Friday, October 28, 2016

Pocono Pines, PA Edition: Jubilee Restaurant

JubileeSo, my parents were vacationing in the Poconos recently, and I made the trek up to visit them. The Poconos are a mountain region full of wooded hills and valleys -- and it's just a few hours from major cities like NYC or Philly, making it a prime vacation destination and spot for second-home owners.

Poconos

We did some cool stuff, like seeing this natural boulder field that came about through years of glaciers, rain and temperature changes. Pretty cool.

JubileeOh, and we ate, of course.

JubileeJubilee Restaurant is one of the oldest restaurants in the area - around since 1968, and it's known as "The Breakfast King of the Poconos."

JubileeThe rustic family restaurant mostly serves up American fare in a wood-paneled, stone-accented cozy space. The lunch/dinner menu features some interesting items like duck bacon wontons, portobello tower, and more. Lots of soups, salads, chicken dishes, pastas, steak, ribs, salmon, burgers and sandwiches.

JubileeI went for the "Bacon Blue Burger," because these homestyle restaurants have to have a good burger in my book. It came with crisp bacon, crumbled blue cheese and a toasted brioche bun. And, overall, it was pretty decent. The bacon was kind of half-assed with just two overhanging strips criss-crossed. I kind of wish there was some sort of sauce to pull it all together, but it still was good.

JubileeI also think the pickles were homemade, and the fries were thick but crisp. Good combo. It was standard, but it was good. The service was a bit slow - I ran out of water for a bit and had to ask for more, and our server seemed a bit disinterested.

Decent food - nothing earth-shattering - and good company made for a good time, though.

Grade: B
Van Gilder's Jubilee Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato