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State College Diner

American, Diner
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2105 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7610
(814) 861-3333
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Media, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is good for diner food. The people are nice, although the service is hit-or-miss. Prices are diner-average. Handicapped accessible.

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Thank tzefirah
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here several times for breakfast and lunch and everything has been really good. They have a good menu of comfort food. I especially liked their creamed chipped beef on toast. Their prices are reasonable. There's always plenty of parking. The wait staff are always really good. The only thing I can't figure out is no matter when I'm... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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341 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I was a student at PSU, I never tried the Diner. On this trip we stopped for lunch, and it took forever to get our food. People were leaving after they ordered because the service was so slow. The food was ok, but not really worth the wait.

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Thank CKT808
Cincinnati, oh
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

The grilled stickies buns are still great. They are a sour dough cinnamon roll but in a rectangular shape. I used to go to the diner when I was in college YEARS ago. The dinner still has the same retro feel.

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Thank Lazboh
Chambersburg
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Everything was fine, except the air conditioning was not working. The weather outside was not extremely warm, but the restaurant was hot inside. It could have been just bad timing on our part, but rumor had it that the owner didn't want to turn the A/C on; no clue. Service was not fast, but within reason. Lots of food for... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The air conditioning was either was broken or not turned on when we were there so could have been more comfortable. Staff was pleasant. Don't go in if the door is propped open.

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Thank BeaPA
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

My family went here for a Friday evening dinner and we were well pleased. It was my wife, two sons (two and a half and six months), and I that ate there. We had just missed the dinner rush I suppose (we arrived around 6:30pm), because it was near empty. The hostess was polite and served us quickly. The food... More 

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Thank Adam H
Vienna, Virginia
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265 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

I'll give SCD an average because the food wasn't bad and it wasn't very expensive but the service nearly dragged us down to a fair or poor rating. The waitress was alone and unable to cope with the crowd. She was moderately friendly and up front about her predicament but couldn't even get us a second cup of coffee the... More 

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Thank Spiegs1968
Freeland, Michigan
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We met family for a weekend visit at Penn State and decided to try the State College Diner out before leaving. We knew it would be busy (it’s Sunday in State College,10-18-15). We were prepared to wait. There were 5 of us, plus a high chair. I went in alone to put our names down. There was what seemed like... More 

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Thank cek5309
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stopped in for a late dinner on Sat 10/24/15. Upon entering there is a sign to please wait to be seated. There were 3 other tables occupied. I stood there several minutes waiting to see an employee. My fiancé parked the car and joined me in my wait to be seated. During our wait for a table, we reviewed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7610
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: (814) 861-3333

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?