The first of our Top 3 Favorite dinner spots in Honesdale, PA

January 2022: Happy New Year!

If you’re considering booking a stay at Golf Hill BNB its important to know whats around town. Even though this is a small town, it has some restaurants that would rival any place in a big city. In this blog post I am listing the first of our top 3 picks on Main street in Honesdale PA where we have our house. All 3 places are only a 5 minute drive from the house. We will be sending our guest who booked for February 2022 a $20 gift certificate to Native.

Native restaurant:

I know I’ve mentioned this place before. But it’s just so good it needs repeating. This place is amazing. The atmosphere is so cozy. The combinations they put together are surprising yet perfect. And their presentation is like a work of art. Native is only open for dinner. It’s a good idea to make a reservation.

On this trip we sat at the counter watching the chefs perform their magic. I recommend doing this at least once. The head chef is one of the owners, and his wife runs the front of the house. Such nice people. I love how they bring out each plate separately so you get to savor the flavors before the next comes out. Every time we go there we try something new. Of course we have our favorites. We love ordering a few things and sharing to get the most out of the experience.

We paired our meal with a delicious glass (or 2) of Merlot. They first brought out the toasts. Our favorite is the Shiitake mushroom Gorgonzola. It melts in your mouth. So full of flavor. This time we also ordered the Bison tartar toasts with caper-horseradish dressing for the first time. My husband loved this. It was delicious, however I kept thinking to myself “this is raw!” I got over that and quickly when I tasted the perfect combination flavors.

The green salad with pickled onions and shaved radishes was next. They serve it on a wood cutting board and already dressed with a green goddess dressing. It’s more than enough for 2 people.

For our entrees we had butternut squash raviolis, squid ink spaghetti with shrimp, and Venison osso bucco with creamy polenta. Each dish that came out was better than the next. The ravioli was slightly sweet with a balsamic reduction. They give you about 12 in the large plate and 6 in the small plate. We ordered the large so we would have leftovers.

The spaghetti was black and very mildly flavored with the safron cream sauce. We had planned on having leftovers but it was too delicious and Darryl said its not going to make it home haha.

My favorite was the venison short rib and polenta. It had this savory gravy, served with the bone with the marrow. They garnish it with a bamboo stick so you can eat the marrow.

Dessert was a must. One thing that is nonnegotiable is the goat cheese cheesecake. The goat cheeses gives this cake a unique flavor. I’m obsessed! There is a graham cracker crust and is drizzled with local honey – sinfully delicious.

We had to order an entre size brisket mac and cheese and another cheesecake to bring home to our daughters or they would never forgive us haha.

Guidebook For our Guests- Part 2: Places to visit in the area

Reapers Revenge is an amazing Haunted House event. It consists of several haunted hayrides, haunted woods, haunted houses, and haunted carnivals. If you love halloween – you will LOVE this! Make sure to buy tickets ahead of time online.

Robas Family Farms was the place to be when our kids were younger for fall and halloween events. Picking pumpkins, the petting zoo, the corn maze we got lost in with 3 toddlers (OMG!) the cider donuts, apple cider. Now they are older (teenagers WOW!) and they still enjoy the corn maze, the cider donuts, the overall feeling of being there. Its nostalgic for them, and us. worth the visit, go make some memories with your family!

Lakeland Orchard & Cidery is only open only through Nov 1st. They have so much to offer on this property. Apple picking, you pick produce, flowering kale, sunflowers, zinnias, even a Halloween lightshow. The kids can enjoy some fresh apple cider, the Country Carousel, Cow Train Express, and Pumpkin Bounce. For the adults there is hard cider, live music, and axe throwing. You can stroll through the beautiful Zinnia and Sunflower fields or collect bushels of apples from the many rows of trees.

Carousel Water & Fun Park is a great place to bring the kids in the summer while visiting Golf Hill BNB. There are bumper boats, a water slide, wading pool, go-karts, miniature golf, game room and snalck bar.

Costas Family Fun Park Has much of the same as the Carousel Water &n Fun park. The miniature golf, Bumper boats, waterslide, go-karts. But they have a driving range, batting cage, and lazer tag. They also have a snack bar and childrens playground.

Skytop Adventure Center is for the more adventurous. Offering Ziplining, Tree top Adventure Course, Rock Climbing, Archery tag, Paintball, and Axe throwing.

Claws & Paws Wild Animal Park in Lake Ariel is great for the kids. A zoo that features the usual groupingn of animals. It is geared towards kids. There are Lions, Tigers and Bears (Oh My!), Monkeys, Giraffe, Lemurs, Leopards, Alpaca, Lynx, Jaguar, Cougar, Warthog, Alligators, snakes, Deer, Emu, Goats and so much more.

I will continue to add local favorites to this page and post an update as recommendations keep coming from our guests. Hope this helps you plan a memorable trip when you decide to visit Golf Hill BNB!

Through the eyes of our guest…

I want to thank one of our recent guests Dan, for sharing with us about his stay at Golf Hill BNB with his family for a few weeks.

A couple with 2 kids, they needed a country escape from the city to enjoy their summer break. Im just going to share a few highlights from their stay.

“A very comfortable house to spend time with the family. Room to spread out and relax on the property, as well as easy access to lots of fun places. The house is exactly as described. It was just the summer escape we needed.” Dan H. NYC, NY

Dan recommended Paulies, the Twisted Rail, 2 Guys from Italy pizza for eating out. But they made the most of cooking over the campfire (Even though the house has a fully equipped kitchen as well as a gas grill lol).

Thanks again Dan and family for sharing your summer adventure with us. Hope to see you again next year! (or sooner lol).

Brunch at Mansour’s Market Café & Eatery, Scranton PA

Saturday was a beautiful day for a drive into Scranton. A short drive from Golf Hill BNB. Worth the trip! We found the cutest brunch place. Mansour’s Market Café & Eatery, a family owned and run café. Everywhere we looked there were beautiful surprises from the beautiful tin roof, the cozy window seats, and the antique cash registers. The staff was friendly and very knowledgeable.

The menu had something for everyone. From bagels loaded with lox, cream cheese, with capers and onions, eggs of every style, French toast, waffles and the most delicious oatmeal with your choice of toppings.

Mansours is only open for breakfast and lunch. But I have heard they have a monthly dinner. Can’t wait to experience that!

969 Prescott Ave, Scranton, PA 18510

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