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Backdraft Restaurant

1256 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9365
+1 570-698-6200
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good34%
  • Average30%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible8%
3 days ago
“when r place was being done overands”
1 week ago
“Stopped on our bike.....”
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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
$$ - $$$
1256 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9365
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Reviewed 3 days ago

stopped in for a drink not bad seen so people from the old r place good food bands pizza next door the wings i didn't have but they must have more then a dozen different types i had a brisket it was pretty goos cold...More

Thank fishthis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The service was good.....it was a hot day and the cold drinks tasted good. Food not so much. Wings were so-so...it looked kinda rough n down inside. But! I drove by the other day and it's been renovated! We'll take another ride and see more....

Thank Sexikid
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We've been to Backdraft twice. The first time - last summer - then more recently. Both times we were greeted by heavy cigarette smoke blowing in from the outdoor section, and rude wait staff. We are the friendliest, most easy-going people. What is it that...More

Thank d0ug2222
Lee G, Owner at Backdraft Restaurant, responded to this review

We cannot help the air that comes in from outside. We have been voted the COLDEST beer in our county many times for the 10 years we have been here. Lastly, our burgers are 100% hand-ground, formed and refrigerated DAILY, never frozen. That being said,...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Try the barbecue beef or vegetable quesadilla in their restaurant and check online to see when they have live music. It's all good! Backdraft's take out pizza is so good we bring one home maybe 25 to 35 times a year. Eat inside or in...More

Thank 640nedd
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Backdraft offers a fun atmosphere, okay food, notable pizza, and adult beverages at fair prices. You can't beat the convenience if you are from The Hideout. The waiting service could use some improvement, but the bar service is excellent. The pub offers two bars (one...More

Thank Kathryn F
Reviewed 11 January 2017

this place caters to the young and older also bands on weekends and football sunday you can go outside in the heated tent room to smoke to on the right of the bar its a good sunday stop for us and the pizza there is...More

Thank rwill73438
Lee G, Owner at Backdraft Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review! We will be doing a complete Bar Side renovation this February to match the Industrial look of our Dining Room, many positive changes are coming this spring. Just wish it was already here... Once again, we appreciate your business!

Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and menu. Great burgers! A little on the pricy side though. Good service I would recommend

Thank Alyssa K
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The food was fine, but the atmosphere was definitely that of "locals"....didn't necessarily feel welcome....locals seemed to come and stay at the bar all day.

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Ok spot for locals that want to mingle with one another and drink beer. Wouldn't go there otherwise. We went there to try something new. We told the gentleman when we came in that we were interested in a pizza and pitcher of beer. The...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 11 September 2016

We wanted bbq and this was the only choice. Definitely a locals place. We were seated at a table in the bar area and it was noisy as each local was greeted as they entered. My husband was very uncomfortable with the way that male...More

Thank Sue K
Lee G, Owner at Backdraft Restaurant, responded to this review

We are very sorry it took so long for your meal and it was noisy. Please understand, we are primarily a sports bar, and on a Sunday we usually draw a large, boisterous crowd. We also do over 50% of our business as take out....More

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Sue K
I am responding to your response to my review. We weren't there on a Sunday, I don't know why you say that and I didn't say what time of day we were in. We were in on a weekday. The noise I spoke of came from the people at the bar which was full. If Sunday is such a busy day for you there should be more than one person in the kitchen.
14 September 2016|
Response from Lee G | Property representative |
Oddly enough, we received a phone call from someone on Sunday claiming the EXACT same circumstances you stated in your review. They claimed over the phone that while the place was empty, it was way too loud and boisterous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1256 Hamlin Hwy, Route 590, Lake Ariel, PA 18436-9365
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pocono Mountains Region  >  Lake Ariel
  • Phone Number: +1 570-698-6200