Downtown Scranton Information

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The University of Scranton is proud to be part of the City of Scranton, with its campus located just adjacent to Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.

The Office of Community Relations seeks to help support the continued renaissance of the downtown and the vitality of the wider region of Northeastern Pennsylvania by sharing resources and information about the City with current and prospective students, faculty, staff and parents. 

Since 2011, the University has coordinated special events and collaborations as part of its Downtown Engagement Initiative, to connect the University and downtown business community. Events include special walking tours, downtown dinners during Family Weekend, and the Downtown Scavenger Hunt and Electric City Downtown Nite during the fall semester. For more information visit our Downtown Engagement page.

Full Dinner Restaurants
Lunch & Breakfast, Sweet Treats, & Cafes
Entertainment Venues & Events
Downtown Shopping
Scranton Museums & Attractions 
Downtown Student Discounts and Royal Card Purchasing 

Full Dinner Restaurants

 Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood

Steak & Seafood/American Cuisine: Dinner and Lunch (open until 10:30 p.m.; Sunday Brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m.)
570-955-5290; 301 N. Washington Avenue; 0.3 miles from campus
Price Range: $$-$$$$

City Café

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean Cuisine: Dinner & Lunch (open until 9 p.m.; closed Sun.)
570-343-3550; 116 N. Washington Avenue; 0.3 miles from campus
Price Range: $$                                                                                                                                        

Cooper’s Seafood House

Seafood & Steak/American Cuisine: Dinner & Lunch (open until 1 a.m.) 
570-346-6883; 701 N. Washington Avenue; 0.7 miles from campus (parking lot available)
Price Range: $$-$$$

Exhale Kabob Grill

Middle Eastern Cuisine:  Dinner and Lunch (open until 2 a.m., Fri. & Sat., 12 a.m. Sun.)
570-955-0250; 136 Wyoming Ave., 0.6 miles from campus
Price Range: $$

Eden-a Vegan Café

Vegan: Lunch & Dinner; (11:30-6:00 p.m. Tues.-Thurs.; 11:30-9:00p.m. Fri. & Sat. (closed Sun. and Mon.)
570-969-1606; 344 Adams Ave., 0.2 miles
Price Range: $

Hilton (P.J.’s Pub)

Pub/American Cuisine: Dinner & Lunch; (2:00-12:00 a.m. Mon.-Fri.; 1:00-2:00 a.m. Sat.; 1:00-12:00 a.m. Sun.) 
570-343-3000; 100 Adams Avenue; 0.5 miles from campus
Price Range: $-$$

Steamtown Pub & Grill

Wings/BBQ/American Cuisine: : Dinner & Lunch (open until 9 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 6 p.m. Sun.)
570-561-0707; 300 Lackawanna Avenue; 0.7 miles from campus (free parking in Mall at Steamtown)
Price Range: $-$$

Kildare’s Scranton

Irish Pub/American Cuisine: Dinner & Lunch (open until 2 a.m.) 
570-344-4030; 119 Jefferson Avenue; 0.3 miles from campus
Price Range: $-$$


Japanese Cuisine; Dinner & Lunch; (Open until 10:00 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; 10:30 p.m. Fri. 12:00-10:30 p.m. Sat.; 12:00-9:00 Sun.)
570-341-9600; 244 Adams Avenue; 0.2 miles from campus
Price Range: $$$

Pizza by Pappas

Pizza/Italian Cuisine: Dinner & Lunch (open until 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; 9 p.m. Sun.)  
570-346-2290; 303 N. Washington Avenue; 0.3 miles from campus
Price Range: $

Posh @ the Scranton Club

American Cuisine: Dinner & Lunch (11:30-2 p.m. and 5-9p.m. Fri. and Sat.; Sun. brunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., dinner 5 - 8 p.m.)
570-397-070; 404 North Washington; (0.6 miles from campus)
Price Range: $$-$$$ 

Sambuca Grille

Italian Cuisine; Dinner only (open until 9 p.m.; closed Sun.)
570-961-5205; 234 Penn Avenue; 0.6 miles from campus
Price Range: $$$

Thai Thai Scranton

Thai/Asian Cuisine; Dinner and Lunch (open until 10 p.m.; closed Sun.) 
570-963-7745; 309 N. Washington Avenue; 0.3 miles from campus
Price Range: $$

Thai Rak Thai

Thai/Asian Cuisine; Dinner and Lunch (open until 10 p.m.; closed Sun.)
570-344-2240; 349 Adams Avenue; 0.2 miles from campus
Price Range: $$ 

Trax Bar & Grill at the Radisson                                    
Pub/American; Dinner/Lunch (until 2 a.m.)             
Price Range: $$                                          

700 Lackawanna Ave., 0.4 miles from campus (parking lot available)

Carmen’s at the Radisson

Dinner; 5-10 p.m; Sunday Brunch (10-2 p.m.)
Price Range: $$$-$$$$

Price Range Key:

$: Cheap Eats – Under $10 per entree 
$$: Moderately Priced – $10-15 per entree
$$$: Affordable Fine Dining – $15-25 per entree
$$$$: Fine Dining – $25 and up per entree  

Lunch & Breakfast, Sweet Treats, & Cafes

 Abe's Kosher Delicatessen and Restaurant

Lunch and Breakfast; open until 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri; 3:30 p.m. Sat and 8 p.m. Sun.) 
342-4517; 326 N. Washington Ave.; 0.3 miles from campus
Price Range: $

Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates & Gifts

Light fare including gourmet chocolate and fudge; Tues.-Sat. 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; (closed Sun. & Mon.)  
570-343-8777; 516 Lackawanna Ave.; 0.6 miles
Price Range: $

Chocolate Creations

Sweet treats; Mon.-Thurs. 12:00-7:00 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 12:00-5:00 p.m. (closed Sun.)
570-207-4044; 400 Spruce St.; 0.4 miles
Price Range: $

Coney Island Lunch

Lunch; Mon.-Sat. 10:30-6:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00-6:30 p.m.
570-961-9004; 515 Lackawanna Ave., 0.6 miles
Price Range: $

Coconut Summer 
Frozen Yogurt
546 Spruce St. 
Price Range: $ 

Downtown Deli

Breakfast/Lunch; Mon.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Sun. 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(570) 871-4137; 300 Spruce Street
Price Range: $

Northern Light Espresso Bar

Café/Light Fare; Mon.-Thurs. 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 9:00 a.m.-8 p.m.
570-342-3200; 536 Spruce St.; 0.3 miles
Price Range: $
*Now accepting Royal Card!                                                                                                                                                         

City Market & Cafe 

Café/Lunch/Deli; Sun.-Sat. 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
570-871-4565; 300 Adams Ave.
Price Range: $-$$

Entertainment Venues & Events

Marquee Cinemas

570-588-FILM; 301 Lackawanna Ave.
Movie Theater by the Mall at Steamtown

Scranton Cultural Center

570-346-7369; 420 N. Washington Ave. 
Regional venue for arts, education and community activities, including serving as the venue for the Broadway Theatre League and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.  

The Vintage Theater

570-589-0271; 119 Penn Ave.
Local music and visual, performing and literary arts venue

First Friday Scranton

First Friday art walks are held on the first Friday of every month from 6-9 p.m. at galleries and businesses around Downtown Scranton. Paintings, photography, sculpture, music, performance art - all FREE!  Check the First Friday website the Tuesday before for a detailed map of participating venues.  

Downtown Festivals, Parades and Community Events

Visit the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau website for a listing of annual festivals and community events in Scranton, including La Festa Italiana over Labor Day weekend, the St. Patrick's Day parade, August Jazz Festival, holiday events, and more.  

Downtown Shopping

 The Mall at Steamtown

570-343-3400; 300 Lackawanna Ave.
Downtown Scranton's enclosed shopping mall with a range of stores.  View directory.  

Downtown Shops & Boutiques 

Downtown Scranton offers a unique variety of shops and boutiques.  

View a list on this Downtown Scranton Map (page 2).  
View a "Show it, Save it" map of downtown businesses that offer a 10% discount to current University of Scranton students.  

*Now accepting Royal Card!

Scranton Museums & Attractions

Electric Trolley Museum

570-963-6590; 300 Cliff St.; 1.2 miles from campus

Discover the history of the electric traction system and experience a Trolley excursion through Northeast Pennsylvania.  

Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art

570-346-7186; 1901 Mulberry St. (in Nay Aug Park), 1.2 miles from campus

The Everhart Museum strives to integrate natural history, science and art into the lives of people.

Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour

1-800-238-7245; 1 Bald Mountain Rd. (in McDade Park); 6 miles from campus (via N. Scranton Expy.)

Explore 300 feet beneath the earth through an anthracite coal mine originally opened in 1860.

PA Anthracite Heritage Museum

570-963-4804; 22 Bald Mountain Rd. (in McDade Park); 6 miles from campus (via N. Scranton Expy.)

The Museum tells the story of the people who worked in the anthracite mining and textiles industries.

Steamtown National Historic Site

570-340-5200; 150 S. Washington Ave.; 1.2 miles from campus

The park was created to preserve the history of steam railroading in America.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or