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Seven tasty places to eat in Wilkes-Barre

Shannon O'Connor, Asst. LA&E Editor

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     Looking for a quick bite to eat that won’t break the bank? Check out these places. All seven of these eateries are reasonably priced and within walking distance of campus. Go ahead and dig in.

1. Frank’s Pizzeria

This restaurant has everything from pizza to pasta and all the italian dishes in between. Located at 198 S. Main St., Frank’s provides a takeout and dine-in experience for whatever you may desire. Their famous dish is the “College Kid Heart Attack,” which is fries topped with buffalo bites and cheddar or blue cheese.

Frank’s hours: noon to 10 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday,  10:30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, 11 to 12 a.m. Saturday.

2. Letts Eat

If you’re in the mood for exotic, then this indian eatery is the place for you. Letts Eat offers a wide range of meals including Chicken Tikka Masala and Gajar Halwa, a traditional carrot dessert. They also have a free henna tattoo night every third Friday of the month at 6 p.m. Visit Letts Eat at 78 S. Main St.

Letts Eat hours: Sunday closed, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

 3. Asian Kitchen

Flavorful and quick Chinese food that’s right around the corner at 121 S. Main St. From General Tso’s chicken to low mein to flat noodles, Asian Kitchen has it all. They provide delivery for a minimum of $15, so gather up some of your friends and have a Chinese food night in.

Asian Kitchen hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

4. Crown Fried Chicken

Looking for a good southern dish? Then 357 S. Main St. is where you need to be. If you couldn’t tell by the name, Crown Fried Chicken is known for its fried chicken dishes. The company has restaurants all across the country, and Wilkes is lucky to have one right in our neighborhood, so stop by and grab a bucket of wings.

Crown Fried Chicken hours: 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

5. King of King’s Gyro

In the mood for the popular Mediterranean dish  than King of King’s Gyros is the right place for you. Located at 37 Public Square, it meets all your Greek food needs. They serve pierogies and falafel platters. But who could forget their signature dish?: The gyro.

King of King’s Gyro hours: 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday.

6. Pete’s Place

This Middle Eastern restaurant has some yummy food that will keep you wanting more. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a repeat customer, 35 E. South St. has got you covered. Known for its kabobs and platters, give Pete’s a stop by and see what it has to offer.

Pete’s Place hours: Sun. and Sat. closed, Mon. thru Fri. 10a.m. to 6 p.m.

7. The Cheesesteak Factory

This may not be Philly, but it sure does fix that craving you have for a cheesesteak.The Cheesesteak Factory carries both cheesesteak and chicken steaks. It also has gyros and hoagies, plus mac and cheese. If you’re feeling that craving coming out, head to The Cheesesteak Factory as 17 E. Market St.

The Cheesesteak Factory hours: Sunday  closed, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

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