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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
814-238-7010
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Ranked #5 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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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
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 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
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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State College, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Nice to have a locally owned place that is delicious and utterly reliable. The food choices are unique, seasoned and flavored to perfection. Service is decent and atmosphere lovely. The only thing I've ever gotten there that I didn't like was the gator and that is not because it was poorly prepared, but I think because it didn't appeal to... More

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Benezette, PA
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We split a Portobello Enchilada as an appetizer. It was really good with large slices of Portobello and a tasty chilli sauce. I had crawfish calamari tacos. I picked it apart, because the crawfish and calamari were excellent, but the fajita and other fillings overwhelmed the taste of the calamari and crawfish. I definitely recommend trying these items. The service... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
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226 reviews 226 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a little bit of a step up as to some of the other local restaurants downtown. We ordered a nice bottle of wine. The menu is something you would find in New Orleans...a nice change. We tried the voodoo shrimp and grits and the alligator bits. Both were good. Needed a bit more spice for me, so added... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We sat at the bar and had an awesome time. Food was fabulous! Highly recommend the chicken. Best chicken ever!

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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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