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What If of Hershey

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€€ - €€€
American, International, Contemporary
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845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214 (Main Street Hershey)
+1 717-533-5858
11:00 - 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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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 1 week ago

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
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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153 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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26 reviews
11 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 27 November 2016 via mobile

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

Thank ParadiseInUtah
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

My family and I ate at the What If restaurant for our last night in Hershey to celebrate my wife's birthday. The restaurant is located downstairs below the Howard Johnson Inn. It's casual dining so no need for fancy clothes. The restaurant was kind of dimly lit but you can still see the menu. It was a nice quiet atmosphere... More 

Thank JManTraveler
Ashburn, Virginia
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We went to the spa at Leo's on Chocolate and we were looking for recommendations for lunch. This place was recommended as was Hershey Pantry. It was a little later lunch time - 1:15 - and the Pantry was packed with a wait. We decided to go two doors down to What If based on the recommendation we received. It... More 

Thank JKAN-Ashburn-VA
Fitchburg, Massachusetts, United States
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

My husband and I stopped for the night at Howard Johnson's motel and thought we would try this restaurant because it was close and we were exhausted. Upon entering the restaurant downstairs we were greeted and told it would be 10-15 minutes to be seated. We did notice it was not crowded and there were empty tables for us to... More 

Thank Mary P
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went to this restaurant about 5 years ago with my husband and had a great dining experience. We go to Hershey often and have discovered that it is definitely NOT the dining capital of the world, so with all options exhausted, we decided to try What If again. The first thing we noticed as soon as we walked in the... More 

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?