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Duffy's Tavern

113 E Main St, Boalsburg, PA 16827
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Boalsburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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35 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
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108 reviews 108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Was at the Arts Festival and decided to have a sit-down, air-conditioned meal instead of a sandwich from a trailer in a hot dirty field. I now have a new favorite restaurant. Too bad it's 75 miles from home. I only got the wings but they were excellent. I watched other meals go by me and I wished I would... More

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Ocean City, Md
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210 reviews 210 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Historical Boalsburg, PA. There is lots to see in the area. A stroll around this beautiful village is a must. This is the birthplace of Memorial Day. The tavern offers a nice menu with reasonable prices considering the setting in this nicely preserved/restored stage coach stop established in 1819. They offer fine dining or sandwiches.... More

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Altoona, PA
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123 reviews 123 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited Sunday for lunch and sat on the outdoor patio. Service could have been more polished as we were brought 2 pepper shakers and no salt, with a few mistakes but wait staff blamed the mistakes on the previous night of debauchery. Sesame Tuna appetizer and salad was awesome followed by burgers which were very good, but quite greasy. Cole... More

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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Boalsburg, the birthplace of Memorial Day, is a quaint town on the outskirts of State College, PA. Nestled in the very small town center is Duffy's. This is the quintessential local pub, attached to a nice restaurant. It's aged, weathered and has a colonial feel to it. Stone and wood walls, small bar (always with freshly popped popcorn!), and a... More

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Altoona, PA
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Staff told us up front about long wait for order. Food was good and service was above average. Thanks !

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Woodmere, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Very quaint rustic style restaurant. There is bar type seating and then a dining room for fine dining. The hostess was jovial and kind and the parking was plenty, we got a spot directly in front of the restaurant. The reisling as the drink was delicous. I had the duck which was as succulent and tasty as meal as I... More

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Central Pennsylvania
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122 reviews 122 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

A destination restaurant...historic, quaint, romantic, lovely. This wonderful old historic building has the ambiance that you respect, but it has something else. It has wonderful food. Sadly, I was just here for a business lunch and I was not with my wife. I will be bringing her back here as this is a cozy, romantic place. I had the French... More

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Rochester, NY
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We usually avoid places with "tavern" in the name, thinking that they will be loud and booze-oriented. But a friend who lives in State College recommended Duffy's, so we gave it a try. It was quiet and nobody was drunk or raucous, even on a Friday night. The food was uniformly excellent and surprisingly low in price. (Try the soups!)... More

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Front Royal, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We ate lunch at this charming Tavern and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was delicious and service was great.

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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Great food, great service, reasonably priced! After exploring several local shops, we enjoyed a delicious lunch!

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