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113 Hiester Street, State College, PA 16801-4762
+1 814-237-5710
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Wabash, Arkansas
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 48 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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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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 5 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 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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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34 reviews
28 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
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Reviewed 6 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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198 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped in to meet some friends for some late-night food and drinks. Their food menu had lots and lots of choices - definitely a little something for everyone - and very filling portions. (We shared an order of nachos, and I ordered the buffalo chicken cheesesteak; both were delicious.) Just a heads up - our waitress mentioned that they... More 

Thank Wolf_Moon_13
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I have yet to visit a Dantes establishment that has efficient and friendly service that accompanied good food. JP mills, the owner is a poor business man and does not invest in his establishment of the state college community.

Thank Billy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?