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What If of Hershey

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, International, Contemporary
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845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Main Street Hershey)
+1 717-533-5858
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best restaurant in East Hershey Area in February 2017. However they need more specials and make the happy hour from 3 PM to 7 PM.

Thank cleona2016a
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was excellent, and all four of us enjoyed each offering. Unfortunately the service did not stand up to the food. Our waitress was rushed and a little snippy and our water glasses were often empty and plates were not removed quickly or consistently from the table with one of the four of us having dirty dished long after... More 

Thank Ann H
Pittsburgh PA
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160 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We usually travel to the Hershey area in early spring. This year we decided to try a new destination in the late winter but we were really feeling sad that our trip wouldn't include visiting our favorite restaurant. We ended up taking a bit of a detour and spent one night in Hershey and we were able to do one... More 

Thank KAG39
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lump crab cake on the salad was of a really nice size with very little filler and tasted great. The nachos with blackened chicken were good (esp the chicken) but many of the nachos had little to no cheese and there were only a few slices of jalapenos - ingredients need upped for the $13 price. The atmosphere is... More 

Thank PAMechMom
Tionesta, United States
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We have eaten dinner here numerous times over the past several years and it is always superb!! A definite restaurant visit for anyone in the Hershey area.

Thank Cynthia M
Silverdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Just off the beaten path of everything Hershey lays a wonderful chic lounge style restaurant. We had the most amazing family lunch. We have dined out in NY, Philly and so many other major cities and would rank this wonderful find right up there with some of the best in the cities. Everything was fresh and delicious, service was prompt... More 

Thank Just-Joey T
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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155 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went on a recommendation. Told us they were on a 20 min wait. No one else was waiting. Waited 30 min and they still could not seat us. Short staffed. Had they been honest to begin with, we would not have wasted 30 min. Unsat.

Thank Nicole O
va beach
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Location was very accessible since it was located downstairs in Howard Johnson Hotel. The downstairs smells like a basement but we were in a rush to get to a concert. We arrived on a Friday late afternoon. Only one other couple was eating and only one person to answer phones, bartend and wait tables. Service was slow. Sandwich order claimed... More 

Thank cjpogo
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We've been to this restaurant several times. The good reviews were part of the reason. Sadly our experience was not good. Our dinner service took 2 hrs. Tables were being cleared and seated several times around us. The food was not good. The rice was uncooked, the lentils were uncooked. Also we tried the peppermint dessert. It was nauseating. Whole... More 

Thank intrepidtravelor14
Hiram, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Food is great. All servers are very friendly. You have to have the chocolate martini.

Thank ParadiseInUtah

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
American, International, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
    (Main Street Hershey)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: +1 717-533-5858

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