Olyphant is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, approximately five miles (8 km) northeast of Scranton on the Lackawanna River in the heart of the anthracite region of the State. Its main source of employment was the mining and shipping of coal. Other industries of the past were the manufacturing of blasting powder, iron and steel goods, cigars, silks, etc. Olyphant experienced a severe downturn in the 1950s. There was once a thriving garment industry with numerous dress factories in the downtown area. There was also a slaughter house. Currently the biggest industry is the manufacture of Compact Disks (CD) and Digital Video Disks (DVD). The population was 5,151 at the 2010 census.
Things to do in Olyphant
4.5 based on 75 reviews
A great casual fine dining restaurant. Family friendly with large portions and great prices. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. "Life's Too Short For Average Food"
Our first visit to Tiffany's was a pleasant experience. Service staff were friendly and helpful. Did not make us feel rushed and took time to get us information on available beers, of which they have a decent selection. Our food was served promptly and was very good.
4 based on 187 reviews
Texas Roadhouse is a steak restaurant providing legendary food with legendary service. Texas Roadhouse specializes in hand-cut steaks, fresh-baked bread, fall-off-the-bone-ribs, and made-from-scratch sides. We also serve ice cold beer and legendary margaritas. Treat your family and friends to a night at Texas Roadhouse.
We arrived at the end of a rush. There were multiple empty tables however we were seated beside the bathroom. We had traveled for over 10 hours so asked if we could sit up near the bar away from the bathroom. This request seemed to put them off however they did move us.
This Texas Roadhouse is dirtier than any we've seen. We found cutlery on the ground passing towards the bar area and our wine glass had a dishwasher remains. Could be the result of a busy night.
We had to ask for buns 3 times and only received them at the end of our meal. We had to ask for the same glass of wine twice. We couldn't help but feel that our request to move set the poor service.
We still love Texas Roadhouses but we will not return here.
4.5 based on 283 reviews
A Little Pizza Heaven - Cozy Atomosphere
Decided to try this little place. What a surprise. Not only was it a great experience but the food was wonderful. They made room for us because all the tables were reserved. Owners and staff were extremely helpful and gracious. Great Italian food. Found a new place when we feel like eating Italian
4.5 based on 231 reviews
My husband and I stopped here for my birthday lunch. We had never heard of the restaurant but saw positive reviews. What a mistake.
Cheap, fried, bar food... No entrees available until after 4 pm.
So we ordered the shrimp & crab dip which was literally, white queso/cheddar Velveeta melted with a little Old Bay seasoning with the most laughably small shrimp scattered in it. It was truly nauseating. Someone need to Google a recipe for crab dip. Cream cheese, a little mayo, it's not complicated and this place has serious nerve passing off that garbage as acceptable.
The fried shrimp tasted like old cooking oil.
The place was loud, dark, and full of people who obviously don't know what good food is.
On the up side, the waitress was polite.
Other than that, disgusting.
My husband was apologizing to me about how awful it was - though it was not his fault.
We will never make that mistake again. Gross.
5 based on 17 reviews
The first pizza I got I was disappointed But I figured I would try it again, and am I glad I did. This is the only place I buy pizza. The people are very friendly and the pizza is super. My advice try it you will like it.....
4.5 based on 33 reviews
The pizza was very good. We didn't have to wait long for service in this self-seating dining room. The walls are covered with local pictures and memorabilia.
The server looked like he was the only staff member in the restaurant and we waited a while for the pizza to come out. The pizza was warm, not hot, which made it edible as soon as it arrived, but later pieces it was lukewarm.
Overall, the booths were cramped a bit and people behind you will bump the back of your booth, which gets really annoying. We will be back to see if the pizza is hotter on slower days.
There is a very steep wheelchair ramp in the front, but when you are in there, I wouldn't know where they'd seat you, therefore you may want to just order it for pick up.
5 based on 1 reviews
What can you say about Dunkin ; that has already been said . Other than this one I can say was remarkably clean .The staff very friendly, On a busy Main Street I got in and served quickly . They have a drive thru service also . To relax and not sit in your car to enjoy your order ; you can enjoy it inside the shop . The menu includes other than their regular staple of a wide variety of donuts , you can order from a sandwich menu that changes with the times. From the variety of drinks they conjure ; sometimes I find it hard to make up my mind what I want to eat or drink . What more can be said.....Keep it up Dunkin!
4.5 based on 2 reviews
I recently had the pleasure of eating at Nina's. WOW! I have driven past this little place several times and I never gave it a second look and I'm sorry I didn't. This place has the best boneless wing bites I have ever sunk my teeth into. I haven't tried anything else but I hear good things from everyone who I know has eaten there.
4.5 based on 75 reviews
Staying at the Microtel down the road, stopped in with the Mrs. after the event we were in town for, for a couple rounds. Good cocktails pretty cheap, super friendly bartenders, and a local character or two for some bar chatter. Glad we stopped in!
4.5 based on 51 reviews
My husband and I were extremely disappointed in Café Soriano's Flavor Night. I had gone there for breakfast with the girls several times and was pleased with the food, and was looking forward to trying Flavor Night. The food went from not too good, to downright awful. After reading all the good reviews, I was so surprised. Maybe we just hit a bad night, but we can't figure out how it got such good reviews on the food. My husband ordered the Crab bisque and I ordered Pasatelli soup. We were both totally disappointed with our soups and really couldn't eat them. We ordered the Smashed garlic potatoes as a side, and though the actual taste was ok , they were so gluey, thick and pasty, I had never had mashed potatoes anywhere that were that bad. I asked if they used a food processor as I have read that will do that to mashed potatoes as it breaks down the starches, but I was told "oh no they are hand mashed".
The crab cakes were ok, but hardly great. We also ordered the Thai lettuce wraps ,and these were also decent. We left very disappointed and actually still hungry.
My husband said please don't ever take me back there for supper!!
It was really not that busy, we were the only customers in the front room, and the service was not very good.
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