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What If of Hershey

845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
+1 717-533-5858
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“veal chop” (17 reviews)
“salad” (52 reviews)
“profiteroles” (8 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recommendation from a Hotel Hershey employee. Very good food and cozy atmosphere. We had the perogies and ceasar salad. Also try the chocolate martini's. Will go back when back in Hershey.

Thank linepainter2975
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went there on Saturday Dec 23 at 7pm. When we first got there it was very busy, we had a reservation for 7 and we only had to wait 5 min. Food was ok, nothing special, but nothing to write home about. The real...More

Thank billmbe123
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Eight of us walked in with no reservations. We waited but were seated together. Great food and service. A little pricey but worth it for a celebratory meal with friends. Feels like a "rathskeller". Cozy with small bar

Thank jameslV1732NU
Reviewed 8 December 2017

The service was very friendly and efficient. I do not really care for the space. It is in the basement and the room just does not flow well.The wine list is adequate. They have a nice menu of small plates. The tuna tartare was very...More

Thank panster
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We have fond memories of this restaurant from years ago. It was everything we remembered. We enjoyed a wonderful waiter, had a great meal, and a nice drink. I had the tuna which was fabulous.

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is attached to the Howard Johnson hotel in Hershey. You might not think about stopping here with so many great restaurants in the Hershey area. You would be missing out on really good food! I had the blackened NY Strip and it was...More

Thank 34fordgal
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We arrived on a late saturday night for dessert. We had the profiterole (delicious), cheesecake, creme brulee, and the Paris Brest. All outstanding. The young lady that served us couldn't be nicer. Great atmosphere. Next time we will dine there.

Thank bigedlaw
Reviewed 20 October 2017

It's been over 2 years since I visited What If of Hershey but recently had the opportunity to return as part of a private function. Wow, what an improvement! Their food was absolutely outstanding. The appetizers were delicious (crab dip in particular). Entrees were nicely...More

Thank KRtrumpet182
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

This was a great restaurant for an adult night out! Delicious food and great selection of wines. Don’t let its proximity to a Howard Johnson’s fool you! The restaurant is quite classy and the wait staff is excellent. Recommend!!

Thank crisnsteve26
Reviewed 15 October 2017

For travelers and tourists, please be aware that this place is a bit unusual and very much a hit or miss dining experience. Yes, it is in the basement of a Howard Johnson hotel just east of Hershey town center. The location is convenient if...More

Thank CJinPA
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Fran L
11 April 2016|
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Response from anthman13 | Reviewed this property |
if my memory serves, the earliest we could make dinner reservations was at 5 or 5:30. their bar is open earlier
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
    (Main Street Hershey)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hershey
  • Phone Number: +1 717-533-5858
  • E-mail
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