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Penalty Box

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3277 Pittston Ave, Scranton, PA 18505-2905
+1 570-343-6110
11:00 - 02:00
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Jefferson Twp, PA
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

I always thought a cobb salad was a set recipe. The menu stated that it came with nuts and apples and I thought.. nice addition! But there was no egg, bacon or chopped fine lettuce. It was on a bed of wilted mixed greens! Also, FYI smoking is allowed ! At noon 5 patrons were smoking and it really smelled,... More 

Thank lmk1126
Ulster, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We couldn't decide where to eat before a concert, so based on other reviews, we chose to come to the Penalty Box. Our server was a nice, middle aged man and he was very tentative to us even though he was also running the very full bar. The food was delicious! The homemade chips with Old Bay seasoning were excellent.... More 

Thank EIrvine7
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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298 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

As the name implies, this bar is geared toward the sports fan. They have a good selection of drinks and offer a decent bar menu.

Thank Kudu40
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

I went here and had a lot of fun. There's a pool table. Music being played was decent. It was pretty crowded, but a lot of people come to bars to meet new people, so I thought that it being crowded was a good thing. I didn't eat any of the food, but someone sitting next to me told me... More 

Thank M B
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

Yeah girlfriend who I once dated brought me here on a frozen December night last year. She said it would be an "epic meal to remember". I have forgotten. After the crash and coma for several months I was subjected to, I forgot how it tasted. Can someone remind me? Thank you.

Thank Jamie S
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2014 via mobile

Excellent food - try the turkey Reuben or the mango habanero wings. Good beer selection and the service is great. Lots of TVs and they'll put on whatever game you want. Pool table, juke box, and entertainment on the weekends. Smoking is allowed inside.

Thank swisamyromance
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

My sister and I were in town looking for a cheap place to get some food and drinks before a show. This place looks odd from the outside but was very clean and newer on the inside. There were many locals (I'm assuming) sitting around, but we got quick service from the bartender. The food wasn't bad, and lager was... More 

Thank Callie B
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I was pleasantly surprised to find their regular prices were very reasonable and more consistent with happy hour specials in most other areas. Menu was pretty extensive, but definitely seemed to concentrate on deep fried food.

Thank BucksConstable
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62 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

The food is really good, especially the wings. They also have the NHL and NFL sports packages. Great place to watch hockey.

Thank tigo1
Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2012

Horrible....after reading the reviews on this place I couldn't believe this is the same place. We went here with a group of friends, sat at the bar and waited till bar staff took our order, not the most friendly bunch. Prices are very high for what they are serving...too many local drunks, who won't move out of their chairs so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3277 Pittston Ave, Scranton, PA 18505-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: +1 570-343-6110

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