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The Corner Room

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100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-237-3051
07:00 - 21:00
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for the very first time and I intend to go here every time I am at Penn State. Fast service, great food at a reasonable price. The food is cooked to perfection, but save room for desert .

Thank oftenluv2travel
Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Service was exemplary, and I particularly recommend the yoghurt, at breakfast.

Thank David O
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast, efficient and friendly service! The prices are very reasonable and everything on the menu is well prepared. Go here more for the atmosphere and location experience.

Thank sportress1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, I went here for a good meal 30 year ago and then again with my son who will be a freshman at Penn State in the fall. The food was good then and it is still good food at a reasonable price. This place is right across the street from the mall at Old Main and the atmosphere of... More 

Thank MaryJ33314
Sydney, Australia
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165 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greatly surprised by the quality of the food. Of course this is no three-hat restaurant or anything like that, in fact, there was a much finer restaurant on top of this one but we were on the mood for this type of food and didn't regret it. Staff is friendly and you can tell they're all uni students.... More 

Thank Kick8a
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for recently visiting the Corner Room and we appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. We do pride ourselves in our food quality, value and customer service. We have been in business since 1926 here at the Corner and have always been a great outlet to provide hospitality and food service experience to many of the students... More 

Erie, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Wow, this was the best bison burgerI habe ever had. Very juicy... older type of building. Seemed to be a popular neighborhood too.

Thank Eric L
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the Corner Room and providing feedback and a great rating for Trip Advisor. We agree that the Bison Burger is very good in that many of our customers order it, even though it is sold at a premium price versus our fresh ground beef option. We look forward to seeing you back here again.... More 

stamford CT
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75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

right across from the main entrance to campus and Old Main, a good starting point for a tour of Penn State; large menu, food was OK, had a burger which was very good, fries were of the frozen variety, skip those for the tater tots; expect a wait of a half hour when arriving at peak lunch times on a... More 

Thank tymelyron
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us at the Corner Room a few weeks ago. Also thanks for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We share all feedback with our management and staff in an effort to help better serve our customer. I am a big tater tot fan as well so I can appreciate your views on the fries.... More 

Suburbs Of Philadelphia
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

After a morning visit to Penn State, we were looking for a nice place to have some lunch. Walked up and down the strip and selected The Corner. Busy Busy Busy -- but they have lots of seating so 15 minutes later, we were seated... in the Corner. How Ironic. We were all burgered out so salads and quesadillas were... More 

Thank PhillyFamilyofFour
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing the Corner Room on your visit to State College and taking the time to provide feedback. We take all feedback both good and bad seriously and we'll share it with our management and staff. We hope to see you again soon and if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to one... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This I should a very long standing restaurant in State College. The gates to the university are across the street. The food is good, better on a non football game weekend. If you attend university, you will frequently have breakfast and dinner. Prices are very good. Most food is good, not over the top great, but the ambience makes up... More 

Thank LindaPatterson5115
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the Corner Room during you March visit and yes we are an institution in town. Corner Room was established in 1926 and Jack's Roadhouse, formerly on this spot, opened the very same year as PSU in 1855. I am a little confused in that you said the food on non-football weekends is... More 

Katy, Texas
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We were visiting State College and grabbed some evening appetizers to share. We tried a few and they were all good. (We didn't try any entrees). The pretzels and cheese were really good. ANd the peanut butter hot wings (sounds weird but give it a try) were really good. We had an amazing server, Justin. It wasn't busy in the... More 

Thank janet g
JoeShu1, Owner at The Corner Room, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to your recent visit at the Corner Room. We know that you are busy and also had options to choose other restaurants, so thanks for choosing us. We share all feedback both good and bad with our Management and Staff and will make sure Justin knows how happy you were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-3051
The Corner room at the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street offers one of the best venues for experiencing Downtown State College. Grab a booth next to one of the large picture windows and enjoy your favorite meal while watching students and locals make their way to class, work, home and fun! The Corner Room offers delicious, traditional made-from-scratch menu selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. NEW to the menu is authentic oven-baked Italian pizza. Feel free to pair your pizza with an ice cold soda or juice from the Coca-Cola FREESTYLE machine. You can choose from over 100 different flavor combinations. Since 1926 Town & Gown folks alike have been meeting at "The Corner" enjoying great food and good times ... Welcome and we appreciate your business!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?