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Champs Sports Bar & Grill

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1611 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-3055
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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Good food

I went a couple of times. Food is good! Try wings and champs creole shrimp. It can be very loud. Staff is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Lucia S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went a couple of times. Food is good! Try wings and champs creole shrimp. It can be very loud. Staff is great.

Thank Lucia S
Canton, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Swung by here to grab a quick bite. Saw they offered a Cuban sandwich so I ordered one. Growing up in Tampa I know my Cubans, so I was not expecting the real deal. It wasn't on Cuban bread but it was not a bad sandwich.

Thank Tjf4569
Lancaster, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good. Our waitress was great. We left and called back because we left something at the table. The hostess was rude and said we are too busy to look for it and hung up on me!!!

Thank Beth H
Winchester, Virginia
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I went to Champs in State College looking for a quick bite. Granted it was New Year's Eve but even so, the place was not crowded whereas all the others in town had a two-hour wait (that should have been our first clue). We were seated immediately however it took 20 minutes for the waitress to come... More 

Thank anglophile421
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Surprisingly good salads. Go when the students aren't there for beer and football. The decor is not my favorite' it has the look and feeel of an industrial warehouse and is on the cold side. It can get quite noisy. The salads are huge and well assorted.

Thank oxforddoc
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I will not be back for wings or food. The service was OK. Ordered wings and made sure to ask for crispy. I have been going there last two weeks because they have Mad Elf on tap so last night decided to order wings. The wings arrived and were not crispy and almost undercooked.. Took a bite and both my... More 

Thank stuffingfactory
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

We visited for dinner on a popular football weekend, so the sprawling restaurant was under unusual stress from heavy crowds. Having said that, service staff was friendly, beer was cold and food was a cut above OK. Might be even better on more "normal" occasions.

Thank Anthony D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

As soon as you enter, either from downstairs or the main road entrance, you'll find yourself surrounded by large flat screen TVs playing all sorts of sports. Hook on to the one playing your sport and enjoy variety of tapped and bottled beers. They also serve a great deal of food items with huge portions. The Nachos are one of... More 

Thank AakaShah
NW Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We were staying in State College for a beer event in early November and Champs Sports Bar was recommended to us as a good place to visit. Although we were staying within a mile of this venue, we decided to drive because it was dark out. I will say that parking was difficult. The lots were completely full and patrons... More 

Thank GoStillerz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

this place has great wings and awesome sandwiches. reasonably priced, tv's everywhere so you cant miss the game

Thank psublueox

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1611 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-3055
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-234-7700

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Pub, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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