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What If of Hershey

845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
+1 717-533-5858
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
845 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1214
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

The food and atmosphere is great and the service was even better!! It was many of our first visit and we couldn't have felt more welcome by staff and owner

Thank Theresa T
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Not sure what were we getting into. The menu looked a little complicated but everything we ordered was very good. A bit pricey. Italian wedding soup, Caesar salad, calamari, chicken, steak, rice, chocolate cake all was very good. Looked like a very nice bar/lounge being...More

Thank Di G
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

When you walk into a dirty outdated Howard Johnson the least thing you expect is good quality food. Yet this place proves you wrong. Food is unbelievably delicious. Tuna tartar and cheese platter is amazing. Even fried calamari are soft and tender. Staff is courteous...More

Thank Trotsky999
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Really enjoyed the food at What If. While it is the basement of a Howard Johnsons, the restaurant/bar are worth the visit. Nice bar to enjoy drinks and dinner, lollypop lamb chops were amazing.....wife had linguine with clams, I had chicken parm......delicious, definitely worth check...More

Thank basonjeff01
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Awesome happy hour - drinks and menu! Bartender Sean is the best - everything you’d want in a bartender...friendly, welcoming and genuine!

Thank cindypharmapa
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This restaurant is located in the basement of the Howard Johnsons Motor Lodge reception building. Walking in, all I could smell was that nasty cleaning fluid in the main lobby. Head down the stairs and behind the doors, and you enter an entirely new world...More

Thank MaddieOES
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We visit Hershey for 3 months every year, and our “go-to” place is always What If. The food, the staff, the owners, the bar, cannot be equaled anywhere.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

The food was incredible and the atmosphere was great! We all enjoyed everything we had and the portion sizes were perfect! Our bartender , server and even the owners made us feel at home!

Thank Betsy D
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Service was great. Food was average at best. Way over priced for what you get. Was very disappointed.

Thank Dennis A
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I have eaten at this restaurant many times in past years and it is generally quite good. However, I had a pasta dish there last night that looked great (lot's of color, etc.) but was quite bland. It needed herbs and spices. But what really...More

1  Thank Alfa67
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Fran L
April 10, 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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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