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State College Diner

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2105 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
+1 814-861-3333
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Huntingdon
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is average diner comfort food. The waitresses are friendly and attentive. Overall an OK experience, but there are better choices in State College.

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Thank Raymond T
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stopped for breakfast on a football Saturday. After we were seated, no one came to take our order and my wife finally called the manager over. He took our order and left. I ordered a three meat omelet but got a veggie omelet. A couple that ordered before us still didn't have their meal when we were leaving. Two... More 

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Thank RichZiegler
Media, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The food here is good for diner food. The people are nice, although the service is hit-or-miss. Prices are diner-average. Handicapped accessible.

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Thank tzefirah
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been here several times for breakfast and lunch and everything has been really good. They have a good menu of comfort food. I especially liked their creamed chipped beef on toast. Their prices are reasonable. There's always plenty of parking. The wait staff are always really good. The only thing I can't figure out is no matter when I'm... More 

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Thank Electraglide2005
Honolulu, Hawaii
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490 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Although I was a student at PSU, I never tried the Diner. On this trip we stopped for lunch, and it took forever to get our food. People were leaving after they ordered because the service was so slow. The food was ok, but not really worth the wait.

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Thank CKT808
Cincinnati, oh
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The grilled stickies buns are still great. They are a sour dough cinnamon roll but in a rectangular shape. I used to go to the diner when I was in college YEARS ago. The dinner still has the same retro feel.

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Thank Lazboh
Chambersburg
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Everything was fine, except the air conditioning was not working. The weather outside was not extremely warm, but the restaurant was hot inside. It could have been just bad timing on our part, but rumor had it that the owner didn't want to turn the A/C on; no clue. Service was not fast, but within reason. Lots of food for... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

The air conditioning was either was broken or not turned on when we were there so could have been more comfortable. Staff was pleasant. Don't go in if the door is propped open.

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Thank BeaPA
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

My family went here for a Friday evening dinner and we were well pleased. It was my wife, two sons (two and a half and six months), and I that ate there. We had just missed the dinner rush I suppose (we arrived around 6:30pm), because it was near empty. The hostess was polite and served us quickly. The food... More 

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Thank Adam H
Vienna, Virginia
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299 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

I'll give SCD an average because the food wasn't bad and it wasn't very expensive but the service nearly dragged us down to a fair or poor rating. The waitress was alone and unable to cope with the crowd. She was moderately friendly and up front about her predicament but couldn't even get us a second cup of coffee the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2105 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-861-3333

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?