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Chat n Chew Near Pocono...
The Chat n' Chew is just that!  Chat and Chew!  This is comfy spot where a lot of the NASCAR racer Motorcoach drivers go to eat nearby Pocono Raceway. It's a Breakfast and Lunch ONLY joint that closes at 3pm.  Try the Messy Mike Breakfast Sandwich featuring two eggs, your choice of meat, homefires piled high and covered with cheese on a grilled new york style bagel or keiser roll.
Chat n Chew
PA 940 & Route 115 , Blakeslee PA
(570) 646-6632
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Mahoning Valley Magic
Looking for a unique Short Track not far from Pocono?  Mahoning Valley Speedway is a great place. It's a circle, pretty much literally. Check it out for some good ol fashioned Short Track racing!

Mahoning Valley Speedway
2522 Blakeslee Blvd Dr E
Lehighton, PA 18235
(570) 386-4900
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The Wurst is Best
Hey any time you can find a German Meat Market that also has a restaurant, you know it's going to be a good place to eat.  Authentic German fare and a cozy atmosphere.

The Alpine Wurst and Meat House
1106 Texas Palmyra Highway
Route 6 East of Honesdale
Honesdale, PA
570-253-5899
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Pizza!
More than just pizza!!  Besides Pizza and Calzones, open your eyes and stomach to some real tasty Italian dishes.  This family operated joint has been serving out good eats for over 12 years. They offer daily dinner specials.
@bigdalsky says Some of the best pizza near Pocono Raceway.
Mike’s Pizzeria Italian Restaurant
3265 Pennsylvania 115
Effort, PA
(570) 629-1998
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Polish Food
Pocono Goes Polish!  This Polish Deli and market makes MD drool!  Enjoy homemade Pierogies, Kielbasa (smoked and fresh), Golabki and a truly authentic selection of Polish favorites. Bring some Babka or Chrusciki to the track to snack on!

Anna Polish Deli
611 Scotrun Avenue
Mount Pocono, PA
(570) 619-6569 
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Karaoke!
Shenanigan's will be in full-swing, as usual, during NASCAR weekend. Go sing some Karaoke. You might be singing to more NASCAR personalities than you realize!


Quarter Midget Racing at Pocono
Check out the stars of tomorrow right on the grounds of Pocono Raceway.  The Lehigh Valley Quarter Midget Racing Club has races throughout Pocono race weekend on the corner of the Pocono Raceway property. Watch these little warriors sling some dirt... it's a lot of fun!

Friday and Saturday
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Blakeslee Inn
Speedeats.com Says: "Fancy and Pub All in One. Creative Menu from a fantastic Chef"
If you don't know about it you probably wont stop.  The Blakeslee Inn appears to be just a hotel when you look from the street but inside it features a great restaurant and pub featuring three distinctly different menus. From Italian to french to pub fare with a twist it wont disappoint. Duck Poutine?  Yes Yes and Yes.  The Lobster Ravioli was devine.  This place has a rich history with Pocono and Mattioli family!
Route 940 And Lilac Ln,
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
(570) 646-1100
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Van Guilder’s Jubilee
Speedeats.com Says: " Don't Miss Thursday Night Wing Night!"
Wing Night's are Thursday and Sunday (after the Pennsylvania 400) This place is well-known for it's big and unique breakfast choices, but has a great menu of lunch and dinner choices. The Jubilee has been family owned and operated for over 40 years!

MD NOTE:  Thursday and Sunday are Wing nights. That's when you want to go!
Pocono Raceway President @bigdalsky says to visit during their wing nights!
Pennsylvania 940
Pocono Pines, PA
(570) 646-2377
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Sarah Street Grill
*Gluten Free Choice of Week
NASCAR Spotter Richard Coleman tells us he and his wife LOVE to go to Sarah Street Grill. "It's an old house with great atmosphere, live bands and the food is awesome," says Richard. From Sushi, Burgers to Dinners and even Gluten Free choices, check the place out!
550 Quaker Alley, Stroudsburg, PA
570) 424-9120
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Castle Grill
From mouth-watering burger choices to traditional polish food, this tiny, friendly local food spot will leave you satisfied. It's not fancy but is a favorite local spot for Pierogies. They are also a supporter of racing, sponsoring Mahoning Valley Speedway and Scooter Graver's car there as well.

NOTE: Check their hours...some days they close at 6pm.
80 East Bridge St., Lehighton, PA
(570) 732 0020
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Piggie’s
If you want a nice big breakfast, this is your spot if staying by Pocono Raceway. Piggie's serves-up big omlettes, Amazing French Toasts, and great pancakes. Oh, and who can go wrong with their complimentary Blueberry Muffins?  Piggie's is also open for lunch.
This is @bigdalsky's favorite breakfast spot!
91 North Lake Drive  Lake Harmony, PA
(570) 722-8493
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Stations Grille
Stations Grill on Mundy Street is a great place to go for a sandwich. Family owned and operated with fresh ingredients this is a good place to get a Panini if you're staying in the Wilkes-Barre area for NASCAR weekend.The cheesesteaks and burgers are popular choices.
251 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre PA
(570) 820-4080
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Louie's Prime
A traditional NY Steakhouse in the quiet Lake Harmony area.  They may be a tad pricey but it is one of the best places for steak in the area. They also offer some good italian choices.   NASCAR on TNT's Sarah Phillips enjoyed eating at Louie's during June Pocono weekend.
134 Lake Harmony Rd , Lake Harmony, PA
(570) 722-3990
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Sogo Fusion Lounge
Like Sushi? If so, this is your place for Pocono race weekend. It's a NY style Sushi / Asian Fusion restaurant lounge. Hey, and you folks that dont like Sushi, they have other stuff too!
@bigdalky loves this asian fushion restaurant!
237 Northampton Street, Easton, PA
(610) 250-0198
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Murphy’s Loft 
Sandwiches, Burgers, Steaks, Seafood...this place has it all. This authentic log cabin was constructed in 1934 of native spruce, harvested entirely from the woods in the back of the building. It's a cool place to eat and hang!
@bigdalsky says this place has it all! Great food and it has an outdoor pool for the summer, plus a great local watering hole!
5102 Route 115, Blakeslee, PA
(570) 646-2813
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