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The Dining Room

200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
+1 814-865-8590
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“lobster bisque” (16 reviews)
06:45 - 21:00All hours
££ - £££
200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed breakfast on Christmas Eve. The Inn and Dining room were both nicely decorated for the holidays. I had Belgium waffle with strawberries and whipped cream. delicious. My husband had two eggs, bacon, home fries and toast, tasted great. Service was very good. As an...More

Thank PLS27
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Brunch was wonderful. A beautiful presentation with plenty of choices . I highly recommend if you stay in the hotel to enjoy the brunch . You will not be disappointed.

Thank kimlX7200FW
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The breakfast buffet was very good - not the best but very good! And we're going back in 2 weeks! Their omelets are great! huge enough to feed college boys and great tasting! I wanted fried eggs and they don't have whole eggs at the...More

Thank donnaonlbi
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Ate all meals here, breakfast, lunch and dinner. It was a game weekend so very hectic, recommend you get reservations for all meals! Food was decent, servers very nice and made it very nice in some tense moments.

Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Group of 9 on a Sunday morning after game day enjoyed a delicious brunch/breakfast. The brunch had a nice selection of made to order eggs and omelets and other breakfast foods, as well as a carved beef station and cold shrimp. Everything was fresh. They...More

Thank Ruth C
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Frist of my Dad has very brittle Celiac disease. They took good care of him. Second you Order of the menu from the more casual restaurant. Last thay have the pancakes in Pennsylvania.

Thank london057
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We held a dinner with 14 family and friends after our daughter's graduation. It was very nice that they seated us in a private room. We all had the buffet which was fine. The service was really substandard though and very disappointing. A server did...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent, the best at Penn State and all of State College. Love that it is run by PSU Hospitality students. The Breakfast Buffet was outstanding in all categories. A go-to for breakfast whenever in town.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The breakfast buffet was excellent. The selection of food was incredible and the service was amazing. Definitely recommend eating at the dining room if you are at the Nittany Lion Inn.

Thank David D
SeanPennState, Manager at The Dining Room, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thanks you so much for the kind words. It is our goal that every experience our guest have with us is worthy of such praise. We look forward to achieving this standard on all your visits. Best, Sean Caviston

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great omelettes at a reasonable price when you order off the menu and skip the buffet. The asparagus omelette was fabulous! On the weekends the breakfast buffet is a bit pricey but lots of food selections! During the week the buffet is not as pricey...More

Thank Mary T
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Questions & Answers
5 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Thomas N | Property representative |
yes indeed there is a full array of land and sea items for your dining pleasure including chef carved prime rib! Hop[e you visit us and give it a try! Please note that this is only during selected times and I recommend... More
Eugene C
28 October 2016|
Response from SeanPennState | Property representative |
Yes. There is a five story parking deck right next to The Inn. We validate parking for our hotel guest and for our dining guest.
Eugene C
28 October 2016|
Response from Thomas N | Property representative |
Eugene, Yes there is plenty of parking in the adjacent parking garage. We also offer complimentary valet parking right at the front door. Best regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$45
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Buffet, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
06:45 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 West Park Avenue, State College, PA 16803-3598
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-865-8590
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  • This restaurant is at Nittany Lion Inn
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