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Big Bowl Noodle House

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428 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-5505
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

No frills Chinese cafeteria type place. There's no table service, you order your dish, take a number and a tray and listen for them to call your order. The food is above average. I've had several dishes and never had anything bad. One notable thing is that in a lot of no frills places like this, the rice can be... More 

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Wilmington, De
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110 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Basic chinese menu. Portions were very large and tasted decent. Prices were reasonable. Order at the counter and pick food up when ready.

Thank festermatt
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Ordered 4 meals for four people including two teenagers and still went home with two full meals. Lots of food for little money very authentic we loved it.

Thank Jeffrey V
Benezette, PA
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

My wife and I love to go here. We have ordered quite a few different things from the menu and we have our favorites that we always order. We are never disappointed in the food or the service. Whether it is a month or many months in between our visits, they always remember us and ask how things are. It's... More 

Thank Benezette_Jr
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I ordered Thai Stir Fry Pho Noodles with Shrimp... This dinner blew me away - and my fiancé agreed! I can honestly say I would have a hard time ordering anything different next time we go - which will be tonight! Also - very clean, very friendly, easy to order.

Thank ilovefood197
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

If you have a low budget and you eat a lot, go to Big Bowl Noodle. We usually over order. I forget everytime that size of plate is huge. We ordered three soups, 1 order of buns with condense milk, dumplings. everything was yummy!

Thank Salua K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is an amazing restaurant, although it is cash only. They have some amazing Chinese food. One place most alumni make sure to go to because it is unique to State College. They have some very different Chinese dishes. My favorite is the Curry Fried rice with the Brown Sauce (vegetarian). Their portions are also huge so enough leftovers for... More 

Thank nilayshah1994
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

So good and very authentic! Huge space, a variety of foods and drinks and yummy! My boyfriend and I thought it was affordable and the servings are huge.

Thank Helen S
Utica, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Stopped in for dinner on a recent weekend in State College. The menu is extensive and has something for every taste. The staff is friendly and the service is quick. Expect high quality food with very reasonable prices and enormous portions. The dining area is very casual and was filled with college students on the night we visited. Will definitely... More 

Thank amjs13501
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

Place is outstanding. We were at Penn State over the weekend and this place was a great find. Good is outstanding and priced extremely well in regards to value and quality of food. We like is so much over the three days we visited 2 times. I have the braised beef noodle soup which was outstanding! Guest had short ribs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Taiwanese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 428 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-5505
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: 814-867-1534

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