Top Dining Near Penn State: Bellefonte & State College Guide

Top Dining Near Penn State: Bellefonte & State College Guide

Best Eateries to Try Near Penn State University, State College

Whether you are attending football games, going on campus tours or in the State College area to explore the city's offerings, there is something all visitors must do: eat. The area has a variety of diverse restaurants and eateries offering cuisines from different cultures.

Here are some Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, restaurants, eateries and markets you don't want to miss the next time you're in the area or visiting Pennsylvania State University.

Cafe Alina

Try traditional Pakistani cuisine with a modern twist when you visit Cafe Alina. The cafe offers delicious specialty foods like chicken biryani, keema karahi and Lahori fried fish. You can also get bowls or wraps with toppings inspired by chicken tikka, samosa chaat or dal (lentils). The delicious items are available for dining in or takeout. 


You also won't want to miss traditional Venezuelan food from Juana's. The restaurant has diverse selections of arepas, tacuchos and cachapas. Your taste buds will dance when you take a bite from these Venezuelan-inspired dishes.

The Corner Room

Visit The Corner Room to experience a meal in one of the oldest restaurants near Bellefonte and the University Park Penn State campus. It started as Jack's Roadhouse in 1855 and became known as The Corner Room in 1926. The restaurant is a staple for State College dining, offering classic American breakfast, lunch and dinner selections.

Webster's Bookstore Cafe

Combine your love of reading and eating with a trip to Webster's Bookstore Cafe. You can browse the bookshelves for a new book and have a snack or delicious meal named after classic book titles. The cafe exclusively sells vegetarian and vegan dishes and offers gluten-free items as well.

The Waffle Shop Downtown

If you want to stop by an eatery where all the college students go, The Waffle Shop Downtown is the place to be. The cozy diner offers filling breakfast and lunch options. It is extremely popular, so be sure you arrive early and have enough cash, as the restaurant only accepts cash payments.

Begin Your Food Adventure in State College With KOA

Stay at Bellefonte / State College KOA Holiday to ensure you have a place to rest between all your activities and food tours. The KOA Campground offers individuals, couples and families a fun and comfortable stay. Bring your RV or tent or rent a cabin for an exciting camping experience close to downtown State College but far enough away to be surrounded by a peaceful atmosphere.

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