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Herwig's Austrian Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Austrian
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132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-238-0200
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like the hog-themed decorations in the restaurant. Most of meal are made of pork. My friend ordered a rosemary pork and he said it tasted like Korean food because the sour cabbage is like kimchi. But it was tasty though! I ordered a mix of potatoes and varieties of meat. It was like hash brown. Good but not it's... More 

Thank Tian R
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

It certainly scores high for authenticity, but the food wasn't my cup of tea. Owner and staff were very friendly.

Thank aquapong
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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306 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017

I have a lot of family that still live in Germany and this food is very authentic. Sometimes you can't pronounce what you want or need it explained to you but the staff is awesome and patient at explaining the menu items and helping you select something.

Thank Electraglide2005
Stephens City, Virginia
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is not your typical restaurant. First the menu is posted on the wall in handwritten chalk. Second you are not really waited on. The truth is you enter, look at the menu hanging on the wall and then give your order to the cashier/waitress/multi-tasker person. Afterward you have a seat if you can find one. In a fairly short... More 

Thank James S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

One of the best places in Stare College. Always Fresh. I've never had a bad meal here. Service is unique and charming.

1 Thank Rebecca S
State College, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Herwig's Austrian Bistro is one of my favorite restaurants in State College. The food is tasty and the interior design of the restaurant is unique. Schnitzel is my favorite dish. The potato salad that comes with it is very tasty.

Thank Moojan G
State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Great, great food. The bacon sweet rolls are just too awesome.!! Funky atmosphere and surly staff...

Thank Art L
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Good tasty food with lots of authentic Austrian specialties. I have eaten here twice and enjoyed it both times. The surroundings leave a bit to be desired but if you want to eat good tasting food and not pay to much for fancy surroundings, this could be the place for you.

Thank RoyGrant
Corning, New York
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126 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We visited Penn State and walked into this Austrian family bistro because i read a lot of good things from their customer reviews. For sure, please come early this place get pack fast. I had great warm apple strudel 👍, Bauernschmaus, my kids had Schnitzelwich and Schweinehaxe. They were all really good, well prepared and large portions. Thank you for... More 

Thank 123ru_0k
Potomac, Maryland
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Not your run of the mill bistro. Playful and knowledgeable help. Home made food that will fill you up. Casual atmosphere.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Austrian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-0200

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