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“DECENT FOOD, TERRIBLE SERVICE” 2 of 5 stars
Review of State College Diner

State College Diner
2105 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
(814) 861-3333
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Ranked #133 of 213 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
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Brockway, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“DECENT FOOD, TERRIBLE SERVICE”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The restaurant was virtually empty but yet it still took our waitress 15 minutes to take our order. Not once did she ask us how our meal was, or if we needed anything. On the bright side food was good and fairly priced, but still hard to get past the terrible service.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Average can be good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

The diner was clean and the food was good. It was standard diner food, but classic comfort food. In and out in a short time.

Visited April 2013
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
1 review
“Fun, Quick, Good for Late Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

I have eaten here on a couple of occasions for breakfast and late night snacks. Breakfast is good and traditional homestyle food. The portions are generous. The service is very friendly and fast. Lots of college kids eating here as well as families. It's a classic old diner style so the atmosphere is fun, old fashioned. A local tradition!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginny, USandA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Good Service, Plenty of Seating”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We came upon this place after abandoning Chen's Mongolian Buffet across the street for failue to honor a large-group reservation (see review).

The staff were very welcoming to us, immediately setting up a long table and taking quite good care of us. The service was attentive and good, better than I expected.

There is tons to choose from on the menu, and our group went for broke with burgers, poppers, spaghetting, and even the liver and onions. All enjoyed their food thoroughly. I had, and recommend the State College Burger; it's big, bad, sloppy and beefy--very nice.

They even went separate checks for us, which was a very nice thing to do.

Bottom line: nice place, very accommodating. Recommend.

Visited January 2013
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oxford
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66 reviews 66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“HANDY FOR DOWN HOME DINING”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Generous portion sizes that we did not finish. The cuisine is plain, ordinary, straightforward. The service was good. The lighting is florescent. Be careful in ordering side dishes that ou might be charged extra for.

Visited December 2012
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