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Nittany Lion Inn

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200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
(814) 865-8590
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet

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  • 29
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  • 22
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  • 12
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Reasonably varied menu so that I had enjoyable meals here... all three meals, for three days straight....

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Marin C
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Ithaca, New York, United States
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, DE
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The food was surprisingly good for a banquet dinner -- wait staff was professional and did a nice job. There were two other events in the hotel at the same time but you'd never know it which was very nice!

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Ithaca, New York, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Reasonably varied menu so that I had enjoyable meals here... all three meals, for three days straight....

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The hotel is nice, but it is a bit expensive for what it offers. The rooms are very clean and the beds are wonderful. The Wifi was not so good. The staff were kind and very helpful.

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank-you for staying with us. We do always trive to create a good value with our top notch staff and clean and comfortable accomodations. If there is anything that we can do to make you more comfortable during your next stay, please do not hesitate to ask. Regards, Matt More 

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

With gratuity this brunch usually comes out to about 25.00 per person. My kids and I love to eat Sunday brunch here. The food offered is over the top and kept well stocked. Their french toast and bacon are stellar. Then you have an omelet station, carved filet, salads, cold sides, oatmeal, juices, entrees and the dessert table. Plenty to... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Why thank-you for your very kind response. We do agree that our Sunday brunch is quite an experience to be had. We more so appreciate you taking the time to write such kind words, our staff loves to see their hard work enjoyed by our guests and this will be shared! Regards, Matt More 

State College
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

As far as I'm concerned when debating the best meals in State College, Spats, The Ale House, Zolas, and the Inn are all worthy. The service is stellar, but the food.... The food is what makes the inn great. I haven't eaten here nearly as much as I'd like to, not because of the price or because it's out of... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Your kind words do mean alot and we appreciate being mentioned in such good company. We are passionate about our food and our service and we are honored to serve guests such as yourself who truly appreciate what we love to do. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Next time you are in please ask for me, as... More 

Clifton Park, New York
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had dinner the night before December graduation, the same night as a major sporting event on campus. The Dining Room was very busy and had set up tables for restaurant service in some meeting rooms. While the ambiance in those rooms was a bit lacking, they had clearly staffed up for the occasion and we got prompt, friendly service.

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Chris, We are very appreciative of your kind words and are happy to have the advantage of space to accomodate a growing number of guests on situations such as these. Even more importantly we are honored to have provided what sounds like an enjoyable evening to you. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers, Matt More 

State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Beautiful setting on the Penn State campus. We had excellent service and very good food. The menu is somewhat limited, but sufficient.

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We thank you very much for coming in and more importantly are thrilled that you enjoyed our hospitality and delicious offerings. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and have a safe and happy holiday. Cheers, Matt More 

Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Though I am often visit the campus, I rarely eat at the Nittany Lion Inn. Recently, I was given a gift certificate for this establishment. My wife and I went there with our son and his wife before a football game. The dining room was about 1/3 occupied. We were quickly seated. We found the menu had limited selections and... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

We apologize that we did not deliver timely and delicous food to your on this experience. We strive for excellent culinary exectution using only the best ingredients, and I wanted to share my concerns over our mis-step in failing to provide that to you. Please feel free to contact me directly as we would love for the chance to serve... More 

Florida
Top Contributor
156 reviews 156 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. OK for lunch or dinner. My wife and I stay at the Inn at least once a year for over 20 years. Most often the Dinning Room has only a few diners at any time in the evening, although it can be crowded when special events are taking place. If you are looking for a more... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and more importantly for taking the time to write some nice things as well. We are glad that we can share our passion for wine with you. We hope to see you again on your next trip! Salut, More 

McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We always make sure we have a meal here when we visit PSU! We make sure we ask for Brad's section. He is the BEST server in the world! Makes you feel like you are his only table even tho he is waiting on 10! The food is FABULOUS any time of the day. We love Danny's section too. He... More 

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Matt T, Manager at Nittany Lion Inn, responded to this review

Thankyou! It is very much appreciated that our staff is recognized for the great servers that they are, but more importantly they are better people and we are happy to share our hospitality with you. We will see you soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: (814) 865-8590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

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