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The Tavern Restaurant

220 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4713
+1 814-238-6116
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“spinach salad” (22 reviews)
“prime rib” (24 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
220 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4713
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are ever in State College and want a guaranteed good meal and a lot of local character - The Tavern is the place to go. There is good variety in the food choices and you get unlimited sides. Why other restaurants haven't copied...More

Thank Infognito
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tavern Restaurant has served and pleased patrons for decades. The food and service are consistently good, and the restaurant is vegetarian friendly. The Tavern is always packed on football weekends and does not take reservations on those days.

Thank RichT529
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tavern offers excellent food with a selection of unlimited side dishes. The menu changes on a regular basis but always offers a selection of steak, pasta and seafood. Penn State Students have alwasy been hired as waite staff. I would reccomend dining in the...More

Thank CarolB W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a favorite spot for brunch. So many wonderful food choices. Service is great and food is always fresh and hot.

Thank Dana G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good! The service left some to be desired, but over all it was a good experience and I would go back.

Thank Lindsey Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into State College on our way to Philadelphia. The Tavern was a neat place with a lot of history. I had the Cajun chicken and my wife the chicken Romano. Both were very good. The Cajun chicken was spicy and surprisingly rich with...More

Thank jdkmsw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good. We were all very happy with meals such as the chicken Romano and spaghetti. We were also happy with their gluten free choices. The desserts, particularly the chocolate chip cheesecake, was amazing. I highly recommend getting dessert.

Thank Allison8700
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the feel of the place, wood, dark, old, separated by nooks and crannies...It was busy and lively...The service was very good, the food was average...The shrimp cocktail was over cooked , but the salmon was good...The thing with the unlimited sides is amusing...More

Thank Greatlakessailor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside and I felt like we were Lady and the Tramp from the Disney movie! Lovely atmosphere, genuinely friendly service and delicious food. You get as many sides as you like and our server was happy to tell us all about our options....More

Thank Tintagelviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite the dining experience. If you order an entree, you get unlimited sides. And these are quality sides, like broccoli with nutmeg butter. I got the special. It was a little dry, but well seasoned. While a bit pricey, there are less expensive...More

Thank Aileen H
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14 March 2016|
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Response from budh17 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but a phone call to the restaurant will answer that. We were there with friends on this past Sunday night for dinner. NOT busy because the students are on spring break. Quiet dinner, food good as usual but I thought... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4713
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-6116
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