. Weekly live entertainment in the Oak Bar

Reviewed By RUBMW - Hopewell, New Jersey

Visited Posh on a recent trip to visit our kids at the U of S. From the moment we entered to when we left the entire meal experience was excellent. We were promptly seated and after a few minutes the owner came over to welcome us and introduce himself. We proceeded to order wine (very good selection at different prices) and a few shareable appetizers. The cauliflower bites and crudités were excellent. All of us also enjoyed the wonderful pretzel bread bites. Very tasty and unique. All 5 of us ordered different mains from osso bucco to filet mignon to lobster special to ahi tuna and chicken. Everything was served expeditiously but not rushed. Presentation was wonderful and more importantly very good. Also the portions are very large; definitely good leftovers. We also ordered a few desserts to share which were outstanding. Through out our dining experience another manager checked up on us to see how things were going. Overall this first visit to Posh was memorable, with great service, and more importantly excellent food. Do not hesitate to try Posh or go back for another worthy dining experience. I know we’ll be back.

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