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The Corner Room

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pizza, Diner
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100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801
+1 814-237-3051
07:00 - 22:00
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In town for a Penn State basketball game. Headed downtown after the game with the family. We were very hungry. I remember the Corner Room from my student days...always thought I could not afford to eat there! Restaurant was crowded for a late (2:40 pm) lunch. Put our names in with the hostess and had a short 10-15 minute wait.... More 

Thank Kirk S
New Egypt, New Jersey, United States
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Not sure why this restaurant is rated number 8 on Tripadvisor. Dropping my daughter for spring semester. First time eating here and last. I had Clam Chowder which was excellent, with a terrible chicken caesar salad, Romaine was not fresh and chicken was chewy. In a small bowl. My wife and daughter each had a Bison burger which was ok.... More 

Thank Bob H
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've eaten here a few times but this is a very busy restaurant and is often bad to get in. The food is very good and that explains why there is always a wait.

Thank kkars2014
Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We have had dinner there 6 times already and my son is only starting his second semester freshman year at PSU! Every time we were seated promptly, greeted by a genial server (props to Nick he's awesome) and enjoyed a delicious and resonably priced dinner. The French onion soup is out of this world as is the beef stroganoff! Can't... More 

Thank Kathleen L
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Every night there's a different promotion like unlimited spaghetti dinners. Booths offer privacy and a cool decor. Food is simple but good and affordable.

Thank Amy S
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind response relative to your recent visit to the Corner Room. We take all feedback seriously, both good and bad, and then share our customer experiences with our management and staff in order to help them develop in their roles. Also thanks for taking the time out of your busy day to provide comments. Hope you... More 

Summerdale, Pennsylvania, United States
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This place has been here since I went to PSU back in the dianosaur age. The big, wooden booths and view of Colle Ave and Old Main can't be beat. The food is also great with generous portions.

Thank Kim S
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback from your recent visit to the Corner Room. We are glad you appreciate the nostalgia and we work hard to keep as much tradition in place as possible. Also thanks for noticing the food quality and portion sizes as we work hard to create from scratch meals that are portioned right and reasonably priced. We... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

If you have the time, pass this place, it is highly overrated. Regular American food, nothing special, and there are usually lines.

Thank Rudy H
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Corner Room and we are sorry you had a less than optimal experience. We have been in business here since 1926 and take pride in providing quality food and beverage, along with excellent customer service. We also do promote a more universally appealing menu that works for the masses.... More 

Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious. I had the southwest turkey sandwich and my husband had a burger. The waitress was a little slow, but it was a nice spot for lunch while visiting Penn State.

1 Thank Tessa M
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on your recent trip to the Corner Room. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food, even though the waitress service wasn't quite as good as expected. We certainly strive to create an environment rich in food quality and service so I will make sure your feedback is shared... More 

2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The food was horrible and the waitress had an attitude when we sent it back... Not a good experience, we wont be going back there.

Thank Jenni D
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for providing feedback relative to your recent experience at the Corner Room and I am sorry to hear it was less than optimal. We do strive day in and day out to provide quality food at a reasonable price along with great service, but once in awhile fall short. If you would be willing to give us another... More 

State College, Pennsylvania, Usa
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Centrally located restaurant where you can get a quick lunch at an affordable price. Fast and good service.

Thank Emma T
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback related to your recent trip to the Corner Room. It is nice to hear that our team is doing their best to satisfy the needs of customers like you. I know everyone deals with hectic schedules in their lives so it is even more important that we hear from our customers for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Bar, Pizza, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-3051
The Corner room at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street offers one of the best venues for experiencing Downtown State College. Grab a booth next to one of the large picture windows and enjoy your favorite meal while watching students and locals make their way to class, work, home and fun! The Corner Room offers delicious, traditional made-from-scratch menu selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. NEW to the menu is authentic oven-baked Italian pizza. Feel free to pair your pizza with an ice cold soda or juice from the Coca-Cola FREESTYLE machine. You can choose from over 100 different flavor combinations. Since 1926 Town & Gown folks alike have been meeting at "The Corner" enjoying great food and good times ... Welcome and we appreciate your business!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?