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Spats Cafe & Speakeasy

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142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708 (Pugh Street)
+1 814-238-7010
12:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family went to Spats for my son's birthday. We have eaten lunch there before but never dinner. It was awesome! We all started with a cocktail and an appetizer of crab & artichoke au gratin. Each of us had different entrees. I had the Steak & Cake, my daughter Almond Crusted Chicken, my son Creole Jambalaya & my husband... More 

Thank Tammi C
San Diego, California
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This isn't the sort of place you would think much of just from passing by on the street, or even once you walk inside to the eclectic decor. I was worried when we walked in on a weeknight to find a nearly empty dining room at dinner time, but this place came with very high recommendations - and for good... More 

Thank DRVT
State College, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love eating at this restaurant. The atmosphere is up-beat and city-like, the food delicious, fresh and local, and the service friendly.

Thank 2thdocsteve
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was either breaded, fried, and dull, or doughy, creamy, and dull. Maybe it was not the usual chef, because Spats seems to have good reputation, but the only entertainment we got that evening was asking ourselves what else we could have expected of a place called Spats on a street called Pugh. The two items that had flavor were... More 

Thank 277rupam
Redondo Beach, California
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very cold day outside---warm as toast inside, with well crafted drinks and excellent food, friendly servers.

Thank Bill A
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Spats is by far my favorite restaurant in State College. I have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. My husband and I made reservations and were seated at one of the tables by the window, looking out onto College Avenue and the Penn State campus across the street. Our waitress Alicia was the best! Since we made reservations ahead... More 

Thank Katrina V
Lexington, Kentucky
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a nice dinner. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed the meal. My husband had the steamed mussels, I had the oysters , the other 2 had gumbo and braised ribs and we each had a salad. I was not super fond of the chopped salad but everyone else was satisfied with their selection. We enjoyed a... More 

Thank mwardgamma1
State College, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a delightful dinner at Spatts. The dinner was elegant, tasty and served by an enthusiastic waitperson. We ordered from a list of chef specials for the night and both of us had the seafood dish of scallops, shrimp over pasta with a cheese-creamy sauce. I would order the same if offered again. The service was extra special -... More 

Thank nittanylionjim
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Spats has not been part of our dining out experience but we went Saturday night to take advantage of a gift card. Our meals were fabulous! We started with a mixed green salad. We had the shrimp, scallops, pasta special that was delightful - full of flavor! I can't wait to return and try more dishes. Our server, Jade, was... More 

Thank Beth V
State College, PA, USA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been going to Spats for special events and intimate meals for years. It is by far the best restaurant in State College. If you have not been...we highly recommend. Great, attentive, knowledgeable & welcoming staff. Great food & wine. Duke, you keep doing it so well!

Thank dasaylor

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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
American, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 E College Ave, State College, PA 16801-4708
    (Pugh Street)
  • Public Transportation: Frequent local bus service with stop 1/4 block away
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-7010

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?