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State College Diner

American, Diner
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2105 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7610
+1 814-861-3333
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is average and the service was very good, but here's the rest of the story. I ate a this place a year ago so here is the problem that sticks out. Last year the temperature warmed up quite a bit from what it was just a few days earlier and I remember the restaurant being almost unbearably warm... More 

Thank Stephen H
Saint Marys
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the staff to be extremely friendly and very attentive to our needs. I can't say enough about our waitress. She was very friendly and went out of her way to get us exactly what we wanted, and made sure that my wife's meal was gluten free. I will be sure to make it one the restaurants that we... More 

Thank Jerry S
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263 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No ice for drinks. Almost non existent service. Food was bland. I LOVE diners but this one was horrible.

Thank Pamela M
Worcester, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

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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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

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
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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150 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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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312 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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557 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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

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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801-7610
  • 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?