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Herwig's Austrian Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Austrian, European
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132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-238-0200
11:00 am - 9:00 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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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124 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Dover, Ohio
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

My son and I ate here while visiting Penn State. Our plates were filled high with delicious kraut, sausages, pork and dumplings. It is all handmade on site. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would definitely go again!

1 Thank ocmsrsr
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit and was just as great as the first. Staff was very friendly and fun to talk with.

Thank Doug8029
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

While I was visiting PSU for short term lab research, I was told that I had to stop here. I went in and ordered one of their specials to go (as I was too chicken to stay and face the wrath of asking for a to-go box if I couldn't finish). I'm so glad that I A) ordered their dish... More 

2 Thank Allison B
State College, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Herwig's Wiener Schnitzel takes me back to my visit to Salzburg Castle in the 1980s, lunching on the local Wiener Schnitzel while enjoying a view from the Sound of Music. I loved the Apple Strudel too.

Thank 225818
Victoria, Canada
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

I am an Austrian, and so my daughter and I were of course curious about an Austrian restaurant when we visited Penn State. The food was excellent (try the Wiener Schnitzel), and we also had a nice chat with Bernd, who went to hotel school in Austria (Ischl). It was also nice to see all the pictures of Austria.

1 Thank RolandMichelitsch
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Ate a late lunch/early dinner here with my boyfriend and his parents. This was our first time so we were taking it all in. Loved the chalkboard menu. The owner was very funny and made our time dining very fun. We had our main dishes but also split 3 desserts that were divine! Our main meals were delicious as well!... More 

Thank Abigail P
State College
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166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016

This was my second visit to "Herwig's". The first one - several years ago - had been very disappointing. Just like "unappycamper106" I encountered the self appointed "class clown", and the food was not at all like the one I was used to eating in Europe. I am a German native myself, and I have been on vacation in Austria... More 

Thank Reiselust1947

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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
Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?