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“Not fancy, but the food is good!”

Herwig's Austrian Bistro
Ranked #23 of 242 Restaurants in State College
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Austrian, European
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Beaver, Pennsylvania
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253 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Not fancy, but the food is good!”
Reviewed 21 June 2014

When you first walk in, your impression might be that this is Austrian fast food! It isn't. They have an extensive menu written on a board on the wall. Be brave and order something that just sounds good because the menu is written in German. It's not fancy but you will enjoy the food. I really liked the sausage and sauerkraut!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mike D
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“go elsewhere”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Worst German meal I have had, many trips to Germany and Austria. Sauerkraut not crisp, acidic or flavorful. Food cold. Tasted like college town German food. Potatoes cold. No refills on ice tea come on. Free refills on soda. Pork overcooked. Gravy for pork lacked flavor. Liittle stuffing balls were heavy. Man taking orders was yelling at staff to clear the tables and staff arguing back saying "I am doing the knives" BYOB. Very over priced

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Darthbarron
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jamison
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“No vegetarians here - there is a salad shop next door.”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Looking for an ethnic dining experience in state college we stumbled into herwigs and immediately fell in love with the owner and the overall vibe of the place. Fun, quirky and if we come back to state college we will come back here for sure. The pork belly is a heart attack on your plate and worth every bite. It does have a cafeteria style ambiance to it, but I have eaten in Europe (Germany) with a similar setup at a long table with other diners. It's authentic and part of the experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank JACKShome
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Woodward, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A real treat”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

You have got to stop here! The owner/ manager(?) is a real trip. As it turns out my mother in law had visited his hometown back in Austria. If you can at least try to order your meal in German. And you must, I say MUST make a point to show that you enjoy his food. You can't go wrong with anything at Herwig's! And, of course, it helps if you like red cabbage and veal. Enjoy!

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Mark B
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State College, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Sehr gut!”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you a re looking for authentic German/Austrian food (and lots of it!) this is the place. Large menu and servings. They put effort into preparing the food but not an atmosphere. And they do provide some table-side humor.

  • Visited December 2013
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3 Thank Dave K
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