The Dining Room at the Nittany Lion Inn

The Dining Room

Relax. You’re at The Dining Room at the Nittany Lion Inn, a Penn State tradition since 1931. The Dining Room is your classic choice for an elegant meal. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, we feature signature American dishes, such as our famous crab cakes, and a wine list second to none. Our wine list has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 2002.

The Dining Room’s popular Sunday Brunch features waffles, omelets, carved meats, and more. Join us for our bi-monthly Tastes of the World: A Wine Dinner Series, where we pair regional wines from around the world with wonderful dishes from our Chef.

Your next special occasion dinner or holiday meal will be unforgettable when you gather at The Dining Room. Reserve space for your group of family or friends—or for an intimate dinner or romantic getaway, choose one of our cozy, elegantly furnished private rooms. No matter what the event, you’re sure to be pleased with our sumptuous selections and second-to-none service.

But why wait for a special occasion? We’re open every day for your dining pleasure. So this week, celebrate Tuesday night (or Wednesday, or Thursday . . . ) at The Dining Room!


Join us from 6:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Breakfast Menu

Lunch Menu

Dinner Menu

Make a reservation for the Dining Room. Or Call us at 814-865-8590.