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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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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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126 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank tazmok
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 5 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank samanthaelizabeth44
Middletown, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This restaurant is located in a Howard Johnson's lower level but don't let that deter you from eating here. It is a little dimly lit but it adds ambiance to your dining experience. The waiting area is fully lit. We celebrated an anniversary here and really enjoyed ourselves. The menu has great selections and they have a full bar and... 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, Italian, International, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?