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Ipanema Grille

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Brazilian, South American
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1911 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-2003
+1 570-558-0742
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome Rodizio with excellent Sangria to top it off. Meat cooked to perfection for all likes. On Saturday reservations are a must because from what we saw the place is packed.

Thank Alena V
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food looks like it has been cooked to death ., warmed up multiple days and then served to you . When did this become acceptable. Don't waste you time . This place should be closed .

Thank James F
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best kept secret. We really only heard of the Ipanema once. We tried it, it was awesome! The meats were never ending and the sides/other buffet was good. A few different drinks to try also!

Thank QFam104
Scranton, Pennsylvania, Usa
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what to say about this place other that be prepared to eat! Come hungry !!!The staff and service is excellent as is the food. Make sure to try the rodizio. It's meat lovers paradise. You control how fast you are served with these little red and green "stoplights". They'll explain it to you. Very friendly staff. Not... More 

Thank Ralph L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We read the review about how this place was better than Fogo de Chao, and ohmyGod, they were absolutely right! Better food- the skirt steak and the rosemary-crusted lamb were frontrunners for us, but everything they had, we tried, and it was all delicious. The atmosphere was much less hectic and hurried, as well, and the service was very friendly... More 

Thank Sarah D
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We went for my husband's birthday dinner. He has experienced one of these Brazilian restaurants before in Texas but Ipanema Grille In Scranton was the closest to us now (it was a 1 & 1/2 hr drive). It was amazing. The staff were so nice with their explanations and suggestions. Even if you think you won't like something...I'd be willing... More 

Thank Leslie K
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This Brazilian restaurant specializes in Rodizio. They bring out a dozen or more varieties of spit grilled cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and chicken and carve then right off the spits at the table. There is a beautiful salad bar and buffet of traditional side dishes to accompany the meats. You can choose just to have salad bar and buffet.... More 

Thank Michael M
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We always feel welcome, even if we are in for just drinks or dessert. The sangria is the best I've had and the caipirinha is fabulous! I've never had anything I didn't enjoy. We've eaten the rodizio and just regular menu items. It's family run and they treat the customers like extended family.

1 Thank 12Morris71
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is hands down one of the best restaurants I've been to. The food is impeccable and the servers are great. The coffee they serve is very good too. I wasn't extremely fond of the cheesecake but that was overshadowed by every other aspect of this restaurant. I suggest this Brazilian steakhouse to everyone!

1 Thank Jennifer B
Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant, and I have to say you can't judge a book by its cover (or neighborhood). This is the Scranton Fogo de Chao-a buffet of various offerings including salad, cheese bread, cheeses, plantain and polenta, etc. The meats are of immense variety-various steaks, turkey wrapped in bacon, chicken, pork loin, lamb and others. Serious yum.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$35
Brazilian, South American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1911 N Main Ave, Scranton, PA 18508-2003
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton
  • Phone Number: +1 570-558-0742

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?