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)