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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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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 230
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 25
    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
Just Might be Hershey's Best

Talk about a gem in the rough! This restaurant is not easy to find as it is cleverly hidden under the Howard Johnson motel. However, once found prepare yourself for a very delicious and enjoyable meal featuring contemporary American cuisine. Great ambiance and a very friendly staff. And since... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Grumpyworm
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Houston, TX
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Bucksport, Maine
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Dinner was average along with service. Don't believe the previous reviews. Lamb chops extremely small and overcooked. We expected a romantic dinner based on menu and ambiance of restaurant and was dissatisfied. Should change this to a family restaurant with a different menu.

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Houston, TX
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49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Talk about a gem in the rough! This restaurant is not easy to find as it is cleverly hidden under the Howard Johnson motel. However, once found prepare yourself for a very delicious and enjoyable meal featuring contemporary American cuisine. Great ambiance and a very friendly staff. And since it is not in the main tourist area of Hershey, customers... More 

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Dexter, Michigan
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55 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I try to steer clear of restaurants within hotels, but this was a very nice find. Located at Howard Johnson's, we had the full lunch - appetizer (non-typical Brushetta, entrée (mushroom swiss burger) and dessert (chocolate cake)- and enjoyed the experience. Great food and good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants in the Hershey park area. Their menu changes and their dishes continues to wow us every time we are in town. Tonight we had the pleasure of having Donna taking care of our meal. She was fabulous and never missed a beat. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone traveling to the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we love the food and the restaurant , i recommend this restaurant for any one in Hershey area , the meat was delicious and not expensive

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Seattle, WA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We took my elderly and slightly picky parents here for dinner and had a delightful time. The menu has plenty of options -- appetizers and entrees -- to please everyone. My dad had the crab alfredo and practically licked the bowl. The rest of us found the appetizer list so tempting that we ordered a bunch and grazed on them... More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I visited the place with some work friends for a quick lunch and was very satisfied. We sat at the bar and received excellent, quick service and wonderful food. They have great lunch selections and after peeking at their dinner selections I'm sure they are just as good. What If is priced just right for those working and looking for... More 

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Hershey, PA, USA
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114 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Better than Circular or anything in Hotel or Motor Lodge. Interesting menu, very good service, terrific atmosphere in which you can actually hold a conversation. Only gripe about most recent visit (7 JUN 15) was that lobster ravioli - otherwise excellent - was served at room temperature. Won't keep me from returning.

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Mineola, New York
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My wife and I went here before a concert at Giant Center. We had a reservation and were seated on time. The menu is both interesting and eclectic and has something for everyone. Our waitress, Audrey, was excellent. She told us about the specials, made suggestions and was always attentive without being overbearing. We had salads with delicious vinaigrette dressings... More 

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North Massapequa, New York
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28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant is in the basement of the Hershey HoJo. I thought it would be dreary. Boy was I surprised! The ambience was great. The servers were prompt and attentive. The food was beautifully presented and it was delicious. The best part of the meal was the dessert. Wow! The dessert was unbelievable. Don't be fooled by the basement. Give... 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, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Eclectic

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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, 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?