The Dining Room has been awarded the 2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and Wine Spectator’s 2017 “Best of” Award of Excellence, which are both high honors. Guests at The Nittany Lion Inn and local diners 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–which has won Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 13 years in a row. For 2016, our wine list was recognized with Wine Spectator’s “Best of” Award of Excellence.
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. 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.
The menus listed below have notations for allergens: DF (dairy-free); GF (gluten-free); NF (nut-free). Allergen-free menus are available in The Dining Room and Whiskers. Please let your server know of any allergens, and our chefs will prepare your meal tailored to your needs.
Our mashed potatoes contain dairy, but can be substituted with a dairy-free option. Ask your server about our daily-selected vegetable and possible allergens. Our fried foods are cooked in a fryer that may contain gluten. All rolls can be substituted with a gluten-free option.