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What If of Hershey

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American, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Eclectic
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845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Main Street Hershey)
717-533-5858
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 216
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Foodies Will Love this Place!!

This restaurant is a great place to go to meet friends, celbrate a special occasion or to have a romantic dinner. The menu has choices to please every one. This was my second visit and I cannot wait to return. The friends we brought loved it as much as we did. On my first visit I had lamb chops... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
J G
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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340 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Harrisburg, PA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We've only been here twice, both for lunch visits. Once there was almost no one else in the place and this more recent time there were a handful of other tables seated. The food is good, no doubt. It's a nice variety of American cuisine with decent flavor and quality. It takes far too long to get to the table... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

The reviews on this restaurant is false!! The food is bad, and way over priced. The dining area is very dark and service is horrible. Their drinks are watered down. I had the lobster ravioli and it no lobster meat, the pasta was hard and the sauce was horrible. I do not recommend this place. STAY AWAY!!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This restaurant is a great place to go to meet friends, celbrate a special occasion or to have a romantic dinner. The menu has choices to please every one. This was my second visit and I cannot wait to return. The friends we brought loved it as much as we did. On my first visit I had lamb chops and... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

The atmosphere was horrible, bad lighting, long waiting for meals to come out. The food had no taste to it and way too over price. STAY AWAY!!! I do not recommend this place.

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Maryland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is the 2nd time I've eaten at "What If" in Hershey for dinner. Both times have been filled with delicious food and atmosphere. By 7:00pm on a Saturday it's definitely a busy place. It's next to the Howard Johnson's. It's definitely a place for adults wanting a nice dinner out. I'd highly recommend. Also, make reservations to ensure a... More 

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Livermore, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The service and food here was great. This restaurant is hidden downstairs under the Howard Johnson's Hotel. I almost didn't stop because I thought I had the wrong address. I'm so glad I did, and I will definitely

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Our bed and breakfast Annville Inn suggested what if for dinner. It is in e bad,net if the Howard Johnsons. Don't let this scare you away. Excelllnt food and lots of choices. Great atmosphere and very comfy chairs. We said at a small role for town. Plenty of space. Service was very good. Try the shrimp pesto. Amazing!

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Not really fancy and not much ambience but the food was good and the service was also good. Not easy to find because it is inside Howard Johnson Motel.

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Oklahoma
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were on line to get a table at The Hershey Pantry (which we tried four times without success) and several in our party went looking for some drinks since they didn't have a bar. We were told we would have a 40 min. wait at the Pantry and it was already over an hour. Our party found the bar... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I eat dinner her 3-4 times per year for the past 10- 15 years and it has always been one of my favorites. However, last time [2/12/15], my spouse & I had a terrible meal. My Tuscan chicken was so overcooked and dry I could not finish and my partner' s crab cake had many shells. Neither turned out to... More 

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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, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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