The Best Local Restaurants in State College, PA

Published: November 25, 2013

If you're looking for local cuisine outside of the typical chain restaurants, look no further! Here are the top 5 local dining locations in State College.

  1. American Ale House and Grill

    With its live music and creole-inspired menu, this restaurant stands in its own category.  It's set back in the residential area of state college, giving you that getaway feeling from the hustle and bustle of downtown.  If you're looking for some spicy jumbalaya or just a romantic relaxing evening, this restaurant is for you!

  2. Cozy Thai

    If you're in the mood for some asian cuisine, Cozy Thai is the place for you.  Not only do they serve the traditional Pad Thai, but they are known for being vegan and gluten free friendly.  

  3. Faccia Luna Pizzeria

    This isn't just your typical pizzaria. Each brick-oven pizza is crafted with quality ingredients, making the taste unique and authentic at the same time.  Get there early though, because this place gets crowded fast!

  4. Waffle Shop

    Who said breakfast couldn't be on a top restaurants list?  Good breakfasts are hard to come by, but with the Waffle Shops famous quick service and thick bacon, you'll understand why the line is always through the door once you visit!

  5. Otto's Pub and Brewery

    If you're in the mood for some local beer, Otto's has over 10 varieties brewed right at the restaurant!  Try a sampler to get a variety of tastes, and enjoy the delicious food as well.

American Ale House is by far a very unique restaurant.  It's atmosphere is like none other, and its outdoor seating in the fall is to die for.  Come to State College and try it!