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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
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Ranked #6 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pugh Street
Transit: Frequent local bus service with stop 1/4 block away
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Finally. A menu that is interesting, offering so many possiblitites for your dinner that it was actually a little scary. What if I pass up something really good, for something really good? This restaurant is set right in the middle of State College Penn State and on a Thursday night with no obvious college activity going on (ie Penn State... More 

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Sparta, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is the second time I've had a bad experience here. I understand that every restaurant can have a bad night, but 2 bad experiences within one year is too much. The drinks didn't come until the main course was delivered and they were badly made. The waitress was fine until I complained about the drinks. Instead of attempting apologize,... More 

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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

I was skeptical about eating here when my girlfriend made the reservation. I've been downstairs to the Rathskellar dozens (ok probably hundreds) of times to drink and I just assumed the quality of the food upstairs would be reflected by the conditions of the bar downstairs. I am so relieved to admit I was wrong. I've eaten everywhere in State... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We came in on a pretty quiet night and while there were plenty of waitstaff around they took forever to even acknowledge that we were standing there waiting to be seated. We had the jambalaya and the grits with shrimp and scallops, and both were good. However, it does feel a little overpriced for what it is and for this... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

Spats arguably has the best food for miles around. It's exciting. It's interesting. It's delicious. They also have a wood floor and high, tin ceiling, so the ambient noise can be a bit much. It's part of the whole experience, though, so if you know to expect it, Spats is worth it to me. Some people complain about the prices,... More 

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Johnstown, PA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

From the get go the service was poor. There was no one to greet us and we had to wait for someone to seat us. (as did others who came in after us) A woman seated us without so much as a smile. Our waitress took a good ten minutes to get our drinks and another fifteen for a glass... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had great bloody Mary's and appetizers around lunch and came back for dinner prior to a football game. Service was fantastic and the food was great! Each of us had different entrees and they were all great. Would highly recommend and will definitely return to Spats when we are in town! Make reservations for game weekends!

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Glenshaw, Pennsylvania
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was working in St College and wanted to find a great new place for dinner. Especially as I wanted to treat a colleague to a special dinner after a long drive. Checked w TripAdvisor and found Spats, the commentary was favorable, so we took a chance. The staff was great and the meal very good. We both ordered from... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great vibe and food at this New Orleans style restaurant. We loved the almond crusted chicken and chopped salad. Cute place and great service. I'm planning on going back for sure.

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Altoona, PA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Had great service from our waiter and while the food was very good, it could have been great had there not been so much raw garlic. I had the oyster appetizer which while the oysters were excellent, the sauce was laced with garlic and the spinach was overpowered with raw garlic. I had the mahi tacos with were excellent too,... More 

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Additional Information about Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

Address: 142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
Phone Number: 814-238-7010
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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