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What If of Hershey

845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
+1 717-533-5858
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“veal chop” (17 reviews)
“salad” (52 reviews)
“crab dip” (15 reviews)
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a late saturday night for dessert. We had the profiterole (delicious), cheesecake, creme brulee, and the Paris Brest. All outstanding. The young lady that served us couldn't be nicer. Great atmosphere. Next time we will dine there.

Thank bigedlaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been over 2 years since I visited What If of Hershey but recently had the opportunity to return as part of a private function. Wow, what an improvement! Their food was absolutely outstanding. The appetizers were delicious (crab dip in particular). Entrees were nicely...More

Thank KRtrumpet182
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great restaurant for an adult night out! Delicious food and great selection of wines. Don’t let its proximity to a Howard Johnson’s fool you! The restaurant is quite classy and the wait staff is excellent. Recommend!!

Thank crisnsteve26
Reviewed 15 October 2017

For travelers and tourists, please be aware that this place is a bit unusual and very much a hit or miss dining experience. Yes, it is in the basement of a Howard Johnson hotel just east of Hershey town center. The location is convenient if...More

Thank CJinPA
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Really hesitated going in here when we pulled up. Located in the basement of Howard Johnson motel, we were afraid to go inside. But the place was really busy and we thought we would try it. The food was pretty good. The poor servers were...More

Thank wadleyfla
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much to the staff at What If! Kelly and Bridget did an awesome job for our event. Food, drinks and service were excellent!

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came on a Saturday evening for a private event. The decor is nice, food was sub par and drinks were well made. As this was an event, our selection of food was a choice of three items, I went with the Chicken Milanese which was...More

Thank CialeighMommy
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I work across the street from What If and have never been but the one night I do it was fantastic. The service was awesome. Everyone was so nice. It was amazing! I would recommend this place to anyone! It is a must go to...More

Thank azerbe322
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I love the cosy environment at the basement of the building, and they have nice seats at the bar, though i was offered a table by myself. Jenny took very good care of me, and the food and wine is good. Reasonable price for prime...More

Thank Chee Sing Darre... T
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This place is hugely overpriced. Very small portions. The food was good, what there was of it, but not at all worth the price. Dining room wait staff did an ok job, but the bartender, Amber, couldn't have been less friendly. She was rude and...More

Thank IndivOne
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Fran L
11 April 2016|
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Response from anthman13 | Reviewed this property |
if my memory serves, the earliest we could make dinner reservations was at 5 or 5:30. their bar is open earlier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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