8 real-life Scranton, Pennsylvania, locations featured in ‘The Office’

10 years after the show went off the air, the Electric City still pays homage to its favorite fictional paper company

Photo: Amanda Adler

Enter my home on any given day and you’re sure to see The Office playing on my TV. The final episode aired 10 years ago, but many fans of the series remain dedicated to rewatching it on repeat. With new generations of viewers discovering the hilarity of the Dunder Mifflin crew on streaming services, interest and fervor in the show is as strong as ever, drawing visitors to make a pilgrimage to Scranton, Pennsylvania. 

Though The Office was mainly filmed in California, the writers took inspiration from many real-life places throughout the Electric City, and the town’s businesses have embraced the claim to fame. Here are eight stops in Lackawanna County where fans can live out their own paper salesperson fantasies.

A large red sign reads "Scranton Welcomes You. Embracing our people, our traditions & our future."
Scranton’s iconic welcome sign can now be found inside The Marketplace at Steamtown. l Photo: Amanda Adler

1. The Marketplace at Steamtown

Begin your Scranton tour at the Steamtown Mall, which was the setting for several memorable scenes throughout the series, including the season 3 episode “Women’s Appreciation,” when Michael Scott takes the ladies of Dunder Mifflin on a shopping outing that features relationship discussions shared over a meal in the food court. While the mall today could benefit from a Kelly Kapoor-style makeover, it’s home to the Scranton welcome sign seen in the series opening credits. The sign has been relocated here, to an unexpected spot on the building’s second floor, to manage foot traffic to this popular photo op. After snapping your selfie, be sure to stop by Auntie Anne’s for a pretzel day treat.

A large red and white striped lighthouse marks the entrance of a restaurant.
Cooper’s Seafood House also serves as an expansive gift shop. l Photo: Amanda Adler

2. Cooper’s Seafood House

Fans of The Office are sure to prioritize a meal at Cooper’s Seafood House, which was a favorite dining spot throughout the series. The restaurant’s building features a large lighthouse and rooftop octopus on the outside, and a full-sized pirate ship and theme rooms with whales, trains, and coral on the inside. In addition to the delightfully kitschy décor, the restaurant is consistently ranked one of the best in Pennsylvania. As a bonus, the eatery is home to an expansive store that sells everything from souvenir Dundie Awards to t-shirts, coffee mugs, books, and other The Office branded merchandise. 

The side of a building is covered from top to bottom with a larger-than-life mural of Dwight Schrute's face.
The Dwight Schrute mural at On&On. l Photo: Amanda Adler

3. Dwight Schrute Mural at On&On

Whether you love Dwight Schrute or love to hate him, be sure to check out the larger-than-life mural of his likeness in downtown Scranton. This selfie spot was never featured in the series itself, but it makes for a fitting homage to the show’s top salesman and beet farmer. Once you’re done admiring the portrait, step inside On&On, a unique marketplace featuring more than 50 artists and vendors selling vintage, handmade, and repurposed goods.

The storefront of a paper company stands in the foreground with a large brick tower standing in the background.
Scranton is home to the Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company. l Photo: Amanda Adler

4. Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company

While you won’t find the Dunder Mifflin office building in Scranton, you will find the real-life paper company featured in the series’ opening credits. The Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company tower is an iconic sight for any fan, and the footage of this locale used in The Office was shot by John Krasinski (who plays office heartthrob Jim Halpert) while hanging out of a Jeep sunroof. But be sure to put your car in park when making this stop as safer views can be found with your feet firmly planted on the town’s many sidewalks.

A pizza is loaded with cheese, pepperoni, and jalapeno slices.
Alfredo’s Café offers “the good pizza” option in town. l Photo: Amanda Adler

5. Alfredo’s Café

Step inside Alfredo’s Café and you’ll find signs on the menus and branded merchandise reminding you that this is the home of “the good pizza” from The Office. Followers of the show know that this is the preferred pie of Dunder Mifflin employees, as opposed to the “bad pizza” served at the similarly named, but fictional, Pizza by Alfredo. The eatery is a crucial stop for any visitor, and true fans will especially enjoy their take on Andy Bernard’s favorite, the margherita pizza.


While Alfredo’s may serve up Scranton’s best ‘za, those seeking a slice from Michael’s favorite “New York” pizza joint will need to head to the nearest Sbarro, which can be found in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

6. Poor Richard’s Pub

Of all the non-work-related locations referenced throughout The Office, Poor Richard’s Pub is perhaps the most prolific, appearing in nine episodes. While the show version of this watering hole appears to be a standalone bar, the real-life version is located within the local bowling alley. Step inside this 21+ establishment and you’ll find that the menu includes beer and signature drinks with names such as the “That’s What She Said,” a sweet vodka and peach schnapps concoction.

A neon sign is lit up at night, reading "Scranton, The Electric City."
The Electric City comes alive at night. l Photo: Amanda Adler

7. Electric City Sign

The Electric City Sign was originally built to commemorate Scranton’s status as one of the first U.S. cities to adopt electricity, earning the town its nickname. Hawkeyed viewers will recognize the illuminated sign from season 3 episode “The Merger,” where Andy and Karen make their move to the Scranton office and Michael performs his original ode to the Electric City. When planning your visit, be sure to arrive after nightfall to see the LED sign light up the downtown skyline.

A large, historic looking building looms large over the town of Scranton, PA.
The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel is housed in the former Scranton train station. I Photo: Amanda Adler

8. Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton

When it comes time to settle in for the night, be sure to book a room at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, which is referenced in the season 2 episode “The Client.” While the show’s characters never make it to the hotel—and instead meet at a Chili’s restaurant—the building is a stunning place to wrap up your Dunder Mifflin tour. Set in what was once Scranton’s train station, the historic hotel boasts a French Renaissance style that includes marble columns and a Tiffany stained glass ceiling.