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What If of Hershey

845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
717-533-5858
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Ranked #9 of 68 restaurants in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $14 - $31
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street Hershey
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phila
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Who would have thought a basement could be the location for a great dinner at a reasonable price. Service is efficient and friendly.

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Elverson, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Stopped by here for early dinner before heading into Hershey Park. Very good food, especially the apps. Very accommodating to children. Food was very good and so was the service.

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Staten Island, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food drinks and staff all wonderful. Great to have a good restaurant and lounge right inside of our hotel.

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Ballston Spa, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This restaurant has delightful food. The menu is well planned out and you are able to find some wonderful entrees. Appetizers are great. Very accommodating to children. Was able to have a regular lobster ravioli dish made into a child's portion. Wait staff is excellent. My only problem was that it was so very cold. You will need to bring... More

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Lincoln Park, New Jersey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went by our B & B owner's & Tripadvisor's recommendation and concur: unassuming looking spot downstairs at a Hojo's is home to a really great spot. Service was good and attentive. Great menu and lots of daily specials. Had the seared scallops appetizer as well as the pierogies and both were very good-liked the chorizo mixed with the onions on... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The place is a bit pricey, but the food is good. I really liked their appetizers; I had one of the best bruschettas there. It's a nice place to visit with a family or with a group of good friends.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

On a recommendation from others, we ate at the What If….I was completely unimpressed. The Veal Chop I ordered was cooked as I asked; but it was flavorless. My wife's pasta dish was average….akin to an Olive Garden entree. The aranchini appetizer was OK. Our server was very sweet and did a nice job, but I doubt we will be... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was sold, not great. Service was very good. However, it is in the lower level under a HoJo, I think, and had a little of that chlorine smell. Seemed to be a little pricy for the quality.

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AUSTIN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited Hershey a few years ago and it was snowing considerably when I arrived to the hotel. Only place open was What if and it turned out to be a real gem so I knew I'd be back the next time I was in town. I actually dined here twice while I was in town this time, having the Crab... More

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Hershey, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Since I live close by, the What If has been a favorite place for both business and casual dinners over many years. There arer always very good specials, the wine list is quite good, and the service is always spot on. There are many places to dine in the Hershey area and many are good. The What If has been... More

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