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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 235
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 11
    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
Don't miss What if of Hershey!!

Delicious food with a very nice relaxing atmosphere! The staff is always helpful and kind and the food is amazing. I would recommend this restaurant. We have eaten there several times!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
debbieCharleroi_PA
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Charleroi, PA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Charleroi, PA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Delicious food with a very nice relaxing atmosphere! The staff is always helpful and kind and the food is amazing. I would recommend this restaurant. We have eaten there several times!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We recently held my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary dinner party and was a wonderful time had by all! The food was fabulous, the staff was top notch and the family has been receiving several calls, Facebook messages and comments from the guests how it was such a nice celebration and absolutely raving about the food!! My mother-in-law was so impressed... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Gave this restaurant a try during a recent family trip to Hershey. The restaurant is a bit odd. The menu is a bit upscale and you could definitely drop a quite a bit of money here which is something I wouldn't expect from a restaurant in the basement of Howard Johnson's. That being said, the food is very good and... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had a group that had pasta/salad/dessert bar, great food, friendly service & wonderful to work with. We had our own private room in back which was perfect for our group of 60 to hang & be together.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food was really lousy. Chicken al fresco was very bland and the breading was overly fried and tasted like burnt oil. Accompanying pesto pasta was the worst pesto I have ever had. It had absolutely no flavor whatsoever. Just a teeny tiny pinch of salt would have been nice. The mozzarella and tomato "relish" was a single mozzarella ball with... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

this restaurant is in the howard Johnson hotel. we arrived late, coming from Hershey park,and needed to eat. very nice place. they had the best blackened mahi tuna I've ever had. a little pricey, but you will be pleased with the food.

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I took a group of about six people here for a business dinner. It was a very pleasant occasion. The menu has a broad range of meat and seafood items, as well as items for vegetarians. I ordered a scallop entrée, which was absolutely great. On my next visit, I ordered a shrimp dinner, which was less enjoyable. A criticism... More 

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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We decided to try this place before a concert at the Giant Center. While we found the atmosphere ok, the food was delicious. Ryan, our waiter, was informative and fun. We plan to go back and explore the menu more fully when we have more time. Don't let its location fool you. More than worth a visit.

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Stony Brook
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant is hidden under a Howard Johnson motel and easy to miss. But what great food and nice service for a very reasonable cost. We came here two nights for dinner while visiting Hershey and highly recommend it. We had grilled salmon, and lobster stuffed ravioli. The bar service was really nice for classic martinis. We would definitely come... More 

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Hammonton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We decided to try this restaurant based on reviews here on Trip Advisor and on another website. Located in the basement of the unpretentious Howard Johnson's, one wouldn't expect to find a restaurant of this caliber. It didn't disappoint. Our server was new, but it didn't show. She knew the menu and the specials and was helpful in choosing. We... More 

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Additional Information about What If of Hershey

Address: 845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
Phone Number: 717-533-5858
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 31
Cuisine: American, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?