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Champs Sports Bar & Grill

American, Bar, Pub
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1611 N Atherton St, State College, PA 16803-3055
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate at Champs recently during a weekend visit to State College. Pretty standard bar food and good variety of beers on tap. Plenty of TV's to watch. I was surprised that there was little to indicate to a visitor that they were visiting a sports bar at Penn State (perhaps corporate does not allow them to do that). Unless you... More 

Thank jcav08
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried the new downtown State College location for lunch. The restaurant wasn't busy and we were seated quickly. Service was slow. We eventually ordered two salads - Caesar and grilled chicken. The chicken was over cooked - tough and chewy. Salads were not very good and for $28.50 (the salads and only water) we were disappointed. The salads took... More 

Thank Minnie2452
Lititz, Pennsylvania
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164 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here before and was always pleased.This time the service was very slow. My toasted bun was slightly burnt and my friends burger was dry and over cooked? Return visit questionable?

Thank risserapp
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here on a stop over to Woodward Camp. I had the grilled eggplant Sandwich. It was pretty good. My husband had the meatball hoagie. He described it as typical. Tried two beers on tap. Overall, it was just average.

Thank mrsboyle2002
Easton, Maryland
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The service is really pitiful. They are either shy or just don't understand this business. No interaction with the customers at all. They act like you are bothering them for a drink. The food was OK. Nothing spectacular here. Pass by there are many establishments in this town that enjoy having you as there guest.

Thank Livintheshorelife
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My hubby & I come here for our first meal in State College every time we come up. The beer selections are great and they have flights so you can try a bunch of different beers! Food is good, never had a bad meal. Wings, salads, nachos are my favorite.

Thank Keiko K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Took fellow business travelers to Champs recently. Recommended the nachos and Bruchetta as apps. They were very pleasantly impressed with the quality and servings. Service was very attentive as there was a new waiter being trained. I knew this was a good choice as no one could finish the meal.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Took my mother-in-law to State College, PA to take the bus to go back to Chicago and arrived to the bus stop early, so decided to go eat something before she left. Saw this place and decided to give a chance. Looking at the menu (great selection), saw that they have a Delmonico steak. It is a bar aND grill,... More 

Thank Alfred D
State College, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've only ever been here before to watch sporting events in the main area, so was very pleased to see multiple outdoor seating areas, private rooms, and a main dining room. I attended a Paint Nite event, and had fantastic service for drinks throughout. The bar noise didn't bother us at all and our server kept our drinks filled all... More 

Thank Barbara H
Sharpsville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

Solid service, tasty food of pizza with world-class dough and buffalo shrimp with real fresh shrimp and tangy sauce.

Thank Dick D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, 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
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

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