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What If of Hershey

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845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Main Street Hershey)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Oyster Bay, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A totally enjoyable dining experience! Everything was excellent. The staff could not have been more pleasant, even dealing with a large party of 8 adults and 2 children. The food was totally delicious and the portions were more than adequate. We were not rushed, like in many restaurants and the service was perfect. I highly recommend What if if you're... More 

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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We went with a local couple that raved about the food. We shared a Greek Salad, and shared the Lump Crab appetizer and seared Scallops. The crab was fresh and tasty. The Scallop dish was fantastic. I had to ask but found that the plate was lined with a sweet corn "relish" and a Balsamic/Honey sauce. Excellent. Dennis who seemed... More 

Thank Jfomarco
Fraziers Bottom, West Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Average food and price doesn't support the quality. Staff was ok but atmosphere was subpar. I chose for the family so now I am paying with continuous jokes that all start with "what if". Make a better pick than I did while in Hershey.

Thank CSB-81
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The staff at this restaurant are all extremely friendly and efficient. The bar tender, Melissa was exceptional, and she serves great happy hour drinks with fresh squeezed juices in them like a grapefruit martini. The half price apps were eclectic yet delicious. Spicy lobster flat bread... Dinner is the next step in the flavorful evening. We had 4 different entrees... More 

Thank Warmtraveler
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Another great dinner at our favorite restaurant in the Hershey area. What If continues to amaze and surprise us. Thank you to Melissa tonight for providing great service with a smile. See you next year.

Thank rubenacm
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

You don't expect to find one of the best restaurants you've eaten at in a long time in the basement of a Howard Johnson Hotel but that is what happened. Everything from the luxuriant tables and booths, the beautiful artwork on the walls, the friendly service, interesting menu, great drink availability and excellent food was perfect. One of the best... More 

Thank mbrichter
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious, the portions were generous, prices were reasonable & well worth what you got, & our server was Brianna and she was a lot of fun & excellent at her job! Will definitely be back!

Thank Dayna L
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

We had a family group of 5 people, ages 10 to 73, and we were very pleased with the service and the food. The restaurant is located in the basement of a Howard Johnson's, and quite large. They were able to seat us on short notice. The wait staff was attentive, and they kept our water glasses full. We ordered... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We were there for a fundraiser for Leukemia and sat at the Bar. Dennis was behind the bar and overseeing the dining room but we saw no decline in service. The Service was excellent and the descriptions of the food he offered was fantastic. The bone-in chop was cooked better than excellent! Yummy as were all the sides. Drinks were... More 

Thank ChiefChili
Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

What If...Of Hershey is located in the Howard Johnson Inn with a private lot. The restaurant is downstairs. As you go downstairs, you'll see a bunch of large vintage advertisements. On Saturday, we waited for the restaurant to open for lunch. Considering we were the only ones in the restaurant, the service was a bit slow as we waited 30... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $31
American, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
    (Main Street Hershey)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: 717-533-5858

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?