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The Anthracite Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
+1 570-822-4677
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Rome NY
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned about it through google maps. Hard to find but worth the trip. I picked it because I hadn't had dinner at it was 9PM and they're open until midnight. I arrived alone and was grateful they seated me in the dining area and not the bar because they play 80's music LOUD! It seems this is where the 'cool'... More 

Thank deeveebee
Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is defiantly one of the places that Guy Ferreti would visit form his tv show. Great food, drinks, service and down home family service. Sally most places can get three out of four right but this place got it all right. Great alternative to eating at one of the over priced casino restaurants.

Thank lance m
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Scratch cooking coal country comfort food!!' Great stuff! I had a meatloaf stuffed chicken, Boo yah! We also had a fried macaroni app. Big winner. Very good service. Bar in the front. Big parking lot!

Thank Im4dabirds
Palm Beach, Florida
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Come here every 2 weeks for the butter garlic Parmesan wings and I am never disappointed. Service is always friendly and attentive no matter how busy. Suggest reservations on Thursday if going after 6pm. Best wings in Pennsylvania by far!!!

Thank Todd A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Everything we ordered here was SO good. The macaroni logs were perfectly prepared and the the red rocket sauce was the perfect compliment to the creamy cheese. The French onion soup was very good and crispy on top. The chicken francaise melts in your mouth. The staff was also very laid back and friendly. We highly recommend if you're looking... More 

Thank Emily V
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went on seafood night and what a surprise. The prices were more than fair and the portions were enough for a meal and a snack for later. Our server was cheerful unlike most places.

Thank Tony G
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great dining in a relaxed atmosphere. Everything from wings and sandwiches to dinners. The dry rubs on the wings are a must try.

Thank cat10Pa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I've been here numerous times and always enjoyed it. I have also introduced over 5 people to it and they all have raved about the food. Wings are particularly awesome.

Thank TheBeardedBagel
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The menu was full of so many amazing sounding options that it was hard to chose. I had the crab Mac and cheese which was very rich and delicious. Burgers were great. Salad was just ok, an iceberg lettuce base. Service was good. Waitresses were friendly. Dining room is nothing special, no Windows, not much decor or atmosphere.

Thank Amy M
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214 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Dinner one night after work. Arrived about 6 PM and the place was packed. Nothing fancy about the decor but just plain good food. I had the country fried steak. ($16.99). What a huge portion! Unbelievable. I have never seen a country fried steak this big. It was really good as well. Had to take half back to the hotel... More 

Thank IEBob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-822-4677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?