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Herwig's Austrian Bistro

132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
814-238-0200
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Ranked #26 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: Austrian
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

The snitchel is really good, but lets be honest; when was the last time you had bad fried food? And fried pork just makes it better. The roasted pork on the other hand was like eating dry rope and the sauerkraut tasted like old rotten cabbage sauce (I love good sauerkraut, this wasn't it though). We were also disappointed that... More

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State College
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of my 3 favorite restaurants in State College. Their motto is "where bacon is an herb" but they have lots of other options, including vegetarian. Their huhnerbrust (chicken breast) with potato salad is amazing. And the soup has always been very good. The service is a performance based on rudeness but in a very kidding way. If you don't... More

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Philadelphia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Know that you will be served very good Austrian food, but understand that you will have to pay with cash and that you may be subjected to some type of harassment if you do not order correctly or finish your meal. If you can't shrug this stuff off or are overly sensitive DO NOT dine here. If your skin is... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A good friend just told me that the owner of this restaurant came up behind her without warning and CHOKED her in front of a table of her colleagues because she was not eating all of her food. That, my friends, is assault. Pure and simple. No one should ever eat at a place that is physically or verbally abusive... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Located downtown right on College Ave. this is one of my favorite places to go in State College. The staff is hilarious and very friendly and the food is amazing. They have pretty big portions here so be sure to come hungry or split with a friend because there is no such thing as take out boxes here.The price is... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one of those places you go to with an open mind. You place your order at the counter and the menu is written on a blackboard on the wall. The Austrian fare is prepared from fresh, local ingredients and the focus is on the food. In a college town with lots of ethnic food options, this place wins... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Was in State College for a holiday and found Herwig's through Yelp. Reviews seemed good so I decided to bring my family there for dinner. Was not too hard to find, its situated West of College Avenue, directly opposite the campus. Ordering is definitely a challenge as you'll be twisting and turning your tongues just to pronounce the names of... More

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Kalispell, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Located right on the main drag, this restaurant serves authentic food in a family-friendly setting where you sit at tables with folks you may or may not know. It's BYOB, and you're allowed to give a beer to the man behind the counter. Definitely the best food I have ever had in State College. Great place for solo travellers, as... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wow! Did the memories come flooding in when my daughter surprised me with a visit here. I spent a summer in Salzburg, Austria when in college and this place took me right back there! The food was phenomenal and it tasted just like I remembered. I had the pork and it was just perfect, falling off your fork it was... More

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State College, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This quaint restaurant just across the street from Penn State University is a rare find for central Pennsylvania! Herwig's is a family owned/run restaurant that has been in town for many years and has a loyal client base. Be sure to try the Taggesmenu, which is the Daily Menu. The home-made salad dressing has a delicious dill flavor and the... More

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Additional Information about Herwig's Austrian Bistro

Address: 132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
Phone Number: 814-238-0200
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
Cuisine: Austrian

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