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200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
18148658590
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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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
Charming

Lovely breakfast buffet and reasonably priced menu selections. The atmosphere is charming and upscale; not at all what I expect from a hotel restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 7, 2015
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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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Elizabethown, PA
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I ordered the Lobster Bisque which is excellant. I also ordered the 35 day dry aged steak. It tasted superb.

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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Lovely breakfast buffet and reasonably priced menu selections. The atmosphere is charming and upscale; not at all what I expect from a hotel restaurant.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We've been regular brunch and dinner buffet diners at the Nittany Lion Inn and have always enjoyed our experience. Unfortunately, the Father's Day brunch was a GREAT disappointment! The normal offerings of fresh breads and rolls was replaced by quartered bagels, the chilled shrimp were soft and spongy, and the selections of other foods were underwhelming. There were two main... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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256 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great place to stay right on campus, but a big pricey. Good breakfast. Nice room that was clean. A little slow on the check-in because it was busy.

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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The staff and facilities at the Nittany Lion Inn are terrific. I have stayed many nights over the last several years, and have noticed ongoing improvements to the property, inside and out.

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New Jersey
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

what a great place and good food variety in their brunch buffet! Plenty to eat for all - pancakes, waffles, french toast, fresh berries, blueberry compote, strawberry compote, scrambled eggs & mushrooms, hash browns, bacon & sausage. another station had omelets made to order plus baked ham carving station and hot penne pasta with marinara and salmon & cod with... More 

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Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such nice comments on our popular Sunday Brunch! We look forward to having you back with us. Thanks, Matt More 

Wilmington, DE
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Matt T, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this review

Seeing familiar faces is one of our favorite parts of being a restaurant in a hotel. Thank you for spending your meal times with us. Thanks, Matt More 

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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 The Dining Room, 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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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 The Dining Room, 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 

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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: 18148658590

Price and Cuisine

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

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