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Restaurants near Cook Forest


If you are spending your time in the woods all day, you are bound to work up an appetite. Luckily for you, there are several restaurants lying in Cook Forest, Pennsylvania. Each one is worth trying, is affordable, and will make your stomach sing.

Gateway Lodge


Hours: Call and Ask

While this is usually a lodge for people to sleep at, they also have a renowned restaurant for people to enjoy. The food they have ranges from classic Italian pizza, to American burgers, to yummy German Apple Cake. Come here if you've worked up an appetite for an assortment of food.

Gateway Lodge Menu

Appetizers
Beef/Vegetarian Chili
Hen of the Woods Crepes
Muhammara w/ Flatbread


Entrees
Farm-Fresh Salad
Gateway Smashburger (served w/ 6oz of potato salad)
House-Made Gluten-Free
Pierogis
Grilled Salmon Tacos
10" Hand Tossed Pizzas


Desserts
German Raw Apple Cake
Chocolate Cake


Gateway Lodge Reviews

"Dinner only...but 2 nights in the lodge for sure on our next trip from Florida. The added highlight: Samantha Sears and her beautiful voice & guitar. The ambience, care of staff and food was excellent!"
-Chuck Mosolf


"Wonderful restaurant and delicious dinner! They had the most amazing gluten free food."
-Cal O


"Beautiful place to relax and enjoy with your partner, good assistance, delicious food
Love everything about this place, looking forward to the next trip..."
-Laleeta Bhola

Trail's End Restaurant


When is Trail's End Restaurant Open?

11AM - 9PM

Trail's End serves lovely American food to those who visit. People love the prime rib, the fresh chicken, and much more!

Trail's End Menu

Appetizers
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Mountain Melt
Potato Skins
Bang Bang Shrimp


Entrees
Prime Rib Sandwich
Jumbo Burgers
Trails End Prime
Delmonico
Fettuccine Alfredo


Trail's End Reviews

"Trails End did a fantastic job for us hosting a group lunch for 25 this past weekend. Good food, good service, Suzie was great to work with and helped us in advance with the planning. Very accommodating to our special requests. Highly recommend it."
-Tim Burkett

Forest Nook


When is Forest Nook open?

4PM - 8PM

Yet another cozy cabin that offers a terrific meal, the Forest Nook Restaurant is the place to take your special someone out for a treat! Rustic atmosphere and quality food make it worth the drive.

Forest Nook Menu

Appetizers
Crab Cakes
Fried Fish
Cobb Salad
Caesar Salad

Entrees
Ribs
Chicken Wings
Pizza
Manicotti

Desserts
Bread Pudding
Peanut Butter Pie
Brownie Sundae
Coconut Cake


Forest Nook Reviews

"Hands down the best chicken Parmesan I've ever eaten! Also the chef was nice enough to substitute pasta for fries, a lot of places won't, so that goes a long way, they have such a beautiful atmosphere, relaxing and peaceful. A definite must!"
Anthony Smiley


"Recently I went to Cook's Forest for a girls' weekend. We tried The Forest Nook for dinner the first night and had such a great experience - delicious homemade food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere - that we were back for lunch the next two days!!! Thank you to all the staff for helping make our weekend!"
Kelly

Cousin Basils


When is Cousin Basils open?
11AM - 9PM

Not wanting to leave town? Cousin Basils is just a short drive in the forest. Those looking for classic American cuisine will find it here.

Cousin Basils Menu

Appetizers
Southwest Chili
Fresh Cut French Fries
Spicy Shrimp Skewer
Deep Fried Zucchini

Entrees
Burgers (Monday)
Tacos (Tuesday)
Wednesday (Chef's Choice)
Thursday (Wings)
Friday (Haddock)
Saturday (Prime Rib)
Sunday (Stuffed Pork Chop)


Cousin Basils Reviews

"Everything was so perfect from appetizer to dessert! Can't even put into words how delicious everything was, I will definitely return there!"
-Josh Kane

As you can see, there are plenty of tasty treats you can find in Cook Forest State Park. You just have to know where to go. Pick a restaurant you think you'll enjoy the most, and you may come away with a new favorite.

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