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What If of Hershey

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845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Main Street Hershey)
4:00 pm - 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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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564 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

1 Thank Lisa S
Hudson, Wisconsin
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 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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142 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?