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The Diner

126 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-238-5590
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible22%
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“home fries” (6 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
126 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was one of my hangouts when I was a grad student at Penn State. It hasn't changed a bit in 50 years! GREAT sticky buns, and breakfasts but we went there for lunch and had, what else, a Philly Cheesesteak.

Reviewed 2 June 2017

I had the omelet and that was filling! We also had the burgers. They were very amenable to substituting stuff like chox instead of blueberries on the pancakes, fries instead of homefries. And very cheap!

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came to get some sticky buns and was pleased. We picked up a 2 pack and brought them home to try them. I thought they would have been more tender than what I buy in the store in my hometown. Nonetheless the service was delightful....More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Ate here the first morning for breakfast. It was delicious, the sticky buns are so good !! The sticky buns are a must and they are known for them !!!

Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

My co worker told me how amazing they are so I took a trip out to penn state only to be horrifically disappointed. The sticky bun was so salted I felt like I was at the beach swallowing a mouth full of sea water. I...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Never having been to Penn State, my husband (an alum) wanted me to try an original grilled "stickie". We went for breakfast and had "homemade" bacon quiche that was in no way homemade, had no bacon and was not even quiche. The stickie was a...More

Reviewed 23 January 2017

While the food is okay, I stopped going because the dining area was never very clean. Tried a few times to see if maybe the cleanliness would improve but it never did

Reviewed 16 January 2017

Stopped by after a PSU basketball game. Always look forward to their burgers, chicken sandwiches and entrees. And, oh yeah, grilled stickies with ice cream for dessert. Walked in and saw a line of approximately 10-12 people. No problem...we waited 5 minutes before a manager...More

Reviewed 15 January 2017

Sausage cooked earlier and then served cold with breakfast; sickly looking potatoes, chef yellng at waitresses. Absolutely a horrible experience.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have eaten here about 10 times in the last 5 years.. always good service, good food, clean tables and great services..

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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
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Open Hours
06:00 - 05:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
06:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-5590
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