5 Must-Visit Spots for “The Office” Fans in Scranton, PA

We all love "The Office" - the quotes, the characters, the endless laughs. So, when my family and I visited the Poconos for a weekend getaway, we couldn't resist stopping by the real-life Scranton, Pennsylvania,...

We all love "The Office" - the quotes, the characters, the endless laughs. So, when my family and I visited the Poconos for a weekend getaway, we couldn't resist stopping by the real-life Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the show is set.

Unlike other fictional cities, like Pawnee from "Parks & Recreation," Scranton is a real place. The show's creators, Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, made sure to keep it authentic to its Scranton roots. They even used local props to decorate the Dunder Mifflin Scranton set.

From the Froggy 101 sticker on Dwight's desk to the club soda from the Crystal Soda Water Co., the show is filled with nods to Scranton's history. These small details make the show feel like it was truly filmed there.

If you're a fan of "The Office," there are a few must-visit spots in Scranton that you shouldn't miss. Let's dive in!

Alfredo’s Pizza Café

Alfredo's Pizza Café The delicious taste of Scranton at Alfredo's Pizza Café.

Remember the pizza debate in season 4's "Launch Party"? Well, Alfredo's Pizza Café is the real deal, unlike the fictional Pizza by Alfredo. The pizza here is top-notch and definitely lives up to its reputation as "the good pizza" seen on "The Office".

Don't limit yourself to just pizza. Alfredo's offers a variety of options, including salads, wraps, burgers, pasta, steak, seafood, and more. It's the perfect spot for a scrumptious lunch during your Scranton tour.

Cooper’s Seafood House

Cooper's Seafood House Cooper's Seafood House - a haven for "The Office" merchandise.

Cooper's Seafood House, the "business/romantic" restaurant mentioned in several episodes, is a must-visit for any fan of "The Office". While the interior scenes were filmed in Los Angeles, the exterior shot is the real Cooper's.

What makes this place extra special for fans is the wide range of "The Office" merchandise available here. From T-shirts to hoodies, you'll find everything you need to show off your fandom. Trust me, we left with bags full of necessary merch!

Poor Richard’s Pub

Poor Richard's Pub Grab a drink at Poor Richard's Pub, just like the Dunder Mifflin employees.

A favorite hangout spot for the employees of Dunder Mifflin, Poor Richard's Pub is featured in multiple episodes, including the iconic "A.A.R.M." episode. But here's a fun fact: the real Poor Richard's Pub is actually located inside South Side Bowl, a bowling alley.

While you're there, don't forget to grab some Poor Richard's swag. The bowling alley sells T-shirts and hoodies, so you can take a piece of "The Office" home with you.

The Marketplace at Steamtown

The Marketplace at Steamtown Explore The Marketplace at Steamtown, home to the famous "Scranton Welcomes You" sign.

The Steamtown Mall, also known as The Marketplace at Steamtown, holds a special place in the heart of Kelly Kapoor. It's where Michael Scott takes the ladies in season 3's "Women’s Appreciation" episode.

While the mall itself may not be extraordinary, it's worth a visit for one reason - the "Scranton Welcomes You" sign. This sign, seen in the show's intro, now resides on the mall's second floor. It's a great photo opportunity for die-hard fans.

Penn Paper Tower

Penn Paper Tower The iconic Dunder Mifflin tower at Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company.

Even if you used to skip the intro on Netflix, you can't forget the iconic Dunder Mifflin tower. The tower is actually the home of the Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company, which is close to The Marketplace at Steamtown.

Seeing the tower with the Dunder Mifflin logo is a surreal experience. It's a testament to the lasting impact of "The Office" on Scranton.

Bonus "The Office" Locales

Apart from the main spots in Scranton, there are a few bonus locations that will make any fan's heart skip a beat:

  1. Electric City Sign: Located at 507 Linden St., it lights up Scranton's skyline just like in Michael's iconic song. Electric City Sign

  2. Electric City Mural: Keep your eyes peeled for this mural off the Central Scranton Expressway. It's a quick photo op that's worth capturing. Electric City Mural

  3. Lake Wallenpaupack: Just a short drive from Scranton, Lake Wallenpaupack was the setting for the memorable "Booze Cruise" episode. Enjoy the scenic views and take a leisurely stroll along its trails. Lake Wallenpaupack

  4. Scranton Business Park: If you happen to be in Los Angeles, take a quick detour to Chandler Valley Center Studios. While not in Scranton, it's where "The Office" set is located. Get a photo of yourself in front of the iconic Dunder Mifflin entrance. Scranton Business Park

While I wouldn't recommend traveling long distances just for these spots, if you're in the Poconos or nearby, make sure to add a visit to Scranton on your itinerary. Trust me, it's an experience you won't regret.

Now, let's go on this "The Office" adventure together! Scranton adventure