The Diner

Diner and Bakery
126 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801, United States
Hours:
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Mon
    • None
  • Tue
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 7:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–1:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–3:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 AM
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
5.7/10

Based on 56 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

Total Visitors
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  • grilled sticky buns
  • mac & cheese
  • breakfast food
  • all you can eat
  • open 24 hours
  • good for a late night
  • brownie sundae
  • french fries
  • tzatziki
  • wifi
  • gyros
  • landmarks
  • liver
  • French toast
  • omelettes
  • brunch food
  • diner food
  • football
  • friendly staff
  • Nikki S.

    Grilled Stickies

    Nikki Soon · February 9
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  • Cheryl K.

    Grilled stickies

    Cheryl Kovack Larson · September 19, 2014
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  • April

    Wow, only 6 patrons at midnight on a Friday night...

    April · April 26, 2014
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  • Jake S.

    The later in the evening it is, the better the food will be. Stick to breakfast foods if you want to branch away from the famous Mac and Cheese.

    Jake Smith · October 14, 2013
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  • Jim F.

    You haven't been here if you haven't had one of their grilled stickys.

    Jim Felty · September 7, 2013
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  • Mike J.

    Stay away Sunday mornings. Kids party and call off and the staff that's there just gives up. There's no AC and sweat is dripping off my body while I wait in line. Ugh

    Mike Jax · July 14, 2013
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  • Alan R.

    The service was the worst EVER!!!! It took 20 minutes to get a check when standing at the register and we never were even visited by the waitress during our stay of over an hour.

    Alan Reppert · May 19, 2013
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  • James B.

    Food is good but they are severely under staffed for blue/white weekend

    James Bolton · April 21, 2013
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  • Travis P.

    Famous Mac and cheese had almost no flavor aside from the cheese melted atop it. Disappointing.

    Travis Prebble · January 26, 2013
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  • Chris A.

    A lot of people whining about the service... apparently they don't realize this isn't the Tavern or Zola's. It's a diner. Get over it. Food is decent diner fare.

    Chris Artuso · December 28, 2012
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  • Adam V.

    SLOW! Not even open 24/7. It's 11:50 on a Sunday and they "aren't serving lunch food" not near as much of a state college staple as it used to be. And my waiter just told me they are out of ham

    Adam Verducci · December 2, 2012
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  • Erin D.

    Pound of fries with cheese

    Erin Davis · November 18, 2012
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  • Meitar M.

    Free Wi-Fi here works great but there's not many outlets. The friendly staff will let you charge up if you sit by the bar and use the wifi, though. Ask Moses, the manager, about his singing career! :)

    Meitar Moscovitz · October 9, 2012
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  • Jake G.

    Grilled sticky buns are the only good thing here. Everything else was horrible.

    Jake Guttenplan · July 15, 2012
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  • Scott S.

    If you like tzatziki, try the gyro omelette at this charmingly understaffed, open-all-night State College landmark.

    Scott Stilson · June 4, 2012
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  • Aly

    Come for the mac, leave because of the service.

    Aly · May 28, 2012
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  • Kim R.

    This was the hang out of my generation after the bars..we carved our names into the tables, ate mac and cheese and stickie buns, A hint from me Never eat their scrambeled eggs. I used to cook there :(

    Kim Rosenblum · May 18, 2012
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  • Brian F.

    Try the Grilled Stickies - What's not to love about these?

    Brian Ford · April 19, 2012
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  • Nate F.

    Great grilled stickies, everything else I horrible. They're always understaffed, food takes forever, and some employees have attitudes.

    Nate Ford · April 13, 2012
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  • Aly

    Only at The Diner would they have you write your own order down and walk it back to the kitchen. No one comes here for the service.

    Aly · February 28, 2012
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  • Maddie G.

    Grilled sticky buns with icecream are a must have for those visiting Happy Valley.

    Maddie Groves · February 19, 2012
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  • Dan Z.

    I never knew you can screw up a grilled cheese until I came here.

    Dan Zielinski · February 19, 2012
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  • Danielle E.

    From 3-7pm today you can get all you can eat mac and cheese!

    Danielle Evans · February 14, 2012
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  • Lindsay Z.

    Sometimes the service can be slow but no wait it too long for one of their famous grilled stickies!

    Lindsay Zeky · February 14, 2012
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  • Brian P.

    Grilled sticky buns!

    Brian Powell · February 10, 2012
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  • Dan Z.

    You have to get a grilled sticky. Service isn't to great today. Clearly many tables opened and we had to wait almost 15 minutes for someone to even ask how many we're in our party.

    Dan Zielinski · October 30, 2011
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  • Neil B.

    Try the pants.

    Neil Barbour · October 16, 2011
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  • Wendy C.

    A spot for a late night study break since it is open 24 hours. The grilled stickies á la mode or the Mac ‘n’ cheese are great at any time of day.

    Wendy Cohen · October 6, 2011
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  • Ling R.

    Grilled Stickies are the best with butter.

    Ling Ramos · October 4, 2011
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  • Lance P.

    A good spot to go with your crew after you've obliterated your liver the night before. It's slow, leave time, have a stickie and tell some war stories.

    Lance Phillips · September 23, 2011
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  • Eric G.

    Terrible service today. Will not be going back anytime soon.

    Eric Greene · September 11, 2011
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  • Marianna C.

    Love mac n cheese but their portion is wayy too big? Get the kiddie mac! Its only a few bites smaller but 3 bucks cheaper and comes with fries!

    Marianna Campagna · September 2, 2011
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  • Erik L.

    I need to get some of what the waitresses are smoking.

    Erik Larson · July 21, 2011
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  • Diane E.

    Not quite the same since I worked there (mid '90s) but still a good place to have a late night meal or to have a sticky.

    Diane Elmore · July 18, 2011
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  • Michelle W.

    Absolutely horrible service. Dirty glasses, burnt food, only half the order came out.

    Michelle Whittaker · July 2, 2011
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  • Molly S.

    Grilled Sticky Buns! :)

    Molly Stewart · June 20, 2011
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  • Mike S.

    The place is a madhouse during football weekends and after the bars close but the signature grilled stickies and Mac-n-cheese are a must. Good prices and a fun crowd to hang around.

    Mike Straub · April 13, 2011
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  • PSU-Lion D.

    The place can be empty, yet service will be slow. Good food, good price--Grilled Stickies, Mac&Cheese--but don't go if you're in a hurry to eat.

    PSU-Lion Di · October 18, 2010
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  • GianCarlo P.

    Stay the eff away from the brownies a la mode. The brownie tastes like a dirty diaper.

    GianCarlo Pitocco · October 3, 2010
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  • joe f.

    My goodness, DO NOT eat the brownie sundae! It tastes like baby poop!

    joe fairless · October 3, 2010
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  • Carla B.

    Do NOT have the brownie sundae. You have been warned.

    Carla Blumenthal · October 3, 2010
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  • PSU-Lion D.

    A great inexpesive meal, whatever you get. I, too, recommend the mac-n-cheese (be sure to mix it up first; often sauce isn't evenly spread) and the Grilled Stickies. Be warned: even if you're seated

    PSU-Lion Di · September 6, 2010
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  • Andrew C.

    Service is slow so be sure to have time when you come in. The french toast is very tasty.

    Andrew Clay · August 30, 2010
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  • visitPA

    Did we say grilled sticky buns? Great diner food, but the stickies alone are worth a stop Anytime of day or night.

    visitPA · August 24, 2010
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  • Lindsay S.

    Go to the diner anytime after 10 p.m. They're open 24 hrs. Skip the anytime breakfast and induldge in a grilled sticky a la mode. PSU tradition!

    Lindsay Smith · May 4, 2010
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  • Valerie F.

    Don't spend time in state college without stopping at the diner for mac and cheese and a grilled sticky a la mode. Delicious and worth the sometimes slow service

    Valerie Faustine · April 12, 2010
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