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“Randy is the BEST!!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Allen Street Grill

Allen Street Grill
100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
814-231-4745
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Ranked #87 of 203 Restaurants in State College
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Akron, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Randy is the BEST!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Randy at the Bar provides EXCELLENT service and the best drinks in State College area!!! He is from the "old school" and knows how to take care of ALL his customers!!! And, the food is awesome!!! We will be back.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glenville, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Great location and view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I dined at the Allen Street Grill twice during a recent business trip to PSU. The location is very convenient to the engineering building (Hammond) and the view of College Avenue and the campus from the 2nd floor is very scenic. The food and service were very good - but overall an excellent value and relaxing dinner. I would definitely return on a subsequent trip.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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State College, Pennsylvania
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47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Quaint locale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Had dinner with a University guest and nine others after a presentation. Service was efficient for our group size and the wait staff cordial. The sesame crusted tuna was enjoyable since I requested it to be cooked medium. The quality of their Arnold Palmer leaves much to be desired Given that it was fat Tuesday the evening went well.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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HOBOKEN
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Cute Bar and Grill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband and I were looking for a casual meal the other night when in town and decided to give Allen Street Grill a try. We went up to the hostess and asked if there may be a table available and if not how long the wait would be. She said they were full of reservations and she would try to get us a table but couldn't tell us how long the wait was. We found this strange, but since we weren't in a rush decided to give her at least a half hour to provide us an update. Five minutes later we were sitting at a table. Not sure why the hostess tried to scare us away, but it seemed as though the restaurant was less full than she initially told us. We sat at a hightop at the bar enjoyed some drinks and great college prices and had an entree each. My husband had the french dip and I had the chicken with mushrooms. Both were satisfying. All in all we had a good experience here, we are just still confused by the hostess on staff.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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“The local restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Lets face it, State College is not a foodie town. So what you can find is a restaurant with some history, a great view ( if you plan ahead or don't mind a wait) and people that take pride in their service . This combination creates a very nice evening.
First I would recommend not eating in the back room unless you are with a large part and want privacy. It is noisy and although the people in the back room were having a great time, the best views and atmosphere is in the front room sitting along the windows that overlook the street. The staff was very accommodating when we asked to be relocated and we were not in a hurry so it worked for everyone.
The staff provided friendly and attentive service in a great atmosphere and the food was average when compared to other foodie restaurants.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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