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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
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Redondo Beach, California
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cold day outside---warm as toast inside, with well crafted drinks and excellent food, friendly servers.

Thank Bill A
Spring Mills, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spats is by far my favorite restaurant in State College. I have always enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. My husband and I made reservations and were seated at one of the tables by the window, looking out onto College Avenue and the Penn State campus across the street. Our waitress Alicia was the best! Since we made reservations ahead... More 

Thank Katrina V
Lexington, Kentucky
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a nice dinner. There were 4 of us and everyone enjoyed the meal. My husband had the steamed mussels, I had the oysters , the other 2 had gumbo and braised ribs and we each had a salad. I was not super fond of the chopped salad but everyone else was satisfied with their selection. We enjoyed a... More 

Thank mwardgamma1
State College, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We had a delightful dinner at Spatts. The dinner was elegant, tasty and served by an enthusiastic waitperson. We ordered from a list of chef specials for the night and both of us had the seafood dish of scallops, shrimp over pasta with a cheese-creamy sauce. I would order the same if offered again. The service was extra special -... More 

Thank nittanylionjim
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Spats has not been part of our dining out experience but we went Saturday night to take advantage of a gift card. Our meals were fabulous! We started with a mixed green salad. We had the shrimp, scallops, pasta special that was delightful - full of flavor! I can't wait to return and try more dishes. Our server, Jade, was... More 

Thank Beth V
State College, PA, USA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We have been going to Spats for special events and intimate meals for years. It is by far the best restaurant in State College. If you have not been...we highly recommend. Great, attentive, knowledgeable & welcoming staff. Great food & wine. Duke, you keep doing it so well!

Thank dasaylor
Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

While in town for the day, we were looking for a place to have lunch. We took a look at the menu and decided to try Spats. My bf had the lunch special, a pan fried fillet and it was to die for. It was truly something special. I had the gumbo and chopped salad lunch combo and it was... More 

Thank SaltWaterGal79
Memphis, Tennessee
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149 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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271 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 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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281 reviews
149 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

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?