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Backdraft Restaurant

1256 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9365
+1 570-698-6200
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good36%
  • Average29%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“pizza” (23 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
1256 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9365
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times for lunch. The staff is always friendly and food is tasty. Entertainment is always fun and enjoyable. Must try.

Thank DonnaSz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Backdrafts since we bought a house in the area three years ago. We have never been disappointed, great staff, food, cocktails & entertainment. John and Melissa, bartenders, are awesome, shout out to Don, the cook, always a pleasure to chat...More

Thank jwccon
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Loved it my drinks were perfect and the food was timely and delicious. French onion soup, wings, pizza. All fantastic. Staff is very friendly, John makes a hell of a drink

Thank Ralph D
Reviewed 29 December 2017

very rude people both patrons and workers.went in to get some food locals walking in and out in two's and three's smelling of weed and who nose what else is going on in this place..I just left never go beck there again..seems all of pa...More

Thank alphamale21
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Typical bar food but amazing staff and awesome bartenders. Fun bands. Outdoor deck with large fire pit. It's our go to hang out when we are hanging at the Hideout. My only wish is they'd play music. No one puts money in the jukebox so...More

Thank EG509
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I used to play in a band there quite often but the music on the house PA was louder than the band! Food was always good. Kind of a quirky mix of locals and NYC expats. Also, the pizza was excellent.

Thank SanchoPanzer
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We like backdraft food and drinks. We eat in, but it can be a bit loud for us. We mostly do take out. There food is excellent. Very friendly place.

Thank booknanny
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate at backdrraft a few months ago for the first time on a Friday evening. We sat on the far right side of the restaurant as you walk in the door. We ordered just appetizers and drinks. The waitress was good...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I came in with my family twice in the past week, once for drinks and once for lunch. The atmosphere is very nice, very clean, with beautiful wood paneling, nice chairs, great attention to detail for the decor. There are many tvs to watch, and...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is obviously a place that locals go to relax. We were there on a Sunday night for dinner and the bar itself was filled with them. Seating was quick for a large party (nine) and our waitress was very polite and took the orders...More

Thank Michael W
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Sue K
14 September 2016|
Response from Lee G | Property representative |
Oddly enough, we received a phone call from someone on Sunday claiming the EXACT same circumstances you stated in your review. They claimed over the phone that while the place was empty, it was way too loud and boisterous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 14
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1256 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9365
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Lake Ariel
  • Phone Number: +1 570-698-6200
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