Guests at The Nittany Lion Inn and local diners all agree that The Dining Room is the top destination for fine dining in State College. With tempting lunch and dinner selections, fresh seafood buffets,and an award-winning wine list, The Dining Room at the Inn creates a fine dining experience perfect for special occasions as well as any day of the week.
A Penn State Tradition Since 1931
Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from 6:45 a. m. to 9 p. m., The Dining Room is the perfect on-campus spot to get together with friends or family for a delicious meal. We feature signature American dishes like our signature lobster bisque, and our second-to-none wine list has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2002.
Make a reservation for The Dining Room. Or call us at 814-865-8590.
Special Dinner Events
Besides featuring excellent menu options every day of the week, we offer several dining specials as well. Make sure to check out The Dining Room’s popular Sunday Brunch, featuring waffles, omelets, carved meats, and much more. Our educational wine pairing dinners, Tastes of the World, are each themed to a specific wine region, and guests can learn about the cuisine and wines of these regions while they wine and dine.
We also offer call-ahead seating in one of our Writing Rooms or in the Gilpin Room. Please call 814-865-8590 for reservations.
Join us on select weekends for Sea-Fare at the Inn, a Friday night buffet showcasing a delicious variety of fresh seafood dishes.