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The Dining Room

200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
+1 814-865-8590
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (16 reviews)
“prime rib” (5 reviews)
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6:45 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
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11 - 20 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 7 April 2017

I enjoyed an extremely delicious lamb shank. It was accompanied by a creamy farro risotto. For dessert, we enjoyed peach ice from the Penn State Creamary. Wonderful. The wine list had a very nice variety including wine by the glass.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had a reservation for Easter and they just called me today to say they're cancelling because they're overbooked?! This isn't an airlines! Clearly their error and they could care less- refused to make room for us--I've been in the restaurant industry for 15 years and...More

Thank njlovebeaches
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were pleasantly surprised. The breakfast was very good. Service was adequate. Setting was nice. WE would do it again

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Nittany Lion Inn, where this restaurant is located is well-known with parents, alumni, professional staff at Penn State and locals as well. The buffets are excellent, and different areas mean some ambiance. The wait staff are often in the Hospitality training program and are...More

Thank merctoo
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Have enjoyed staying here for years and was happy to find it as nice as ever. Our waitress was great and after asking her about the mineral museum I'd visited as a kid, she took it upon herself to find where it was located and...More

Thank birlgirl57
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the inn. Unbelievable wine selection. Manager was very astute with wine and their choices on the list. Service was great. The lobster bisque was amazing!!!!! Food was okay, very bland.

Thank Seattlefoodiegirl206
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great choice of wines and locally sourced foods. The seafood buffet is excellent when they host it. Quality foods, prepared with precision. Service is always great.

Thank Pittsburghparents
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I would travel back to this place just to eat here again. I'm serious when I say that they have a large menu....everything from salmon to biscuits and gravy! And the desserts were delicious...cakes, pies, cannoli, etc.

Thank jimpsonseed3
Reviewed 5 November 2016

We went to Friday night dinner and therefore it was seafood buffet night. The buffet is huge and has tons of seafood offerings and even a prime rib carving. I'm personally not partial ot buffets, but my husband and son LOVED it. And would absolutely...More

Thank donnaonlbi
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Not large, but covers all the bases of items. Dinner was also very good. Excellent and attentive service.

Thank sjtol
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Questions & Answers
6 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Thomas N | Property representative |
yes indeed there is a full array of land and sea items for your dining pleasure including chef carved prime rib! Hop[e you visit us and give it a try! Please note that this is only during selected times and I recommend... More
Eugene C
29 October 2016|
Response from SeanPennState | Property representative |
Yes. There is a five story parking deck right next to The Inn. We validate parking for our hotel guest and for our dining guest.
Eugene C
29 October 2016|
Response from Thomas N | Property representative |
Eugene, Yes there is plenty of parking in the adjacent parking garage. We also offer complimentary valet parking right at the front door. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
6:45 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-865-8590
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Nittany Lion Inn
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