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Dining in the Drums/Hazleton, PA Area

  • 10/30/2017
  • By Kayleigh
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Dining in the Drums/Hazleton, PA Area

Known as “The Crossroads of the East,” Hazleton was incorporated as a borough in April of 1851 and as a city in December of 1891.

Hazleton’s downtown is undergoing a major revitalization. The main thoroughfare has been reconstructed, yet the area is still well-known for its small-town environment, traditional values, and modern conveniences.

Surrounded by the Drums and Conyngham areas, the energy of the city is balanced by the tranquility of the valley. Nevertheless, there are plenty of restaurants throughout the areas! If you’re looking for somewhere to dine, check out some of these restaurants:

Martin’s Restaurant

301 Broad St.
West Hazleton, PA 18202
Phone: 570-501-2500
Website: https://www.martins-restaurant-hazleton.com/

Located in West Hazleton, Martin’s Restaurant offers food that makes you feel at home. Family-owned, you’re sure to fall in love with the atmosphere at Martin’s. They prepare their menu from scratch and offer a BYOB setting.

Sit down dining. Reservations accepted.

The Meating House

592710 Freedom Rd.
Drums, PA 18222
Phone: 570-788-5927
Website: http://themeatinghouse.com/

If you’re in the mood for casual dining and fine spirits, look no further than The Meating House. Originally a stagecoach stop, this restaurant holds a lot of history. Their menu offers freshly prepared meals to appeal to anyone’s tastes.

Dining room, catering, butcher shop, take out, tap room, microbrews, and full bar available.

The Ovalon

252 North Wyoming St.
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: (570) 454-0853
Website: http://www.theovalon.com/

If classic Italian is what you’re craving, The Ovalon offers Hazleton’s longest standing, fine dining restaurant. Operated since 1946, the restaurant offers a place for both intimate dining and special events and parties.

Casual Italian fine dining, takeout. Reservations accepted.

Senape’s Tavern Pitza

835 North Vine St.
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: 570-454-7080 or 570-454-9168
Website: http://www.pitza.com/

Open for over 100 years, Senape’s Tavern Pizza offers pizzas, sandwiches, hoagies, salads, antipastos, and more!

Sit down, take out, or pre-order your food. Reservations accepted.

The Brass Buckle

334 Main St.
Conyngham, PA 18219
Phone: 570-788-4145
Website: http://www.brassbucklerestaurant.com/home

The Brass Buckle is located in what was once the Conyngham Hotel, which was built in the early 1800s. Their food is a unique fusion of Tex-Mex with a blend of south-west Mexican flavors. The Brass Buckle makes their food with fresh ingredients, and gluten-free options are plentiful.

Restaurant, bar, catering, take out.

The Pines

8 West Broad St.
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: 570-391-4303
Website: http://www.thepineseatery.com/

Sit down, private events, entertainment, weekly specials, full bar. Reservations accepted.

Leonard’s Fine Dining

615 East Broad St.
Hazleton, PA 18201
Phone: 570-501-9600
Website: http://www.leonardsfinedining.com/

Leonard’s offers an intimate dining atmosphere where you can enjoy casual American and Italian dining with a focus on fresh seafood.

Dine in, take out, full bar. Reservations accepted.

Sally Pursell’s Country Inn

891 West County Rd.
Sugarloaf, PA 18249
Phone: 570-384-3478
Website: http://dandp444.wixsite.com/sallypursells

Located at an old stagecoach stop and grocery store, Sally Pursell’s Country Inn has over 100 years of family-owned history. Sally’s homemade specialties are beloved by locals.

Eat in, take out, private parties, full bar.

Booty’s Place

1101 N Church St.
Hazleton, PA 18202
Phone: 570-455-5551
Website: https://www.facebook.com/BootysPlaceRestaurant/

Homemade food made with fresh ingredients at an affordable price. Enjoy pizzas, hoagies, pasta, and more!

Dine in, take out. Takes reservations.

Sand Springs Country Club

10 Clubhouse Dr.
Drums, PA 18222
Phone: 570-788-5845
Website: http://sandspringsgolf.com/

Enjoy a meal inside, on the patio, or at the classic oak bar. Changing along with the seasons, their menu highlights the best local and international cuisine.

Dine in, take out, catering, special events, bar, and more! Reservations accepted.

Powerhouse Eatery

60 Powerhouse Rd.
White Haven, PA 18661
Phone: 570-443-4480
Website: http://www.powerhouseeatery.co/#about

Powerhouse Eatery offers a unique atmosphere in an old power plant that was turned into a historic dining facility. Opened in 1989, this restaurant offers authentic American restaurant offers great food with an enjoyable and unique atmosphere.

Sit down, take out, drinks, good for families, good for groups. Reservations accepted.

Fratelli’s

300 S Main St.
Conyngham, PA 18219
Phone: 570-788-7870
Website: https://www.facebook.com/FratellisRistoranteConyngham/

This fine dining Italian restaurant is great for groups offering a wide variety of Italian dishes!

Dine in, take out, catering. Reservations accepted.

Top of the 80’s

3 Top of 80’s Rd.
Hazleton, PA 18202
Phone: 570-454-8795
Website: http://topofthe80s.com/

If you’re looking for farm-to-table dining as well as gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian-friendly options, Top of the 80’s if a great place to be. Take in the view of the valley while enjoying the area’s best steak of 2017!

Sit down, take out, full bar, catering, outdoor seating, good for families, good for groups. Reservations accepted.

Five Stars Chinese Restaurant

93 Airport Rd.
Hazleton, PA 18202
Phone: 570-455-3478
Website: https://www.zomato.com/hazleton-pa/five-star-chinese-restaurant-hazleton/menu#regular

Enjoy Chinese, Thai, and Japanese dishes—including sushi—for lunch or dinner in a relaxed setting.

Lunch, dinner, sit down, take out.

Vesuvio’s

366 West Butler Dr.
Drums, PA 18222
Phone: 570-788-3635
Website: http://eatatvesuvios.com/

With two locations, Vesuvio’s offers a variety of pizza, burgers, hoagies, and more!

Dine in, take out, draft beers.

Damenti’s Restaurant

870 N Hunter Hwy
Mountain Top, PA 18707
Phone: 570-788-2004
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Damentis-Restaurant-285130507585/

Opening soon, Damenti’s is coming back to the area! Offering fine dining, patio bar, and ice bar.


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What are some of your favorite places to eat in the Hazleton/Drums area? Sound off in the comments!

By Kayleigh, 10/30/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
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Kayleigh

Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.

1 Comment
  • Cheryl Roman
    11/06/2017

    I’ve eaten at all of these restaurants and every one is unique and has excellent food. There is something for everyone in our area.

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