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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Breakfast Spot
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“Hands down the best breakfast spot in town. Great food, prices, and even better services. Pro tip: Get there early because it gets busy. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Whisky Bar
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“Amazing cocktails and small but delicious food menu. Center of Downtown on Beaver Ave.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This. is. the. breakfast. spot. Always busy, but never a long wait. There are 2 Original Waffle Shops, same owner, and a third on the college strip, formerly owned by the Original guy. They close around 3pm and everything on the menu is delicious! Any of the 3 locations will leave you fulfilled and ready for your day!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great atmosphere, not too big of a place. They make an awesome wood-fired pizza for take-out or dine-in, and there's also a full bar and 6-packs for take-out. The bar isn't a "college bar", just a chill place to enjoy a few drinks with adults.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Cozy Thai is an excellent budget friendly option for lunch or an early dinner. Always a fresh meal, pretty atmosphere and friendly service. BYOB, closed on Sundays.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“The original Champs on North Atherton is still a great place to go but the downtown Champs definitely gives it's predecessor a run for the money.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Great food and they expanded and included brew area. Large portions and good pricing.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“800 beers on tap! We can't back that up 100% but there's enough variety to please even the snobbiest of beer snobs.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic cuisine for dinner - check out the menu at following link. www.thegreekrestaurant.net/menu”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“A different menu every night. Great historic pictures of central PA and Penn State sports legends. Try the prime rib if it's available. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Our favorite sushi and ramen place! No reservations accepted, but they have two locations that are a block away from each other. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
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“Local hangout place with live music and dancing in the evening. Great place to work with healthy tasty food and drinks. Best tea selection in town. Incredible Vegan brunch buffet on Sunday!”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Excellent downtown location in business since 1926! Features homestyle cooking & a nice view of College Ave.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A pitcher of Long Island iced tea on a sunny Friday afternoon is just what the doctor ordered. Class? You can catch up on Monday.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“Delicious buffet lunch, large variety of dishes, excellent service and classy venue. A local favorite! Try the mango lassi or vegetable korma!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A LEGENDARY State College Restaurant. But you'll need to make a reservation!”
  • 7 locals recommend