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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
+1 814-238-7010
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“jambalaya” (21 reviews)
“chopped salad” (16 reviews)
“crab” (18 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Kate, my server, was fantastic! Really went the extra mile. Food was delicious. Loved the extras too! I was brought aa chef tasting spoon, lemon sorbet and a praline ! This was my second visit and won’t be my last. This is a must stop...More

1  Thank Stephlamanna
Reviewed 14 October 2017

When we were seated by our server we asked him how long Spats had been opened to our surprise he said over 30 years at this same location! We have visited State College and parked in the Pugh Street garage many times throughout the years...More

1  Thank LMDErie_Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

With the Louisiana/New Orleans theme you would expect some usage of spice, and this makes the entrees flavorful. Decent variety and choices on the menu without being overwhelming, Cajun and American cuisine. Wine list not extensive but adequate. Has a kind of bistro type vibe,...More

1  Thank Radio9phs
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Food was really good. We enjoyed some tapas - gator bites, coconut scallops, brie. All were a great start to the dinner. The complimentary bread was really great. I ate the Chipotle Pasta with crawfish & crab. Very tasty with a hint of spice. My...More

1  Thank coreye30
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Was surprised to even get a table with no reservation on a football weekend but staff was very accommodating. Waitress was attentive, helpful and knew the menu. Ordered an app but kitchen was backed up so she brought salads first. Had Cajun Caesar. Ok, it's...More

2  Thank Fischy670
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

I went with my family when we visited for a Penn State game and the wagyu strip steak was one of the best meals I have ever had. I also enjoyed their hot sauce because I enjoy trying new sauces and it was spicy but...More

1  Thank PeterScheler
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Dinner was exceptional, service was really good. Try the Jamison rib chops, outstanding dish. The only problem is that it is a little smoky from kitchen.

1  Thank asd24
Reviewed 19 August 2017

My wife and I have eaten at Spats more than a half dozen times over the years. Each time seems to be better than the last. This time, we both had an excellent cream of cauliflower soup and we split a chicken dish with a...More

2  Thank SandJ_Travelers
Reviewed 11 August 2017

You won't be disappointed. Inventive menu. Delicious. Attentive waitstaff! Wonderful Cajun choices. Fun drinks!

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite all time restaurants! The food is consistently good. They have either small plates or regular dinners and you can add a salad or soup for 3 dollars with an entree. I highly recommend the chopped salad or the creamy...More

1  Thank Denise V
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Questions & Answers
24 May 2017|
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Response from nittanylionjim | Reviewed this property |
Im sorry but we never do happy hour. Did you check out their web site??
Joanna H
28 May 2015|
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Response from upstate2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't recall if they did or or didn't. Like the other reviewer, I suggest you call them directly so you can be sure you are getting the most up to date info for you gluten sensitive guest / self.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
    (Pugh Street)
  • Public Transportation: Frequent local bus service with stop 1/4 block away
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-7010
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