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State College Diner

American, Diner
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2105 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
+1 814-861-3333
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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch here because my daughter has never tried the famous sticky buns. Certainly not the same diner when I attended PSU. The place was pretty empty, so the service was quick, Our table ordered a turkey club, chef salad, and quesadillas (and of course an order of sticky buns) and all was very good. Everything was prepared as... More 

Thank yazkazoo
State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food generally has no flavor. Husband got a sausage gravy meal. The whole plate was just bland gravy with bits of sausage. Gave it a chance probably not another.

Thank taddzine2
Level Contributor
64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is average diner comfort food. The waitresses are friendly and attentive. Overall an OK experience, but there are better choices in State College.

Thank Raymond T
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stopped for breakfast on a football Saturday. After we were seated, no one came to take our order and my wife finally called the manager over. He took our order and left. I ordered a three meat omelet but got a veggie omelet. A couple that ordered before us still didn't have their meal when we were leaving. Two... More 

Thank RichZiegler
Media, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The food here is good for diner food. The people are nice, although the service is hit-or-miss. Prices are diner-average. Handicapped accessible.

Thank tzefirah
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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215 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been here several times for breakfast and lunch and everything has been really good. They have a good menu of comfort food. I especially liked their creamed chipped beef on toast. Their prices are reasonable. There's always plenty of parking. The wait staff are always really good. The only thing I can't figure out is no matter when I'm... More 

Thank Electraglide2005
Honolulu, Hawaii
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494 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Although I was a student at PSU, I never tried the Diner. On this trip we stopped for lunch, and it took forever to get our food. People were leaving after they ordered because the service was so slow. The food was ok, but not really worth the wait.

Thank CKT808
Cincinnati, oh
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The grilled stickies buns are still great. They are a sour dough cinnamon roll but in a rectangular shape. I used to go to the diner when I was in college YEARS ago. The dinner still has the same retro feel.

Thank Lazboh
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Everything was fine, except the air conditioning was not working. The weather outside was not extremely warm, but the restaurant was hot inside. It could have been just bad timing on our part, but rumor had it that the owner didn't want to turn the A/C on; no clue. Service was not fast, but within reason. Lots of food for... More 

Thank Stephen H
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The air conditioning was either was broken or not turned on when we were there so could have been more comfortable. Staff was pleasant. Don't go in if the door is propped open.

Thank BeaPA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-861-3333

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