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Balch’s Fish Fry

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$$ - $$$
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586 Route 6 and 209, Milford, PA 18337-9449
+1 570-296-7911
11:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 20:00
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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and service are great at Balch's. While the major focus is on fresh fish, a wide assortment of other meal choices is available. Everything is well prepared and presented in an appetizing manner. The staff are attentive and pleasant.

1 Thank rmJ2054OY
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177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here, Service was very good from start to finish. Spice chips with cheddar and horseradish dip, amazing good and addictive. Drinks, wine all decent, for this type of restaurant. Fish dinners all good. Prime rib, very good. I have read some of the comments frozen vs fresh...if all the seafood is frozen, which I now think it is,... More 

Thank ChantillyLace28
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Balch's restaurant was a great Friday night pick. Had an excellent pulled pork sandwich and my wife had a great roast beef sandwich. Reasonably priced and hit the spot.

Thank Q4942JUchads
Manchester, Tennessee
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the area and I looked on TripAdvisor for some restaurant suggestions. We wanted fish. One review for Balch's said the seafood was frozen. I know how some people assume when they state things in reviews so I called and asked...fresh or frozen. They said fresh. We went and both ordered the haddock with citrus topping, it comes... More 

Thank newnormal2005
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Recent visit to Milford, Pa, we asked some locals where to eat. Balch's of course. Outstanding food!!! We not only ate dinner their the first night, we returned the second night of our stay...Great food, perfect portions and wonderful staff!!!

Thank nannyof5atttm
Lexington, Ohio
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Nice chips and and lightly spiced cheese spread starter instead of rolls, very good. I had the seafood pie; scallops,shrimp, mushrooms in a great sauce.......yum! Great service from Amanda, a premed pediatric oncology student who gave excellent service. This was a nice place to have a relaxing meal.

Thank Tom S
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great. I had the crab cake dinner with veggies and potatoes, and my friends white clam sauce dinner . Both dinners were delicious ! The have outdoor seating in the back and plenty of parking! Recommended to all.

Thank JL G
Milford, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Food has good taste but they use frozen seafood! The prices are way too steep for frozen seafood. We won't be back again

Thank milfordsmith155
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great place to eat. Fantastic Chef. Seafood, prime rib, salads. Bar and Banquet facilities. Joe is the chef and owner and is extremely friendly.

Thank George S
Matamoras, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Came for the Early Bird specials on Sunday and it was great. The hostess and servers were very cheerful. Most places you go to eat you feel like you are an inconvenience.... not a Balch's, they seemed happy and eager to please. The portions, not skimpy. A very good value for the money. Some people on other sites said the... More 

Thank PrincessW65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 586 Route 6 and 209, Milford, PA 18337-9449
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: +1 570-296-7911

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