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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
+1 814-238-7010
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (20 reviews)
“chopped salad” (15 reviews)
“crab” (18 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank J C
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Denise V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my husband and i drove 35 mins saturday night to dine here. it was worth it..our server, alicia, was great! we started with crab dip which was wonderful. then had spicy caesar salad and chopped salad. both were good. i had the lousinana ettouffe which...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in State College last weekend for Arts Fest and made a reservation at Spats for lunch. It was excellent. We were seated in the front and had a clear view of everyone walking on College Avenue--great people watching. The service was friendly and...More

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spats is another one of those College Avenue restaurants that has been around forever, and that I have walked past a couple hundred times without trying. First venture last weekend left me disappointed. Concur with another reviewer who stated that the lack of AC makes...More

Thank jcav08
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First let me say the food is outstanding. The special fish was amazing and the sweet potato catfish is out of this world. That being said if it's hot out you nseriously need to rethink a visit here. They have no AC and eating a...More

Thank Laurea T
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

The gluten free selection was amazing. It's so rare to have crab cakes that are gluten free, and they were really good. They also had (almost) gluten free calamari which was good. Their chicken roulade was also amazing. Also, their kids chicken fingers and fries...More

1  Thank Allison8700
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Great drinks, amazing food, excellent service, lovely atmosphere. Not much h more to say, it was fantastic, if you can go, do it!

Thank Nathan W
Reviewed 5 June 2017

For the second time, a friend and I went to Spat to sit talk and share food. The first time we shared several tapas, and an entree and loved everything. My friend needs her food Gluten Free, and the menu is pretty clearly marked. I...More

Thank pythagorous
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great food! Nice atmosphere. We always look forward to a Spats night out. This is our favorite restaurant in town!

Thank TLCadventures
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
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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