After almost 3 ½ years of dating Andrew in the small town of Williamsport, I feel we have sampled nearly all the local restaurants in the area. And I admit it, we eat out almost every weekend at least once. I don’t cook, and well my kitchen just isn’t the greatest (being in student housing and all). Along the way we have developed our favorites, the ones we just can’t get enough of and the ones we use to celebrate our special occasions.
Sometimes we even invite friends to join us. Just yesterday for Easter, we invited a group to our second favorite restaurant and we were shocked some of them never even heard of it! That’s when I decided to share our favorite dinner date spots (fun for friends too) Take a break from studying, grab someone special, and get your butt to one of our top dinner date venue’s in Williamsport.
Be warned, you need reservations for Franco’s Lounge. It’s a mega favorite among locals, and it’s actually quite a small place with only a few tables and booths. I think it’s exclusivity is what makes it a town favorite. The food is why it’s on our list. Get yourself the cheesy bread appetizer, and anything with pasta will satisfy your tastebuds. We usually save this place for special occasions, because the price it a little high compared to others on the list.
The Hana Asian Bistro has the best lunch special (yes, it’s our early dinner) in town, with all you can eat sushi and Chinese food for only $11.95 a person. I will admit, Andrew and I have spent a few hours here going through rounds of orders and taking breaks in between. Andrew enjoys the clear soup, and that’s always our first order. I’m not much of a sushi fan, but they’re chicken tempura rolls are my favorite.
They also have a hibachi side. If you visit their website they have a good deal for a hibachi dinner of chicken, shrimp, noodles, rices, soup, salad, and vegetables. It’s a lot of food, and we always have leftovers. A friend of mine celebrated her birthday here as well, which was a blast and the staff sang “Happy Birthday” to her.
We ate here just last Saturday, it was pretty busy. We’ve never needed a reservation before, though. Stone House has the best appetizer; garlic knots with vodka sauce. Ask for extra vodka sauce. It’s delicious. And then we order a shareable pizza, with leftovers for a midnight snack.
Moon and Raven a unique menu, and the venue has this fun hipster vibe. Along, with the delicious food. We really enjoy the drink menu here. Andrew always has a Shameless, and my pick depends on the mood. We’ll usually sit at the bar, tables are sometimes limited.
Bonus: Sprinkled Sweet
I suggest taking a walk around town, if you decide on any in the downtown area, make sure to stop by Sprinkled Sweet in Pine Square (across from Stone House) for dessert!
Have you dined at any of our favorites? Did one of yours not make the list?
Let me know in the comments.