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What If of Hershey

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American, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
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845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Main Street Hershey)
717-533-5858
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 240
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Would recommend

My husband I were in town for a conference and we received fantastic service at What If. We called ahead of time around 9:30PM to see what time they closed. The female on the other end was very courteous and sweet on the phone, which made me feel more confident about my decision to eat here (I mean... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Monica R
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Middletown, Delaware
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Middletown, Delaware
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My husband I were in town for a conference and we received fantastic service at What If. We called ahead of time around 9:30PM to see what time they closed. The female on the other end was very courteous and sweet on the phone, which made me feel more confident about my decision to eat here (I mean it is... More 

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The place is in the hotel, you would have to walk downstairs to get in after entering the main hotel entrance. The staff was very dismissive and rude. He answered the phone instead of assisting us to go to eat. We left.

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Marlton, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I visited this Restaurant yesterday with a church group from NJ and received Horrible Customer service!!! Our server Donna was one of the most Un -friendly servers I have ever encountered!! Not at all what I expected!! First she had an attitude about our group requesting separate checks since we all were paying for our own meals by via cash,... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I used What If of Hershey to cater my daughter's bridal shower July 18, 2015 at another venue in Hershey. I chose What If because I have eaten at the restaurant in the past during trips to Hershey and loved their food. What if supplied china, flatware and glassware which made everything more elegant than paper products. The food was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited "What If" late on a Sunday night (August 16, 2015) after a long day at Hershey Park. Situated in the lower level of Howard Johnson's on East Chocolate Avenue, we were not sure what to expect. We were beyond pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious (even distinctive), the service attentive and friendly. The 70's music in the background... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We've lived in Hershey for 6 years and have driven by What If dozens of times but were never tempted to stop since it's in the Howard Johnson's hotel. However, we'd heard that they had good food so we decided to try it out and were pleasantly surprised. When we arrived and realized that the restaurant was in the basement... More 

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North Muskegon, Michigan, United States
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

During our trip to Hershey we narrowed our dinner choice to two restaurants (both highly recommended). This place is in need of a few minor decor changes (dark and uninviting); however, the staff was very attentive to our needs (kids included). Our server was very good and extremely helpful (upon looking at the menu, we were in our second choice... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My friend and I were visiting in Hershey and found What If so we stopped and ate. The service by Ryan was excellent! He was very attentive and nice. The food was good. We ordered the crab dip to share, which was excellent as was the raspberry vinaigrette. Our server also told another table that was smoking to use the... More 

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Magnolia, Delaware
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We picked What If after reading trip advisor reviews for a bunch of local restaurants. We ate here on Wednesday, only a few tables were filled. It took about 10 minutes to have someone greet us at our table. In the beginning the waitress was helpful and attentive. We ordered crab dip, rib eye, shrimp pesto, and two kids steak... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I love this place. I have never had a single bad meal here. I have been alone, as a couple, with a small group, and with large business groups. I have even just hung out at the bar. I LOVE this place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
    (Main Street Hershey)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: 717-533-5858

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 31
  • Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?