Restaurants in State College, PA
Kelly's Steak and Seafood
316 Boal Ave, Boalsburg, PA, 16827 Voted best steak in 2005-2014 by State College Magazine
1.Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
1945 Waddle Rd
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Since its founding in Orlando in 1982, Olive Garden has been dedicated to providing a warm, welcoming dining experience and Italian hospitality to everyone who walks in the door. Today, our 800+ restaurants have evolved with our customers’ favorites in mind. Inspired by Italian generosity and love of amazing food, our menu is always expanding to ensure that there is something new to try and something everyone will enjoy. That means you can indulge in classic Italian favorites like Chicken Parmigiana and Fettuccine Alfredo served with the salad and breadsticks you love. And take your pick from our scrumptious appetizers, entrees, desserts, wines and specialty drinks. Plus, explore special menus with children's, gluten-sensitive and lighter fare options. Or order it all ToGo and have your favorite food ready for pickup. At Olive Garden, we believe that life is better together and everyone is happiest with family, however you define it. Which is why we encourage togetherness in everything we do. OWNER INFORMATION Bill Darden was just 19-years-old when he opened his first restaurant in 1938. It was a 25-seat luncheonette in Waycross, Ga., called The Green Frog and promised “Service with a Hop”. He went on to open the first Olive Garden in Orlando, Florida in 1982. Olive Garden continues to be the number one full-service Italian restaurant company in the country with more than 800 restaurants bringing Italian hospitality to hungry people around the world.
1670 N Atherton St
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3.Kelly's Steak and Seafood
316 Boal Ave
Dinner this evening was excellent. Steaks were as always,superb. A bit pricey for some perhaps,but well worth it. I highly recommend this place.
1885 Waddle Rd
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A nice adult place to go as well as a great family friendly steakhouse.. great week night deals -- excellent service -- good food
5.The Tavern Restaurant
220 E College Ave
American RestaurantsBar & GrillsTavernsBanquet Halls & Reception Facilities
My husband and I went to the tavern for New Years Eve Dinner. $35 per person pre fixe menu with very limited choices. They sat us next to the utensil service station. Our table was so close my husband's ear was next to the clanking, dropping, and banging of utensils trays the whole dinner as a constant flow of servers passed right next to our table. Tables were very close together. My food came out and my steak had been sitting so long that the top was starting to look old and my shrimp were dry enough to need a drink of water to get them down. We live here for 5 years and the tavern use to be our favorite restaurant. But know a days they are more concern with how many people they can get in and out instead of the quality of there food and service. It is a cattle trap. The restaurant should be taken out of the fine dinning category.
6.Harrison's Wine Grill & Catering
1221 E College Ave
American RestaurantsBar & GrillsCaterersSeafood Restaurants
Looking for fresh local fare – city-style food with small town prices? Look no farther than Harrison’s Wine Grill located in State College’s Hilton Garden Inn. Don’t let the hotel location fool you; one of the few chef-owned restaurants in State College, Harrison’s features a contemporary American menu prepared with a chef's deft touch and attention to flavor. Menu highlights include local and organic foods, a creative wines-by-the glass selection, local Otto's beer on tap, and house specialties such as Goat Cheese Fritters w/ Fig & Olive Relish. World-class catering also offered. See menus at www.HarrisonsMenu.com
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7.The Corner Room
100 W College Ave
American RestaurantsFamily Style RestaurantsBanquet Halls & Reception FacilitiesBars
This is a great after work, after class, spot to grab a bite to eat. All you can eat pasta night is the best! And great soups!
8.The Dining Room
200 W Park Ave
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Penn State Hospitality Services is Penn State University s premier lodging and meeting facilities. It includes the Nittany Lion Inn and the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel. Both hotels provide accommodations, serene surroundings and the service its clients need for a perfect event or getaway. The Penn Stater offers approximately 300 guest rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center, meeting rooms and a 10,000 square foot ballroom. The Nittany Lion Inn has guest rooms with amenities such as televisions, clock radios, coffee makers, voice mail, data connections and additional telephones, as well as conference rooms and banquet halls. Penn State Hospitality Services is in State College, Penn.
9.The Field - Burger & Tap
1 Country Club Ln
The Field embraces its farm-to-table mentality using the freshest ingredients available including local breads, a variety of regional Amish cheeses, and private blend of sirloin, chuck, brisket, and short rib to create our hand-formed burgers. The Field offers an extensive selection of craft beers from State College and Central Pennsylvania. Our milkshakes are hand-spun using the legendary ice cream from Penn State’s Berkey Creamery.
10.The Deli Restaurant
113 Heister St
American RestaurantsFamily Style RestaurantsTake Out RestaurantsBars
You can't go wrong with a soup and sandwich at this place! And they have some great salads. A little pricey, but a nice atmosphere.
11.American Ale House & Grill
821 Cricklewood Dr
American RestaurantsBarsBar & GrillsCaterers
This is probably one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at. The food is amazing, It's a bit pricey, but they have more selection as far as food than a chain restaurant! Well worth the money. Awesome setting and a great place to get away from the college crowd. If you enjoy good food, give it a try. :-)
12.Are U Hungry
111 Sowers St
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The company opened up in June 2005 in Penn State (State College PA), and due to the high demand a 2nd location was opened in 2006 on the other side of the town.Are U Hungry became the hottest late night spot around PSU, and in a recent poll, the customers of LionMenus.com rated Are U Hungry to have the Best Late Night Delivery Food as well as The Best Hot Sandwiches and Subs.We are famous for our Fat Sandwiches and just like it sounds, they're pretty big. Every Sandwich is made with the combination of around 4 to 8 different ingredients such as Mozzarella Sticks, Steaks and Chicken Fingers and they're all topped with French Fries.
13.Hoss's Steak & Sea House
1450 N Atherton St
Steak HousesBanquet Halls & Reception FacilitiesSeafood RestaurantsBarbecue Restaurants
Hoss's steak house offers quite a few selections of steak and seafood. I think their big draw though is the salad bar. It's hard not to stuff yourself with the good food available!
2080 Cato Ave
American RestaurantsSteak HousesSeafood RestaurantsCaterers
Our philosophy is simple, the highest quality local and carefully sourced foods paired with an unprecedented dining experience. With a rich and extensive wine list, seasonal martini menu and 14 rotating drafts, Gigi's Southern Table is a favorite among wine aficionados, craft cocktails and beer lovers. Our staff is selected from the best in the industry and completely committed to providing you the highest level of service. Reserve our VIP seating area for a comfortable night of small plates and cocktails with friends or just simply come experience what is being called the "hidden jewel of dining experiences in State College".
219 E Beaver Ave
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148 S Allen St
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Always quick service - pleasant clean atmosphere, great lunch specials, wonderful fresh baked bagels/goodies
1663 S Atherton St
18.Garfield's Restaurant & Pub
2901 E College Ave
American RestaurantsBar & GrillsTavernsBars
228 W College Ave
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The only problem with this place is that it is tooooooo small. That leads to an eat and get out atmosphere unless you visit while PSU is out of session. Food excellent. Service quick and complete. Friendly staff who remember their customers. It actually seems overstaff for its size until you see the steady stream of carryout orders. Been there >30 times since they opened about 1/1/14. Just one bad meal. we love it.
20.Troy's Philly Shop
906 W College Ave
Troys has moved to Aron plaza west Arron drive, they haven't been on west college for years. Originally from Bellefonte, it's worth the drive. Best cheesesteaks ever.
21.Plaza Mexican Bar And Grill
1550 S Atherton St
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My wife and I have eating here twice already. This is a first-rate restaurant with outstanding, friendly service. We will definitely return. Good luck to this great addition to State College dining! Hope their liquor license is approved shortly.
1631 N Atherton St
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Very fair price for all you can eat. The servers are on getting refills before you can even ask. Food is very good, all around great place to eat.
23.100 Degree Hot Pot
428 Westerly Pkwy
Great food, Service is so haphazard it is funny. One of the three main dishes was served without rice, She went to fetch and forgot to bring the requested forks. When the next waitress brought out the second dish, the first remember the forks. THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER PREVIOUS VISITS. That said my family and friends have taken to looking at the service as a fun thing to talk about. The Hot Pot is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends slowly cooking and eating while talking. Bring your own bottle if alcohol is needed. Come for the food, enjoy the service
24.Ye Olde College Diner
126 W College Ave
American RestaurantsBakeriesCaterersCoffee Shops
great stickeys! service on a scale of 1-10...1 and if you like burned bacon this is the place
147 S Allen St
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This is the worst experience with any restaurant I have ever experienced. Do not order delivery from this establishment. I ordered delivery from China Dragon yesterday and my girlfriend and I proceeded to starve waiting for over an hour and a half for them to drive the food the four blocks to my apartment. I literally could have walked there in two to three minutes. About an hour in I tried to call to cancel the order to just get food from somewhere else, but the woman told me the food was on the way and hung up on me as soon as I said I was calling about a delivery order I placed. I had placed the order online and tipped generously when I placed the order, so when we finally got the food about an hour and 40 minutes after placing the order I called China Dragon to cancel the tip, as you can imagine--I wasn't pleased with the service. I was completely calm and respectful in my call, and yet the woman who answered argued with, yelled at and berated me. She refused to cancel the tip, she said I would have to contact online, but refused to give me an email, number, or explain further, and instead yelled and hung up on me. I called back to attempt to get the number but again she yelled loudly, insulted and hung up. I was completely calm and collected through all of this and simply asked for the number. Upon calling a third time - no answer. This went on for several attempts, and then a man answered. I calmly and respectfully asked how I might cancel the generous tip I had given for the poor service. Different person, but more of the same. Yelling, berating and insulting. It was disgusting. This is the least professional and most disrespectful establishment. Horrendous customer service. Then the food: Well, as you can imagine, it was cold on delivery. Not only that, but it was very bad. Although I knew I would never do business with China Dragon ever again by any circumstance, I did give it a chance. However, it was just so bad. The fried rice was the worst I've ever encountered and the orange chicken was just terrible. My girlfriend had the broccoli and shrimp, which was nothing special. I never did get the tip back, and instead came here so that others might learn from my experience. The food honestly made me sick - physically ill. And I'm not being biased from the terrible customer service either. There are tons of asian food choices in State College - take my advice and stay away from this dump. Horrible hospitality and horrible food - just terrible people from my experience. If you want good asian food try Hunan Wok & Okinawa, they are cheaper, much better food and much better service - delivery usually takes about 10 minutes and they are much further from me than China Dragon. Maki Yaki is also very good. Even Uncle Chen's has better asian food. Order/Eat at China Dragon at your own risk. You have been warned.
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26.Okinawa Japanese Restaurant
450 E College Ave
I did not have high expectation from this restaurant when I went for lunch recently. \r \r We were not served for over five minutes even though the store was nearly empty. \r \r Although we sat down, we were served food in Styrofoam container and soup in clear plastic container. Not only is it unappetizing to be served food this way, but wasteful. \r \r I nearly thew up when someone at our table found a maggot stuck to the broccoli on one of the dishes. The waiter had the nerve to demand her to show show him where it was, and when shown, just asked if she wants another one. No one in the restaurant even apologized to her: are you kidding me!? \r \r The staffs in general were unfriendly, and there was even a guy talking on the cell phone sitting on top of the _food counter_. Even a fast food store will not allow such a disgraceful behavior in front of customers. \r \r I heard that there was an ""incident"" with sushi there as well - I gave them the benefit of the doubt when I visited, but now I can see how this can happen. \r \r I can't see why people will give this restaurant a high rating. Yes, it's cheap eats, but why subject yourself to this treatment? Save your pride and avoid this place at all cost. It's simply atrocious.
27.Wings Over Happy Valley
536 Westerly Pkwy
American RestaurantsChicken RestaurantsBarbecue RestaurantsRestaurants
I ordered bonless wings which ended up being chicken fingers in hot sauce which was a disappointment in itself. Then the chicken meat was junk. I bit into a piece and couldn't seem to bite it in half so I ripped it in half hard with half of it in my mouth and swallowed... there were four extremely long hairs down my throat and still attached to the other half of the ""bonless wing."" I had to pull the hairs out of my throat and I spent the next hour dry heaving over the sink because of how disgusted it made me feel. Thinking about it makes me sick.
28.Kimchi Korean Restaurant
1100 N Atherton St
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Exceptionally bad. Overpriced entrees are mostly rice and noodles with very few vegetables or meats. Got takeout - was given only partial order and when I call them after I had driven away, they refused to refund. Last place I will go to in State College.
200 W Park Ave
American RestaurantsBar & GrillsBarsContinental Restaurants
Come to Whiskers and enjoy a truly warm and inviting experience. Our wonderful menu is driven entirely through a local farm-to-table experience that features a wide variety of fresh ground burgers, salads, charcuteries, and tasty small plates. Sit at our beautiful wooden bar and enjoy our "Cocktails through the Decades" list featuring popular cocktails from each decade of The Nittany Lion Inn until now. Our bar program also features an expansive selection of Pennsylvania craft brews and a wide array of delicious bourbons and single malts. Pair all of that with the friendliest staff in town and you are sure to enjoy your time spent at Whiskers!
1661 S Atherton St
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Some of the best memories are made at the breakfast table. And for more than 50 years, millions of people have made those memories at IHOP.
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