Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton

This “Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton” is a review of the restaurant at the Petro Stopping Center in Scranton, PA, USA, based upon our own expectations of what a restaurant that caters to professional truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like — as well as our own preferences in foodstuffs.

Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton

Date: 5/29/2010

Location: Petro Stopping Center, Scranton, PA, I-81, exit 178B

Overall Facility: Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton

  • There is an area for diners just inside the restaurant (usually populated by professional truck drivers) and plenty of seating in the back past the buffet.
  • A buffet is featured daily with various items.
  • Diners may order from the menu.
  • This is a no smoking facility

On this day, we ate breakfast at this restaurant.

Since we usually eat breakfast in our truck, we considered this to be a treat.

Pros: Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton

  • There was plenty of just about everything on the bar when we came through.
  • There were three areas on the bar: a salad and fruit cold bar, a soup and dessert bar, and a hot bar with breakfast foods. Off to one side, there was also a dispenser with various cold cereals.
  • The hot bar featured scrambled eggs, skillet potatoes, sausage links, bacon, grits, oatmeal, sautĆ©ed bell peppers, cheese sauce, French toast, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy. Ham was available on the carving bar.
  • The salad bar carried numerous common items including iceberg lettuce, cucumber slices, grape tomatoes, onions, cottage cheese; a cold mayo-based tuna salad; fruits including canned peaches, pineapple, a fruit medley, a mix of cantaloupe and honeydew chunks; chocolate and vanilla puddings; gelatin; and various salad toppings and dressings. There were also whole Valencia oranges and red delicious apples.
  • Two varieties of soup were available: steak and potato and Manhattan clam chowder.
  • Among the desserts were blueberry scones, chocolate cookies with cherries and a touch of almond extract (yum!), snickerdoodles, and fruit pastry.
  • Our waitress, Debbie, was friendly and arrived at our table right away, as soon as we got seated.
  • Mike said that the coffee was excellent! He could tell that it was fresh and had a good taste to it. Debbie brought a full cup of coffee plus a carafe full of more. This variety was 100% Arabica premium roast coffee.
  • Mike liked using the free-flow sugar dispenser on the table. He has never really liked having to open little sugar packets.
  • Mike liked the fact that the sausage gravy actually had chunks of sausage in it — and plenty of it.

Cons: Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton

  • There was one tiny crumb on the table when we arrived.
  • The amount of ham carved and ready for pick-up by diners was insufficient in our opinion.
  • The corn beef hash on the hot bar looked like it was overcooked.
  • If you wanted milk with your cold cereal, you had to ask for it even though it is included in the cost of the buffet.
  • It seemed a tad warm in the restaurant to us.
  • We did not like the selection of music being played and were glad that we were not seated under a speaker.
  • Mike had to ask for extra napkins.

Overall Grade

Overall grade for this restaurant at this facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the worst): A-

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