The Penn Stater: Unwind with Weekend Brunches, Brews and Burgers

The Penn Stater, located in Innovation Park, offers top-notch amenities and beautifully appointed rooms. Their two in-hotel restaurants are perfect fall destinations for both lunch and dinner. Find out what's in store this spring!

Pub food and craft beers at Legends

Legends at The Penn Stater is a Penn State-themed pub. With none of the hassle of downtown parking and navigation, it's a perfect place for business lunches or a night watching the game. Surround yourself with Penn State memorabilia as you enjoy the Penn Stater Burger — a half pound of ground sirloin topped with cheddar, bacon and sautéed onions. Early lunch menu available from 11-11:30 a.m., and full menu from 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Call 814-863-5080 for more information.

America’s bounty buffet

Make The Gardens part of your weekend. On Fridays and Saturdays, this buffet features their chef's modern takes on classic recipes. You're sure to leave happy after entrees like sesame-seared tuna, grilled mahi mahi, blue cheese potato flatbread and more, along with salads, pates, international cheeses, fruits, artisan breads

and shrimp. And their dessert offerings include fresh baked desserts and famous PSU creamery ice cream! It's the perfect end to a weekend stay in Happy Valley, and a perfect event in itself to celebrate the weekend!

Sunday morning buffet

Their brunch buffet is award-winning, and after one visit, you'll know why. Enjoy your complimentary mimosa or champagne with breakfast dishes like apple pancakes with white chocolate and cinnamon sauce and lunch entrees like Cajun spiced leg of lamb with cornbread stuffing alongside their weekly featured items — omelet station, Belgium waffles, salad bar, dessert table and much more. Reservations are recommended! 814-863-5090.

Legendary IPA

After adding a variety of PA beers to their list, The Penn Stater is now partnering with Mad-K Brewery to offer an exclusive, signature IPA. Howard-based Mad-K and The Penn Stater spent months creating, tasting and judging before coming up with Legendary IPA, an enjoyable, easy-drinking IPA in the New England style. It uses a combination of Warrior, Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo hops during and after the boil and dry hopping during fermentation. The end result? A truly palate-pleasing craft beer that’s been given the thumbs-up by many patrons, as well as attendees of the Brewers Conference held recently at The Penn Stater. Try it with one of their famous burgers for a memorable meal.

 

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