By Adam Lambert
Are you looking for a new place to eat?
Somewhere that you may not have heard of, but won’t disappoint?
Well then why not try one of these hidden gems in the Poconos? First, there is Satto Sushi located directly off of Route 611 in Swiftwater, Pa.
While this restaurant isn’t located right around the corner from campus it is well worth the 15-minute drive.
If you’re a fan of fresh and affordable sushi and sashimi prepared in a cozy environment, this place is for you.
Along with fresh and masterfully prepared sushi, Satto also offers authentic Korean dishes that are sure to please your palette. It should be emphasized that Satto has a “cozy” aspect.
It is a small restaurant with about four tables and a six-seat bar, so it is not recommended to go with a group larger than 10.
Satto Sushi is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. If sushi isn’t your thing, that’s okay.
The next hidden gem is Cedar’s Mediterranean Grill. Cedar’s can be found on Eighth Street in Stroudsburg, right off Main Street.
At Cedar’s you can find a wide array of Mediterranean food with everything from falafel and gyros to fresh made baba ganoush and spanakopita. Cedar’s is also what you would call a “hole in the wall”, with only two tables.
This restaurant is more apt to those who would like to take their food to go.
Along with many fresh and delicious foods Cedar’s is also a small storefront that has many traditional Greek and Mediterranean dried and canned goods for sale.
Cedar’s is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday.
While sushi and gyros are both tasty options, you may be looking for a more traditional meal.
If so, why not try our next gem Cook’s Corner? Cook’s is located off of Route 715 in Tannersville. While this slightly off the beaten path, it is well worth the trip.
This country-styled restaurant serves up all the American classics that you’d expect.
With everything from veal cutlets and cobb salads, Cook’s offers something for everybody. While the dishes on their menu are also good, this place also offers many delicious daily specials.
These specials can be anything from elaborate seafood dishes to a simple vegetarian delight. Cook’s is open Tuesday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
This last entry isn’t exactly what you would call a hidden gem but it is still a great place to eat.
Compton’s Pancake House has some of the best breakfast in the area hands down.
While they also serve lunch staples like burgers and sandwiches, Compton’s is best known for their amazing breakfasts.
They offer everything from decadent pancake stacks to omelets stuffed with every kind of meat, cheese and vegetable you could imagine.
Don’t expect to leave Compton’s hungry because along with the amazing food quality the portion sizes of their breakfasts are massive. Their plates can easily feed two people or maybe just one very hungry college student.
A word of warning to those who wish to eat at Compton’s, get there as early as possible because there tends to be a wait any time after 9 a.m. Compton’s is open every day from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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