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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

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142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708 (Pugh Street)
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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State College, Pennsylvania
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275 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This has always been a favorite of mine, and now that we're back in the area, I was lucky enough to dine here for a business meeting about 10 days ago. And lucky for me, the food and atmosphere is still as good as it always has been! Our waitress was kind and attentive and very quick to handle our... More 

Thank Pam S
State College, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! The ambience is cool; the tiny bar in the back of the room is wonderful. My favorite dish is the Red pepper pasta with Crab 😍

Thank katekissell
State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome dining experience.Kudos to the chef/owner, manager, and staff! Thank you for a great evening.

Thank cwd22016
North Carolina
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed the crawfish pasta, lamb lollipop, seasonal greens salad, and the desert would have been good if the waitress had not let the ice cream melt.

Thank WanderlustByNature
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

In the heart of a college town, this restaurant is a light away from the fast food. This restaurant is specialized on creole food with variety of seafood and meat. The appetizers were very tasty and the jambalaya was a pleasant surprise. The service was excellent RSTMN 8/10

State College, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Not particularly awed and came away smelling heavily of Cajun spices. Not a good idea for business lunch; probably great for a fun dinner.

Thank Sarlabeth1
State College, Pa
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

My daughter and I decided on a whim to try Spats. I have to say, the food was great. We started our meal with the gumbo and the crab and corn chowder. Both were excellent. You have to really like andouille to like the gumbo. The crab and corn chowder was amazing and had a lot of lump crabmeat in... More 

Thank Beachbum2473
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Over priced and average meal. All smoke and mirrors. Unless we just ordered the wrong entrees. But other reviews seem to concur.

Thank sriggs66
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Staff is rude and dismissive even in an empty restaurant food was bland and cold and they were not accommodating to my back problems despite the restaurant being mostly empty don't waste your time or money they may have gator but all you taste is cold batter

Thank Painfullypolite
Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Food was okay but at premium prices for a college town. Service was okay at best, given the establishment's reputation. Still trying to figure out why they wanted to seat 2 large business men at a semi circular table with a side by side (romantic) plate setting. Probably won't make return visit.

Thank Dave B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
    (Pugh Street)
  • Public Transportation: Frequent local bus service with stop 1/4 block away
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-238-7010

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