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Allen Street Grill

100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-231-4745
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Allen Street Grille is THE place for this PSU family to frequent on special occasions. Our most recent visit was to impress our IU alumni friends prior to heading to the Big10 basketball match up. A great decision! IU guests thoroughly enjoyed the view, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are townies and one of our traditions is to head to Downtown State College to start our holiday shopping over the Thanksgiving break while it's not as busy. We love to stroll around and have lunch on the porch at the Allen Street Grill...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank woohoostatecollege
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spats is still excellent after moving to the Allen Street Grill. However, I was somewhat disappointed in the reduction in the size of the menu, and the quality of the ingredients appear to have dropped. Nevertheless, it is still an excellent restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 225,818
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I believe the restaurant is now called Spats at the Allen Street Grille. We are from Louisiana and were surprised to see the decidedly Cajun flavor on the menu including gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya, and fried catfish. My husband tried the gumbo which...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 376deej
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The place had a very limited menu and was decent but a little pricey. Had a great turkey club with an actual piece of turkey breast, not slices of turkey. It was good.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JJTritt40
Reviewed October 23, 2018

For a start, at least some of the staff seemed very self absorbed and indifferent to customers. When we arrived, we waited patiently while the manager and the hostess engaged in a long conversation; we were the only people waiting to be seated and there...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Alpwalker2013
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Some nice specialty cocktails, availability of demi portions, and decent service make this a good choice in State College.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Allan W
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Six of us surprised our friend for her birthday with dinner. It was wonderful. We had a reservation and we were seated almost immediately. Our waiter, Kip, was friendly and knowledgeable. Our cocktails and appetizer were served in a timely fashion. The humus appetizer was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Steven D
Reviewed September 20, 2018

If you’re downtown on business or visiting the kids at PSU, this is easy but dont expect a lot and you wont be disappointed.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Bill A
Reviewed September 4, 2018

My wife and I dined here on Labor Day and arrived early to the restaurant for dinner. We learned this is now called Spats (above the Corner Room) as the old Spats merged with the Allen St. Grill, or so I think. We were seated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PSUkids
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-231-4745
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The Allen Street Grill, located directly above the Corner Room at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street, promotes a casual gourmet dining experience, superb food, outstanding service and one of the best Town and Gown views in State College. Priced reasonably and offering upscale cuisine is always a challenge but Bert and Becky Burger, the husband and wife French Trained Executive Chef and General Manager, seem to pull it off with ease. From the moment you walk in the door and approach your seat overlooking the bustling sidewalk you become an integral part of this historic corner. The Grill also offers complete Lunch Service and a variety of Daily Specials to please the most discriminating palate. Full Bar Service is available along with an affordable award winning wine list. The Grill Management and Staff is excited for you to stop by with family and friends to experience The Allen Street Grill, 100 West College Avenue on the second floor, taking your dining experience to a higher level!
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