Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania
This "Restaurant Review Petro Pennsylvania Scranton" is
review of the restaurant at the Petro Stopping Center in Scranton, PA,
USA, based upon our
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.
Location: Petro Stopping
Scranton, PA, I-81, exit 178B
Overall facility: Restaurant Review
- There is an area for
just inside the restaurant (usually populated by professional truck
drivers) and plenty of seating in the back past the
- A buffet is featured
daily with various items.
- Diners may order from the
- This is a no smoking
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
- There was plenty of just
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,
sautéed bell peppers, cheese sauce, French toast, pancakes, biscuits
sausage gravy. Ham was available on the carving bar.
- The salad bar carried
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,
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
Cons: Restaurant Review
- 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 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
- Mike had to ask for extra
Overall grade for this
facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the
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