2016-02-01 / Eat Out

Eat Out


Mr. Lu’s Bellefonte Wok
111 S. Allegheny St., Bellefonte
814.353.8888 •
Authentic Chinese cuisine; Hunan, Szechuan, Cantonese, Mandarin; regular menu & buffet. Mon.–Fri. 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m. Sat.–Sun. 10:30 a.m.–11 p.m. Open holidays.

Ni Hao Asian Cuisine
289 Northland Center, State College
814.238.8838 •
Choose fresh vegetables, seafood, meats and sauces from the fresh ingredients bar and watch them being cooked on a hibachi, grill or wok. Or choose from 30 fresh, handmade varieties of sushi; a variety of dim sum; four dessert bars and so much more! Open daily. Lunch Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Dinner Mon.–Thurs. 4:30–10 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 4:30–10:30 p.m., Sun. and holidays 11a.m.–10 p.m.    


Otto’s Pub & Brewery
2235 N. Atherton St., State College
814.867.6886 •
State College’s most awarded craft beer pub and brewery featuring over a dozen fresh, house-brewed ales and lagers on tap as well as fine, affordably priced, local American food with vegan and vegetarian offerings, a kids’ menu, weekly features, and seasonal menus. Open for lunch and dinner in a family-friendly, casual atmosphere.


bar bleu Sports Lounge & Liquor Bar
114 S. Garner St., State College
814.237.0374 •
Authentic Kansas City-style barbecue. Full bar. Sun 4 p.m.–2 a.m.; Mon.–Fri. 5:30 p.m.–2 a.m. Sat. noon–2 a.m. Enjoy live music downstairs Thursday through Saturday.

The Corner Room
Allen Street & College Avenue, State College
814.237.3051 •
The traditional meeting place since 1926.  Serving generous and delicious breakfasts, lunches and
dinners. Open Sun.–Sat. 7 a.m.–10 p.m.

The Deli Restaurant
113 Heister St., State College
814.237.5710 •
Featuring the area’s largest menu including big salads, overstuffed sandwiches, Mexican, Cajun, fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, & award-winning desserts. Full bar. Sun.–Thurs. 11 a.m.–midnight; Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–1 a.m.

The Field Burger & Tap
One Country Club Lane, State College
814.234.8000 •
Local. Burgers. The Field. The Field uses the freshest ingredients available including local breads, regional Amish cheeses and a private blend of sirloin, chuck, brisket and short rib to create hand-formed burgers. Also offers an extensive selection of craft beers and hand-spun milkshakes using the legendary Creamery ice cream. Open daily 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Bar has extended hours.

Faccia Luna
1229 S. Atherton St., State College
814.234.9000 •
Casual American trattoria featuring authentic wood-fired pizzas, fresh homemade pasta, calzones, stromboli, grinders, chicken salads, divine desserts, great service and full bar. Voted “Best Pizza in State College.” Reservations not accepted.

Inferno Brick Oven & Bar
340 E. College Ave., State College
814.237.5718 •
Featuring authentic individual brick oven pizzas and a wonderful array of appetizers, salads, paninis and entrees in a casual, but sophisticated atmosphere. Open for lunch, dinner & late night seven days a week. Full bar.

Jersey Mike’s Subs
128 S. Allen St., State College • 814.954.7591
2009 N. Atherton St., State College • 814.954.4179

Offering delicious authentic East Coast-style hot and cold subs on fresh-baked bread. Kid’s meals
available. Mon.–Sat. 7 a.m.–11 p.m. Sun. 8 a.m.–10 p.m.

Legends at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd., State College
814.863.5080 •
Catch the game or enjoy a delicious meal with the whole family. Features a full-service bar, huge sandwiches, salads and appetizers, served in a warm atmosphere. Smoke-free dining. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Food service until 11 p.m.

P.J. Harrigan’s Bar & Grill
1450 S. Atherton St., State College
814.235.3009 •
Casual atmosphere combined with distinctive cuisine featuring steaks, seafood, pastas and a variety of sandwiches, fresh soup and salad bar. Children’s menu. Sun.–Thurs. 7 a.m.–10 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 7 a.m.–11 p.m.

Sunset West Restaurant
521 E. College Ave., Pleasant Gap • 814.359.2783
Great, home-style cooking just minutes from State College. Banquet facilities for up to 100 people. Open 7 a.m.–8 p.m., seven days a week.

The Tavern Restaurant
220 E. College Ave., State College
814.238.6116 •
A State College and Penn State tradition since 1948. Fresh seafood, veal and prime rib are our specialties. Unlimited vegetables and salad sides with your entrées. Open for lunch 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.; dinner at 5 p.m., seven days a week. Also enjoy our award-winning Sunday brunch.

Whiskers Pub at The Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Ave., State College
814.865.8580 •
Features large salads, sandwiches and Inn specialties, served in the rustic charm of the restaurant or on the garden patio. Full-bar service. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Food is available until 11 p.m.


The Allen Street Grill
Allen Street & College Avenue, State College
814.231.4745 •
Classic American menu, flavored by Mexico, Italy and the Far East. Open daily 11 a.m.–2 a.m.

Barrel 21 Distillery & Dining
2255 N. Atherton St., State College
814.308.9522 •
A new dining experience brought to you by Otto’s Pub & Brewery. Barrel 21 presents a tapas menu featuring fusion cuisine highlighting our local resources. Menu inspirations will celebrate new culture and cuisine brought to Central PA from around the world. Distillery and tasting room will open in the fall after we have produced our own craft spirits.

Carnegie House Restaurant
100 Cricklewood Drive in Toftrees, State College
814.234.2424 •
An elegant boutique hotel recently voted “Best Fine Dining,” the Carnegie House Restaurant offers a relaxed casual dining experience combined with exquisite cuisine. The menu features a wonderful array of appetizers, salads and distinctive entrees that rival the best restaurants in the United States. Relax by the fireplace in the library before dinner. Extensive and varied wine cellar. Open daily for breakfast and dinner. Reservations are suggested.

The Dining Room at The Nittany Lion Inn
200 W. Park Ave., State College
814.865.8590 •
The Dining Room features American dishes and an award-winning wine list. Formal dining in an elegant atmosphere. Try our popular Sunday Brunch. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

The Gardens Restaurant at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd., State College
814.863.5090 •
Offering classic cuisines daily. A popular weekend buffet on Friday and Saturday evenings and an abundant Sunday brunch. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

Gigi’s Southern Table
2080 Cato Avenue, State College
814.861.3463 •
Locally Grown. Southern Inspired. Gigi’s is as casual as it is chic. It’s a local farm-to-table experience, capturing the sophisticated yet laid back ideals of Southern hospitality. Located only 5 minutes from Downtown State College off West College Avenue, Gigi’s is a social gathering place for friends. Whether you’re aiming to impress out-of-town guests, linger over a romantic dinner or just want to enjoy a local craft beer in the lounge, come join them at their table.

Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering
1221 E. College Ave.
(inside the Hilton Garden Inn), State College
814.237.4422 •
This modern, chef-centric restaurant is a favorite for local foodies. Known for his innovative food and soups, chef and owner Harrison Schailey
sources locally and seasonally for his globally‑inspired menu from more than 25 local farms and purveyors. Harrison’s Catering has been named “Best Caterer” in State College Magazine’s “Best of State College” poll every year since 2004. Open daily for lunch and dinner with full bar.

Kelly’s Steak and Seafood
316 Boal Ave., Boalsburg
814.466.6251 •
Rotating seasonal menu inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Voted “Best Steak” for the ninth year in a row! Open daily 11 a.m.

Spats Café
142 E. College Ave., State College
814.238.7010 •
Casually elegant dining with a comfortable nook bar.  Lunch and dinner served daily. Best Cajun/Creole cuisine east of NOLA along with great tapas, wine, vegetarian and gluten-free menus. In the heart of downtown at College Avenue and Pugh Street. Closed Sunday.

Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar
324 W. College Ave., State College
814.237.8474 •
Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar features ingredient-driven and seasonal new American cuisine, paired with an extensive wine list, certified wine professionals and exceptional service. We also feature a new climate-controlled wine room, premium by-the-glass wine pours, fine liquor and craft beer at our full-service bar. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Live music on Fridays. Reservations recommended. Catering. Free parking after 5:30 p.m.


Brothers Pizza & Italian Restaurant
239 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall • 814.364.9817
Featuring homemade soups and heavenly pasta dishes made from family recipes, such as smoked salmon bow tie pasta and rigatoni with Bolognese sauce. Large selection of pizza, Stromboli, calzones, meatballs just like Mom makes and homemade tiramisu. Customers are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.

Hi Way Pizza
1688 N. Atherton St., State College • 814.237.0375
Large variety of pizzas, full dinner menu, sandwiches, salads, great desserts and beer to go. Open for lunch and dinner.

Mario’s Italian Restaurant
1272 N. Atherton St., State College • 814.234.4273
The Italian tradition in State College. Homemade pasta, chicken, veal and seafood specialties, plus wood-fired pizzas, calzones & more. Full bar. Mon.–Thurs., 11:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Sun. noon–9 p.m.


Herwig’s Austrian Bistro
132 W. College Ave., State College
814.272.0738 •
Home cooking Old-World style. Delicious entrées, homemade soups, salads and desserts. Voted “Best Ethnic Food” time and again! Mon.–Wed. 11:45 a.m.–8 p.m. Thurs.–Sat. 11:45 a.m.–9 p.m.

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