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77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116 (Pennsylvania & N. Washington)
+1 570-820-0990
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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El Mirage, Arizona, United States
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Patrick was our waiter and was terrific. He made knowledgable suggestions from the menu and served everything with style but was never intrusive. Did not expect such service and outstanding food in a hotel restaurant so we were very pleasantly surprised! Try the meatball appetizer ( but share it) and the apple won ton for dessert. You won't regret it!

Thank Laurie C
Hernando, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Food was excellent, prices very reasonable. Service was great. My wife and I both order the Italian Meatballs and Rigatoni. The 2 meatballs were the size of a baseball, and really delicious.

Thank vicklucy
Shavertown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I don't know what else to say except that the Oyster is still by far our favorite restaurant, and once again Michael is our favorite server!! If you haven't already tried this place please do so...it's incredible, took our son and my mom for her birthday, all I can say is that it's the BEST around!!! I just wish that... More 

Thank Matt G
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us celebrate your important birthdays with you! Michael is the best! Thom Greco More 

Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The buffet on weekdays is delicious and quite affordable. Took 12 friends for a birthday lunch and only cost approx. $100 plus a tip. You've got that right - about $6.95 a head last time I was there. Salad bar, sandwich bar and certain days have different hot foods. We've been there when they had beef on the carving station... More 

Thank Michelle B
Greer, South Carolina
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177 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

First of all, this review is not intended for residents of the greater Wilkes- Barre area, as they may have a local appreciation of Oyster that could escape travelers passing through. Oyster is located in the Best Western Hotel ( need I go on?). In an ambience that fits in to a bad 1950's dream, we started with Oysters Rockefeller,... More 

2 Thank Dlopes
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

After 679 miles - I could understand your long tiring day. Although we would have hoped to be a more positive part of your trip - the Oyster Rockefeller was not to your liking - but, it made a good heading for your review! We also understand that the rigatoni and meatballs might have been too much for you to... More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Hotel provided free breakfast at Oyster. It was very good, plentiful. Staff was attentive to both diners and to buffet.

Thank walkerdude1
North Carolina
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This restaurant was a lovely surprise to us. We always stay at the Genetti Best Western but usually eat at a nearby favorite Thai restaurant. Happened to check Trip Advisor & saw that Oyster was #1 in Wilkes Barre and it was right downstairs in our hotel lobby. We had a wonderful meal, a lovely eggplant dish (under 500 calories),... More 

Thank SeniorTravelor62
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a chance. Yes, the portions are large. Italian specialties are great! We will take your advice and warn our customers of the size - or, maybe we should reduce the servings. Thanks for your comments. We will look into our area of service to get the full 5 star rating next time. Thom More 

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278 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

We were the 3rd table seated in the restaurant but we waited 15 minutes to even give our drink order. The waiter saw us but was too busy fawning over this small wedding party. The other table got up and left after waiting too long. We would have but were tired from a full day of traveling and were staying... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The staff is wonderful and does a great job of t care of your needs. The music is loud enough for you to hear but not so loud that you can't hear the person you are with talking. Also, the music makes you feel like you have gone back a few decades and are enjoying a meal while listening to... More 

Thank navyman007
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

A solid performer. My wife had Chicken Francese and you could literally cut if with a fork. I ordered a "trio," Filet Mignon, Crab Cake and Lobster Tail, a special of the evening. On the negative side, the tail was so small, I thought, why bother plating it? On the positive side, the filet was an excellent cut of beef... More 

Thank Michael G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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

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