An August 2002 trip
to State College by diminor1929
Quote: The reason Penn State University is known as a party school is not only because of their outstanding football team. The bars,restaurants,nightclubs,beautiful campus and unique shopping add to the fun you will find here. Take the whole family!
Restaurant | "Baby's Burgers and Shakes"
The menu is a lot of fun, highlighting standard fare such as the Baby's burgers, cheeseburgers, various wimpies (mini-sandwiches), fries, fries with gravy, and baskets of fried shrimp (just like you remember). While all the desserts looked great, I settled for a mini hot-fudge sundae ($0.75) that was just enough to quell my post-lunch chocolate attack. The restaurant has a real vintage selection of soda fountain drinks as well: shakes, sodas, brown cows, floats, cherry, vanilla, chocolate cokes, and every variation of fountain drink you can name. The service was friendly and cheerful (if a little slow, but it was Friday afternoon!).
For a fun place to take the kids that won't kill your wallet, try Baby's.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 23, 2002
131 S Garner Street
State College, Pennsylvania 16801
Our party started with chicken wings that came with a homemade Barbeque sauce that got rave reviews. The French onion soup was not as steaming hot as I would have liked but was served with a crusty slice of French bread under the gooey cheese. The seafood chowder was creamy and loaded with bits of clam, crab, scallops and shrimp. There's an amazing selection of homemade dressings including Vidalia Onion, Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette and a Greek that perfectly complemented the accompanying salad. Cheese steaks, the most popular choice, were served on a delicious sour dough roll, with or without sauce. The French fries were fresh-cut, with skins on, and were a nice surprise when ordered as a side. Desserts proved to be the only area of weakness; the carrot cake was just average; the creme brulee was a poor imitation served cold; the apple crisp with a caramel sauce wasn't bad. A thin slice of cheesecake that was delicately drizzled with chocolate and served with whipped cream proved to be the best of the offerings.
Service was friendly and certainly efficient.I can't wait to come back for a relaxing, elegant dinner in one of the romantic dining rooms. A great place if you're looking for a little history with your meal. As for the ghosts? We didnt actually see any but have several interesting pictures containing "orbs" of light that showed up only in the ballroom!
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 29, 2002
The Eutaw House
124 Old Fort Road
State College, Pennsylvania 16875
The tremenedous acoustics, large seating capacity and 22 televisions located strategically throughout the center allow you to catch every minute of any event (even if you have to run for snacks or a potty break). The variety of performances is tremendous and it is best to check the website for schedule of upcoming events.
Parking is plentiful in the large parking lot and, at $5 a pop, seems downright reasonable compared to other places I've been.
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 23, 2002
Bryce Jordan Center
101 Housing Foods Servcs
State College, Pennsylvania 16802
Attraction | "Boalsburg-Home of Memorial day"
Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 25, 2003
Rout 322 East
State College, Pennsylvania