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77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
+1 570-820-0990
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good13%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (68 reviews)
“escarole” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 14:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just returned from a quick trip to Wilkes Barre to attend an event at the Kirby Center. My husband and I had reservations to stay at the Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, and had read favorable reviews about Oyster ( the restaurant happens...More

Thank Monica G
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you! Valentines Day is a big time for us being voted the "most romantic restaurant". I'm glad that they were able to get a table for you and we do take care of our hotel guests. I understand the show was great at the...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Its a nice simple buffet. There is a little salad and topings, 2 hot items, 2 or 3 soups and breads. What's nice is everything is included in the reasonable price, even your beverage.

Thank Dihanna
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for your fine comments on Oyster lunch buffet. At $7.95 which includes your soft drinks from Tuesday til Friday from 11:30 til 2 PM. I just don't understand why you did not give a higher rating? Thom

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After a tiring day traveling we were very pleased to be served good drinks! The menu always has a few unusual offerings which makes it fun to peruse. The Caesar salad and the well garnished spinach salad were both enjoyed. Instead of rolls you are...More

Thank kathyincornwall
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Great details! Thanks for your kind comments. Thom Greco

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The ambience is very nice once you get past the hotel front lobby. The menu has very nice choices. The tomato sauce is excellent and the pasta perfectly cooked. The meatballs are very tasty. My wife's chicken parm was tasty but a little tough. The...More

1  Thank Neildash1
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thanks for your comments! Usually we get RAVES about the chicken Parmesan. All good Italian food. Sorry you did not enjoy our Fried Apple Cinnamon Won Ton - it does call for lots of cinnamon and walnuts! Yes, we are training a new server to...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Really good crab cake, and excellent service from Michael and Jannel. This was our second visit to the restaurant and the hotel in which it's located

Thank Massachusetts_hiker
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Thanks for your kind words! We appreciate your visits. Not sure why we did not get a "5" rating which would be consistent with your comments? Thanks again. Thom

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Instead of bread you get refrigerator cold pizza squares which was over sauced and otherwise too cold to assess. I order the steak au provoire which would have been excellent had the chef any any inclination to prepare it as I asked - medium well....More

1  Thank Tripa2017
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I agree - the steak au proivre is an excellent dish! Sorry that it did not come out the temperature you requested. We do not accept requests for "well done" as it destroys the nature of the...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best in the area. Great food, great people. Give it a try. Best food in the area. Nice assorted menu. Best crab cakes anywhere. You will not be sorry. People are friendly and provide outstanding service. Bar is nice and quiet. Inside is eloquent...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Food, service, and recommendations were excellent. Our server was Michael. Our party of four were the only diners. The atmosphere was different. The decor was jumbled. I will go back.

Thank JohnMountaintop
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you for taking time to comment. Michael is the best! The decor is eclectic! Look forward to hosting you again. Thom

Reviewed 26 November 2016

The staff could not be kinder. The food was as good as 5 star restaurants across the country. A must try. Pasta dishes are great. Lobster not overdone

Thank yepitravellots
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Waiter Michael was as great as the food! Very accommodating and made us feel very special! Lovely environment with good music to eat and talk by.More

Thank Carol L
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2016

Thank you for taking time to comment. that is a great dish served at Oyster. We hired a contestant, Maria, from Ramsey's Hell's Kitchen to get it! Chicken Marsala. We have an awesome marsala based tomato sauce served with grilled chicken and pappardelle -spicy and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
    (Pennsylvania & N. Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Luzerne County  >  Wilkes-Barre
  • Phone Number: +1 570-820-0990
  • E-mail
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