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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
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What If is somewhat of a hidden gem on the main drag in Hershey. The food is absolutely delicious. Specialty drinks are excellent. It has an " upscale dungeon" type of feel, but with a touch of elegance. I never visit Hershey without eating here.

Thank 713reneey
Wainscott, New York, United States
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always ate here during the car show. It was hard to get in. Now half of the dining room was empty. The food was just okay. There was not any tablecloths or placemats. There was just the bare table. I'm not overly critical but l did not expect such small pour of wine in a large stem. There are... More 

Thank Mary R
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by our hotel. The menu we received was different than the menu we saw at the hotel. When I asked the sever about burgers and sandwiches she said she could get us the late night menu. It was only 6:30 p.m. We were allowed to order off the late night menu the server was not to... More 

Thank Lois H
Greenville, North Carolina
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here because some friends of ours had gotten us a gift card and I am so glad they did! Being in the basement of a hotel, we weren't really sure what we were getting into but everything was a pleasant surprise. Since we had a gift card, we splurged a little more than we normally would have and... More 

Thank TravelingPirate13
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

We attended a banquet of about 50 people in the lower level. Both the service and the food was very good.

Thank AuntPhyllis
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615 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

I live locally and have been here before but not for many months. In fact I thought the menu was limited. My husband made a last minute reservation without discussing it with me. Off we go, me not expecting a great dinner experience. Our server Amber arrived promptly and took our drink orders. She gave us time to look over... More 

2 Thank Lisa S
Hudson, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Honestly, we went here based on positive reviews. We were not impressed. I had the special of the night, fish, and it was good. But my mother ordered the sirloin and could barely cut through it. We could have sent it back, and maybe they would have compensated, but we didn't. Our waitress was the best part of the whole... More 

1 Thank lesdog2015
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

My mom and I went here for some appetizers and drinks. We ordered a gluten free pizza and their Mexican dip. We both ordered one of their specialty drinks which were delicious!

1 Thank Tina Z
Oyster Bay, New York
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 

Thank Bob W
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?