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Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby K2 on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:01 am

I'm home for the holidays and headed up to the WBS/Portland game tomorrow night (gotta get that MT bobblehead). I was wondering where the locals recommend eating before the game. I know there's a lot of places to choose from. We went to the Olive Garden last time, but I'm not feeling that this time. How's the Arena Bar and Grill? I know where it is, but have never been there. Any help is appreciated

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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby WWGRD on Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:22 am

The Arena Bar & Grill is highly recommended.

Try Lucky's Sports House as well. (most of the players go there after)
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby narcolept on Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:16 pm

Both that WWGRD recommended are good. Grotto Pizza is always a good choice, outside the mall across Mundy Street
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby Ron` on Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:06 pm

Find Coopers if you like seafood and a good selection of brews. Best in the area imo.
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby K2 on Sun Dec 14, 2008 12:55 am

Went to the ABG...thanks for the recommendations all. Good food and a fine looking server as well :)
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby narcolept on Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:59 am

Ron` wrote:Find Coopers if you like seafood and a good selection of brews. Best in the area imo.


Just an FYI on this, if you're planning on coming up here and going to cooper's because of anything you remember it being, save the trip. The food has gone way down hill. They still have the crazy beer selection, but the food is very bleh these days. :(
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby ffemtreed on Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:06 am

Grotto's (esp if you never ate there before. or LoneStar!!!! if you are in for steak and cheese fries.....yum yum yum
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby Ron` on Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:09 pm

narcolept wrote:
Ron` wrote:Find Coopers if you like seafood and a good selection of brews. Best in the area imo.


Just an FYI on this, if you're planning on coming up here and going to cooper's because of anything you remember it being, save the trip. The food has gone way down hill. They still have the crazy beer selection, but the food is very bleh these days. :(
Relative to what for seafood in the area? Curious people want to know :)
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Re: Restaurants near Wachovia Arena

Postby narcolept on Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:22 am

Ron` wrote:
narcolept wrote:
Ron` wrote:Find Coopers if you like seafood and a good selection of brews. Best in the area imo.


Just an FYI on this, if you're planning on coming up here and going to cooper's because of anything you remember it being, save the trip. The food has gone way down hill. They still have the crazy beer selection, but the food is very bleh these days. :(
Relative to what for seafood in the area? Curious people want to know :)


I don't believe I compared it to anything else, you did.

As for seafood around the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, there's a red lobster a mile away. Coopers is a drive if you aren't from the area, about 20 minutes away in Pittston or a 30+ minute jaunt through the construction zones on 81 to Scranton.

There's a few decent seafood places in the metro area (Harbour House in Scranton being one), but nothing immediately available in the general vicinity of the arena, or that's convenient to go to before a baby Pens game.

The point of my response was that Cooper's has terrible food, and it's generally been accepted as such in the area for the last 5 years, at least.

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