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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Memphis, Tennessee
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143 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this restaurant. It wasn't knock-you-over type food, but it was good and the atmosphere was nice. I had the duck, which was great in my opinion. A nice wine list all things considered. And, the rest of the plates looked excellent.

Thank floydtrane
Altoona, PA
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253 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Have not been here for a while, so was hoping for a nice lunch. Service was somewhat awkward as our waitress wasn't as efficient as other wait staff. The food was okay, but simply lacked execution. The crab bisque was the highlight of our meals. Overall, there's much better options for dining in State College.

Thank foodie2121
State College, Pennsylvania
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278 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This has always been a favorite of mine, and now that we're back in the area, I was lucky enough to dine here for a business meeting about 10 days ago. And lucky for me, the food and atmosphere is still as good as it always has been! Our waitress was kind and attentive and very quick to handle our... More 

Thank Pam S
State College, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place! The ambience is cool; the tiny bar in the back of the room is wonderful. My favorite dish is the Red pepper pasta with Crab 😍

Thank katekissell
State College, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Awesome dining experience.Kudos to the chef/owner, manager, and staff! Thank you for a great evening.

Thank cwd22016
North Carolina
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Enjoyed the crawfish pasta, lamb lollipop, seasonal greens salad, and the desert would have been good if the waitress had not let the ice cream melt.

Thank WanderlustByNature
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

In the heart of a college town, this restaurant is a light away from the fast food. This restaurant is specialized on creole food with variety of seafood and meat. The appetizers were very tasty and the jambalaya was a pleasant surprise. The service was excellent RSTMN 8/10

State College, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Not particularly awed and came away smelling heavily of Cajun spices. Not a good idea for business lunch; probably great for a fun dinner.

Thank Sarlabeth1
State College, Pa
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My daughter and I decided on a whim to try Spats. I have to say, the food was great. We started our meal with the gumbo and the crab and corn chowder. Both were excellent. You have to really like andouille to like the gumbo. The crab and corn chowder was amazing and had a lot of lump crabmeat in... More 

Thank Beachbum2473
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Over priced and average meal. All smoke and mirrors. Unless we just ordered the wrong entrees. But other reviews seem to concur.

Thank sriggs66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?