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The Corner Room

100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-237-3051
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Most of my family was at PSU for the indiana game. Knowing that the downtown would be crowded after the game, we did other activities before heading for dinner. One place was closing at 9 so we felt fortunate to get seated at this place...More

Thank Bernie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Corner Room has been there for many years and has served many Penn State faculty, students and their families and friends. The menu is varied and you can get breakfast, lunch and dinner any day of the week. There are many menu items that...More

Thank DoctorF409
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had not eaten here in quite some time, and it was overall a good experience. Our waiter Mark was awesome, and the food was solid if not exceptional (who uses canned olives on a Greek salad!) I was taken aback by how dirty the...More

Thank CuriousTravelerRadio
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your recent feedback relative to your trip to the Corner Room. We certainly are proud of our business and try to put out quality food at a good value, while adding excellence in customer service. We also focus on a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love eating at The Corner Room, a State College/Penn State icon for as long as I can remember. I brought my kids when we visited family and looked at the campus in conjunction with a home PSU football game. The wait was about 45...More

Thank mshapiro99
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for being a loyal Corner Room Customer and sharing your recent experience with us. We will pass on your comments to our entire staff so they know that their efforts don't go unnoticed. We strive each and everyday to put out...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Corner Room is a Penn State Tradition. Outstanding for lunch or dinner. Large varied menu, cozy surroundings and top notch service make this a Penn State must. Too many good eats to choose a favorite. By all mean, try it!

Thank Stephen Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last night, two friends and I who were members of a party of five arrived at The Corner Room. Although this restaurant does not take reservations, one of the friends who was with me had called it a few days earlier, and the person who...More

1  Thank Walisabeth52
JoeShu1, Manager at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First of all, thank you for reaching out to provide feedback related to your experience at the Corner Room a few weeks ago. We take all good and bad feedback seriously and will pass on comments to our management and staff in order to improve...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had lunch here while visiting State College. The food and service was very good and we would definitely eat here again.More

Thank Jeff H
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to comment on your trip to the Corner Room a few weeks ago. We pride ourselves in quality, value and good service and appreciate you noticing. We look forward to your return and please don't hesitate...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful breakfast...great home fries and eggs Benedict. Have eaten here each trip to State College for 56 years. Get there early or prepare to wait. Ask for a window booth. Love this place♥️More

Thank nic60760
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your loyalty to the Corner Room over the last 56 years. I'm guessing you know our greeter Emma well then, since her tenure spans about 62 years. We appreciate the kind words and certainly look forward to seeing you back...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although there are probably better places to eat in State College, the Corner Room is a historical PSU tradition. We go each time in State College.More

Thank maryaling
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to visit us last month and providing your comments. We strive to provide good food at a great value along with outstanding service. There may be some places in the area with better food but we feel our overall value/quality package...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

The. Corner Room is a "must visit" restaurant . They cover it all....from breakfast thru lunch and into dinner. A local favorite for not only my family but also for Penn State.More

Thank lehighlu72
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Corner Room during your trip here last month. Your glowing report flatters us and is a tribute to our Corner Room staff who work tirelessly to provide great food at a good value and served professionally....More

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Donna S
21 May 2016|
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Response from Chloe C | Reviewed this property |
You need to call a few days in advance. There may be one area in The Corner Room to accommodate a party that size. If you want to go to thE Allen Street Grille, the restaurant directly above The Corner Room, you will have... More
20 December 2015|
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Response from LydiaK313 | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 floors. They are connected. 282nd floor closes earlier.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-3051
The Corner room at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street offers one of the best venues for experiencing Downtown State College. Grab a booth next to one of the large picture windows and enjoy your favorite meal while watching students and locals make their way to class, work, home and fun! The Corner Room offers delicious, traditional made-from-scratch menu selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. NEW to the menu is authentic oven-baked Italian pizza. Feel free to pair your pizza with an ice cold soda or juice from the Coca-Cola FREESTYLE machine. You can choose from over 100 different flavor combinations. Since 1926 Town & Gown folks alike have been meeting at "The Corner" enjoying great food and good times ... Welcome and we appreciate your business!
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