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Herwig's Austrian Bistro

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132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-238-0200
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“sauerkraut” (26 reviews)
“potato salad” (19 reviews)
“pork” (14 reviews)
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Austrian, European
$$ - $$$
132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
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Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wow! Did the memories come flooding in when my daughter surprised me with a visit here. I spent a summer in Salzburg, Austria when in college and this place took me right back there! The food was phenomenal and it tasted just like I remembered....More

Thank Suburban_Gentleman
Reviewed August 5, 2014

This quaint restaurant just across the street from Penn State University is a rare find for central Pennsylvania! Herwig's is a family owned/run restaurant that has been in town for many years and has a loyal client base. Be sure to try the Taggesmenu, which...More

1  Thank Tami1963
Reviewed August 2, 2014

As someone of German descent, you say "wiener schnitzel" to me and I go all to pieces! I was practically raised on this stuff, so to find Herwig's in State College, well I was uber-excited! This place is BYOB and not a fancy place by...More

Thank RealPegster
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Herwig's is a great opportunity to experience authentic Austrian food in the heart of Pennsylvania. The menu features family recipes, many featuring bacon, that are made and served the same way you would get them in Austria. The staff also makes the visit a little...More

1  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is a hoot. I wish i could go more often. You get a hearty portion so dont expect to eat light. The staff harasses you if you cant pronounce the menu or dont finish your dessert. Its all in good fun and if...More

Thank critic119
Reviewed June 21, 2014

When you first walk in, your impression might be that this is Austrian fast food! It isn't. They have an extensive menu written on a board on the wall. Be brave and order something that just sounds good because the menu is written in German....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Worst German meal I have had, many trips to Germany and Austria. Sauerkraut not crisp, acidic or flavorful. Food cold. Tasted like college town German food. Potatoes cold. No refills on ice tea come on. Free refills on soda. Pork overcooked. Gravy for pork lacked...More

Thank Darthbarron
Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Looking for an ethnic dining experience in state college we stumbled into herwigs and immediately fell in love with the owner and the overall vibe of the place. Fun, quirky and if we come back to state college we will come back here for sure....More

1  Thank JACKShome
Reviewed March 11, 2014

You have got to stop here! The owner/ manager(?) is a real trip. As it turns out my mother in law had visited his hometown back in Austria. If you can at least try to order your meal in German. And you must, I say...More

3  Thank Mark B
Reviewed March 4, 2014

If you a re looking for authentic German/Austrian food (and lots of it!) this is the place. Large menu and servings. They put effort into preparing the food but not an atmosphere. And they do provide some table-side humor.

3  Thank Dave K
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February 9, 2017|
Response from Art L | Reviewed this property |
Herwig's is next to the State Theater on College Ave... across from the Penn State Engineering Building.
Cynthia K
December 15, 2016|
Response from CONSTANTINE P | Reviewed this property |
I agree. many tasty unique items. Maybe they will tell you. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
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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