The lumber industry made Williamsport prosperous in the late 18th century. But there is much more today that makes this beautiful city in Pennsylvania famous. One of these things is the great array of excellent restaurants, spanning different cuisines. We explore 10 of the best places to try here.
Located inside a Victorian mansion, the stunning Peter Herdic House is a fine-dining restaurant. To the delight of the ethical food lover, this gourmet restaurant’s specialty is to cook using only locally grown and sustainable meats and produce. In addition, this place offers a treat for history lovers. This perfectly restored mansion, which was originally built in 1854 and belonged to a local lumber baron, boasts the best Italian Villa architecture to be found in Pennsylvania.
No wonder Franco’s Lounge Restaurant & Music Club is such a popular restaurant among locals in Williamsport. It combines two all-time favorites; delicious and authentic Italian cuisine, and the best musical talents. The fact that it is also a small family run restaurant adds to its authenticity and character, making the place even cozier. If you are considering this place for dinner, please remember to make a reservation.
Located in downtown Williamsport, Alabaster Coffee Roaster & Tea Company is the state’s finest specialty coffee shop. Having mastered the art of ethical sourcing and coffee-making, the baristas have more than one trick when it comes to roasting and brewing the beans. Featuring a convivial atmosphere, this coffee shop runs on a love for coffee and a quality drinking experience, which includes friendly staff.
Moon & Raven Public House offers delicious and filling dishes in an old-school pub setting, with live local and Celtic music. In this warm and friendly atmosphere, you will find American, Irish and English dishes on the menu, all of which mix perfectly well with a cold beer. This casual place is ideal for relaxing and catching up with friends. Do not miss their happy hours from Tuesday through Friday 4-6pm.
Looking for the best sushi in Williamsport? Your answer lies in Ichiban. This Japanese restaurant is also, unexpectedly, an excellent steakhouse. Guests never leave disappointed. The service is efficient and the atmosphere convivial and friendly. Preparing the food might take some time, but you can have the reassurance that everything is fresh and well-made. To accompany the tasty dishes, why not try the plum wine?
Restaurant, BBQ, American, Fast Food, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
Barbecue, barbecue, and even more barbecue. At Acme, they have become masters at grilling meat. Of course, there is no right or wrong when it comes to that, but all we can say is that they have the skills and the techniques it requires. The pulled pork is a favorite with everyone. The place is small and popular, so you might want to get there early to make sure you get some of that tasty slow-cooked meat.
From complete dishes to finger food, the Bullfrog Brewery has it all in generous portions. But what you really want to try is their craft beer. The atmosphere is relaxed, but it is worth noting that the restaurant gets quite busy during weekends. The place is beautiful in its simplicity, and the staff are very friendly.
At The Stonehouse Wood Fired Pizza and Pasteria, they proudly make mouthwatering pizzas in a traditional wood-fired oven. They also make their own fresh pasta and mozzarella, serve nitrate-free sausages, and a delicious natural pepperoni. Bread is baked daily in the same wood-fired oven they use for their pizzas. Last but not least, guests can also ask for gluten-free options, which are just as tasty.
When it comes to Italian gastronomy, DiSalvo’s has been Williamsport’s go-to for more than 30 years. In this elegant restaurant’s kitchen, they use only fresh and quality ingredients, and everything is home-made. No wonder people get addicted to their delicious pastas and sauces, which are based on recipes that have been passed down from one generation to the other. Thankfully, their tasty products are also available at the adjoining pasta shop, for those who cannot get enough.
Sometimes, a burger is all that you crave and if so, The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House is here to answer your needs. They offer the best burgers in town and donate $1 from every burger they sell on Mondays to a local children’s charity. But the impressive list of gourmet burgers on their menu is not all they have. Indeed, they also have an excellent line-up of the best craft brews.