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Fine Dining near Penn State

With the closure of the Inn to support Student Housing during the Covid 19 Pandemic, the Dining Room and Whiskers will remain closed to public dining.

Guests at The Nittany Lion Inn don’t have to go far to satisfy their craving for delicious local food.  We offer two on-site dining options, as well as special dining events during the year. Enjoy a delicious lunch in Whiskers or a gourmet dinner you won’t soon forget in The Dining Room.

Your Choice of Dining

No matter what you’re in the mood for, you’ll find excellent dining options right here at the hotel. For a traditional pub-style experience, give Whiskers a try. You’ll find classic sandwiches and salads, as well as vegetarian and vegan dishes. If fine dining is on your mind, visit The Dining Room for an incredible culinary experience.

Special Dining Events

Join us for special event dining options throughout the year. Wine connoisseurs will love Tastes of the World, an on-site dinner series that showcases wines from around the world and pairs them with matching cuisine.  On Friday evenings from late May to early September, locals and guests alike enjoy our PA on the Patio dining event, which offers a robust buffet of tapas-style creations.

We also invite you to The Dining Room every Sunday from 9:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. m. for our Sunday Brunch Buffet. Offered year-round, our brunch features include carving and omelet stations, waffles, fresh smoked salmon, and all your breakfast favorites. It’s the perfect way to end the weekend.

For your lunchtime dining needs, The Dining Room hosts our Lunch Buffet, available most days from 11:30 a. m. to 2 p. m., Monday through Friday. We offer finely prepared items like a deli and cheese board, salad greens and toppings, soup du jour, and a dessert table. The hot line of the Lunch Buffet varies daily, but always includes chef-prepared meats, vegetables, and starches. Enjoy this spread for $16.95 per person, not inclusive of beverages.