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What If of Hershey

845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
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Ranked #3 of 67 restaurants in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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280 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Hershey, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My partner and I hosted our wedding celebration here this past weekend. Donna Sweeney, our coordinator and server was fantastic and made sure everything was perfect. It has always been one of our favorite places to eat and is one of the best places in Hershey for fine food and dining and is a great value. Hidden below the Howard... More

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We went here on Saturday for my daughter's birthday. We started with drinks at the bar with a very attentive bartender, Dennis. The drinks were delicious, especially the martinis. Then on to a nice rounded booth for the fie of us. Some of us opted for the Prix-fix menu for restaurant week, others off the menu. All selections were well... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Went here on a recommendation from our hotel. From the outside, I was truly thinking it wouldn't be memorable. Boy, was I wrong, it was amazing. The wedge salad is exceptional, the chicken dishes were super, and the filet was flawless. Our server, I believe her name was Amber, was so patient and helpful. They don't even mind the sharing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

It is restaurant week calked for a last minute reservation and got one! Warmly welcomed, staff accommodating, great menu and special for restaurant week. Food was excellently prepared and desserts fantastic! Water glass never empty and bread and drinks flowing!

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York, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had reservations and were immediately seated. There were 5 of us and each tried something different yet agreed it was ALL wonderful! We had two kinds of appetizers and they were GONE in a flash! Martini list is great!

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Pittsburgh PA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We have been to What If Hershey several times in the past when staying in Hershey. On this visit we didn't stay in Hershey, kind of did a few things in the area in route to Reading. But it was only 45 minutes to Reading. And we both felt it was worth it to do dinner there before arriving in... More

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Silver Spring, MD
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129 reviews 129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We were hesitant to try a restaurant that was located underneath an old Howard Johnson's motel but are we ever glad we did. We ate a the bar but the restaurant looked very comfortable and cozy as well. When we sat at the bar, the bartender, Erin, immediately put out her had and introduced herself. And her excellent service and... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This surpassed our expectations. The first time we pulled into the Howard Johnson parking lot, we were a little worried. After going downstairs, however, the lounge area was very modern as well as the restaurant interior. We were in the area for a week and visited twice. Both times, the food was delicious. I highly recommend the crab alfredo. The... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This restaurant is a hidden gem beneath a Howard Johnson's. Totally unexpected, great service, fantastic, flavorful food made with fresh ingredients. All for half the price of similar entrees in Philly or NY. The crab dip app delicious, the scallops perfectly cooked, the lobster ravioli better than supposed 5 stars I've been too. Definitely try this place if in Hershey.

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Harrisburg, PA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My wife and I drove from Harrisburg to Hershey and we deliberately drove past a other restaurant in town that makes up its own reviews and went to the "What If" restaurant instead. I have great expectations when dining at a higher end restaurant. They not only met our expectations but exceeded them. They were very busy for a Tuesday... More

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