Cooking food over an open flame can impart smoky flavor and seal in savory juices, but cooking food over an eternal flame can get a bobsledding team kicked out of the Olympics. Get your fill of flame-cooked fare with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of grilled American fare and hearty Italian cuisine at The Big A Grillehouse & Tavern in East Stroudsburg.
Slinging American-Italian fare in the scenic Poconos Mountains since the 1920s, The Big A Grillehouse continues to welcome famished guests to dine on hearty dishes. Inside the spacious and ochre-walled interior, the rib-stuffing menu tempts salivating diners to satisfy their stomachs on meals of several stripes.
Prime palates with an appetizer of award-winning wings served with a choice of sauces that include hot raspberry habanero ($5.95), or dive into a pillowy plate of pasta such as the cheesy manicotti al forno ($15.95) or tortellini primavera, a tricolored collection of cheese-stuffed noodles served with sautéed vegetables and pink asiago cream sauce ($18.95). Pasta shares rank with juicy chops, prime rib, and steaks such as the bistro steak medallions ($17.95), as well as seafood, veal, and chicken selections.
Big A also boasts a number of house specialties, including the authentic, slow-roasted german sauerbraten accompanied by braised red cabbage and spaetzle ($24.95). Crispy salads ($7.95–$8.95) and comforting soups ($3.95–$4.95) help round out meals or cater to patrons that prefer lighter fare but have trouble finding edible helium balloons. A densely populated wine list aids diners in pairing liquids with solids, as does the expansive beer and cocktail list.
TripAdvisors give the Big A Grillehouse & Tavern an average rating of 4 owl eyes: