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77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116 (Pennsylvania & N. Washington)
+1 570-820-0990
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family had a wonderful experience dining at the Oyster Restaurant in Wilkes-Barre on a recent Saturday evening. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Our waiter, Michael, was so accommodating to my elderly mother! The atmosphere was beautiful and very relaxing. We will definitely return!

Thank traveler123000
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Best Western Genetti in Wilkees Barre on drive back from NYC. Loved thIS eclectic restaurant inside the hotel! The best crab cakes we have ever had. Ever. And we have enjoed crab cakes all up and down both coasts. And the spaghetti sauce was amazing. The eggplant prepared to perfection. Which is no small task. Our waiters,... More 

Thank trec10
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Great dinner prior to nearby Dionne Warwick concert. Michael, our waiter, was attentive throughout. Wine selection was more than adequate. Oysters Rockefeller were excellent. For main course, we chose the filet meatballs with their signature red sauce - "gravy" , which was excellent, served with Ricotta and sprinkled with fresh Parmesan. Overall, fun and delicious.

Thank drrick2
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

It was our pleasure to serve you! Thanks for your kind comments - we do have great Italian dishes! Michael is the best! It was a priviledge to be able to serve you at Oyster - Please spread the word and return. Thom Greco More 

Miami, Florida
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528 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Beautiful location and setting. Ala carte menu. Most dinner items are $25-$30. They come with potatoes and vegetables. Meatball app is enough for a good dinner. Lobster bisque was very good. Tropical salad was so so. Filet was very tasty. Lobster tail was over cooked. Garlic bread accompanies the dinner. Service is excellent! Will return.

Thank acielesz
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time for review! We agree - it is a beautiful setting - some are used to the traditional cookie cutter look - we try to give an escape to our customers - taking them to South Beach or West Coast feeling. Sorry to hear lobster tail a little over cooked - we try to guide our... More 

Orefield, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We came up from Allentown to try Oyster with another couple. I do rely on tripadvisor and noticed that the reviews were pretty good. I also had my eye on the Wasabi Crust Filet and the Scallops. We all started with drinks, a Martini;s Martini, Marilyn Monroe, and a draft beer. Appetizers were Fire and Ice and small plate of... More 

Thank cgrsmkn
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to give us such great comments! Very thorough and can be helpful for others. We really take our Italian food serious and try to capture the family recipes we all remember! Martinis, hand cut steaks and great seafood is what we are all about! Travis! Yes, we feel the same way you do -... More 

Hicksville, New York
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4 reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just returned from a quick trip to Wilkes Barre to attend an event at the Kirby Center. My husband and I had reservations to stay at the Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, and had read favorable reviews about Oyster ( the restaurant happens to be in the hotel). Arriving on Saturday afternoon we attempted call down to make... More 

Thank Monica G
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thank you! Valentines Day is a big time for us being voted the "most romantic restaurant". I'm glad that they were able to get a table for you and we do take care of our hotel guests. I understand the show was great at the Kirby Center and we are glad that were we a part of your evening. Yes,... More 

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Its a nice simple buffet. There is a little salad and topings, 2 hot items, 2 or 3 soups and breads. What's nice is everything is included in the reasonable price, even your beverage.

Thank Dihanna
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thank you for your fine comments on Oyster lunch buffet. At $7.95 which includes your soft drinks from Tuesday til Friday from 11:30 til 2 PM. I just don't understand why you did not give a higher rating? Thom More 

Middlebury, Vermont
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

After a tiring day traveling we were very pleased to be served good drinks! The menu always has a few unusual offerings which makes it fun to peruse. The Caesar salad and the well garnished spinach salad were both enjoyed. Instead of rolls you are served something like a biscuit with a pizza flair. Very good and served warm. Our... More 

Thank kathyincornwall
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Great details! Thanks for your kind comments. Thom Greco More 

Level Contributor
104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The ambience is very nice once you get past the hotel front lobby. The menu has very nice choices. The tomato sauce is excellent and the pasta perfectly cooked. The meatballs are very tasty. My wife's chicken parm was tasty but a little tough. The waitress on her first day had no clue how to open a bottle of wine.... More 

1 Thank Neildash1
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments! Usually we get RAVES about the chicken Parmesan. All good Italian food. Sorry you did not enjoy our Fried Apple Cinnamon Won Ton - it does call for lots of cinnamon and walnuts! Yes, we are training a new server to help Michael - I trust you will get the wine opening right! Thom Greco More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Really good crab cake, and excellent service from Michael and Jannel. This was our second visit to the restaurant and the hotel in which it's located

Thank Massachusetts_hiker
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words! We appreciate your visits. Not sure why we did not get a "5" rating which would be consistent with your comments? Thanks again. Thom More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
    (Pennsylvania & N. Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-820-0990

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