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Herwig's Austrian Bistro

) #26 of 187 Restaurants in State College ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European
132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
+1 814-238-0200
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sauerkraut” (24 reviews)
“potato salad” (19 reviews)
“pork” (14 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Austrian, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is one of those places you go to with an open mind. You place your order at the counter and the menu is written on a blackboard on the wall. The Austrian fare is prepared from fresh, local ingredients and the focus is on...More

1  Thank LVWanderer
Reviewed 31 August 2014

Was in State College for a holiday and found Herwig's through Yelp. Reviews seemed good so I decided to bring my family there for dinner. Was not too hard to find, its situated West of College Avenue, directly opposite the campus. Ordering is definitely a...More

1  Thank QingYC
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Located right on the main drag, this restaurant serves authentic food in a family-friendly setting where you sit at tables with folks you may or may not know. It's BYOB, and you're allowed to give a beer to the man behind the counter. Definitely the...More

Thank jayson t
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Wow! Did the memories come flooding in when my daughter surprised me with a visit here. I spent a summer in Salzburg, Austria when in college and this place took me right back there! The food was phenomenal and it tasted just like I remembered....More

Thank Suburban_Gentleman
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This quaint restaurant just across the street from Penn State University is a rare find for central Pennsylvania! Herwig's is a family owned/run restaurant that has been in town for many years and has a loyal client base. Be sure to try the Taggesmenu, which...More

1  Thank Tami1963
Reviewed 3 August 2014

As someone of German descent, you say "wiener schnitzel" to me and I go all to pieces! I was practically raised on this stuff, so to find Herwig's in State College, well I was uber-excited! This place is BYOB and not a fancy place by...More

Thank RealPegster
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Herwig's is a great opportunity to experience authentic Austrian food in the heart of Pennsylvania. The menu features family recipes, many featuring bacon, that are made and served the same way you would get them in Austria. The staff also makes the visit a little...More

1  Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 17 July 2014

This place is a hoot. I wish i could go more often. You get a hearty portion so dont expect to eat light. The staff harasses you if you cant pronounce the menu or dont finish your dessert. Its all in good fun and if...More

Thank critic119
Reviewed 21 June 2014

When you first walk in, your impression might be that this is Austrian fast food! It isn't. They have an extensive menu written on a board on the wall. Be brave and order something that just sounds good because the menu is written in German....More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Worst German meal I have had, many trips to Germany and Austria. Sauerkraut not crisp, acidic or flavorful. Food cold. Tasted like college town German food. Potatoes cold. No refills on ice tea come on. Free refills on soda. Pork overcooked. Gravy for pork lacked...More

Thank Darthbarron
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Questions & Answers
10 February 2017|
Response from Art L | Reviewed this property |
Herwig's is next to the State Theater on College Ave... across from the Penn State Engineering Building.
Cynthia K
15 December 2016|
Response from CONSTANTINE P | Reviewed this property |
I agree. many tasty unique items. Maybe they will tell you. Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Austrian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3838
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-238-0200
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