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77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
+1 570-820-0990
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good13%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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77 E Market St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-3116
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Beautiful location and setting. Ala carte menu. Most dinner items are $25-$30. They come with potatoes and vegetables. Meatball app is enough for a good dinner. Lobster bisque was very good. Tropical salad was so so. Filet was very tasty. Lobster tail was over cooked....More

Thank acielesz
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you for taking time for review! We agree - it is a beautiful setting - some are used to the traditional cookie cutter look - we try to give an escape to our customers - taking them to South Beach or West Coast feeling....More

Reviewed 17 February 2017

We came up from Allentown to try Oyster with another couple. I do rely on tripadvisor and noticed that the reviews were pretty good. I also had my eye on the Wasabi Crust Filet and the Scallops. We all started with drinks, a Martini;s Martini,...More

Thank cgrsmkn
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Thank you for taking your time to give us such great comments! Very thorough and can be helpful for others. We really take our Italian food serious and try to capture the family recipes we all remember! Martinis, hand cut steaks and great seafood is...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just returned from a quick trip to Wilkes Barre to attend an event at the Kirby Center. My husband and I had reservations to stay at the Best Western Genetti Hotel & Conference Center, and had read favorable reviews about Oyster ( the restaurant happens...More

Thank Monica G
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you! Valentines Day is a big time for us being voted the "most romantic restaurant". I'm glad that they were able to get a table for you and we do take care of our hotel guests. I understand the show was great at the...More

Reviewed 13 February 2017

Its a nice simple buffet. There is a little salad and topings, 2 hot items, 2 or 3 soups and breads. What's nice is everything is included in the reasonable price, even your beverage.

Thank Dihanna
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Thank you for your fine comments on Oyster lunch buffet. At $7.95 which includes your soft drinks from Tuesday til Friday from 11:30 til 2 PM. I just don't understand why you did not give a higher rating? Thom

Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

After a tiring day traveling we were very pleased to be served good drinks! The menu always has a few unusual offerings which makes it fun to peruse. The Caesar salad and the well garnished spinach salad were both enjoyed. Instead of rolls you are...More

Thank kathyincornwall
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Great details! Thanks for your kind comments. Thom Greco

Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

The ambience is very nice once you get past the hotel front lobby. The menu has very nice choices. The tomato sauce is excellent and the pasta perfectly cooked. The meatballs are very tasty. My wife's chicken parm was tasty but a little tough. The...More

1  Thank Neildash1
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2017

Thanks for your comments! Usually we get RAVES about the chicken Parmesan. All good Italian food. Sorry you did not enjoy our Fried Apple Cinnamon Won Ton - it does call for lots of cinnamon and walnuts! Yes, we are training a new server to...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017

Really good crab cake, and excellent service from Michael and Jannel. This was our second visit to the restaurant and the hotel in which it's located

Thank Massachusetts_hiker
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

Thanks for your kind words! We appreciate your visits. Not sure why we did not get a "5" rating which would be consistent with your comments? Thanks again. Thom

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Instead of bread you get refrigerator cold pizza squares which was over sauced and otherwise too cold to assess. I order the steak au provoire which would have been excellent had the chef any any inclination to prepare it as I asked - medium well....More

1  Thank Tripa2017
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I agree - the steak au proivre is an excellent dish! Sorry that it did not come out the temperature you requested. We do not accept requests for "well done" as it destroys the nature of the...More

Reviewed 30 December 2016

The best in the area. Great food, great people. Give it a try. Best food in the area. Nice assorted menu. Best crab cakes anywhere. You will not be sorry. People are friendly and provide outstanding service. Bar is nice and quiet. Inside is eloquent...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Food, service, and recommendations were excellent. Our server was Michael. Our party of four were the only diners. The atmosphere was different. The decor was jumbled. I will go back.

Thank JohnMountaintop
Aventura_FloridaThg, Owner at Oyster, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2016

Thank you for taking time to comment. Michael is the best! The decor is eclectic! Look forward to hosting you again. Thom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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
  • E-mail
Located within the Genetti Hospitality Complex and Best Western Plus Hotel in downtown Wilkes Barre. There is free parking out front or buzz at the gate of the hotel parking for entry to free parking. We feature the BEST CRAB CAKE and folks from Maryland can attest! Butter Poached lobster tail and a filet mignon that melts in your mouth! Creme Brulee and coconut pie - a must! Great Italian dishes - meat balls the size of tennis balls! Eggplant Parmesan and several Italian inspired pork dishes! Chicken Marsala and Chicken Francese! We specialize in luxury weddings - Oyster Weddings and special events - rooms from 40 up to 80!
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