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The Deli

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113 Hiester Street, State College, PA 16801-4762
+1 814-237-5710
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Slow Rainy Saturday, 5 women on a girls weekend. Waitress in training provided the worst service with nary an apology through every delay and mishap. Tables all around us receiving attention and prompt service. Empty glasses, wrong food orders and 2 1/2 hours for what we thought was a quick lunch on a sleepy Saturday afternoon. The Stingray Bloody Mary... More 

Thank Bec515
Grove City, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small but cozy with a rustic atmosphere. Not what you would expect from the outside. Good food, good value, service a bit slow but got the job done.

Thank Ron C
Wabash, Arkansas
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The waiter obviously did not care about us or his job. After about 45 minutes of watching him munch on something by the waiter station, we asked him where's our soup? He came back with the salad and said there was some computer glitch and the soup order was dropped. I don't believe that, and he should have checked. I... More 

Thank Dingus D
Whitehall, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Just picked up my son from school and decided to try this place out for lunch Soups sandwiches and salads all were very good sat in hippo room nice atmosphere Problem is service Paid with cash to settle the bill plus 20% Warning to all BAD CHOICE Waitress said I shorted her. I didn't, screwed me for extra $20 Son... More 

Thank Guidosarduce
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had lunch.ordered the pastrami Ruben on pumpernickel.Came out burnt.asked the waitress what she thought.she said,that kind of bread is dark.I started scraping the black off.sent it back and asked for rye.Came out on pumpernickel and not grilled.I ate it any way.it's not the restaurant it use to be.no manager came over.too many good restaurants in town,will never go back.

Thank gregory a
Livingston, New Jersey
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280 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

In State College and want deli, this is the place to go. The soup was ok, not great, just ok. The sandwiches were good. Took 1/2 home. Price point was good. Our service was excellent. Next time back in State College, will go back.

Thank Robert S
Seattle, Washington
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74 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Really good comfort food! I had the baked potato soup and a sandwich. The beer list will not disappoint. Out server offered us several tastings. Worth the stop.

Thank Seattlefoodiegirl206
Chardon, Ohio
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My daughter and I dined here recently on a Sunday afternoon. The place was pretty empty, so that wasn't a good sign to start with. The TV football game sound was blaring and it was hard to have a conversation over the excessive noise. The menu has lots and lots of options and I wondered how a small place could... More 

Thank Buckibbq
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my family. We LIKED it. Didn't LOVE it. The egg blt was ok. The Thai chicken salad was good. The pesto chicken mac and cheese was very good. The appetizer was very small - buffalo cheese dip and the pita bread was stale. The service was good. Would only go back if no other options.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We live locally and like to come to the deli for dinner and/or drinks when we're in State College. The food is consistently good - recommend the mushroom sandwich, baked potato soup, and Pittsburgh prima sandwich. Service is good, but not necessarily fast. Good happy hour and daily drink soecials, plus a solid rotating draft list. Reasonable prices.

Thank robbinz410

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Hiester Street, State College, PA 16801-4762
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-5710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?