STIRNA'S RESTAURANT. A restaurant on West Market Street in North Scranton. Off route 81, take exit 190 and N. Main Avenue to find Stirna's. There isn't much parking in the area even though Stirna's does have an off street lot for customers. The inside of the restaurant is decorated with numerous examples of Gerry McNamara memorabilia. The high tide of Syracuse Orange enthusiasm came on Saturday January 17, 2004 when a bus load of Syracuse fans and six car loads drove from Syracuse (N.Y.) to Scranton (PA) to watch the Syracuse at Notre Dame game on television at Stirna's. The Syracuse fans were showing their appreciation for the strong support of Scranton basketball fans who travel by the busload to every Syracuse home game since Gerry McNamara went to play his collegiate basketball in the Carrier Dome.
A "Super Bowl" aura permeated the crowded bar and restaurant, a sign over the bar read, "Stirnacuse Welcomes Syracuse," and the partisan patrons hooted and hollered as Syracuse raced to an 81-70 win. Scranton hometown hero, Gerry McNamara scored 17 points and dished out five neat assists.
For dinner reservations call 1-570-343-5742. Gerry McNamara's parents usually stop by on Friday night for  dinner. (Credit: Jim Gaffey)