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8 hours ago, gowrestle said:

State College is a “wings & red meat” town. Forget trying to find good Italian food. 

Ever been to Jim's?

 

Also. Harrison's Overlook Grill, top of Centre Hall Mtn. 559 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Centre Hall.

The BEST view of any restaurant in the region.

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Thank you everyone.  This is what I have so far.

Places to eat at State College Penn State

Carnegie Inn & Spa
https://www.carnegieinnandspa.com/experience/dinner-menu/

The Dining Room at Nittany Lion Inn
https://nittanylioninn.psu.edu/welcome-the-dining-room

The Tavern
https://thetavern.com/

RE Farm Café
https://refarmcafe.com/menu/

Otto's Brewpub
http://ottospubandbrewery.com/

Kelly's Steak and Seafood
https://kellyssteak.com/

Duffy's Tavern
http://duffystavernpa.com/

im's Itailian Cuisine in Bellefonte
https://www.yelp.com/biz/jims-italian-cuisine-bellefonte

Clem's Ribs
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Barbecue-Restaurant/Clems-BBQ-59770836899/

Harrison's Overlook Grill
https://www.theoverlookgrill.com/


 

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No Clem's around anymore (for sit down).
Jim's is ok but not a must hit place.
I would add:
http://www.americanalehouse.net/
http://barrel21distillery.com/
I could even add
https://www.spatsatthegrill.com/
I used to go to Clem's roadside stand in Port Matlida. It was a great piece of Americana.

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22 hours ago, ResiliteMarine said:

I am sitting at Duffys.

No lineman eat here on any regular basis. Who would pay?

Used to be Joe sequestered them at Toftrees, they ate there, but that was 20 years ago.

It was on the HBO series, they said it was a weekly thing. I stayed at Toftrees last weekend for the OSU dual. Nice place but Field isn’t cheap either. 

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On 2/20/2020 at 12:27 PM, leshismore said:

I am going to State College in April for the Olympic Trial Finals [VIP TIX from a friend].
 

Question: What are the best, highest quality restaurants near the event?

My buddy’s like fine dining, no chains or pizza/wing joints [not that we don’t like pizza and wings].

Best restaurant within a 20 mile radius please.  Thanks ahead of time.
 

Hublersburg Inn http://www.hublersburginn.com/

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13 hours ago, gowrestle said:

Live in SC now. Came from NJ. People here have no clue what good pizza is!  I 

I'm a Long Island transplant living in Central PA for the last 20 years and I've yet to find good pizza, at least the way I like it - so I make it myself - the way I like it. '-)

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18 hours ago, leshismore said:

Thank you everyone.  This is what I have so far.

Places to eat at State College Penn State

Carnegie Inn & Spa
https://www.carnegieinnandspa.com/experience/dinner-menu/

The Dining Room at Nittany Lion Inn
https://nittanylioninn.psu.edu/welcome-the-dining-room

The Tavern
https://thetavern.com/

RE Farm Café
https://refarmcafe.com/menu/

Otto's Brewpub
http://ottospubandbrewery.com/

Kelly's Steak and Seafood
https://kellyssteak.com/

Duffy's Tavern
http://duffystavernpa.com/

im's Itailian Cuisine in Bellefonte
https://www.yelp.com/biz/jims-italian-cuisine-bellefonte

Clem's Ribs
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Barbecue-Restaurant/Clems-BBQ-59770836899/

Harrison's Overlook Grill
https://www.theoverlookgrill.com/


 

lol, look at all those restaurants in just one area!  Leave it to former wrestlers when it comes to finding good food no matter where in the country, some of us are as good at that as we were on the mat! ;0

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lol, look at all those restaurants in just one area!  Leave it to former wrestlers when it comes to finding good food no matter where in the country, some of us are as good at that as we were on the mat! ;0
It's not good food, it's just the best that State College had to offer.

You'd be better off with a ham and cheese sandwich from home.

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Thank you everyone.  Great list.

Places to eat at State College Penn State

Carnegie Inn & Spa
https://www.carnegieinnandspa.com/experience/dinner-menu/

The Dining Room at Nittany Lion Inn
https://nittanylioninn.psu.edu/welcome-the-dining-room

The Tavern
https://thetavern.com/

RE Farm Café
https://refarmcafe.com/menu/

Otto's Brewpub
http://ottospubandbrewery.com/

Kelly's Steak and Seafood
https://kellyssteak.com/

Duffy's Tavern
http://duffystavernpa.com/

im's Itailian Cuisine in Bellefonte
https://www.yelp.com/biz/jims-italian-cuisine-bellefonte

Clem's Ribs
https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Barbecue-Restaurant/Clems-BBQ-59770836899/

Harrison's Overlook Grill
https://www.theoverlookgrill.com/

Hublersburg Inn 
http://www.hublersburginn.com/

The American Ale House
http://www.americanalehouse.net/

Barrel 21
http://barrel21distillery.com/

Spats at the Grill
https://www.spatsatthegrill.com/


 

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On 2/21/2020 at 2:25 PM, JeanGuy said:

No Clem's around anymore (for sit down).

Jim's is ok but not a must hit place.

I would add:

http://www.americanalehouse.net/

http://barrel21distillery.com/

I could even add

https://www.spatsatthegrill.com/

Jim's is worth it.

Spats is no more, Duke opened a farm to table Port Matilda address.

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State College is not exactly a "foodie" town. One restaurant that I see hasn't been mentioned is Gigi's Southern Table...F2T Southern fare & drinks (www.gigisdining.com). Nice place. We had our daughter's grad party there instead of the usual places.  Everyone raved.  It's west of SC just off Rt26 (address is Cato Ave technically) by the Nittany Budget Motel.  Why it'd be next to a place with "budget" in its name is beyond me.  But it is as good or better than any place in that zip code.

The Tavern, NL Inn-Whiskers, Penn Stater-Legends, Toftrees-The Fields etc are also good.  There's literally not a place in town considered (by outsiders/foodies) as "fine" dining.

As far as beer places, Otto's, Happy Valley Brewing, Barrel 21,  The Brewery are essentially your options.

For Pizza go to Faccia Luna on Atherton.  Very good pizza...and James Franklin goes there so there's the celebrity angle.  Any one tells you DP Dough, Hi-Way Pizza or Canyon Pizza, just slap them in the face.

Lots of Sports Bars...Primanti's, Champs etc.

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5 hours ago, panewbie1 said:

State College is not exactly a "foodie" town. One restaurant that I see hasn't been mentioned is Gigi's Southern Table...F2T Southern fare & drinks (www.gigisdining.com). Nice place. We had our daughter's grad party there instead of the usual places.  Everyone raved.  It's west of SC just off Rt26 (address is Cato Ave technically) by the Nittany Budget Motel.  Why it'd be next to a place with "budget" in its name is beyond me.  But it is as good or better than any place in that zip code.

The Tavern, NL Inn-Whiskers, Penn Stater-Legends, Toftrees-The Fields etc are also good.  There's literally not a place in town considered (by outsiders/foodies) as "fine" dining.

As far as beer places, Otto's, Happy Valley Brewing, Barrel 21,  The Brewery are essentially your options.

For Pizza go to Faccia Luna on Atherton.  Very good pizza...and James Franklin goes there so there's the celebrity angle.  Any one tells you DP Dough, Hi-Way Pizza or Canyon Pizza, just slap them in the face.

Lots of Sports Bars...Primanti's, Champs etc.

Again, Eric at The Hummingbird Room is classically trained, traveled ECT.

 

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5 hours ago, panewbie1 said:

(by outsiders/foodies) as "fine" dining.

 

For Pizza go to Faccia Luna on Atherton.  Very good pizza...and James Franklin goes there so there's the celebrity angle.  Any one tells you DP Dough, Hi-Way Pizza or Canyon Pizza, just slap them in the face.

 

I have a ton of respect for a person that takes their pizza seriously.  A great pizza can be, "fine" dining.   Just don't serve it with a fork.  

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