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The Dining Room

200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
+1 814-865-8590
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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06:45 - 21:00All hours
200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

Great place to stay right on campus, but a big pricey. Good breakfast. Nice room that was clean. A little slow on the check-in because it was busy.

Thank EfficientTraveler
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The staff and facilities at the Nittany Lion Inn are terrific. I have stayed many nights over the last several years, and have noticed ongoing improvements to the property, inside and out.

Thank Cheri O
Reviewed 28 April 2015

what a great place and good food variety in their brunch buffet! Plenty to eat for all - pancakes, waffles, french toast, fresh berries, blueberry compote, strawberry compote, scrambled eggs & mushrooms, hash browns, bacon & sausage. another station had omelets made to order plus...More

1  Thank NanaJ12
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2015

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments on our popular Sunday Brunch! We look forward to having you back with us. Thanks, Matt

Reviewed 1 April 2015

The food was surprisingly good for a banquet dinner -- wait staff was professional and did a nice job. There were two other events in the hotel at the same time but you'd never know it which was very nice!

3  Thank CAFLAF107
Reviewed 29 March 2015

Reasonably varied menu so that I had enjoyable meals here... all three meals, for three days straight....

1  Thank Marin C
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2015

Seeing familiar faces is one of our favorite parts of being a restaurant in a hotel. Thank you for spending your meal times with us. Thanks, Matt

Reviewed 22 February 2015

The hotel is nice, but it is a bit expensive for what it offers. The rooms are very clean and the beds are wonderful. The Wifi was not so good. The staff were kind and very helpful.More

1  Thank Avelino F
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank-you for staying with us. We do always trive to create a good value with our top notch staff and clean and comfortable accomodations. If there is anything that we can do to make you more comfortable during your next stay, please do not hesitate...More

Reviewed 11 February 2015

With gratuity this brunch usually comes out to about 25.00 per person. My kids and I love to eat Sunday brunch here. The food offered is over the top and kept well stocked. Their french toast and bacon are stellar. Then you have an omelet...More

Thank pennstat1
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

Why thank-you for your very kind response. We do agree that our Sunday brunch is quite an experience to be had. We more so appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words, our staff loves to see their hard work enjoyed by our...More

Reviewed 4 January 2015

As far as I'm concerned when debating the best meals in State College, Spats, The Ale House, Zolas, and the Inn are all worthy. The service is stellar, but the food.... The food is what makes the inn great. I haven't eaten here nearly as...More

Thank Michael S
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Your kind words do mean alot and we appreciate being mentioned in such good company. We are passionate about our food and our service and we are honored to serve guests such as yourself who truly appreciate what we love to do. We look forward...More

Reviewed 27 December 2014

We had dinner the night before December graduation, the same night as a major sporting event on campus. The Dining Room was very busy and had set up tables for restaurant service in some meeting rooms. While the ambiance in those rooms was a bit...More

Thank ChrisN438
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2014

Chris, We are very appreciative of your kind words and are happy to have the advantage of space to accomodate a growing number of guests on situations such as these. Even more importantly we are honored to have provided what sounds like an enjoyable evening...More

Reviewed 17 December 2014

Beautiful setting on the Penn State campus. We had excellent service and very good food. The menu is somewhat limited, but sufficient.

Thank deb10pink
Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2014

We thank you very much for coming in and more importantly are thrilled that you enjoyed our hospitality and delicious offerings. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and have a safe and happy holiday. Cheers, Matt

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Questions & Answers
6 March 2017|
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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, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
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
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  • This restaurant is at Nittany Lion Inn
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