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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Whisky Bar
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“Amazing cocktails and small but delicious food menu. Center of Downtown on Beaver Ave.”
  • 21 locals recommend
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“The Original Waffle shop is only 2 blocks from Linn House. Enjoy and don't worry if there is a line to get in - they keep it moving and the food is worth it!”
  • 19 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.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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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
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.”
  • 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
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
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“Our favorite sushi and ramen place! No reservations accepted, but they have two locations that are a block away from each other. ”
  • 13 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
Breakfast Spot
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“A staple of hungover college students for generations. Best breakfast in town. Don't worry if you see a line... It goes quick.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Another restaurant with the same owners as Waffle Shop, with high quality food and the delicious taste of Greece in a beautifully designed space, you will feel like you've traveled to the country as soon as you enter through the door.”
  • 8 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!”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“If you are beer drinker - this is the place for you! Newer restaurant in State College. Downtown with a great view. More beers on tap than any other State College bar or restaurant. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“Authentic Chinese; everyone swears by it, everything is delicious. Eggplant in garlic sauce is my favorite.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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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
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“Good Cajun and Creole food, fun, eclectic atmosphere, locally sourced food, good service. ”
  • 5 locals recommend