Hidden Gem in Rural Pennslyvania


Fall is the perfect time to catch breathtaking foliage in Pennsylvania and all that leaf watching will make you hungry.  A must stop by is the Saffron Grill in Williamsport, PA for dinner.

The Saffron Grill & Catering and Chef Maher, a native of Tunisa, will knock your socks off.

You have to start with the Crab Cigars.  Be sure to share because you’re just getting started. I wish I had a picture of this app – next trip!

So many entree options to choose from.  I had an awesome risotto which I can rarely get past on a menu and their short ribs with risotto is top notch!  It’s one of those dishes that I love but I don’t have the patience to make at home.

Other favorites at our table were the lamb and salmon dishes.  The menu will change with the seasons but you’d be hard pressed to not find a new favorite on the menu.  Don’t forget to bring your own wine, they don’t serve alcohol.  I love when I can pick out and bring my wine and there are plenty of places to stop and pick it up nearby.


This restaurant is cozy and intimate and packed with locals.  We have a new restaurant by us that has big farm tables in part of the restaurant and you just grab a couple of open seats and eat and hang with whoever is at your table.  We’ve met some great people and love this concept.  It would work really well at this restaurant I think.

So, if you are in driving distance, think Philadephia, head over to Lycoming County to explore the Poconos/Endless Mountains and the Allegheny National Forest area. Stay at a quaint B&B near Williamsport and make a reservation for dinner at the Saffron Grill.





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