There’s something about the Lake Wallenpaupack area that automatically makes you feel like you’re on vacation. While you may only be a few miles from home, nothing beats the feeling of fun and relaxation that only comes during those few days each year that we get to escape reality. If a vacation isn’t on your horizon and you’re only able to escape the stresses of life for a few hours, we suggest a night out at The Dock on Wallenpaupack. You can soak in the atmosphere and pretend you’re vacationing, even if it’s only for a few hours.

The Dock on Wallenpaupack is located on Route 507 in Hawley along the lake shore. Depending on the time of year, you can look out over the lake and find boats coming and going, while listening to the waves rocking the wooden docks. The spectacular views are as beautiful and relaxing as the atmosphere inside or on their outdoor patio. Featuring a combination of water-inspired foods and culinary twists on some classic dishes, the menu is sure to include something for everyone.

You can start your meal with The Dock’s Signature Pretzel Board which includes a jumbo soft pretzel served with smoked gouda cheese sauce, hummus, genoa salami, pepperoni, cheddar, pepper jack, fuji apples, candied pecans, pepperoncini peppers, and strawberries. YUM! Just make sure you save some room! If the pretzel board of deliciousness isn’t your style, opt for one of the classics, like wings, shrimp cocktail, or nachos, which are all equally enticing. Following your appetizer, you can choose from a selection of soups or unique salads, like my personal favorite, Classic Caesar Salad on Pizza Crust. The crust alone is so good it can be eaten as a meal. Their Pastas & Macs will surely catch your eye. I’m not sure anyone can resist the Captain Wally’s Mac. With seafood dishes, brick oven pizzas, unique bowls, steaks, and other entrees, your decision won’t be easy. If you’re craving a burger though, definitely go with the Wally Burger. But first, you’ll just need to figure out how to take a bite of this colossal burger.

If you’re just hoping to sit and and take in the landscape while enjoying a drink, The Dock has you covered. Their extensive list of signature cocktails and wines are as mouthwatering as their food menu. Take a “Lake Break” from 4 – 6pm everyday, except Saturday, with various food and drink specials. On Sundays, they offer a full Bloody Mary bar from 11:30am – 4pm. You can also enjoy live music on Fridays and Sundays.

The beautiful atmosphere at The Dock makes it a great spot for hosting parties and events. Unlike many other restaurants in Hawley, they have an additional pub, a coffee house, and Starboard Room which is a private dining room for those hosting events at Silver Birches. Just downstairs is the Waterfront at Silver Birches, perfect for weddings or larger events.

To view The Dock’s complete menu, check out their events, and more, visit or call 570.226.2124.

205 Route 507, Hawley, PA