Where to Eat in Monaca: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Nobuko Falco

Monaca (/mɪˈnækə/ mi-NAK-ə) is a borough in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States along the Ohio River, 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. First incorporated as Phillipsburg, the name of the borough was changed to Monaca in honor of the Native American Indian Monacatootha. Fire clay is found in large quantities in the vicinity.
Things to do in Monaca

1. Kretchmar's Bakery

664 3rd St, Beaver, PA 15009-2116 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 724-774-2324
Excellent
78%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Kretchmar's Bakery

Reviewed By Lori K - Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania

I went to Kretchmar's to pick up treats for the family. I purchased 2 Cake Donuts, 2 Glazed Donuts, an Apple Turnover, a Cherry Turnover, a loaded Oatmeal Cookie, a small Pepperoni and Cheese Croissant, and a large Spinach and Feta Croissant. I was shocked by the total...nearly $17! Granted it is Beaver...but still.

The cookie and the cake donuts were good, not great, but good. The glazed donuts were heavy and you could taste the yeast in them. Also, it was a sugar glaze, but I could taste maple in the glaze. Either they were sitting on the same tray, or someone did a poor job of cleaning the equipment. The Croissants were better, but still not quite right. The turnovers were awful! Dense, cakey, not flakey and crisp like a turnover should be. They were downright soggy and the filling was out of a can. For the amount of money they charge, you would think they quality would be better.

For my money...I'll stick with Oram's!

2. Biba

406 3rd St, Beaver, PA 15009-2227 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 46 +1 724-728-7700
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 78 reviews

Biba

Biba is an upscale, seasonal Latin restaurant. The menu continually changes because it is based on the freshest ingredients that are currently in season. Biba focuses on using local ingredients and vendors. All of the food is fresh and made to order. The chef/owner, Jason Benegasi, is constantly coming up with new and innovative menu ideas influenced by South America, Central America and the Caribbean.

Reviewed By tomboy57 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Picked this spot based on Trip Advisor commentary, website and one personal recommendation. Valentine's Day menu included four outstanding flights with only the main course to decide upon. Everything was fabulous. My wife couldn't take the pepper flakes in the salad dressing, but she still loved dinner overall. I requested a non-Pork second course (off menu) and got an amazing empanada!!
BYOB and come prepared for a unique ,high quality, generous quantity dining experience.
"I'll be back!"

3. RAINALDI'S

201 Fairview Dr, Monaca, PA 15061-2303 Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations Italian, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 724-774-1877
Excellent
52%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

RAINALDI'S

Reviewed By ZanderAustralia - Australia

The entrance road to the restaurant is a little difficult to find, tucked in beside the neighboring hotel. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. I chose the seafood platter which I thought was very good indeed. Everything tasted fresh and wasn’t over cooked. I regretted choosing the truffle fries because although they tasted good, they didn’t go well with seafood. All in all I thought it was good value, and I’m sure I will go back sometime soon.

4. Oram's Donut Shop

1406 7th Ave, Beaver Falls, PA 15010-4218 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 724-846-1504
Excellent
93%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 151 reviews

Oram's Donut Shop

Reviewed By rodgers318 - Beaver Falls, United States

You can keep your Krispy Kremes and any other donut you care to mention. Oram's donuts in Beaver Falls, PA are amazing. I've had donuts around the world, and nothing touches them. The cream in their cream-filled donuts is unlike any other, and the cinnamon rolls are heaven in a donut box. If you've never had Oram's, I feel sorry for you.

5. Hank's

2210 3rd Ave, New Brighton, PA 15066-3205 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner SGD 26 +1 724-847-4265
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 48 reviews

Hank's

Reviewed By 329john123 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Advertised as a Mexican Restaurant, I was very disappointed to find it is really a hamburger and ice cream place with no inside seating. Their frozen custard and icecream are supposed to be delicious but, we didn't go there for those items!

6. Back Door Tavern

128 Beaver St, New Brighton, PA 15066-2926 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 724-843-4918
Excellent
58%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 49 reviews

Back Door Tavern

Reviewed By Michael H - Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States

We come here for the battered fried fish, You get a great plateful, and it is usually beautifully cooked. You can be unlucky however, and have some rather dry twice-fried offering. There's a grand list of beers. You have to know where it is, to find it though. It is not immediately obvious from the street.

7. Hollywood Gardens

169 Pinney St, Rochester, PA 15074-2119 Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 724-728-2227
Excellent
64%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 11 reviews

Hollywood Gardens

Reviewed By DrJimmyJ - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Enjoyed the draft craft beers, good selection and reasonably priced. Great rubin sandwich. Beer cave was well stocked, but over priced.

8. Wooden Angel

308 Leopard Ln, Beaver, PA 15009-3096 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 24 - SGD 51 +1 724-774-7880
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 96 reviews

Wooden Angel

Reviewed By Angelo V

Made the reservation via their website; simple and efficient. I enjoyed an awesome martini with the appetizers scallops with wild mushrooms and an order of fresh oysters with a homemade cocktail sauce and horseradish, excellent! My wife enjoyed the surf and turf and myself the grouper. Great meal
All the way from start to finish. You will have a good experience.

9. Texas Roadhouse

116 Wagner Rd, Monaca, PA 15061-2456 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations American, Steakhouse Dinner, Lunch SGD 26 +1 724-775-4800
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 74 reviews

Texas Roadhouse is a steak restaurant providing legendary food with legendary service. Texas Roadhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, fresh-baked bread, fall-off-the-bone-ribs, and made-from-scratch sides. We also serve ice cold beer and legendary margaritas. Treat your family and friends to a night at Texas Roadhouse.

Reviewed By Tony H - Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Typical Roadhouse layout but very good food and service. Recently had
their roasted chicken and it was very good as well. Very courteous and professional
staff. Standard prices. Excellent cold beers as well. We have not had much of anything there that we did not like. Go early as this place gets crowded most every evening.

10. Bruster's Ice Cream

1525 Riverside Dr, Beaver, PA 15009-3119 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible +1 724-774-4155
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Bruster's Ice Cream

Reviewed By Mike D - Beaver, Pennsylvania

It doesn't matter when you go to Brusters, great ice cream awaits you. Besides 20 or more flavors, some exotic, they have sundaes, sodas, banana splits, ice cream cakes, etc., etc.
I took my grandchildren there the other day and every one of them were delighted with their ice cream.
Their servers are great, too.
With the exception of major holidays, Brusters is open all year long!

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