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The Dining Room

200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
+1 814-865-8590
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great omelettes at a reasonable price when you order off the menu and skip the buffet. The asparagus omelette was fabulous! On the weekends the breakfast buffet is a bit pricey but lots of food selections! During the week the buffet is not as pricey...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Inn the night before, and decided to have breakfast before we headed out for our day. My husband had the breakfast buffet, and it was a great value. There was lots of hot foods and cold foods to choose from. I...More

Thank MakingOurLifeMatter
Reviewed April 6, 2017

I enjoyed an extremely delicious lamb shank. It was accompanied by a creamy farro risotto. For dessert, we enjoyed peach ice from the Penn State Creamary. Wonderful. The wine list had a very nice variety including wine by the glass.

Thank Diane S
Reviewed March 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a reservation for Easter and they just called me today to say they're cancelling because they're overbooked?! This isn't an airlines! Clearly their error and they could care less- refused to make room for us--I've been in the restaurant industry for 15 years and...More

Thank njlovebeaches
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised. The breakfast was very good. Service was adequate. Setting was nice. WE would do it again

Thank Dave-Marilyn-15301
Reviewed February 14, 2017

The Nittany Lion Inn, where this restaurant is located is well-known with parents, alumni, professional staff at Penn State and locals as well. The buffets are excellent, and different areas mean some ambiance. The wait staff are often in the Hospitality training program and are...More

Thank merctoo
Reviewed January 25, 2017

Have enjoyed staying here for years and was happy to find it as nice as ever. Our waitress was great and after asking her about the mineral museum I'd visited as a kid, she took it upon herself to find where it was located and...More

Thank birlgirl57
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the inn. Unbelievable wine selection. Manager was very astute with wine and their choices on the list. Service was great. The lobster bisque was amazing!!!!! Food was okay, very bland.

Thank Seattlefoodiegirl206
Reviewed December 19, 2016

Great choice of wines and locally sourced foods. The seafood buffet is excellent when they host it. Quality foods, prepared with precision. Service is always great.

Thank Pittsburghparents
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I would travel back to this place just to eat here again. I'm serious when I say that they have a large menu....everything from salmon to biscuits and gravy! And the desserts were delicious...cakes, pies, cannoli, etc.

Thank jimpsonseed3
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are there foods other than seafood at the Sea Fare at the Inn buffet?
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
Is there ample parking space?
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
Is there ample parking?
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 - $30
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 West Park Avenue, 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