Tamaqua is a borough in eastern Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, United States. The borough, located in Central Eastern Pennsylvania's Southern Coal Region, had a population of 7,107 as of the 2010 U.S. Census, a drop of less than 1% from 2000. In 2013, population of 6,976, Tamaqua is part of the Pottsville, PA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Things to do in Tamaqua
4.5 based on 102 reviews
Great Italian and classic American cuisine; large portions; reasonable prices. Parking is tight though, so arrive early.
4 based on 39 reviews
I've been visiting Heisler's since I am a kid. You can't beat their prices and quality...especially the ice cream. It is always a scenic trip past Hawk Mountain area for us. And, the miniature golf is some of the nicest around....by the way, the loser must buy the ice cream for the group...LOL!
5 based on 4 reviews
This is a very historic Italian bakery on a little street in Tamaqua. They sell out in the morning quickly so you need to get there early. I've been there at 10 AM and they were already sold out. You can also buy their bread in some of the local stores but they sell out quickly too! The bakery itself is dirty but that's part of his charm. If you get the chance, try this bread!
3.5 based on 3 reviews
After schlepping around Hometown Farmers Market usually in the sun and heat, this make for a quick pick me up. As you leave the market and at the major intersection with Rt. 309 is the Dunkin' Donuts. Typical fare, donuts, sweets, drinks, etc. Good parking and seating inside or take away. Nice spot to cool off and have a drink.
4.5 based on 57 reviews
Enjoy casual fine dining in the beautifully restored 1874 Tamaqua Train Station. Enjoy a diverse menu featuring selections from Caribbean wings and signature hand rolled mozzarella sticks, juicy 8 ounce burgers, fresh salads...to Raspberry glazed rack of lamb and housemade crab cakes. Compliment any meal with our full service bar, featuring 8 draft selections, full wine list, champagne cocktail menu, bloody Mary bar, and martini menu. Sunday brunch selections are also available from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested.
The restaurant is a beautifully restored vintage train station. Parking is adequate and across the tracks from the restaurant. We were pleasantly greeted by the hostess and seated. The place was busy and we waited over 10 minutes for the waitress to take our drink order. We ordered a bottle of wine and this took another 10 minutes. We ordered calamari for an appetizer and this took over 10 minutes. The calamari was a disappointment - rings only - no tentacles - heavily breaded and probably a frozen preparation tossed into the fryer. It was served with marinara sauce topped with ground cheese. Less than satisfying. French onion soups came next and were very good. The $28 surf and turf entree consisted of a mildly overcooked and rather flavorless petite 6 oz. filet and 3 stuffed shrimp. The crab meat filling was moderately breaded and dry. The $28 prime rib was a bit tough, definitely not prime rated beef and possibly not even certified Angus. The potato and vegetable sides were OK but not outstanding. We passed on dessert. The wine was satisfactory. It took nearly an hour after being seated to receive our entrees. This is likely the best restaurant in Tamaqua but compared to the best in the Lehigh Valley and Philly, it needs work to truly excel. The menu seems a bit too extensive. Paring down the menu and increasing the quality of ingredients is needed. Although our waitress was pleasant, more timely serving is needed. Overall, slow service and overpriced for the quality of food served.
4 based on 23 reviews
Skipper Dippers is a family-owned restaurant open year round. We are celebrating our 9th season on busy Route 309 in Hometown (just North of Tamaqua, PA). Not only do we serve the area's best cheese steaks and burgers, but our ICE CREAM is OUT OF THIS WORLD. Make sure to make it a combo and try one of our famous milkshakes to help wash down the best burgers and cheese steaks in the area.
Their ice cream is delicious and can't beat it. The varieties are endless here, any way you want, from shakes to sundaes, all are so great. I make my hubby go there once a week just to get the ice cream. When my daughter comes...MoreThank you for the kind words! We're glad you enjoy coming to Skipper Dippers and look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
3 based on 3 reviews
I am not a fan of the Dunkin Donut location in Tamaqua. I go to many of these places. The service was slow and the my order was wrong both times I've been in there. Servers are not very pleasant.
4 based on 30 reviews
We were passing through from Jim Thorpe, and stumbled upon this place at a red light. Big restaurant, with choice seating of counter, booth or table. Seemed very clean, including restrooms. There's a cute little gift shop in the lobby area with rustic country gifts.
I wouldn't recommend the chicken croquettes, they were ok. Mine were way to hard on the bottom, and still need some perfecting. Could be a little bigger too. Mac and cheese for a side, was huge and cheddary, made with penne, and another cheese I couldn't pin point. Stuffing was good. French fries are awesome with spice on them, Reuben was pretty good.
They make homemade ice cream, with a million flavors. I had pralines and cream, and it was delicious. My friend had a half of waffle sundae, it was huge, and they made the waffle fresh for her sundae. Our server was delightful.
My tea was served in a large mason jar mug. Nice place. Not too many options in the area, this was nice with a nice menu of selections and a salad bar. Save room for dessert!
4 based on 46 reviews
We stopped for lunch after hearing from my friend's relative that the pizza was great. My friend had the Eggplant Parm. Sandwich and I had the Fish Sandwich. Both items were great and my friend said that her roll was excellent. She could also get a smaller size. Our waitress was also very good. Will definitely stop back again when we are in the area.
4.5 based on 15 reviews
I've been going to Luigi's for years & we love pizza. In NYC, we've eaten Lombardi's & Grimaldi & more but the best pizza is at Luigi's. Tamaqua is so Lucky to have such amazing pizza. Luigi's has great subs & cheesesteaks too.
We don't live in Tamaqua but whenever we are near we don't miss out on our favorite pizza Ever!
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