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The Dining Room

200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
+1 814-865-8590
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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6:45 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
$$ - $$$
200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this used to be a fantastic restaurant, but not anymore. We spent $120+ for dinner and it was just okay. My salmon was overcooked. The lobster bisque was phenomenal, didn't love the wine list, our server was fine. But we won't be back--too many other...More

Thank annehassel
Reviewed June 14, 2018

I had the buffet breakfast Saturday morning which had a wide variety of hot food and cold breakfast items. There was fruit and my waitress kept the coffee coming.

Thank Debby B
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Unfortunately dinner was only a buffet since it was graduation weekend so we really did not get a true picture of service and menu. However the space is nice.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I attended college here for 4 years over 30 yrs ago. And until now had never eaten at The Dining Room in the Nittany Lion Inne. I met up with my thesis advisor from 30 yrs ago and we walked from the Hammond building to...More

Thank 69ashe69
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We ate here on Easter weekend for dinner. It was our first time eating here, and had really wanted to go for brunch on Easter morning, but it was sold out far in advance. So we made reservations for dinner the night before instead. The...More

Thank camefromfairfield
Reviewed March 4, 2018

I ate here several times during my stay, and I especially enjoyed the breakfast. They had a buffet that looked very good, but I was trying to hold off so I ordered off the menu. The omelettes were good, and I liked the sides of...More

Thank MizzouLizard
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice brunch which includes a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and salad items. We enjoyed the omelet station best of the offerings. Service isn’t 5 stars, maybe 3. I think the servers are students and it seemed like maybe they were up...More

Thank Timalnick
Reviewed January 28, 2018

While visiting the university we stopped by there for lunch in a private side room. Very nice setup. Lunch was Buffet style. Pretty good and very tasty selection. Very practical for us.

Thank Bernhard W
Reviewed January 24, 2018

I recommend making reservations at this popular on-campus dining spot as we did have to wait for a table. The hot buffet was worth every penny, and you could tell that the students working there were extremely passionate about great service.

Thank Mary Beth F
Reviewed December 25, 2017

Enjoyed breakfast on Christmas Eve. The Inn and Dining room were both nicely decorated for the holidays. I had Belgium waffle with strawberries and whipped cream. delicious. My husband had two eggs, bacon, home fries and toast, tasted great. Service was very good. As an...More

Thank PLS27
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Questions & Answers
March 5, 2017|
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Response from Thomas N | Property representative |
yes indeed there is a full array of land and sea items for your dining pleasure including chef carved prime rib! Hop[e you visit us and give it a try! Please note that this is only during selected times and I recommend... More
Eugene C
October 28, 2016|
Response from SeanPennState | Property representative |
Yes. There is a five story parking deck right next to The Inn. We validate parking for our hotel guest and for our dining guest.
Eugene C
October 28, 2016|
Response from Thomas N | Property representative |
Eugene, Yes there is plenty of parking in the adjacent parking garage. We also offer complimentary valet parking right at the front door. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
6:45 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 W Park Ave, State College, PA 16803-3598
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-865-8590
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Nittany Lion Inn
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