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200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
(814) 865-8590
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Ranked #46 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Buffet
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English first
State College
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 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
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143 reviews 143 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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 

Lake Worth, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Stayed here and ate breakfast at the restaurant. They had a buffet for $12 but we opted for ordering off the menu. Everything was good. The staff was friendly and service was fast. Next time I need to stay for dinner.

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

We thank you very much for your kind words. We would agree that our breakfast is quite a nice value, particularly paired with our frinedly and efficient service staff. We are sure that you will enjoy dinner and look forward to serving you on your next trip. Enjoy that warm Florida weather! Cheers, More 

Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is the restaurant at the center of the Penn State/State College confluence, lots of history, lots of people watching. It's almost a check list item. Usually, those places are not so hot. This place had very good food, and we had a very good waiter, who may have been the head waiter, we weren't sure. Our food was very... More 

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

Tim, We very much appreciate your kind words. We work very hard day in and day out as to never be "resting on our laurels". We appreciate you taking the time out to write this review and look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers, Matt More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Nittany Lion Inn is the original hospitalityy center for Penn State and remains an elegant place for meals or banquets. Service is impeccible; good prices for an upscale location; well prepared food. The Sunday Brunch is reasonable at $20 and wonderfful array of foods, including excellent salads, cheeses and seafood.

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

Thank you! We would have to agree that our Sunday Brunch is quite fantastic. We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Matt More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Service was prompt and efficient, we were seated quickly and the waitress attended shortly after. I had the crab sandwich, guest had the pulled pork. Both of us had fries that looked like they'd been cooked in old oil, they were Brown and ugly looking, my crab was way burnt on the outside, but was ok once you broke through... More 

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

Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a constructive review on your experience with us. I do apologize that the food did not meet our standard and do hope that you come back and give us another chance to serve you. Our new menu is coming into it's own and we will strive to deliver on your next... More 

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Address: 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
Phone Number: (814) 865-8590
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: American

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