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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I are from up in Massachusetts and we have a staple restaurant for our PRIME RIB... FINEST IN THE AREA WE HAVE HAD.... The beers are always cold and fresh per season....

Thank Dlola70
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The food was wonderful. And waitress/manager Lauren made the experience extra special. She helped us order the right amount of food and steered us towards some fantastic dishes. Mind you, we were only looking for a decent bite while staying overnight in the area and found the reviews of this place to be good enough to check it out. An... More 

Thank KFLedman

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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?