Sunday, September 06, 2009

State College / Penn State : Top Ten Restaurants

Mario and Luigi's (fine dining, full service bar)
North Atherton St. near Blockbuster

Faccia Luna
(large wood fired oven, wine)
South Atherton Street (near intersection with Allen St.)


Cozy Thai Bistro (bring your own beer/wine)
Allen Street
Galaga Thai cafe - on East College Avenue

My Thai
Westerly Parkway

Pho 11  (*new*)
North Atherton (near Greyhound bus terminal)

Lemongrass Cafe (*new*)

TEX-MEX FOOD (my friends would kill me if I use the word Mexican as they feel none are authentic enough)

State College #211
206 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Heister Street (opening Sep 11th)
Chipotle - Penn State University
116 Heister St.
State College, PA 16801
814-231-0442 (phone)
Open 11am - 10pm

Baja Fresh
Downtown (on Garner Street and Calder way) open till 10pm usually

Rey's Azteca  (*new*) By the Nittany Mall on Benner Pike (next to Office Depot) open till 11pm weekends

Jalisco (coming soon)  (*new*) - on North Atherton

The Deli on Heister Street
Great beers, wide menu, great desserts; They are also connected to Inferno - restaurant and bar

The Tavern Restaurant on College Avenue


(on Beaver Avenue close to x-tion with Allen St)

India Pavilion
(on Calder Way) close to Pugh Street - between Beaver and College Avenues.

Spicetruck Indian Cooking  (*new*) -  Cooking demonstrations and customized dinners at site of your convenience (where possible)- Please contact Nari at or call 814 753 4459 for more information. Both South and North Indian cooking available.


Pita Cabana Grill 
Next to Chipotle on Calder Way

Joie De Crepe
East College Avenue - next to Penn Stae McLannahans Room-
 in Basement next to Big Bowl Noodle House

El Campesino (Altoona, PA)

and more will be added as time goes on!

1 comment:

  1. General List of things to do:

    1. Zeno's (one of the 50 best places for beer in US)
    2. Palmer Museum of Art
    3. Checking out the new Law School building on Bigler Road is an absolute must - great for indoors. Also nearby is the Horticulture Gardens/Aroboretum - where on Oct 18th 1-5pm there is a free concert and free ice cream (newswire).
    4. Checking out quaint Lemont/Bellefonte - eating at Gamble Mill Tavern.
    5. East West Crossings for tea... Read More
    6. No Refund Theatre for plays @8pm - 111 Forum Fridays and Saturdays. For my restaurant preference list check: (avoid mex food places)


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