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“Gross”

State College Diner
Ranked #182 of 244 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
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1 review
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“Gross”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Terrible service. No uniform. No bathroom hygiene for waitresses. Crude humor in front of customers. Cheap. Decent meal.

The host "seated us" by pointing to a table at the other end of the room. We didn't even talk to our server for another 5 minutes.

I went to the restroom after ordering food and two waitresses were counting money and complaining about very personal bathroom issues. They didn't wash their hands. - as far as I could see.

The waitress that served us forgot and mixed our orders up but otherwise was very cheerful.

The food itself was really good and cheap. I recommend Belgian waffles because it was flakey and steamy and really good with buttery syrup. It also was really cheap for two poor college kids.

If you get past the ick factor, they have decent food for a good price. You get what you pay for.

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English first
Richmond
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We ate breakfast on a very busy Saturday morning, during Penn State student move in weekend. We were seated and served quickly and the food came out hot and delicious. Waitress kept us filled up with coffee regularly. A fantastic outdoor Amish farm market in the parking lot.

Visited August 2013
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Amherst, Mass
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Typical diner experience”
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The food was good; there was plenty of it; and it was inexpensive. The service was unpretentious. In other words, it was just what you want in a diner.

Visited July 2013
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Powell, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“No one there on Friday night at dinnertime tells you something”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

The only good thing about this place is the Stickys (which you can get at the Creamery or grocery store). After the renovation, they removed all the old wooden tables with handwriting on them, which we remember fondly from our days at PSU.

Food was cold and disgusting. Service was terrible and we were the only people in the place on Friday night!

Visited July 2013
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Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Really nice staff, even when the A/C is broken!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We stopped in for a cup of joe and their famous grilled sticky. The counter area didn't have A/C and it was one of their busiest weekends of the year. Nevertheless, the waitress and the guy who cashed us out were pleasant and fast. The sticky was to die for!

  • Visited July 2013
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