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State College Diner

2105 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 861-3333
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Ranked #106 of 211 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Aug 31, 2014
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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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227 reviews 227 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Its a great looking restaurant from the road and parking lot...but the experience I had was awful. The waitress was great. The food was terrible... Dry over fried and no flavor. I have no plans on going back

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We lunched here with my family of four. The start was not good: we had to run into the place because of heavy rain and accidentally walked past the 'wait here to be seated' sign. The manager (?) and the waitress did not like this at all and scowled at us. The burgers were fantastic, though! Fresh buns, good meat,... More

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Germantown, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We ate at State College Diner while visiting for a few days and the breakfast food was great. The price was right too! My husband enjoys scrapple and was happy to see it on the menu and he said it was very good. He had the 2 eggs, hash browns and toast special, #5 and liked his food. I enjoyed... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Once a year, we take a group of 15-20 for dinner a few times in one week. Owner and staff are very accommodating and the food is good.

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Summerville, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a great place to eat! The food is just like home, service is timely for busy people and hours work for us.

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State College, Pennsylvania
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This state college diner is at Hills Plaza. The owner needs to post a picture of his restaurant on this website. After reading these reviews, I think some people are confusing it with the State College diner across the street from Penn State University on College Avenue downtown. Regardless, neither is much to rave about. I have been in this... More

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Gladstone, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

mediocre off campus college food and poor service. Prefab hamburger with stale roll. BLT served without mayo. Expensive lemonades. We eyeballed the grilled sticky buns at the next table and they looked unappealing. My husband is upset that Penn State students -already burdened by high costs - pay so much for the Diner's mediocre fare.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The food is good, but they up charge for everything. The waitress was a little slow and we had to ask for refills, even though the place was almost empty. We do go here whenever we are cycling in the area, however.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went to this diner late at night to have the stickies and ice cream. Not disappointed. Always good , crowded during school time,and after the bars close. Love this place and the stickies

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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This place is very much a diner, with diner-style food and a fun wait-staff. I've never had a bad meal. Their soups and entrees are good, and they have fantastic desserts. It's not fancy, but their prices are reasonable, and we go there enough that the staff knows us by name.

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