In their own words...
Not everyone writes online reviews, but many, many of our customers take the time to write us notes about their dining experiences with us. Keep reading to see what our restaurant guests are saying about Harrison’s…
"Great service & excellent food."
"Yummy!!!!! Gloria is our favorite. The food was good!"
August Kregenow, 6/2/18
"Always wonderful food and a very good server. Great!"
Kathleen Spicher, 6/2/18
"Dining experience was relaxing, waitress very friendly, and the service was awesome [Sara]. The food was really good. I ordered seared scallops w/ parmesan grits. Being from the south, I must say it was delicious."
Cherise Dubose, 6/1/18
"I love to dine here. Food is excellent. Pleasant atmosphere. I run into people I know so I don't feel I'm dining alone. : )"
Merlee Graybill, 5/27/18
"Excellent service as always!"
"I HAVE STAYED AT THIS PROPERTY [HILTON GARDEN INN] FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS, AND GLORIA HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY AWESOME! FRIENDLY AND ALWAYS HELPFUL!"
Robert Hooker, 5/23/18
"Very enjoyable surroundings. Noise level was good to accommodate our conversation. Fresh Bar had wonderful, enticing choices. I especially enjoyed the marinated mushrooms, but, each item my husband and I ate we enjoyed. Server was kind, courteous, prompt and thorough in fulfilling her service to us. Thank you."
"We love your restaurant! Plus--Susan is the best waiter/wait staff of any! Thanks for offering local items and a delicious menu."
"It was a wonderful experience! Great service--Cheryl was professional and most accommodating! Pleasant personality! Great food, service and cocktail!"
"Excellent service, as always [Gloria]. Outstanding soup and sandwiches."
Sue & Jim Powers, 5/20/18
"Sara was very warm, friendly, and knowledgeable about the menu. For someone that has many food allergies she was a great server and I was pleased to find so many gluten-free and dairy-free options. The pork tenderloin was to die for and the root vegetables with the beet sauce were divine! We'll definitely be back. : )"
Holly Jones, 5/19/18
Georgia Wright, 5/19/18
"Susan was very attentive & gave us great recommendations for places nearby to visit. Thank you again! : )"
Shelby & Dave, 5/16/18
"The Mother's Day meal was made with love! The customer service from Susan was excellent and very personable. We loved the ambience!"
Angie Almonor, 5/13/18
"I really wanted the Cobb Salad. You should have iceberg lettuce. Last time I time I tied the Cobb Salad and it was not up to your usual standards with whatever lettuce you used."
Thank you for your feedback! I'm sorry you did not enjoy the mixed greens that we use for our Cobb Salad. Although we typically do not use iceberg lettuce in our salads, we could certainly substitute romaine lettuce, which we always have available, if you prefer a little crunch to your salad.
"Suggestion: beef stick--add onto bloody mary
warm bread = good
Susan = wonderful
salad = delicious
soup = amazing
"Everything was pretty good. In fact I would say it met or exceeded expectations. And let me tell you, my expectations are pretty high. I've had better meals, but not many. And I've had plenty of worse one--mostly meals I made myself. But the service was absolutely fantastic [Cheryl]!"
Bruce Knoll, 5/7/18
"The waiter [John] was not only professional but funny & engaging--charming."
"Great Service [Gloria]!"
"Excellent food and Sara was very pleasant & did a great job!"
"She [Becky] was great."
"Friendly & accommodating staff, delicious food! Always a pleasure. Thank you so much!!!"
"Awesome Service [Susan] & Food."
"I loved dining at Harrison's when I lived here and now that I live in Phila--I always look forward to coming back to State College and stopping at Harrison's for dinner! Wonderful food! Wonderful service!"
Doris Grove, 4/28/18
"Extensive menu choices and the special menu [Paris in the Springtime] is awesome! The wine flights are a great option. Susan and the entire staff are so attentive & professional. Best choice in State College!"
Maureen Karstetter, 4/28/18
"It was a really nice experience. Just soup and salad, but both were done very well. The salad was especially nice. Great choice of greens. I also liked that the restaurant had red wine vinegar, in addition to the now ubiquitous balsamic. Service great [Terri]. I didn't feel rushed, but she was there when I needed."
"John W is a great server."
J. Santoso, 4/27/18
"Besides the food, the humor of John, the server, is memorable."
"GREAT SERVICE [SARA], BETTER THAN AVERAGE HOTEL FOOD!!"
"TOMATO BISQUE--DIDN'T THINK I WOULD LIKE IT. I'D EAT IT FOR B'FAST, LUNCH, DINNER & DESSERT. EVEN IF DON'T LIKE TOMATO SOUP, THIS SHOULD BE TRIED."
Sandy Boliver, 4/25/18
"The best place in State College for lunch for both price & quality."
"Excellent server [Adina]. Pointed out changes since last visit. Very attentive."
"Our server [John] was excellent and the food was great!"
Melissa Knopp, 4/24/18
"John was awesome again!"
Christine Morsman, 4/24/18
"Again--Fantastic Service and Food was great."
"Our waiter was excellent & food was very tasty."
Melissa Knopp, 4/23/18
"Fantastic waiter [John]--was knowledgeable and super professional. 'Blue Chip.' Food was also phenom!"
Jayne Young, 4/23/18
"He [John] was awesome!"
Christine Morsman, 4/23/18
"Food was very good and service was excellent! The server was friendly, helpful and a pleasure to talk to. Thank you for starting our day with a wonderful experience!"
Patty Kolodi, 4/22/18
"Very good meal & service [Gloria]!"
"ANOTHER AMAZING MEAL AT HARRISON'S! WE HAVE BEEN EATING HERE FOR FOUR YEARS AND HARRISON'S NEVER DISAPPOINTS! THE SCALLOPS WERE COOKED PERFECTLY. THE BEEF BOURGUIGNON WAS SO FLAVORFUL! AND THE POACHED PEARS WERE THE PERFECT ENDING TO THE MEAL! BRAVO! JOHN IS A WONDERFUL SERVER!"
Gerard Jablonski, 4/21/18
"Excellent service [John]--loved the wine flight."
"One of the best restaurants I've experienced at a hotel. The choice of soups was amazing, and the quality of food was outstanding! This place is great! Kudos to Cheryl on her second day. : )"
Sharlin Barfield, 4/18/18
"The waitress [Terri] was great. cheerful, professional and pleasant."
"Susan gave us great suggestions, and our dinner was delicious--all of it. And she is a delight!"
Sue & Jim Powers, 4/14/18
"Dinner Was Excellent--Pasta needed more Salt. Enjoyable Evening & good dining by all."
"Terri is incredibly accommodating. We did the Prix Fixe from the Paris feature menu--potatoes were exquisite as was the chicken. The poached pear was quite bland--not enough spice or red wine."
Thank you for your comments! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the featured chicken dish, but sorry to hear that the poached pear did not meet your expectations. This feedback was passed along to Chef Harrison. Thank you for letting us know!
Harrison's Management Team
"Beef was just great--John had a lot of people to serve, but he was perfect."
"Great food and service [Susan]! Ginger Margarita was delicious. Food was amazing. Will definitely come back again."
"Service [Susan] and food were perfect!"
"Excellent Service [Sara]! Was able to get a table with no wait on a busy weekend. The Vineyard Chicken and Pretzel-Crusted Chicken were delicious as well as the Caesar Salad. Great experience."
"Great waitress who remembers me [April]. A word about desserts: meed more non-chocolate options--lemon lime, cakes too, or pastries. The best thing you have is the coconut cream pie. It is heartbreaking to find, after ordering it, you ran out. More pies please--and limit how many a customer buys."
Thank you for your feedback! We love the coconut cream pie and all the other pies we get from Clare Traynor at Sweet Indulgence Desserts too! We always appreciate hearing about customer favorites as well as suggestions for changes, and we will certainly keep yours in mind when we update our dessert menu. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know.
Harrison's Management Team
"The waiter [John] is great, the food is great."
"IT WAS A GREAT MEAL AND THE SERVER WAS EXCELLENT!"
"I've been here [at the Hilton Garden Inn] for a week --
Your whole staff is awesome. Terri, Becky, Sara, John--just a great group of people. The food is incredible!"
Matt Quintal, 4/3/18
"Great Experience. Staff extremely professional, kind, attentive. Meal all that was expected! Wine list quite good."
"FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING! SERVICE WAS FLAWLESS! IN ALL, A GREAT EVENING. GREAT NIGHT!"
Russ Meyers, 4/1/18
"Great service. Excellent."
Raon Linga, 3/31/18
"Dynamite service and food! We always enjoy our Harrison's experience."
Elizabeth Hanley, 3/30/18
"Great Bartender + Service Excellence. Great Experience. 10/10."
"Great meal, great service. Susan is welcoming, friendly and made us feel well cared for."
R. Dufour, 3/28/18
"Very nice small corner you have here. Nice people."
Javier Jiminez Rijo, 3/28/18
"Sara was awesome, patient and thorough. We will definitely be back because of the hospitality."
"Sara was awesome!! Food was absolutely incredible!!"
Matt Quintal, 3/27/18
"Very nice. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. I enjoyed the wine flight. Thank you for supporting Ten Thousand Villages!"
"WE HAD A LOVELY LUNCH FOR MY MOTHER-IN-LAW'S BIRTHDAY. EVERYTHING TASTED WONDERFUL."
Mary Jo Lenzing, 3/25/18
"Exceptional service, fantastic food, very friendly environment."
Mike Orzolek, 3/24/18
"Susan is just amazing! I was here Wed night with a friend who was asking about gluten-free entrees. Tonight, Susan checked to see if I would like the gluten-free noodles with my salad! On Wed, I took a salad home and asked for the dressing on the side. Tonight, she checked whether I wanted the salad dressing on the side for my salad. What a memory! Thanks for the Ten Thousand Villages donations, too! Your generosity is truly appreciated. : )"
"Great service/great food."
"1st time here and I found it to be a very nice place to eat. Good service & the food was very good."
Kathy Donaldson, 3/22/18
"Wonderful menu and service! Many thanks to Harrison's for the fundraiser for Ten Thousand Villages!"
"South American Menu--our friend from Minnesota said his Red Snapper was as good (or better) than that he got in Lima!"
"Everything we ordered was very good--my smoked tomato soup was beyond my expectations. John was attentive, personable and accommodating."
"The menu was varied and interesting with some exotic dishes and some familiar favorites. It was a fitting place for celebrating a special birthday!"
"Everything was great! Fish well-cooked and the au gratin was soooo yummy. Susan was knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. Thanks!"
"The food is very good! This is the second time I've come here while traveling on business and it's been great both times. The services is friendly, and efficient. I'd recommend to anyone!"
Kathy Quick, 3/19/18
"Wonderful, delicious food with great service."
"Everything was delicious and great taste and hot when served."
"Great server. Knowledgeable of the menu & very friendly. Dinner was delicious!
"Server was great. Food (mainly referring to the entree) tasted okay but was overpriced. For this reason we were disappointed. Salmon w/ Habanero-pineapple salsa--No salad, sweet potato slices for a side. Too much $. Tasted basic."
Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so sorry to hear that the Salmon with Habanero-Pineapple Salsa did not meet your expectations and that we were not able to resolve this issue at the time. I will be checking with the kitchen to make sure it is being prepared as Chef Harrison intends it to be. If you choose to dine with us again, our servers would be happy to help you select a dish that might be more to your liking. Thank you again.
Harrison's Management Team
"Everything was delicious and great taste and hot when served."
"Excellent, personable service, delicious food!"
"The soup bar is really, really, really, really good!"
Bruce Knoll, 3/16/18
"Carol was very attentive. Great experience. Food was great as well. Thanks!"
"Service was excellent and the food was very good."
"HARRISON'S IS THE CLOSEST THING TO 'BIG CITY DINING' THAT CENTRE COUNTY HAS TO OFFER. FROM CHEF INSPIRED MENUS TO AN ACUTE ATTENTION TO LOCAL INGREDIENTS, HARRISON'S IS ALWAYS ON POINT."
Keleigh Asbury, 3/13/18
"The food and Terri's service were both top notch! Thank you!"
Robert Chiaradio, 3/13/18
"TERRI WAS AWESOME!"
"Great wrap and pleasant service."
"Service was outstanding & food was delicious. Love the variety of choices, almost as much as I appreciate the friendly, accommodating service."
"Professional server--very accommodating. Kudos to the chef! Magnificent."
"Salad bar delicious! Great waitress."
"Had my 40th birthday dinner celebration and we are so happy and satisfied with the great customer service; great food (scallops & shawarma chicken were a delight) perfectly done. They were so helpful with us considering having 1- and 4-year-old kids. Definitely a place to come back to. We drove 2.5 hours to visit State College (from Baltimore, MD) and we had a great time! Thanks a lot!"
Mike Leal, 3/2/18
"Excellent service and food! Great job!"
"Good food, great service."
Matthew Dague, 2/27/18
"Very nice meal. Good service."
"Excellent food and service. Terri is always attentive."
"Thank you for providing wonderful food & service for my family after my wife's funeral."
Larry Butler, 2/26/18
"The Italian menu was very interesting. Enjoyed the Arugula Salad with Pear--so light & fresh. The Gnocchi was creamy & delicious. And the Veal was great--balsamic with hint of lemon. Would eat it all again!!"
"Lunch was delicious and Gloria was a very friendly, excellent server! She was kind and gracious with all of our requests. Thank you for a great lunch!"
"Excellent food. Best sandwich I've had in a long time."
Stephanie Lewis, 2/22/18
"Excellent Food & Service!"
"Fast service, charming, genuine interactions, wonderful food! LOVE Harrison's! One of the few places in town where you can hold a conversation without competing with sound."
"Always a pleasurable experience. Service was prompt and courteous, food selection was excellent, atmosphere was serene and pleasant."
"Very pleasant & with a smile! : )"
"Food was fantastic! Quick and easy service."
Zena Spratley, 2/17/18
"FRESH FABULOUS FOOD + FINE SERVICE = A WONDERFUL MEAL!"
Bonnie & Ken Kline Smeltzer, 2/16/18
"Very good service. Thanks!"
"David had the seared scallops from the Tuscan Italian menu. They were very tender and a large serving--delicious! Rachel enjoyed the salmon with mango habanero salsa--warm and delicious!
David & Rachel Jones, 2/15/18
"GREAT DINNER, SUPER COCKTAILS, EXCELLENT WINE, GREAT SERVICE. THANK YOU, SUSAN."
George Shturtz, 2/15/18
"The food was delicious! Made with love! " (big drawn heart)
"Sara was very attentive and friendly. She knew the menu and was solicitous. The food was delicious. : )"
"We love Harrison's! We love the seasonal menus and kind servers and the focus on local foods! It is our favorite date spot!" (drawn heart)
Ann Bickel, 2/10/18
"Great service. Loved the tasting menu with wine flight--truly the best tomato sauce and meatballs we have ever tasted! Should add to permanent menu! We loved it!"
Jen Edwards, 2/9/18
"Gloria is always positive and consistent. I always stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in State College when traveling for business, only in the area 3-4 times last year. She was there each time and her service and attitude has not wavered. Therefore I can only assume she is genuine and sincere. Great person."
Celeste Arrington, 2/8/18
"Very nice. Good service. Food was great!"
"Excellent service by Adina. Food was outstanding. Excellent taste. Will return frequently."
"John always makes our evening a delight! Excellent recommendations and service. Food divine too!"
Rob Gentry, 2/6/18
Wonderful lunch of homemade soups and salads--Fresh Bar. We always enjoy our meals here. We were hoping for the Ethiopian soup--we love it--however all the other 6 soups were great!
Carla Biaggi, 2/4/18
BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WAS AMAZING!
As always our dinners were very enjoyable with interesting selections. Uncommon menu with uncommonly good food. Service is always superb!
Hal Johnson & Rebecca Atwell, 2/3/18
"Good vegetable soup, friendly service. I was pleased that you had some vegan & vegetarian options on your menu as well as locally sourced and/or organic meat dishes."
Nicholas (Sunny) Rohler, 2/2/18
"Excellent service and fantastic personality! [Lori] Thx! : )"
Rebecca Picard, 1/27/18
"Food was excellent and service was prompt and professional. "
Jon Alessi, 1/25/18
"Good food and excellent service--great value!"
"Excellent as always!"
"Great, attentive service! Very friendly. Good food. Will be back."
"Amazing food and really pleasant service!"
"Everything is great about Harrison's. All the food is delicious, but the soups are far and away the best I've ever tasted."
Bruce Knoll, 1/18/18
"The meal was great! Large portion and delicious. All of the servers were incredible as well. They were very accommodating, even at closing time."
"Wonderful food and service. Recommend to many."
"John was great with giving us recommendations, he was funny, and he made our celebratory night that much more enjoyable. : )"
Yessenia Moderas, 1/15/18
"Food is always excellent. Susan is an awesome server. Love coming here for a nice & quiet dinner. Best soup in town (plus it's free because we are Frequent Diners)."
"My fiance and I came in today to scope out a potential caterer for our upcoming wedding. What we found is a new favorite restaurant. The service was impeccable and the food was simply delicious. The use of local ingredients made us feel great about our dining experience, also. We will be back again, for sure! P.S. Ask for Susan as your server! She is wonderful!"
Stephanie D., 1/13/18
"HARRISON'S HAS THE MOST UNDERRATED BAR EXPERIENCE FOR SPECIALIZED COCKTAILS AND EXCEPTIONAL CUSTOMER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE."
Keleigh Asbury, 1/11/18
"The food was delicious and the service was excellent. As a Frequent Diner, the free cup of soup was an added bonus--can't wait to come back!"
"As usual, the service was terrific & the salad bar, the best. The pulled pork, fries, and coleslaw were top-notch."
"AS ALWAYS, SERVICE AND FOOD WAS EXCELLENT."
Gerald J. Rosamilia, 1/7/18
"Eating at Harrison's is a very relaxing experience. The decor is tasteful and has a casual elegance. We particularly enjoy the butternut squash soup. Eat time we have dined here, our server has made it a pleasant event."
Elizabeth Pennock, 1/6/18
"VERY GOOD! OUTSTANDING SERVICE! WOW! HEY, LOOK, WE COME HERE BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF FOOD & SERVICE! GREAT PLACE..."
Russell Meyers, 1/5/18
"The restaurant was so busy, yet Carol was composed and gracious with a customer who had some confusion of her Frequent Diner points. She was a great and attentive server to me during that lunch."
"PERFECT!!! Soup was fantastic and Carol was amazing!!!"
Catherine Augustine, 1/4/18
"Wonderful server, great food! Enjoyed everything!"
Laurie Jansen, 1/2/18